My crit group and I are discussing possible changes to our format. At the moment, everyone is responsible for one crit a week (20 pages) minimum. There are five of us, so that means it would take a month before everyone would get through the first submission. If the book is 400 pages, it’ll take about a year and a half before we’d get through it. That’s too long. Most people want to edit, polish, and submit soon after they complete it. So, we’re trying to come up with a solution while still staying together as a group and not demanding more work of everyone.
Heck, why not make a contest out of it? If we use your idea (and it’s not one of the two I’ve already discussed with my group), I’ll send you a book, one from my personal library. You can choose. But you have to win first, so get those ideas in. You can post them here or send them to me at: lynnette_labelle at hotmail dot com. Make sure you spell my name correctly or I won’t get it. Put “The Help Contest” in the subject, so I know it’s safe to open.
Contest deadline is Friday, June 25, 2010 at midnight.
Good luck and thanks for the help. Members of Rumored Romantics may not enter this contest. ;)