It's been a busy month as judges have been reading a TON of books for our annual award program. Score sheets are starting to arrive here at 'home quarters.' I have to say there are some amazing books nominated this year, several even received perfect scores of 100!
There are quite a few, too, that came very close but lost points because of typos and/or grammatical errors. It's so sad when a book is an amazing read plot-wise and yet is not professionally edited. It keeps the book from winning an award, and more importantly, will keep readers away. If you're an author, please, please, please have your book professionally edited.