Monday, 25 March 2013

Writing News: Got Green Blogfest 2.0 Winner, Big Reveal Success and Express Meme

When I decided to participated in the Got Green Blogfest, I was aiming to win. I wanted to get a prize and worked to create the perfect story. The result was Fool's Gold and readers loved it. Who doesn't a story with leprechauns? On Friday March 22 Mark posted the winners. I won a 3 chapter critique! I'm currently excited about sending in the first 3 chapters of a novella that was written about here as Untitled Novella but is now named Kissing a Ghost. There have been some changes since the untitled post including the novella being a stand alone instead of a series. I left it unfinished but have had a few thoughts about it lately. So Mark's prize is a God send. Thanks Mark, congrats all winners, entrants and of course those who read my blog and others in this 'fest.

Also my Big Reveal Post was a hit. When I decided to use Sacrifice Her as my A-Z Blog Challenge theme. I knew I'd have a challenge doing posts all month for a novella that's still unfinished without giving everything away. But now that worry no longer invades my mind on this topic, I'm content that I've done my best for April. See you there.

Books I enjoyed as a child.

I was crazy addicted to these books. Before I got into the world of Harry Potter, Sweet Valley books (especially the High and University series) were where it was at for me.

No this isn't my bookshelf but I have quite a lot of V.C. Andrews books. In high school it was the book I had to seriously save money to buy because of the cost. Would you believe that up to Harry Potter #4 that these books actually were more expensive? Yeah they ran around $500 (JM) a pop and I got my HP#4 for under $400. Today Andrews books cost nearly $800 or more and HP books are between $1500 to over $3000! Whether it was the Gothic feel, or just really great writing, I was drawn into worlds by this author that  I had to know what happened next. 

And the book to conquer them all. I was first introduced to Harry Potter by a friend in my early teens who then lent me her book one. I was thrown into a world of fantasy like never before but it took a few years before I was converted to being a true fantasy gal. Today I can't imagine not buying fantasy/paranormal books every year. When I look at my book collection now, some from high school are actually for older ages than the books I own now. Wild.

P.S.: Next month is the A-Z Blog Challenge so no more Express Meme until May. So ta ta for now.

So that's it. But before you go, check out this cute baby pic (free images rock). I feel just as happy/giddy.


  1. Congrats on the win and, yes, that is a cute baby :)

    1. I just had to post the baby pic when I saw it. Thanks for commenting and I'm still ecstatic about the win.

  2. I'm not sure I understand why those books are so expensive. That must be in different denominations of money. I don't think I could ever justify spending $400 on a book.

  3. Congratulations on winning Mark's bloghop fest!
    looking forward to your posts next month. Just one more week...

  4. Congratulations on winning the bloghop. That's so cool. And thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. It's nice to be back!! :)

  5. Congratulations on the win! Mark may dress funny (hehe), but he really has amazing taste.

    Those books are really selling for that much?!! I used to own all the VC Andrew's books in high school. I need to go call my mom and see what's in storage.

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    1. Congratulations on winning the Got Green blogfest, it was a lot of fun. I never realized certain HP book were so expensive . . .
      Can't wait until A-Z starts but I'm still not finished pre-writting all my posts! Yikes!

  7. Hi, Sheena,
    Sounds like you've been doing a lot lately.
    I have some VC Andrews books as well. Never got into the Harry Potter craze. Doing something similar with Christine on the Kid Lit blog for the A=Z. I'm blogging her book.


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