Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Memos (and Winners!!!)

Okay, I know I'm missing another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday (sorry!) but I promise I will make it up next week with an AWESOME middle grade spotlight and giveaway. (I am also giving away a fabulous middle grade ARC for MUSEUM OF THIEVES. Click here if you haven't entered).

Plus, I figured you'd forgive me when I announce the Pay It Forward With Partials winner. ;) But before we get to that, I have a quick reminder.

In case you missed the announcement a couple weeks ago, we have an exciting live event going on tonight at the WriteOnCon website!!!!


When: TONIGHT at 9 pm EST 



Who: Stephen Barbara with Foundry Literary and
Leila Sales, author of MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS 

Topic: The agent-author relationship

They'll be hanging out with us for a whole hour--how cool is that?--so make sure you stop by armed with all your most pressing questions. 

A replay will be available if you can't make it, but trust me guys, you REALLY want to be there. There may or may not be awesome door prizes to be won. So come hang out with us. We promise a fun time, excellent info, prizes, and since LiLa are moderating this time, we *might* make it through a chat without any of my (in)famous dancing. (though...knowing me, I'll find a way to sneak some in) :D 

Can't wait to see you there! 

And with that out of the way, I guess that means it's time to announce the winner of the 25-page-critique I gave away last week. According to randomizer.org, the winner is...


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Yay! 

*tosses confetti*

If that's you, drop me an email at packratx (at) hotmail (dot) com and I'll tell you how to send your pages.

For everyone else, I have to say, I am OVERWHELMED by how many of you entered to win this prize. I wasn't exaggerating when I said I was afraid no one would enter (I mean, come on you guys--it's ME! I'm hardly cool enough to deserve that kind of response). 

So I am amazed to see more than over a hundred entries--especially when I saw how enthusiastic you all were about winning. I really wish I had the time to give a critique to all of you, but alas, I do not. Le sigh.

BUT...maybe you noticed that my title for this post says WINNERS. That "s" is not a mistake. 

Call me a masochistic (because I really do have a LOT on my plate right now), but I just couldn't let there only be one winner--not with that many entries. Not when I'm trying to pay forward all the help and support I've gotten on my journey. 

So I decided to add two more prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm also giving away two 10-page-critiques. And the winners of those are...

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and


Yay!

*tosses more confetti*

So if that's you, drop me an email at packratx (at) hotmail (dot) com for further instructions.

(I also hate to say this, but to be fair to everyone, if you don't get in touch with me in the next 3 days, I'll be forced to draw a new winner. So don't wait!)

And sorry, I know that still leaves a LOT of people without critiques. I wish I could do more, but for the time being, that's all I can handle. But I'll try to do this again as soon as my schedule allows. 

Thank you all again for being such a wonderful support to my blog and my journey. I couldn't do this without you guys--and I look forward to reading your comments each and every day. You all = awesome.

To see if you won any of the other Pay It Forward With Partials Prizes, make sure you check all the other girls' blogs:


Happy Monday! Hope to see you at the WriteOnCon event tonight!!!!!!!!!!!

26 comments:

  1. Yay to the winners! Let's see if I remember to come back to my computer tonight! So far, I've been forgetting about these events, and getting very angry at myself about it too. :( I'll leave lots of notes around the house! :D

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  2. Congrats to the winners! What a generous contest. Can't wait until tonight, I hope I can make it!

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  3. Congrats to the winners. See you tonight.

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  4. Congrats to all winners! Especially Jared and Kitty (because I know them). I guess I better go read Mary's blog too now.

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  5. Fabulousity - that is what you are! One day you'll believe me about that!

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  6. Wow. Extra prizes. You are too cool. Congrats to the winners.

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  7. You're so sweet to throw in extra critiques! Congrats to the winners.
    Looking forward to another Writeoncon event tonight!

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  8. Congrats to the lucky winners! And thanks for the reminder about tonight. :-)

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  9. Congrats times three! You are made of awesome, Shannon. I plan to drop by WriteOnCon tonight for the fun.

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  10. OH. MY. GIDDY. AUNT.

    Oh wow. Excuse me while I faint with delight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you!! Yippeeeee!!!!!

    Swooning now...! Take care
    x

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  11. Congrats to the winners! That's awesome that you had more than one. :)

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  12. Congrats to the winners! You're gonna LOVE Shannon's crits. She rocks.

    Shannon, how funny that I sped through the post wondering if I won (yeah, I just woke up) and then realized WAIT. I don't have to win. I get Shannon anyways :) (PHEW)

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  13. HOLY CRIEMUNEE! The middle grade gods have answered my prayers. Thank you so much, Shannon.

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  14. Woooo! Congrats to the winners - and a big yay for Old Kitty, too! :)

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  15. Congrats to the winners! I'm hoping to make it tonight. Woohoo!

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  16. Congrats to all your winners! See you tonight!

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  17. Congrats to the winners! I would probably feel worse about losing out on a critique if I wasn't gloating over a totally freakin' awesome prize swag pak from you!!!!! I love it!!!

    I am going to try so hard to be there tonight, at least for a little while!!!

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  18. That's so nice of you! Congrats to the winners!

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  19. You are so fantastically fabulous!! I'm thrilled. Thank you so very much--sending you an email now!

    And, if I can stay awake (it was a hard day with the 8th graders...eek!), I'll definitely be there tonight, too!

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  20. Congrats to the winners!

    See you tonight.

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  21. Congrats, winners. And thanks, Shannon, for being so generous.

    As an also-ran looking for a silver lining, I think the universe just told me to stop looking for a procrastination excuse and start sending out my queries.

    Holding nose and plunging in!

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  22. Lucky, lucky winners!! *jealous* Thanks for the opportunity, Shannon and I'll wait (patiently, sort of...) for your next contest! Hope to make the writeoncon chat tonight! Thanks-

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  23. I'm either missing the awesomness or it's happening right now. Off to find out...

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  24. CONGRATS to all the winners! That was so nice of you, Shannon, to add two surprise critiques as prises.

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  25. Sorry about that. Looks like my spelling was off in my last comment. Oh well, lol.

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