First of all, a big, heart-felt thank you to all of you who’ve read the blog! I appreciate all the emails and calls I’ve gotten. I hope the blog has helped you understand the publishing business. I also hope it’s made you laugh.
Earlier in the summer, I announced a contest for those of you who read faithfully. If you placed a sticker on your critique submission, I put your name in a hat, actually it was a shoebox, and my three-year-old son drew the winner. (See photo at top of post.) I tried to take a photo of the selection process, but it was just a blurry image of a boy, some dogs, and lots of tiny pieces of paper.
But, just to let you know I didn’t forget, the winner was drawn on October 18, 2009 at approximately 7:00pm ET and it was completely random. (No dogs or children were injured, though my left eye is still hurting a bit as it was slightly damaged —though not permanently — in the excitement, or shall I say melee.)
I’ll post the winner on Thursday night. Your prize will be at the registration desk with your name on it in case you miss the blog.
Thanks again and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you in a few days!