Friday, December 3, 2010

Weiners Weiners, Chicken Dienners!

Firstly, I want to thank every one of you (and hopefully I have individually by now...I hope...*runs to check really quickly*) The turn out for a writer calling to other writers for their help was mind-blowing to me! Thank you all so much. And it helped tremendously!

I have decided to mix and match ideas. Do a few chapters in 1st and see what I like. Add more perspective into my MC in 3rd and see how that goes. And honestly, stupidly, I hadn't thought of doing that. I was all ready to do one or the other. Sometimes I can be very dense. Derp. Of course I can do both. IT'S MY NOVEL. *facepalm* So thank you all for making me realize I was being too narrow minded about it. And for all the time you all took to read and comment and think for me where I was not.

Now. We have business to do, right?

Funny Friday again! And I have 3 winners for my gift cards. So if you see your name, shoot me an email: ce . murphy at yahoo dot com. Include your info and where you want your gift card to be for. If you are not in the states I will need a little more info. But will get to that when it comes!

Here we go!!

3rd place, $10.00 Gift card to a book selling establishment goes tooooooo: LISA  GALEK!!

2nd place, $15.00 Gift card to a book selling establishment goes toooooo: DONEA LEE!!

1st place, $25.00 Gift card to a book selling establishment goes tooooooo: LIZ!!

Congrats you guys! And, yes. I did hand write and cut AND fold each piece of paper into relatively the same sizes (to compensate for longer names. My hubs things I'm insane. He had no idea wth I was doing. Still didn't tell him come to think of it. Ah well.) You were selected out of my special, winter, sexy pirate man couch blanket.

Such a great turn out for this contest! Loved it! Some really incredibly funny ideas. You guys are good at bad ideas. I take that to mean you're even greater at good ones! Some of them actually sounded like funny novel ideas...I mean...*steal*

Lisa, Donea, and Liz please email me your info, where you want it to and how to get it to you.

This has been blowing up the internet for days but I couldn't not pass it along just in case someone hasn't seen it yet.

Literal Music Videos!

If this isn't funny, I don't know what is!

Yep. That WAS Urkel.

To keep it short, those are the only videos I have today. As much as I want to keep you all here all day long, I wont be selfish.

HERE Natalie Whipple will break your writer heart. I only know her of now because of this entry. And I think the whole blogging writer community has come out to give her a pat and a hug and support. It's beautiful. And crushing. But hopeful, for her. We all need to hope for Natalie Whipple. 

HERE is a guest blog post on Rachelle Gardner's blog by Mary DeMuth that I really really enjoyed. It's about doing what works for you in the writing world.

Happy weekend! I have already had a great start to mine and can only hope and wish for yours to be amazing as well!


  1. Woohoo for contest winners! That was a fun contest! I've been following Natalie for a while now (she was one of my first blogs I followed when I started up) and she's so great. I'm glad she got the support of everyone here.

  2. Congrats winners. I completely forgot to come back and enter. Boo.

  3. Ha! Megalodon vs. Crocosaurus! Are monster movies coming back into fashion? My money's on Crocosaurus - armoured skin ftw.

    And congrats you lucky winner peeps!

  4. OK, love that Take on Me video remake ... sketchy arm... :D

  5. Ha ha ha! I LOVE the snowman cartoon at the bottom!! Congrats to all three winners. Have a great weekend, Colene. :-)

  6. Congratulations to the winners! I love Natalie. I love that she had the courage to post that. She gives US hope. And I have no doubt that things are going to be better than she ever imagined in the end. I love when people break the "rules" that we are so confined to here in blog land as writers. Sometimes it can feel pretty restricted. My heart breaks for her, but I know things will turn out in the end the way they were supposed to and it will be much better than it would have been otherwise!

  7. Woot! Woot!! Yay, me! :) Thank you so much, Colene. That really was a fun contest. So many great bad ideas, lol. I'll send my info soon. (Oh, and congrats to the other winners, too!) And thanks for the links - I read Natalie's post yesterday and wow. It was just amazing to see how much support she got, so many wonderful writers out there wishing her the best of luck. Awesome. :)

  8. You have the funniest stuff on your blog! That Mom is Santa one was heelarious.
    Congrats to the winners!

  9. Ha! Thanks Lydia! My mom emailed me that one this week actually.

  10. Ooh, fun stuff here - congrats to your winners. And poor Natalie. I've been reading about her for a long time - and now I find out she's been on submission even longer. Grrr.

    Your links are great, thanks.

  11. The videos were great. Thanks for sharing them. Congrats to the winners.

  12. Hey listen, I don't think you follow my blog, but if you get a chance, you should check out my post for friday Dec 3. I had almost exactly the same title, I had winners for my giveaway, AND I did a drawing with names on paper for mine too. LOL! I was reading your post and thought ..."Holy cow! ARe we related???" I guess great minds think alike. ;)

  13. Congrats to the winners! Can't wait to see what comes of the mixing and matching. Have fun with it :)


  14. We have an award for you today at our blog! :0) erica and christy

  15. Cool videos. The "So You Want to Write a Novel" story is much like me. Don't think I will quit my day job though, and don't even want to, since it so fun >:)

    I saw A-ha live this summer, not exactly my kind of music, but great show, They're terminating down the band now, after 25 years.

    Cold As Heaven

  16. I hadn't seen that first video. Thanks for sharing. As you know, since you were at my blog today, I posted a hopeful response to Natalie's heartbreaking one.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  17. Yay! Congrats to all the winners!

    You always have the coolest links... guess what I'm going to be doing now instead of writing.. ahem! :D

  18. Okay.. I'm back.. because I just had to tell you that that Take on Me video was HILARIOUs!!! I absolutely loved it! :)

  19. Congrats to the weiners!!!!! Wish I'd been by here sooner. Anyway, thanks for the follow, and I look forward to getting to know you.

  20. I an loving your blog!! And so good to hear that I am not the only one struggling with 1st and 3rd... couldn't fall asleep last night because I was thinking about it.

  21. Congrats to all the winners. Great pre-Xmas prizes. Great stuff posted too.the mom is santa one was my fav :O)

  22. I take it back. The Pipe wrench one is my fav! :O)

  23. Megalodon vs. Crocosaurus! Sounds like one of those movies I'd see on Saturday afternoon when I was a kid and there was no cable. Yep, you heard me right. No cable TV. Back in the day. Old school. That's how we rolled.

  24. Thanks Willa! I know, it's such a tricky choice! But everyone's advice helped me a lot so maybe it could help you too?

    Stephen! We don't have cable! We have the new version of rabbit ears and the internet. So we really don't feel like we're missing anything much lol. It does feel very old school though.

  25. You always have the best stuff! I'm so glad to be back on the blog, it's been to long (PS you can ignore my email, google still has the old link, that's why I panicked)

    Shucks! Looks like I didn't pull a win but congrats to all the others! Tons of fun though!


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