And we're halfway through the auction submission process. Hard to believe!
Jodi and I have already had one fun-filled evening of slush reading, and we've got our second one scheduled for this evening. I really couldn't do it without her--bouncing our responses off of each other makes the whole process easier. (I can imagine trying to do this on my own, staring at the screen as words bleed together and I long for chocolate. It wouldn't work.)
I want to assure all entrants that formatting errors don't matter as we consider your work. So if you forgot italics or your spacing is off or whatever, please don't fret over it. We're ignoring all that and focusing on words.
Somehow, the idea that loglines were required to be in italics has infiltrated the ranks. There is no such requirement! I will italicize the loglines of the winning entries prior to the opening of the auction. If you didn't already italicize yours, IT DOESN'T MATTER.
Okay? I'm not that anal retentive! (No, really.)
If you have any other questions, pop them into the comment box. (For general questions about the upcoming YA/MG submissions for the Baker's Dozen Auction, please see THIS POST.)
And now I'm off to tackle a trying-to-balance-slightly-overwhelming-life-stuff-with-writing weekend. It happens (as you all know). Fortunately, I'm getting better at moving with the ebb and flow, instead of snarling and gnashing.
Well, I do a little bit of that, too. But not nearly so much as I used to.
Have a glorious weekend!