Wednesday, July 24, 2013

And We're Off!

Here we go! Check out the entries, then leave some feedback in the comments if you feel so inclined. (ENTRANTS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CRITIQUE AT LEAST THREE OTHER ENTRIES!) And I'm sure this goes without saying, but please keep your comments constructive (i.e., not rude or mean-spirited). If you want to think like The Agent, you might consider the question, "How much of the entry did you read, and if you didn't read it all, why did you stop?"

Blogger's having one of those days, so if you can't see all the entries on the first page, don't forget to check out the other entries on the second. I'll do my best to fix it, but unfortunately, I don't always control these things...

I'll announce Ms. Smith's winners and prizes at the beginning of next week, but until then, have at it!

(Also, just so you're aware, I always take out profanity when I'm formatting the entries. In other words, any asterisks you see in the entries are mine, so you don't need to point them out to the entrants. I just prefer to keep things as PG-rated as possible on the blog:) )

9 comments:

Karen Clayton said...

Thanks for the opportunity! My son and I enjoyed reading through most of the posts.

Megan Reyes said...

Thanks for doing this, Krista. I have SO enjoyed reading everyone's entries. It's really neat to see each writer's unique creativity. I love it! :)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

You're welcome, Karen! I think it's fantastic that you and your son wrote a book together.

And thank YOU, Megan, for all your comments!

Jennifer Eaton said...

Megan, you placed really thoughtful comments on all of the entries. Thanks for taking the time, and thanks Krista for the great opportunity.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

No problem, Jennifer! And if I'm not mistaken you commented on quite a few of the entries yourself, so thank YOU, too:)

Kelsey-plain and simple said...

This has been so wonderful Krista!
One million thank yous for doing this sort of thing to help writers out. I've learned so much just reading through everyone's queries and comments!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

So glad you've found it helpful, Kelsey! I always learn a lot, too. There's something to be said for reading twenty or thirty queries in a row. It helps you see what works and what doesn't.

Niki Moss said...

I agree, this has been very helpful. I look forward to seeing what Ms. Smith has to say about everyone's entry, not just mine. What a wonderful way to learn!

Thank you Krista for doing this. I know it must be a ton of work, but it is very much appreciated.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

My pleasure, Niki! Honestly, I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it (because it is a ton of work), but I just like seeing other writers succeed.