The big gala is over, so I am hoping the judges will have time for Q1 soon.
Actually, Q1 has been judged and announced. It's Q2 that's up next. Contest quarters are not calendar quarters.
Ben Wolverton, son of coordinating judge Dave Farland (Wolverton), was in a very bad longboarding accident two weeks ago. He's still in and out of consciousness, and I'm not sure if he's officially out of the coma yet. Things are very stressed right now.
So as much as we would all like to see results, we'll have to be patient. In my opinion, Dave showed the highest professionalism by flying from his son's hospital bed to Los Angeles for the workshop and the gala. Now it's time for him to be with his son and his wife and the rest of the family. We've had long quarters before. We'll get through this one like we did last year when we lost K.D.: together, with a lot of shared sympathy and humor.
(And occasional Evil!
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker
WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.