I was encouraged to see all the logline critique this week. Thank you all for being so involved--so giving.
We've got one more logline critique round coming up on the 21st (submissions are on the 20th), and then BAKER'S DOZEN SUBMISSIONS START THE FOLLOWING WEEK.
How can this be?
Next week I will post our Terrific 21 Agents. Seriously, this is going to be one heck of an auction.
All good things must come to an end, though, and this is likely our final Baker's Dozen. (I know, I know. Your manuscript isn't ready this year, and you were counting on next year. This doesn't mean I don't love you. Truly.) It's just...well, the auction is time-consuming. Entire-month-of-November-consuming. And I want to end on a high note, and not keep slogging through until I'm burned out and nobody likes me anymore. Who needs to read the rantings of a grumpy Authoress, right?
So, yeah. There are plenty of other opportunities for writers out there--way more than there used to be, back when I started this blog (and later, when I launched the first Baker's Dozen). And, too, I'm still of the mindset that, in the end, contests are fun and might open a door for you, but CRITIQUE PARTNERS and QUERIES are the the main way to clean up a manuscript and find an agent.
Yes, the queen of Secret Agent Contests stands by the traditional route. So fear not, my loves. The tried-and-true still works.
Anyway. Let's go out with a bang!
And now I'm off to start my Friday (with ballet and contemporary classes!). I'm 12,000 words into my new WIP (once you pass 10K, it suddenly feels real, yes?), and I'm looking forward to some writing-in-the-beautiful-autumn-weather this weekend. May you find equal pleasure!