I keep feeling overwhelmed when these numbers are so high, but they just keep climbing. This is another record-breaking round. This month’s first round had 1,642, which is nearly 200 more than last month’s first round.
Let’s go over some numbers:
The Closest Contest:
Night Lights by Helen Harper beat Holding Their Own XIII Renegade by Joe Nobody only had a three vote difference. Lights won the day. That match was a 52-48 percent split. So was The Door Keeper by Steen Jones vs God of the Sun by Kimberly Loth. Keeper took that match.
The Largest Victor:
Hello Isaac Marion and his hoard of loyal voters! My goodness, his book The Burning World, beat The Front by David Moody to the tune of 93 votes and 85 percent of the match. Get this….HIS match wasn’t the most voted on contest!
Most Voted On Contest:
When matches are getting up there, it’s hard to notice how close they ar. To Brave the End by Frank Dorrian vs Fade by Daniel Humphreys was only decided by 15 votes, but it had 155 votes total!
Least Voted On Contest:
I’m a little sad. Most votes had more than 80. Heck, a lot had more than 90 votes, so I’m sad that Betrayal by Dirk van den Boom vs Arkwright by Allen Steele only received 64 votes. If you could please ask your supporters to vote in each match, that will only increase the level of competition. Let’s try to support each match.
Marion is off to an amazing start. I’m pretty sure he broke the record for more first-round votes. He took 112 votes all by himself. Perspective: All of December’s bracket only had a TOTAL of 144 votes. So Marion has staked his claim. Is anyone ready to take him on?
So now it’s on to the Sweet 16! This round will last until April 15. That’s 7 days to pick which 8 will move on.
Head over here and vote!
Thanks for reading,