Voting ends at 6am MST (8am EST) !!!!
Woohoo! It’s been such a thrill! I’ve been blogging, tweeting, dreaming, sleepwalking, and totally driving my family and friends crazy with my obsession over my first ever Blogfest. I wanted it to rock! Every detail implemented to perfection. However, just like planning a wedding, things don’t go as smoothly as you’d like. We had a couple of URL problems on Mr. Linky, and we couldn’t narrow down to only six semi-finalists. It’s when you let go of those niggling little details that something wonderful happens.
When I first decided on selecting six semi-finalists, I had thought I would only get maybe twenty or thirty participants. We totally exceeded that number, so we decided on ten semi-finalists for you all to vote on.
Size mattered. There were several entries that went over the word count that we couldn’t choose because of the rules. Some I truly loved and I applaud your talent! It wouldn’t have been fair to those who followed the rules to keep them in the running. Here’s a recap of the rules:
I’d like to extend a huge and grateful thank you to my fellow judges, Connie and Joannine, for giving up their time to help me read and decide on the entries. They tirelessly stuck with me as we whittled down the list. I learned what agents mean when they say this industry is subjective, because everyone has different tastes. This was an asset while judging, enabling each genre to have a cheerleader so to speak. It was a difficult decision, and each entry was read several times as we were trying to narrow down to the semi-finalists.