I have decided not to enter the contest. It was a hard decision because I was really feeling drawn to it. But it is a yearly contest. I want to take sometime to prepare something worth entering. I would also like to become involved in the organization a bit and see what it is like.
I think my main motivation for wanting to enter was to feel as if I was actually moving forward with my writing. I started my mystery writing class today. So, for now, that will fullfill that need.