Amazingly enough, I've gathered the courage to enter another round of the Avon Fan Lit chapter. My first entry was for chapter 1, and it ranked 61 out of 513. I opted out of the second round. My new chapter is for the third round, and I think it's quite a bit stronger than the first one.
Here's something that puzzles me. When you enter a chapter, there is a place to see the latest rating your chapter has received. Ratings run from 0 to 5, and apparently I give higher scores than other people do. If the writing is good, I give nothing lower than a 3. I'm fairly certain my writing is solid and in some cases (I hope) funny, so it confuses me to see scores of 1, 1.5, and 2.
There's a place for people to comment, but my comments are largely positive, so I don't know why some people score it low.
Oh, well. I'm going to try and be less obsessive about checking scores this time around. Wish me luck!
Labels: FanLit, writing