Uh Oh! Round 1 Flight 1 Voting Delayed

Due to changing work circumstances, it is going to be difficult for me to post the poems and polls in a timely fashion this morning. They may trickle in throughout the day, but some may not end up getting posted until late tonight. I apologize for this, but not much I can do. It will just make tomorrow all the more INSANE! If we need extend some polls through Friday lunchtime, we can do so.

Thank you for your understanding!


p.s. Poems submitted are still considered FINAL; this is not an extension of the writing period, just a delay of the voting period.

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  • http://www.poetrytalents.com Gloson Teh

    Aww. It’s okay Ed. I understand. All the best in your work! :)

  • http://www.laurasalas.com laurasalas

    You mean you DON’T have 24 hours per day to devote to this? :>) We’ll look forward to seeing the matchups whenever you have time to make them live!

  • http://www.quinettecook.com Quinette Cook

    That’s what happens when you keep laughing about all those words you’re dishing out.

  • Marcus Ewert

    Great- now I’m gonna wear out my refresh button today as I compulsively check & re-check.
    I can’t wait to read what my fellow athletes have done!

  • http://www.animalhero.com Dave Crawley

    Those #@#&*% day jobs always get in the way…

  • http://www.lindaboyden.com Linda Boyden

    Me: It’s okay. Chill. There’s been a delay; a stay of execution, so to speak.
    Stomach: Oh, thank goodness.

  • Carrie Finison

    You mean I’m going to have to find some other way to procrastinate??

  • http://www.AprilWayland.comalsowww.TeachingAuthors.com April Halprin Wayland

    Newsflash: Ed is normal!

    This just makes us all FEEL better, Ed.

  • http://susantaylorbrown.com Susan Taylor Brown

    What April said! Ed is not a super robot! We’ll looking forward to reading and voting when they come up.

  • Michele Krueger

    Chill-ax Ed! You are my hero! and I am sending you a cup of virtual chai tea to give you the boost to get through!

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    Update: No real end in sight here, so a schedule shift may be in order. I will post another update when I can, but I am essentially locked in a room all day. Is there a word for that? (Other than “bummer”.)

  • http://susantaylorbrown.com Susan Taylor Brown

    Hang in there, Ed. We still love you. It will just heighten the anticipation.

  • http://www.lindaboyden.com Linda Boyden

    Seriously, no problem. It’s all good, Ed.

  • http://www.alisonhertz.com Alison Hertz

    No bigggie, Ed. I guess I can stop refreshing the page now. I am just soo excited to read what everyone has written. Maybe I should be giving attention to the fact that I have 3 versions of my poem for tomorrow that I am still deciding between?

  • http://www.authoramok.com Laura Shovan

    Hi, Ed. Thanks for all you are doing. I beseech you to nurture yourself first — maybe a massage to frictionalize your muscles. (I’m in MMP mode, synonyms on the noggin.)

  • Elizabeth Brahy

    No worries, Ed. (is anyone else slightly relieved?)

  • http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com Catherine Johnson

    It’s like they knew. Good luck tomorrow then. If we can do anything to help, let us know.

  • http://quidforquill.wordpress.com Lissa Clouser

    You know we aren’t going anywhere and we’ll eagerly read and vote whenever you are able to post them! Don’t wear yourself out too much today. =)

  • http://www.NoWaterRiver.com Renee LaTulippe (@ReneeMLaTulippe)

    Ooh, this means tomorrow there will be NO WORK getting done at Casa Renee! We’ll be up to our ears in poems and voting booths. Yay!

  • http://readingyear.blogspot.com Mary Lee Hahn

    Now I’m feeling quite guilty for that snarky “some of us have day jobs” comment the night you sent out words. Good to remember that we are ALL volunteers in this. Deep breath. You can only do what you can do.

  • angie breault

    Don’t stress. :) We’ll survive. Looking forward to reading everyone’s poems! :)

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    I managed to get one matchup posted. 1-random vs. 16-gaiety. Check it out. Probably dark now for another few hours now. My apologies …

  • Marcus Ewert

    Ye gods!
    Reading the one match-up that’s been posted: http://www.thinkkidthink.com/1-random-vs-16-gaiety/
    has merely whetted ( to a point of unbearable keenness) my appetite to read the other 63 entries!

  • http://www.robynhoodblack.com Robyn Hood Black

    Hang in there, Ed! It’s a HERCULEAN task you’ve set for yourself here. I would, like Laura Sh., wish you some frictionalization for your tense muscles if I knew what that meant…

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    Will post matchups in batches of four … so first four are now up. To find your way around, follow the navigation buttons above each post to go to the “next” post. Expect a new batch of four every 30 minutes or so, so all poems should be up by midnight CST.

    Voting will extend through Friday afternoon Central time, with polls closing every ten minutes starting at 1pm, then winning authletes will still get their second round words on Friday night.

    Also be on lookout for “Live Scoreboard” page from the main drop-down menu to help with navigation.

  • Josh Close

    I emailed you my poem, will you confirm that you got it? I just want to make sure it’s in before I go to sleep – who knows how long I’ll sleep in tomorrow ;)

  • http://www.dorainebennett.com Doraine Bennett

    Can someone remind me where I go to get the picture thing to work on posts instead of the nameless square? I tried to do it, but obviously it didn’t work, and now I can’t even remember where I went to fix it.