Sunday, January 18, 2015

And the winners are...

You don't know what you've got till it's gone. How did I ever live without a computer? Finally got my baby back, better than new, faster than a race horse, and begging me to catch up on writing and submitting.


Sent off three essays today. I have been toying with a poem about writing, so if anyone would like to take a look and express an opinion, I'd be most happy. I won't post it on my blog because some publications consider that as published and therefore won't accept previously published.


Have you ever read Wally Lamb's novels: She's Come Undone; I Know This Much is True, and The Hour I First Believed? That last one, an account of the Columbine killings was difficult to read.


Well yesterday I found a little nugget of Wally's.
"Wishin' and Hopin', A Christmas Story (2009) is one of the most fun reads ever. The main character is a kid in Catholic school whose cousin is Annette Funicello. The time warp is fun, the characters delightful and the story is moving at a good clip. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this book!


Speaking of books, I have drawn two names. Thank you all for leaving a comment and being supportive when HP crashed and had to go to the repair shop.


BOBBY BARBARA SMITH and OPTIMISTIC EXISTENTIALIST, please email me your mailing address if you live in the US. Check out my list and select your title.  My email is listed in my header. 


11 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to the winners! Nice way to finish up the weekend. :)

Sioux said...

Oh, now you're back up to Linda-speed when it comes to submitting. I guess my attempt to TRY and catch up is useless now.

I'm glad you got your baby back. You threw in a little Joni Mitchell there...

Bookie said...

Happy day for the winners! If no one has looked at your poem, I would. We all have to stick together. I got great help in an email this weekend on my war story. Isn't it amazing what hides from us on our own page but other can see it right away?

Tammy said...

So glad you're back and that all is well in Linda-Land! I'm embarrassed to admit I've never read Wally Lamb, though I've had his name on my book list for years. It just got moved to the top. Congratulations to Bobby Barbara Smith and Optimistic Existentialist!

Cathy C. Hall said...

Glad you're back and humming. I knew you'd spend that (down)time wisely. ;-)

Bobby Barbara Smith said...

WOO-Hoo! I'm happy! What a great way to start my week, by winner a book with your story. Thanks Linda! I will email you my info. (doin' a little happy dance)

Mary Horner said...

I've read part of "I Know this much is true" and really liked it! I'm glad your computer is back, so annoying when they don't work like they should!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I am so honored to have won! I choose Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Power of Positive :)

Susan Sundwall said...

Thanks for the heads up on Wally's book, Linda. If you like it, it's gotta be good!

Lisa Claro said...

Lucky winners! Congratulations to them both. Good luck with those fresh submissions!

K9friend said...

Happy to hear you're back in business. I can't function without my 'puter!

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