February 14, 2009

Lottery Winner!

I feel as though I have won the lottery! Seriously, I never win anything and in the last 2 weeks I have won four -- no, make that five--(NOTE: I just got an email saying I won another book!!) books! FIVE! Seriously!!! I feel like I have just been handed a four leaf clover, a lucky rabbit's foot, and have had a truck load of salt dumped over my shoulder.

Here is the low down on what I have won....

1. Before The Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard. I won it on Romance Writers on the Journey site. It has great interviews and book reviews.

2. Walk With Me by Becky Melby and Cathy Wienke. I won it on Margaret Daley's blog , a great site for author interviews and reviews.

3. Love Finds You in Humble Texas by Anita Higman. I won it on A Christian Writer's World, also a great place for author interviews and reviews.

4. I Do Again by Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs. I won it on Melanie Writes-Fiction and Book Reviews. Great blog.

5. The Proposal by Margaret Evans Porter. I won it on Word Wenches, a historical fiction lovers site.

And for the grand finale (and I know you will gasp, as I did, when I read the news):

I won a 15 page critique of my WIP by Kaye Darcus, author of Stand In Groom. Kaye Darcus has a great site that has many articles on writing that are just fabulous! She had a series on Becoming a Writer and if you commented on the articles, you were put in a drawing for a 15 page critique!

AND I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is so amazing, is that I waited until the last day, until the end of the day, and wrote my comment and posted it fast so that I would not chicken out. It was a terrible post, fraught with typos and bad grammer, and I cringed and walked away from the computer with my hands hanging low in embarrassment. But somehow, I won. Luck of the draw.

She said I could send her a synopsis of my WIP...a one page synopsis. Well, I could not get it to one page. It was 1-1/2 pages. I just need to learn to chop, chop, chop, I suppose. I am nervous about sending someone my work, because I feel that I am being so presumptuous in attempting to write anything.

Who am I to try my hand at novel crafting. I am nothing but an avid reader, a lover of books. For some reason, though I want to pen stories that will bring someone else the joy that reading has brought me. To craft a great read would be the ultimate high for me.

So, I look at my WIP as my practice book, the book where I learn how to write. A stepping stone, if you will. I hope to learn alot from this critique, because I know it will be covered in red from all the mistakes I have made. But that is good, because I really do want to learn.

How excited am I?????? TOTALLY EXCITED!!!!!!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S TO ME!

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on winning my book, it's going out to you immediately after the postal holiday!

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  2. Hey, Sherrinda, I'm so happy for you for winning all of those books, including mine (Before the Season Ends)! I hope you'll have time to read them all :)
    I wanted to let your readers know that the correct URL for my site is
    http://www.LinoreRoseBurkard.com

    Also, for any regency or Jane Austen fans, there are lots of freebies for readers on my "Reader's Resources" page. You can download whatever you like of my "Regency Articles" which are fully illustrated, and you don't even have to leave your email. (Of course you may decide you want to. That's okay too. :) )

    Sherrinda, Hope you enjoy the book!

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