It's not just any Friday -- it's the Friday before Thanksgiving. Which means -- HOLIDAY SEASON HERE WE COME!
It also means that the Baker's Dozen entries will post ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! And as soon as they post, you'll be able to start critiquing. (Also, as soon as they post, the agents will be reading.)
So I don't have a lot to say today, other than THANK YOU to all the entrants. It's hard sending out the winning emails knowing that so many won't receive them. It's hard discovering, after the fact, that folks I actually know (and even, yanno, like), had entries that we didn't choose. That's a super stinky feeling. (I really hate this.)
To all who didn't make the cut this year: It's one drop in the pond. Keep writing, keep pursuing other avenues, and especially the tried-and-true "get critique partners, do hard work, and send queries to carefully selected agents".
Thank you, too, for being a part of this blog community. And if you entered and didn't make it in? Come and offer your critique. Because we ALL have something to give to someone along the way. That's what it's all about.
Reminder: if you haven't started working on your CHRISTMAS OR CHANUKAH LYRICS, get started! I'm looking forward to reading your entries. I've already written one! (No, I'm not entering. I'll share it afterward.)