|Yes, Becky, I'm putting |
the smileys away now.
I was extremely happy with the quality of stories I received this year, and even found that I had to make some tough choices in order to pare the list down to nine. From the comments I've seen this week, you've all confirmed my choices. The talent on show by all the contributors is humbling, and reading them makes me want to work harder on my own writing.
Speaking of which - last year, I ended the event off with a story of my own ... a "bonus" story. Because I was assured of having nine solid entries this year (unlike last year, where it kind of went down to the wire), it was great to be able to watch from the sides and enjoy the event.
If you missed any of the stories, I've set up links on the right side of this page, for you to check out anytime. I'll also be putting together an e-Book of all the tales from these past nine days (plus the exquisite prologue I featured the week prior.) Once it's finished, the links will disappear, and I'll tell you all how to get the PDF version.
As for me, it's time to get back to work on project "A" for the year, which is still looking like an April debut, and will require me to discover my inner editor, then feed the bugger and make him work.
So - thank you all again. This event literally couldn't have happened without you. All things being equal - same time next year!