We thought long and hard about the best way to reward participation in the exercises and comments. We wanted everyone who played along to have a chance at winning something, and in the end, we chose prizes that we though best reflected the spirit of these games and this blog.
So I printed out all the comments going back to the entry pool, cut them apart, and let my trusty sidekick Danger Boy pull three slips as winners. (This involved him putting down the tacos for two seconds, quite an accomplishment on a hungry day.) (Oh, to have that child's metabolism.)
Here are the winners, in no particular order--
Winner of the "We Talked About It On the Blog, So Now We're Giving It Away" prize--
Simon C. Larter!
Simon wins a download of Nathalie Gray's steampunk romance, "Full Steam Ahead," which we discussed on this blog a few weeks back. Simon, you lucky guy, this book isn't even on sale yet, so this is a true sneak peek! (The rest of you will have to wait until tomorrow to get your copies. It's on sale March 1 at Red Sage.)
Simon's winning comment was the one in which he recused himself from voting in a heat he'd entered. So once again, good sportsmanship leads to unexpected rewards!
Simon, please email Theresa at edittorrent at gmail dot com to make arrangements for your download. We hope you enjoy it.
Winner of the "It's Sort of Like the Heats" prize--
Holly wins a fabulous prize pack containing A Writer's Book of Days by Judith Reeves and a hardback notepad!
This book is packed with creativity prompts and writing exercises in the same spirit as the exercises we've done here for the past two weeks. The accompanying notebook is the perfect size to fit inside a glove compartment, perfect for capturing those great ideas we get while driving.
Holly's winning comment came from the Yes/No exercise designed to show us what we're passionate about in our worldviews. Holly, please email Theresa your snail mail address at edittorrent at gmail dot com so we can get this prize to your door!
Finally, winner of the "It's the Book Alicia and Theresa Giggle About All the Time" prize--
Spindriftdancer wins Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss, a book much beloved by both Alicia and Theresa for being the funniest book about commas, ever. Spindriftdancer also wins a glove compartment-sized hardback notebook, useful both for jotting notes about your wips and your kips. (Yes, we get your name. Theresa's a knitta, too, yo.)
Spindriftdancer's winning comment came from all the way back in Heat #2: Curling (Him or Her Around Your Little Finger) when she revealed the true romance of her character being separated from her soul. This comment not only made several of us want to read your book, but it also won you the prize!
Please send your snail mail address to Theresa's attention at edittorrent at gmail dot com so we can arrange for delivery of your prize!
Thanks to everyone who participated! This has been loads of fun!