SO. The helpful commentator and (randomly selected by random.org) winner of her choice of four writing books (BIRD BY BIRD, ON WRITING HORROR, HOW TO GROW A NOVEL, or NO PLOT NO PROBLEM) is:
Thank you for participating! Please send me an email with the book you'd like and the mailing address I should send it out to. And with that, we go to the huge thank you to everyone:
The outcome? I'm staying on the fence about the necessity of short stories, but I will try my hand at writing some. Strategy? I'll focus on them ONLY between key MS stages, i.e. when the MS is marinating after a draft; when it's out with betas; etc. I'll keep you posted on the process.
And concluding this whimsical bit of bloggery are TWO MORE THANK YOUs - this time to Laura Diamond for so AWESOMELY featuring me as this week's Up and Coming Blogger! Also to Tahereh for dropping THIS award on a sista (see below for rules and bloggers I'm passing the award on to):
RULES: Tell six lies and one truth, and pass it on to seven other bloggers.
MY LIES (and one troof):
- I absolutely *love* G4.
- I have five cats.
- I was born in Maryland, but grew up in Droitwich, England.
- I just learned how to drive at 34.
- My father was 56 years old when I was born.
- I went bowling with Colin Powell.
- I'm allergic to hamsters.