No surprise there. Anyone who knows me, knows I like to think, to go over things (ok obsess) until my mind is all cluttered up.
This is no exception. I cannot decide to enter, or not enter the Golden Heart this year.
I did not burn up the contest circuit this summer. I entered six and this is the breakdown:
2 4ths going into the finals. I didn't make the finals in the Molly, which was kind of my gauge at the time whether to do any more contests.
1 big bomb, scores so low it wasn't mentionable in public!
Then this fall, I entered two more. One hasn't been announced yet, the other one I am in the finals.
Not bad, pretty good, but is Golden Heart material?
On one of the contest loops, one woman has finaled in something like 12 contests this year! Whew! I'm nowhere near that number.
Then there's the moolah. I'm not RWA, so I have to join at $100, right before X-mas, plus the entry fee of $50. That's a lot of change, when I have 16 horses on my feed bill!
But...I did do pretty well in contests this year, I really want to go to Nashville this year and my gut is telling me my ms is ready for the contest. I didn't say it would win, I said it was ready.
I entred one other time, and got scores all over the board. From the bottom to perfect. That was over a decade ago.
What would you do?