David and I have emerged, only a few hours ago, from a week of non-stop reading.
On deadline day last week I shared the submissions with David, going through each independently until, finally, yesterday we sent each other a list of our ten favourites. The perfect opportunity to reconsider any that the other had loved, but that hadn’t got on our radar. From there we chiseled at the list, asking questions, lifting some up to the top and knocking some out. We were looking for voice, concept, character, and something with a strong heart. Not an easy process but an incredible week.