Your patience with me is greatly appreciated. I have been waist deep in editing a 55,000 word middle grade steampunk novel that has morphed into 70,000. I just finished the final edits and sent it back to the agent I've been working with for the past three months. No offer of representation yet, but I'm hoping this one will be irresistible.
Meanwhile, back to the tie-breaker for our contest. I've given this some thought, and I think the best option is to post the two top entries and have another voting session on just those two. Hopefully, we'll end up with something other than a tie. I've posted them below, along with a new voting booth, so vote away. Voting will end Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm CST.