Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WiP Wednesday

Well today is another Wednesday and so far I'm still working on my WiP. Haven't made a ton of progress, maybe another 20 pages over the past week, but it's been a busy week with the kids getting new pets and teaching them how to care for them.

Other than that I wanted to mention a few contests that are currently running on my friend's blogs. You can find one by Elana Johnson with the prize being a few query critiques. You can find it at:,+Author)&utm_content=Google+Reader

I also know about a contest by Shelli, which is offering prizes all week long. You should check it out. You can find it at:

Both of those blogs are great ones to follow.

Also if you are into my Choose your own adventure blog, you also might want to check out my friend, Laura Diamond's blog at, because she's doing something similar with you actually writing the next part. I've submitted a couple sections already and would love for it to continue going with new writers. It's more for those that are writer inclined, but still good fun to be had.

Also Laura nominated me for a blog award. (My first, and I'm excited about.) Gives me a sort of validation that I'm doing something right.

Here it is:

A special thanks to, “Laura Diamond” Check out her blog, "Diamond-- yup, like the stone." You can find it at the link:

Here are the rules of the blog award:

1) Thank the person who tagged me. THANK YOU Laura! √

2) Copy and Paste the award on my blog. √

3) Link to the person who nominated me. √

4) Tell up to 6 lies and 1 truth about myself. √

5) Tag at least 7 people for this award. √

6) Post links to their blogs. √

7) Comment on each of their blogs to inform them of the nomination. √

Here are the lies (and one truth):

1) I have never placed in the top 3 of my poker groups points at the end of the year.

2) I'm allergic to cats.

3) I have never lost on a Scratch-it Lottery Ticket in the State of Oregon.

4) I have played and beaten every Final Fantasy game.

5) I started to write because of my mother's passion for writing.

6) I have gotten wasted on a few occasions in high school, which is why I don't do it now.

7) I've been to most of the states in the United States.

All right, folks. Let me know which one of these you think is true!

Now my nominations for this blog award:

1) Elana Johnson:

2) Teen Writing for Teens:

3) Shelli:

4) Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton:

5) Deb Salisbury:

6) Nathan Bransford(A hometown boy. Can't not nominate him.):

7) Jeanne Gassman:

Take a look. Other than that I'm still pushing along. This newest project is just proving harder than I initially imagined.


  1. Thanks, John! Now I just need to think up some lies. ;-)

    And I think #7 is true.

  2. Totally number seven. I knew before I even read it.

    Thanks for the blog shout-out! I'm your first double-digits follower, lucky number ten. Blog away man! You rock.

  3. Nope, I've only been to 6 states of the union. And Thank you for following me Bethany. Glad to have you.

  4. I'm going to have to say #4 is the truth. Thanks for the blog award, John!

  5. Hey John! Thanks for the link about the contest and I get an award too? You're awesome.

    Um...I'm going to guess the truth is #4. :)

  6. Sorry again. I've never played all of them, and only beaten 3 of them. The truth is #3.