I just looked carefully at the rules for the Amazon Breakout Novel contest. I thought that I didn't have to submit the entire manuscript unless and until I reached the semifinal stage. But they want it up front. Probably to prove that the thing is actually written and complete.
Oh, fudge! The contest opens Monday and they are taking submissions for two weeks, but the number of entries is limited. I just know that the slots will fill up fast.
So now I'm debating what to do. Should I go for it anyway, and hope that a) I can finish it by the deadline and b) there are still slots left when I'm done, or should I let it go and wait for next year?
The importance of preparedness cannot be overstated, my friends. Nor of keeping track of these things so that one doesn't find out at the last minute.