Wow, this is so cool. I have the winners. The three people who have been chosen (totally randomly by RANDOM.ORG) are three very special friends who have been truly encouraging and inspiring to me.
But what has also been hugely encouraging and inspiring is all of the entries. I love blogfests because I love reading snippets of others' work. We in the blogosphere talk a lot about writing, but in the end it all comes down to the writing itself, doesn't it? And no matter how much we might know about our craft, the key is getting those words on the page. Nothing else really matters.
I truly appreciate everyone who entered and commented. And I do have a warm, fuzzy feeling about my own work now. I hope you all weren't just being nice. Seriously - I want honest feedback from anything I post. So if you really thought it was awful shoot me an email or post a comment, okay?
Oh, yeah, the winners! Who are they?
Well, Olivia Herrell has won the signed copy of Eldala. It was fate, Olivia.
The author of Eldala, Michelle Gregory, has won the butterfly calendar. May it help you count the days until your flight to your new home in Montana, Michelle.
And Tessa Conte has won the mug and chocolates. I am sorry to say that I was unable to find another mug with the same design as the one in the photo, but I will substitute something comparable for you.
I will be emailing you for your contact information.
Have a great weekend everyone!!! Thanks again!!! It was a fabulous anniversary celebration for sure.
And, check out Tessa's Blurb for "Sort Yourself Out Month" in February. A fabulous way to get oneself organized and stay accountable with each other. Something I, personally, need quite badly. "Kind of like Nano.. for your life."