Friday, September 23, 2011

Goal Progress and a Giveway

I can hardly believe it, but it has been three months since the #lifelistclub began. In celebration, we're going to have little party.
 

Wait, how did all those people get in here? I only made enough cookies for three dozen. 

Hum, I might just have to horde them for myself. 

As a checkpoint to when our goals began, we are all doing a little recap of what we've accomplished so far (or haven't accomplished in my case) 

As far as writing/revising goes, I think I've kept you well updated. I'm nowhere near the place I wanted to be, but I am learning to be patient so that my book can shine :)

Here are my other goals and my progress:

1. Play with my kids everyday, get down and dirty -- I've been trying to take them somewhere everyday that disconnects me from the computer and allows me to really enjoy them. I'm going to keep on, keeping on.

2. Workout for at least one half hour three times a week -- I actually got pretty close to my goal weight, but I haven't been sticking to an exercise routine. Although, since my son started Preschool I have been walking him which I think is pretty darn close enough.


3. Use the Dave Ramsey plan to get out of debt -- This is a slow and ongoing process, but I'm sticking to it!

4. Be more involved in my church and community -- hum, I haven't been great about this one, but I have been trying.

Now for the reason you all came. The Giveaway! To one lucky U.S. Resident I am giving away paperback copies of Oliver Twist, The Secret Garden, and A Little princess.

Aren't they so pretty?

Since the books can go to U.S. residents only I am also giving away a 10 page, in depth, critique.

All you have to do to win is be a follower of this blog and leave a comment below telling me which prize you want. I'll be doing the drawing using Random.org. The winner will be posted on Monday. 

And as if that wasn't enough, each of The Life List Club writers has a gift for one of more subscribers/commenters on today's post. Check individual writers blogs (below) for how many winners will be chosen and when their drawings will end. 


Jess – Prize to 1 winner
-Signed copy of Shifting by Bethany Wiggins

Pam – Pkg of prizes to 1 winner
-Winner's choice of excerpt from my novel-in-progress or a copy of my short story   
    "Elevated."
- I will interview the winner on their goals and ambitions for a future post in Hawleyville.
- Option to publish a piece of their own fiction/essay (up to 2,000 words) or do a guest
     post at my blog.

David – 2 Prizes, 2 winners
-to a commenter, a copy of a short story, Bubba’s First Cruise
-to a subscriber, a guest post swap.

Marcia – Pkg of prizes to 1 winner
-a copy of flash fiction - Night Moves
-invitation to guest post or be interviewed on my blog
-winner's name used for a character in my trilogy, The Dance and The Dancer

Sonia – Prize to 1 winner
-Larry Brooks’ Story Engineering Ebook

Jenny H. – 2 winners-choice of prizes
-Choice of a guest post from Jenny for the winner’s blog OR an interview of the winner  on Jenny’s blog. Two winners – 1 subscriber and 1 commenter

Violeta – Prize to 1 winner
-In-depth Critique of two WIP chapters

Diana
-a copy of Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces
-an in-depth critique for fiction up to 15,000 words.

Emily – 1 prize, 1 winner
-a 5 piece (4X6) photo series by Kate Moir.
Happy hopping!
 


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