Saturday, September 18, 2010

Winners!!! And a few thoughts...

Call me old school...but I wrote down all the entries and put them in a hat. I closed my eyes, scattered and stirred the  scraps of paper and picked out three winners.

The winner of the $70 CSN GIVEAWAY is ... Mark and Kiss  Enjoy!!

The winner of both of Erin Kellisons books Shadow Bound and Shadow Fall is... Lola Sharp.

And th second winner to recieve Erin's first book Shadow Bound is... Talli Roland.

Thanks guys! I will be doing more giveaways soon. (=

Speaking of winners...
 My 12 year old son has been experimenting with recipes. In our house the challenge is to make food as yummy as possible while still trying to keep it on the healthy side. He successfully made whole grain, sugar free cream puffs using agave as the sweetener and whole white wheat flour. (We grind it ourselves and I prefer the white to the red wheat--it is lighter in flavor and body).

The dusting on top is powdered fructose (with a little corn starch added) we ground up in my awesome Blendtec blender. The chocolate on top is made of grain sweetened chocolate chips melted with a little cream. Not gonna lie-- it was a delicious success and even my junk foodie friends liked them! (=

Comfort foooood.
It is important to have food like this on hand sometimes. Like right now when I'm getting a mountain of corrections from my very talented and insightful editor...who will stop at nothing to help me get my get book into tip top shape.
 It can really be discouraging to see all of the things that need work. And if I didn't LOVE writing and if I didn't believe in my characters and story I might just question--What was  I thinking? What made me think I could write at all?
At this point it is just work...but I have to see it through. Not finishing and giving my story the attention it deserves is not an option. Too much invested now. So pass the cream puffs...I'm goin' in.


Candyland said...

And congrats winners! *drooling*

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Have a lovely week-end.


Lola Sharp said...

Oh my goodness...the cream puffs!!!!! YUMMMM!!
Kudos to your kid. :)

And...THANK YOU!!! I'm super excited to read Erin's books. (Please thank her for me, too.) What an unexpected treat to wake up to find out I won books. :)

Thanks...and have a wonderful weekend.

Valerie said...

I am totally impressed by those cream puffs--that your son made them and that they aren't so junky like most of the desserts (that I eat)!

Good luck on all that work for your book.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to the winners! And your son is very talented.

Lois D. Brown said...

Who cares about the books, can I win some cream puffs? :-)

Phoenix said...

Congrats to the winners - and now I'm TOTALLY craving cream puffs. I blame your post. :)

Write Chick said...

Holy cow. Who knew healthy cream puffs were an option. Only my good friend Jo could come up with that. :-)

I think it is awesome that you are getting your book in the best shape it can be. Don't be discouraged with it. Who knows. Maybe after doing all that editing you will be as good at proofreading as Lois is. :-)

Mark and Kiss said...

Jo, you are awesome, thus the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I have had those cream puffs, and they are to die for, way to go Gabe!!!!

About winning, I am speechless (not dance-less, I totally did the happy dance!), thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so excited, I have already spent a LONG time browsing CSN, oooooh, so many choices. Congratulations to the other winners.

Shauna said...

Hope you have a great weekend! :)