[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] mome_awards
So that's two years in a row I've had difficulty getting online at almost the exact same time of year and unfortunately both times has meant the awards schedule has fallen to pieces. I am very sorry that yet again the MOMEs has been on hold for so long. I promise you that nothing has been lost; I just wasn't able to access it and keep things rolling.

For those that are wondering: This is a solo project because for this kind of awards set up I firmly believe it's better that anyone "behind the scenes" should not be allowed to nominate, vote or have a story in the running, and I don't want anyone I know to be forced not to participate because they're helping me. (I really like the set up of the MEFAs, which I think eliminates those potential conflicts of interest through a really great process, but one I wouldn't be able to manage, unfortunately.) This is why it only takes one person to have a problem for the whole thing to fall behind. I do need to consider the timing of the awards for next year, as clearly this time of year is proving to be difficult for me and I don't want this radio silence and resulting delays to become a regular "feature."

With that said, I hope I haven't lost a lot of you and that you're willing to hang in there while I pull the proposed ballot together and contact the authors for their approval. At the latest (and if everything goes as planned) I hope to begin e-mailing everyone by the end of the weekend which could mean the ballot would be finalized and posted in anywhere from one to two weeks. (To help speed things along I may post a list of authors here and/or at my journal so others can help me get in touch with people from the beginning; I haven't decided if that would seem like overkill or put too much pressure on people to participate but we'll see.) That would mean things would be up for reading and voting by the end of the month, voting would take place through November ending around mid-December, and the results would be posted shortly thereafter. Not exactly the timetable we started with, and we're bumping into NanoWrimo participation time which is a little troublesome. If you think this timing really won't work, please let me know. I am *very* open to suggestions; perhaps it would be best to keep voting open until the end of the year to ensure everyone who will be busy writing in November and won't have time to read and vote can still participate.

I'll keep you updated as we go along. I believe we're good to go as far as contacting the authors in the next few days and hopefully we'll hear back from everyone quickly. Once again, I apologize for this huge delay; thank you for your understanding and patience.

Date: 2010-10-14 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frodosweetstuff.livejournal.com
I'm glad you made a post - I was wondering what had happened.

I totally understand the need to run this as a one person show. The new schedule seems fine to me!

*encouraging hugs*

Date: 2010-10-14 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alex-quine.livejournal.com
*hugs* That sounds like a perfectly workable schedule, but the longer one, to the end of the year, sounds fine too...whatever suits you.

Date: 2010-10-14 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helineloro.livejournal.com
It is we who must thank you for what you do.
Waiting for your posts.

Thanks.

Date: 2010-10-14 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helena-s-renn.livejournal.com
take whatever time you need *hugs*. you're the best! i'm very happy to hear things are still 'rolling'.

Date: 2010-10-14 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noalinnea.livejournal.com
Whenever you are ready!

Date: 2010-10-15 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] savageseraph.livejournal.com
Life happens. We understand and love you for doinf this for us. *hugs*

Date: 2010-10-16 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owlgrey.livejournal.com
I think you are amazing organising it all in the first place!

Date: 2010-10-16 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caras-galadhon.livejournal.com
Just glad to see you alive and kicking! *G* The awards are a major undertaking, and it's amazing you manage them so well every year; I don't think a little delay matters so much in the grand scheme of things. ^_^

Date: 2010-10-18 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gala-1981.livejournal.com
I'm glad to hear that the awards are still going to take place. I was already starting to worry that they were going to be dropped this year but fortunately they aren't. As for the time schedule just take all the time you need and don't worry.

Date: 2010-10-19 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-ivory.livejournal.com
It's great to see you're still motivated enough to keep things rolling. This is my first "award season" at LJ and I was afraid RL would get in the way of the whole thing. Whatever schedule suits you - I'm more than willing to tread along.

Date: 2010-10-19 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shegollum.livejournal.com
i just think it's wonderful that you are able to do this! take your time. i know i'm so far behind i think i'm first, as the saying goes. ;-)
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