Posted by Gerri
Normally about this time on every other Monday, I am plunking out some blithe little blog or an informative piece on something Cape Cod. I had in mind a particular blog, but I can’t seem to do it. Words won’t flow. I’m blocked. So, I’m going to tell you what’s on my mind.
Today is the day agents offer requests (or not) to the winners of the Sun versus Snow contest. This is one of the best contests I’ve entered. In six minutes, all 200 entrants—the max for this contest—were in. Mine was one of 32 chosen to move to the next phase.
Sun versus Snow, SvS, is run by two generous women, Amy Trueblood, YA author and free lance writer, https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com; and Michelle Hauck, Fantasy author and editor, https://michelle4laughs.blogspot.com. I recommend both of these treasure trove blogs for writers, and if you missed the contest this year, go for it next year!
For SvS, Amy and Michelle plow through all 200 entries and choose a set number, this year 16 each, of entries for phase two. In that round, a mentor is assigned to help each of the 32 entry authors hone their submissions. The next phase is what’s going on today through Wednesday at four p.m. Fifteen agents are reading the entries and making requests to the authors to read more of their work. Part of the fun is the twitter party that started before the first submission hit cyber space. It’s still going strong with good words for everyone, encouragement, and pom pom shaking.
I have not yet had a request. I am completely relaxed. No ego. No concern if an agent doesn’t tag me. I am fully detached from the outcome, happy for the winners. Really? The truth is I am sitting on tenterhooks while I wait. Yesterday, full of lucky stars; today, a bundle of nerves.
Will I let you know what happens?