Comments on: Holiday gratitude giveaway: win a literary book bundle! Good ideas in great hands Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:37:23 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sarah Cypher Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:37:01 +0000 Yes! The giveaway books went to Lauren Barnhart. I ran the contest on this blog and on my writing blog,, and selected a random winner from the combined pool of entrants.

Thanks for your interest, and I hope 2012 brings you creativity, productivity, and success with your writing!

By: petya Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:26:00 +0000 Hey! Did you announce the winners of the give-away?

By: Khalid Iqbal Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:14:12 +0000 Style is what every writer fathoms to develop thus getting high readership, a difficult job, though.

I am neither a writer nor have worked anything except my critical analysis for writing essays has become part of my life. I owe it and defend it.

Next year I am going to write more essays.

By: Duncan Ellis Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:09:19 +0000 The writing accomplishments I’m thankful for are finishing a rough second draft of my main WIP novel, and completing a new novel draft in NaNoWriMo – both the story and the 80,000 words I wanted to have down.

My goals for next year are to polish the second draft of my main WIP to a point where it is submittable, and to polish the NaNoWriMo work to a point where I can experiment with self pub.

But I am also grateful for discovering great writing blogs – thanks for writing this one!

By: Emerald Barnes Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:53:13 +0000 The writing accomplishments I’m grateful for this year are self-pubbing my first novella in February, finishing two more novels this year, and working with the WoMen’s Literary Cafe with giving back to other writers. :)

My goals for next year are to edit the two novels I wrote this year and write another a sequel to my self-pubbed novella. As well as continuing to give back to the writing community. :)

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

emerald_barnes (at) yahoo (dot) com

By: Heidi Leanne Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:43:44 +0000 I’m proud that I pursued an idea to write about until it found me across the country researching. Until it found me writing at 11 o’clock at night and six in the morning; writing like I never have before. Now, I have most of a manuscript. I am darn proud of that. My goal for next year is to finish the manuscript, edit and revise until it’s as near perfect as I can make it, and then find representation for publication.

What a great giveaway – thanks for the chance to enter!

By: Leila Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:37:36 +0000 This year I have been blessed:
1. I have a great writing group (Go Sarcastic Broads).
2. I had two short stories published.
3. My blog is getting more readership.
4. I’ve received positive feedback for my current manuscript (go P0itchapoolza with David and Arielle).
5. I have developed (& continue to) a great next work of cyber writing friends.

For 2012, my wishes are simple:
1. Get an agent and publisher for my manuscript.
2. Continue to publish short stories.
3. Continue to blog about my journey with abandon.

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By: Sarah Cypher Wed, 30 Nov 2011 01:39:03 +0000 What a great goal, Petya! Writing for the fun of it is one of the best reasons to do it. I love reading and editing, but I am a writer because there is absolutely nothing like the feeling of pursuing an idea that *I* know is important, somehow. The process of figuring out why is rewarding. Good luck!

By: petya Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:18:11 +0000 I love your blog and I love this give-away! I am so happy to participate!

My biggest writing accomplishment this year was allowing myself to admit that I enjoy writing, no matter what. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t pay my bills, it doesn’t matter that it’s not the primary focus of my job. I enjoy the process of it and that’s that.

My hope for next year is that I will continue writing and I will try to be disciplined and thoughtful about it but if nothing tangible ever comes out of it that would be OK because I would have enjoyed it every single step of the way.

I know that this is pretty basic stuff but, for me, it’s been a liberation.