A Wee Bit Sidetracked
I had an entire Word Nerd Wednesday post already written about metonymy (because I like funky literary gems like that, and they're so much fun to talk about).
But then something happened, and now I'm sidetracked, so metonymy will just have to wait until next week.
Instead of a regular WNW post, here are 5 pieces of information I want you to know:
1) First, last week's Nerdiversary book winner:
Congratulations to Countess Laurie, who Random.org selected as the winner of a copy of There, Their, They're!
(Click on the title to get your own copy! That's called blatant self-promotion! Stop me! I'm using excessive exclamation points, and I can't get up!)
Countess Laurie, send me your mailing address so I can ship your book to you!
2) The ladies over at LDS Women's Book Review are doing a countdown to Christmas by interviewing writers about their Christmas traditions and book lists. I got to be their first one yesterday. Read the post by clicking HERE.
3) Remember that All Is Bright is cheap ($4.95) and makes a great Christmas gift! Yippee! More blatant self-promotion and exclamation points!
4) I often publish articles with Desert Saints Magazine. My article this month is about giving gifts to the Savior during Christmastime.
I thought I'd link over to it, because the message is one I feel strongly about. Read it HERE.
AND FINALLY . . .
5) All day yesterday, I waited for the announcement about a writing contest I'd entered, the C. Hope Clark Annual Essay Contest. She's the editor of the Funds for Writers newsletter, which has been listed in Writer's Digest for umpteen years now as one of the top 101 sites for writers.
This year's theme: Invisible Writing.
My essay: "The Invisible Writing Mother."
I tried not to get my hopes up, because I knew that the contest has been going for 8 years, and this year it got a record number of entries, something like 250. (I think last year was in the ballpark of 167.) Yeah. Okay, then. If I was really lucky and the planets aligned, I'd get an honorable mention.
The list of winners didn't get sent out until about 10:00 pm my time.
AND I TOOK FIRST PLACE. (Plus I get a nice cash award, too!)
Coincidentally, one of my daughters couldn't sleep last night, and she came upstairs from her bedroom just in time to hear Mom screaming like a banshee from the other side of the house.
Mom was kinda excited.
For those interested, I'll post the link to the winning essays just as soon as I get it.