This is a question directed mostly at Susannah:
I know I’m getting way ahead of myself here, but I’m curious: how polished does the writing sample have to be in a book proposal sent to PragProg? I’m assuming the answer is “as much as possible” since the idea is to convince you that I can produce a good book, so it would probably not be a good idea to just take whatever comes out of PragProWriMo and send it to you as-is :)
How about formatting? Is the sample expected to be nicely formatted, maybe with a couple of figures, etc., trying to give a feel for how the finished product would look, or is the text sufficient?