Sunday, October 11, 2009

Several Amazing Things...

First of all, I can't even believe I'm already up to 22 followers--you guys are the best. Three more (though, please--the more the merrier) and I'll have no choice but to give away one of my beloved signed books. It really kills me to do it--even though they're extras--but that's just how much I love you guys. *winks* And remember, I'm going to let you guys decide which one I'll give away (I'll post a poll as soon as the contest is officially on) so think about which one you want. If you need a recap, you can find it here.

Also, it looks like another art print has been won (I've seen the blurb, I'm just waiting for her to "officially" post the comment...) so if any of you are hoping to win one you'd better act fast--there's only three left.  And thank you so much for all your support.

Wordathon is now over, and while I didn't finish my draft (Ha! That would've been a miracle) I did manage two amazing feats. One: I added 4013 new words to my draft (and I'm actually pretty happy with them) and two: I made it through another weekend without editing.  Plus I have the house to myself for the rest of the night (my husband is out seeing a movie with friends, and even though I really wanted to go I had to give priority to writing) so hopefully I can bang out a few more scenes.

And, last but not least, a tiny bit of good news I just have to share. Not sure if any of you follow Janette Rallison's blog (she's an amazing YA writer I've had the pleasure of meeting and you can find her blog here if you want to check it out) but last week she was giving away a book of Twilight related essays she contributed to called New Dawn and I can't believe it--I won! I never win anything. But she picked me and I am so excited because I really wanted that book. And while I know my winning a book doesn't do a whole lot for any of you, I just had to announce it to the world because I can't stop smiling about it. (I actually squealed when I read my name and you should have seen the way I happy danced around my house. The cats are still a little scared...)

Anyway, that was my weekend. It was more productive than exciting, but writing is such a joy it never feels like work. Hope you all had great weekends and if you feel like sharing I'd love to know what you were up to!


  1. Congrats on the win-I have that book too! Its a good one!

  2. The first win is always the sweetest. Looks like you have also gotten your wish for 25 followers-- I'm #25 ;) Congrats!

  3. Nice blog, and congrats on the win and on 25 followers! :)

  4. Congrats on winning the book and especially on adding words without editing! That's a feat!!!!!

  5. What a GREAT Weekend for you all around. I'm smiling real big just for you!

  6. Frankie- thank you for the positive thoughts. I'm glad to hear it's a good book, I can't wait to read it (though she said this is a new version, so I'm curious what the differences are...)

    Kate- Welcome, and thank you SO much for being my 25th follower. That's awesome!

    Diana- Thanks for the compliment and the kind thoughts. It's nice to meet you

    Eileen- So I'm not the only one who struggles with editing addiction. Phew--I thought I was alone. It's a battle, but I'm determined to win

    Sweet Older Sister- Thank you for the smile. I'll show you my new book when it arrives.


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