"I entered the competition two years ago with the same manuscript and didn't make the final cut but an editor did express an interest," said Amanda.
"She asked me to send her the completed manuscript but I panicked and had doubts about my writing so I never did."
But Amanda was inspired to re-enter the competition this year, after having her daughter Zara in January.
"I thought having my first baby would make writing difficult but it made me all the more dedicated.
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