Monday, February 14, 2011

Have you ever noticed that Friday is so CLOSE to Monday, but Monday is so FAR from Friday?

I had a VERY lazy weekend. I did not leave the house at all! I did accomplish one thing though - I basically have plotted out my entire story. There are of course details to be worked out, but I have a really good framework down so far!!

The hardest part to me so far has been picking names for my characters!! Who knew it would be that difficult?

I think I need to take my mind off if it for a day or so and see if anything just comes to me. Of course, I can't seem to be able to NOT think about my story. That's a good thing, right?

And's my turn to BRAG!

Just last week, Kristin was bragging on ME because I won the Alice Marvels weekly giveaway from the week before.  I won a copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver, which I am VERY anxious to receive and read!  As Kristin noted, if you are not getting your daily Alice Marvels, and you are a fan of the YA genre, you should really sign up!

Well, guess who won last week's contest?  That's right, your very own Kristin Creative!!  The prompt:  Which fairy tale character would you like to be and why?  The prize:  Cloaked by Alex Finn.  Y'all don't need me to tell you how fabulous Kristin is -- heck, most of you have been reading her blog longer than I've known her.   When she showed me this entry, I was blown away.  I would have been really angry with Alice Marvels had she not been chosen!  Her winning entry is below!

Maybe it's the Sociology major in me, but Cinderella is one of my favorite classic fairy tales. The story really demonstrates that you can rise above your circumstances. She worked hard her entire young life, desperate for change but stuck in a loveless home. Enter the fairy godmother, who represents anyone in our life that encourages and inspire us to take risks. Our lives are what we make of them, and while our efforts might not earn us an actual prince, they will earn us a better life. I'd want to be Cinderella because she has perspective. Often people who come from virtually nothing and become successful have a stronger outlook--they don't take anything for granted because they know what went into getting that success. They might even be kinder to those less fortunate, and who knows? They might be a fairy godmother for someone else.

Woo Hoo!  We are WINNERS!  Well, she's always a winner.  She seems to have the magic touch when it comes to contests!!  Congrats, K!

Happy Monday and Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! Hope your week starts off well!


  1. GREAT post title. So so so true. And aren't you sweet with your shout-out bragging?!?! :) Thanks!!

  2. I'm a little in love with your post title. just saying! Congrats to both of you for winning!