The Emily allows you a 35 page submission. They are strict on the format to ensure each individual has the same amount of space allotted them. No sneaking in extra lines by using Times New Roman 12 pt. I commend them on their fairness, but it opens up an interesting problem. Where to stop.
Part of the judging includes points on ending your submission at a part of the story that makes the reader want to know what is coming up. I have two ways to go. I can cut out a scene and bring up the one to follow which allows me some of Devlin's POV for the judges to see. But it doesn't allow me enough room to get the most interesting point of that scene to end with. Or I can not use that scene and leave the cut scene which can be fixed to end better than it does now.
But I like idea #1 the best. And, unless I want to pay an arm and a leg for expedited delivery, I need to have this thing off in priority mail tomorrow. Any later and I won't make the October 4th deadline.
I have a feeling I'll be dragging my butt out of bed very early on a Saturday morning...