So, remember how I said I might post the finalists Monday or it might be Tuesday?
as you've probably guessed by now, it might not be Monday.
Because that's today. And apparently the judges (who shall be nameless) are having some trouble reaching a consensus. And Judging Rules state clearly that there shall be no twisting of arms, issuing of invective, or threatening to withhold chocolate for purposes of coercion!
So, sorry to keep you waiting, but we want to do a good job and there are so many great entries!
Meanwhile, continue to enjoy reading and commenting on all the fabulous entries at
And if you're in the mood for a little writerly holiday shopping, let me refer you to an older post
The Holiday Gift-Giving Guide for Writers In Your Life (or Where To Send The People Who Want To Get You Presents :)) HERE
(And no, we have certainly not been distracted by visions of sugar plums, nor have we spent more time eating chocolate than judging! We are hard at work! We promise! Although there was a small incident of gingerbread baking...and eating... and if you haven't had gingerbread with hot fudge sauce and homemade whipped cream, let me tell you... you need to get right on that! :))
See you tomorrow, good lord willing and the creek don't rise! And thank you for your patience!