Friday, May 27, 2011


Hi everyone. I know it has been a little while before I posted on the blog, so here is a quick update.

1. The Epic Giveaway - I haven't forgotten the wonderful winners. Getting sick caused a slight problem and now I have a trip to DC. But after I get back, it's after pay day too, I'll be able to get all the prizes and send them out. Thanks for the patience everyone.

2. DC - I will be gone for about 5 days. Technically we are leaving Tuesday night for the city the airport is located in, but I'll still be online before we leave. I had to negotiate with my mom to get online time during this little "vacation" (stepsister is getting married, thus our reason for going to DC). So, I will have a little time to blog but I won't be on much.

3. Writing - Trying to make my writing goals but the being sick interrupted things. I hadn't written in over a week but I finally started chapter 23 of the YA novel rewrite. I am still determined to getting it finished asap. Next I'm going to rewrite/edit Standing Ground and get back to writing Angel/Demon, "dystopian" YA and maybe the epic fantasy. Yay for writing!

4. Blogging - It's a bit weird. After the epic blogging A to Z challenge, to go to posting barely anything. The month was tough so I'm glad to have the break, though I didn't intend it to be this long. Stupid sickness. I am going to try and blog once a week now. And I have fun things coming up, including a middle grade week. So, hope you all stay following and look forward to the future content of this blog as I continue to keep posting when I can.

5. Polls - I'm going to occasionally ask questions in little polls on the sidebar of this blog. First poll is going to be about comment responses from me. The more that take part in these polls, the better I can run things. Hope they help at least.

Okay. That is all.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Epic Winners Announced


It took effort but I finally can announce all of the winners from the Epic 2 year 2 blog giveaway. Woot! I will email all of the winners. Prizes may take a little time pending funds. I hope everyone enjoyed the giveaway and thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Picture Book Critique by Megan K. Bickel

Chapter/Query/Synopsis Critique by J.C. Martin
Juliana Brandt

2 Chapter Critique by Donna Hole
J.D. Brown

1-3 Chapter Critique by Loralie
Susan Kane

3 Chapter Critique by Me
Tessa Conte

Journal Package
Kristie Cook
Ann Carbine Best
Giggle, Laugh, Cry

Small Bookstore Support (Books)
Ebilly Fishy
Juliana Brandt

Book Depository (Books)
Vicky B.
Sarah Perry
Sophia Richardson

Movie Theater Candy
Ashelynn Sanford
J.D. Brown

Mixed Candy

Special Treats
Ebilly Fishy

Congratulations Everyone.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giveaway is Over

Thanks to everyone who took part, making this the most successful giveaway I've held so far.

I will announce the winners within the next two weeks. Could be one but I'll say too just to be on the safe side.  So, Stay Tuned.

And again:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Giveaway Ends Tonight

Hi everyone. Just a quick reminder that the Epic 2 Blog 2 Year Giveaway ends soon. Today is the last day to enter.

To enter go here.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to This Blog

Yay! The blog is officially 2 years old and I have been blogging for that long, as it was my first blog. The Epic 2 Blog 2 Year Giveaway is still going on for one more day. May 2nd is the last day to enter, so if you haven't, hurry and enter. Epic Giveaway

Aside from the giveaway, I took a few days to figure out how I was going to celebrate in this post. And I think the look back over some of the posts is a good approach. It's hard to believe how much this blog has grown and followers are part of that amazing growth.

Back when I first started blogging, I had a couple of writing friends who I followed that also followed my blog but no comments. I'm seeing that is rather usual of new blogs and it never bothered me. I have discussed a few topics more than once since starting and it's interesting to see the different posts.

First blog post I started right away with writing topics, no introduction post. The first post was about writing every day and my attempt that week with writing one children's story a day for the whole week. Every Day

I started off at a decent pace but in September through November I had only one post per month. A bit over 6 months after starting, I had one post on goals comparing the idea of word count goals and chapter ones. Word Count Versus Chapters

After a year, I had gotten the hang of blogging. I even had some followers, all great and still are. But I didn't even remember when the anniversary day was until months later. But I did have a post on May 1 2010. It was about reading. Reading Week

6 months ago, was November 1, 2010 and the start of NaNoWriMo. Not a wordy post, the message was simple. On Your Mark, Get Set...

Good times. That brings us to today. 2 years and 187 posts later. I am hosting an epic giveaway. I just finished the craziness of the A to Z challenge, which meant more blog posts in one month than I have ever done before. And who knows what will happen next. But look for more theme weeks. I have a Middle Grade week coming up and might even have some guest posts in the future. I hope you all stay with me and enjoy the posts for another great year.