By God’s grace, MERLIN’S BLADE MADE IT! It is now one of the 1,000 Young Adult novels selected to go on to the next round.
Keep in mind, however, that this judgment was only based on my pitch, and not the book itself. Now Amazon Editors will read my first three chapters and decide which 250 get to move on to the next round, which begins March 23rd.
Two other compatriots also made it:
If anyone else I know made it, let me know and I’ll add you to the list!
Also, my Authonomy.com ranking has climbed during the last 3 days from around the mid-40s to the mid-20s. No, I am nowhere near the top 5 in the Christian section, but I’m a lot closer than I thought I would be! Maybe next month, or the month after that.