Friday, April 16, 2010

Book Winners!!

Friday, April 16, 2010
Beth here. Beth, who's so immersed in a writing proposal, she forgot the day of the week and hence forgot to write a post. Instead I'm anouncing the winners in our Julia Templeton Book Giveaway! Congratulations.....

Tori L
Alyson R
Edie R

You've each won a copies of SINJIN and VICTOR, the first two books in The Rakehells of Rochester series! Please email your mailing address to us at: and we'll forward the info to Julia. Act now to get your awesome reads soon!

Leaving you with a writer's quote that's getting me through my current propopal. Make my day and share one of your favorite motivating quotes!

"Writing a book is like driving a car at night. You only see as far as your headlights go, but you can make the whole trip that way.
— E. L. Doctorow

SIS Beth


SIS BJ said...

Congrats to Tori, Alyson, Edie and Sandy.

My quote for the day:

"I think that one role of the poet is to present the reader/listener with his or her view of what the world could be, in contrast with how it is."
Christopher Luna

I think this could apply to all writers.

Edie Ramer said...

Thank you! I'm really excited. Congrats to Tory, Alyson and Sandy!

Alyson Reuben said...

Whoohoo! Two of the Rakehell books! Doing a happy dance! Thank you so much, Julia and the sisters at SIS! And congrats also to Edie, Tory, and Sandy :)

Beth, I have two quotes. My favorite is: "Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper..." *or computer, in my case* "...until drops of blood form on your forehead."
- Anonymous

And here's the other, which Elle will probably shake her head at, because it confirms her nickname for me - Hermit: "Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking."
-Jessamyn West

Yep, that's me, savage. Yeah right. Seriously, my family and friends aren't my enemies AT ALL, and I'm actually very family-oriented. But I DO have to shut my door to the outside world while I'm writing.

Chris Behrens said...

Congrats Tori, Alyson, Edie and Sandy! I have a couple of qoutes as well:

"Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own."
-Carol Burnett

"Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword."
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Tori Lennox said...

Woohoo!!! Thanks so much!!!

Beth Ciotta said...

Woo-hoo for the winners! I've sent your addy info to Julia. Happy reading!

Also, thanks for the awesome quotes everyone. So inspiring. Gimme more!

Here's another from me...

"Most people won’t realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else."
— Katherine Anne Porter

SIS Beth

Chris Behrens said...

"You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist."

-Isaac Asimov

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