I noticed that yesterday was my 100th post. In TV, that would mean I could now be in syndication.
Star of Justice did not advance. I am not crying. I am not shaking. I feel, for the most part, completely normal.
My dear readers should know by now I handle failure better than success. Success frightens me.
The irony is Dying for Dragons, the only other premise I started a thread for, did advance! Chuckle. God has a sense of humor.
Congratulations to the author of Winter (wink). I told you it would move forward.
My intention is to revisit the remaining 10 and try to look at them with new eyes. Most of them haven't interested me genre-wise since the beginning, but we'll see if 500 words makes the difference.
In the main contest, I was more surprised to find neither Sword of the Patron nor Vinnie's Diner advanced. I'm starting to think a vote from me is the kiss of death. Except The Last Apostle moved forward, and I voted for it, too.
I will post a feedback thread for Star of Justice. I'm waiting for someone else to do one first so I know where to put it. I've been trying to compose an appropriately humble yet cheeky intro for the thread. Something like "With straightened shoulders and one raised eyebrow, I step forward to claim Star of Justice as my own. I welcome anyone so inclined to offer whatever they feel is appropriate."
Although, wow, that sounds stiff yet geeky. So maybe not that. I'll think about it.
My thanks to everyone who took part in the contest on my behalf. Please don't stop just because I'm out of it.