I used to enter the Challenge fairly regularly and moved up slowly from Beginners to Masters, but since I've not been writing much for a while, I think it might be good to have a Challenge Buddy at least for a bit until I "get the feel" of things again. I left just before the professional judges began rating the Challenge, and I know things are a bit different now. I'm sure some helpful encouragement, tips, and advice will be needed along the way!
Anyway, I write a mixture of non-fiction and fiction prose. I am a "middle life" married woman who has not been published before--although my first EC, from 2007 I believe, will be in the upcoming FW book!
If anyone is willing to be my buddy, I will greatly appreciate it!