I should be researching Antarctica.
I should be working on my new website.
I should be writing about the Fair Tax on my other blog.
I should be reading Starfire by Stuart Vaughn Stockton.
What am I doing?
Reading and rereading the MLS forum boards.
I believe I have now made my selections for both premise and main contest. I will not go over them again until vote results are posted in December. Probably late-morning, mid-afternoon December 1.
I have picked my final six in the main contest. They are, in order of current interest:
The Last Apostle
The Sword of the Patron
Neil Before God
The Mysterious Calling of Mike Malone, and
Having the first 500 words has made all the difference for me. I can now judge where I am comfortable, in the art of story-telling.
The most telling story is the comments of the participants. What a varied audience this contest has collected. Jeff the Publisher does not have an easy job. Some choice will undoubtedly offend someone. It must happen. But, I am sure we will all still respect him in the morning.
Now I must go resort my choices into an Excel file for later. Yes, that's just the kind of nerd I am.