Have you ever written something for a contest knowing that it won't win, because its the wrong genre? Or what you think is the wrong genre?
I took a chance on my supernatural piece "The Crock", believing that it wouldn't stand a chance of winning since previous winners wrote very different... Including myself who one last year for my romance, "A Mother's Gift".
Well, I received a voicemail telling me that I placed and they would like me to be at the awards ceremony on Saturday.
Always stay true to who you are as a writer and you won't go wrong. I wrote a piece that was from my heart after several starts on lighter pieces. When I decided to stop trying, the story I submitted came to me fairly quickly. So, as you can see, occasionally you need to take chances with your writing.