I'll admit to a few moments of panic yesterday when the critiques were slow to begin. "Oh, no!" thought I. "This is such a small cross-section of my readership that the response is going to be lame!"
I shouldn't have worried; the critiques have been rolling in. It's admittedly to a lesser degree than our across-many-genres crits, so I want to encourage those of you who are non-mystery-writers to try your hand at critiquing one or two of these.
Also? If you are one of the entrants, please remember to critique a minimum of 5 other entries. It's your way of saying "thank you" for the critique you'll be receiving on your own work.
Here's the scoop on Danielle Svetcov: Between now and Wednesday, she will be reading and critiquing all the entries. If she'd like to request anything, she'll let me know. I will post a list of requested items on Thursday, similar to the way I do it for Secret Agent contests.
And there you have it! I've got a weekend-of-houseguests ahead of me, so I'm thankful I'm not drafting right now. (I mean, I can't stand trying to figure out how to get my 1000 words in on days that require me to, yanno, talk to people.) Also? Someone in my Real Life has offered to make cupcakes for my birthday next week--and I get to choose the flavor. Will you help me decide? It's down to two:
- Vanilla pound cake with chocolate buttercream frosting
- Fresh pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting
This is apparently the biggest decision in my life this weekend, so please cast your votes below!