Watty 2022 is here

Ouch. Some changes that make me cry…

https://www.wattpad.com/story/311636689-the-2022-watty-awards

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So, yes, with shortened entry window, I have to hop to editing my one story that stands a chance right now!

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Watty 2040 is going to be a battle royale at this rate

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525 winners?

Soon, this will be everyone.

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Yes, but technically, for English entries it’s only 55. If you write in, like, Turkish, you are in a very good position

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55 is still a decent amount.

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Yup!

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Gosh just seen this. I’m already panicking. I know I have a very low chance of winning or being shortlisted, but I’d planned for the July - September window, so I need to kick myself into gear and get editing harder.
Which is especially hard when all I want to do is write new things.
I’d planned to do a rewrite this July for my military romance, but I might not have time and I might just have to submit the first draft instead :thinking:
These 500 word synopsis’ always chill me, so I have to make sure I have enough time for those. I’ve done 2 already, and I have to work on last years too.

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I swear I don’t want to even look at this until after vacation. I mean, I’ve got something that can be submitted, I guess. Just meh.

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I feel like just submitting the most random thing that I can for the Wattys.

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It’s not that. I’m still in rebellion, and vacation is mid-next-month. I already.hate Disney. Don’t need this stuff on top of that. Lmao

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I want something inane to win and not another asexual romance.

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At least the asexual romance was better than that How to be the Fifth Wheel. That one literally was below average in the bucket of very average teen school stuff. I couldn’t even read the first chapter. It wasn’t funny, edgy, anything… I still have no idea how it won book deal.

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It’s probably “marketability” to be honest. In their eyes, that banal crap sells. It’s too safe isn’t it?

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that’s the thing. I can’t even see it selling. You like literally can pick any other YA school fiction and chances are it is going be more interesting.

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The only thing I’d put in is a betrothal/marriage between an elf and a human-elf-wasp hybrid…because it’s what I have up. It’s odd enough, but not so unconventional.

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At first, I was going to comment about what in the world a Wild Card category was but then I kept reading and I don’t know how to feel about it. They basically tell you if you don’t know what part is a sub-genre versus the actual genre through it in there but then state later on to absolutely find out which and not just through your book in a random category. Like they just created a section for that even though they absolutely can’t use it to their advantage for marketing and go against everything they state later on.

I just feel like it’s pointless and that category could’ve gone to almost anything else.

I’m really not a fan of Wattpad these days but I might enter it this year. Simply, because I need a motivator.

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Yeah, we need a People’s Choice award to be published.

I would vote for that if I could. You could do that in the early Wattys days. They should bring that back so that they can publish what people want, and they know they will buy.

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It would at least encourage people to read things. If I knew that my read meant something to that, it would put pressure on me to read some more.

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✧・゚: * ✧・゚:* Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone’s mean to you all the time.✧・゚: *✧・゚: *

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