I’ve gotten a few e-mails from people waiting for the results of round one of the Cyberspace Open to be posted. My advice, relax… they were late last year, and might be late this year too. I’m not even sure if the March 24th “announcement” deadline is still realistic since they pushed the start date of the contest back to begin with.
But, bottom line, don’t worry so much about it. They’ll come when they come, and you’ll still have a week or two to schedule time to write your entry for round two if you make it in.
Take solace that at least this year you get a whole weekend for round two. Last year we got 24 hours. That was a bitch, especially if you haven’t had to write under that kind of situation before. It was an interesting challenge though, and I was pleased with what I came up with, even if I knew it’d be better if I had another day or so to work on it.
I’m not coming up with excuses for the contest organizers, I’m just saying in the grand scheme of things this isn’t something you should spend time worrying over. I know I’m not… I’ve got better things to do (movies, games, writing, etc). When it comes, it’ll come.
Now, I’ve got to get back to working on The Prey before I get pulled into something else work related after hours.
Until next time, keep writing!