Most of all, I’m honored to be there along with many of my writing friends. My category (literary fiction) is a tough one. I don’t know how judges do these things, year in and year out, and I don’t envy their jobs.
Also, this is the first competition in which I’ve entered Don’t Tell Anyone, so that’s a special little thrill.
We don’t find out about the next round until the end of August or thereabouts. I’ll keep you posted!