It’s the 2nd Thursday of the New Year, and That Means It’s Time To Celebrate YOU!
First of all, let’s celebrate with these Christian Writer’s Den friends…
A lot of you are working hard…and here’s the proof!
1.Â Kristi Butler (NC):I’m so thrilled to have a story coming out in Cec Murphey’s book (to be released in the spring) I Believe in Healing. It’s the story of my husband’s miraculous healing after a stroke.
2.Â Jeanne Doyon (CT): My article, Fresh Manna was picked up by Open The Word in Canada.
3.Â Johnna Stein (GA): My historical fiction “The Wooden Apple” appeared in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Cricket Magazine. My flash fiction, “The Winter Will Ask” made the top 10 on the Women on Writing Contest.
4.Â Beth Ingersoll (NC): After a lengthy hiatus, Beth has decided to revive her writing “career” and has joined the Tribe Writers community, led by Jeff Goins at www.goinswriter.com. She is also blogging again over at her little space, called “Subject to Change.” She’ll be sharing some pieces from the program there, and she LOVES to get feedback!
5.Â Susan Baganz (WI): My short story romance, “Angel on Fourth Street’ won in a contest and was published in an anthology, I Choose You: 38 Romantic Short Stories to Warm the Heart. My first “book” publishing credit!
6.Â Kathy Purdy (VA): My first children’s book was published! Missy Cat in the Heart of the Tree is available in paperback and as an ebook. More Missy Cat Adventure books to follow. Also available through Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N.com, Nook, Sony Reader, I-pad ebook. I am happy to send out autographed copies as well. Missy Cat in the Heart of the Tree was reviewed by The Mary Book Reader and a free copy given out.
7.Â Colleen Luntzel (OR): Good News: Book Release, The World is a Potluck…Bring Bread.
And now, to end on a laugh:
8.Â Eddie Snipes (GA): I mastered the art of tap dancing on Jell-o and reciting Shakespeare. Here I am in action! It’s a dream come true!
Congratulations to all! I’m so proud of you!
Here are the December MoGo7000 Qualifiers
These writers wrote at least 7000 NEW words on a book project in December and are now in the drawing for $100 in the MoGo7000 Challenge!
26.Â Cindy Patterson – 7,031 words
27.Â Eddie Snipes – 12,700 words
Congratulations, Cindy and Eddie. You both have ANOTHER entry into the drawing for $100!
Photo courtesy of Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot/FreeDigitalPhotos.net
And now, the announcement youâ€™ve all been waiting for: Who won the 2012 MoGo7000 Challenge and the 2012 $100 Prize?
First of all, I want to remind you that this year’s $100 prize is donated by my friend and yours, Catherine Young! Catherine contacted me after last year’s winner was announced and said she wanted to sponsor this year’s challenge. What a precious gift for me and for you as CWD readers. Thank you, Cathy! I know your kindness challenged and encouraged our writing friends.
Now, before I announce the winner, check out these amazing statistics:
1.Â 341,894 words were written by Christian Writer’s Den friends this year in the challenge! Hoo-wee!
2.Â 13 Christian Writerâ€™s Den readers/writers reached their monthly goal of at least 7000 new words on a book project and received at least one entry.
3.Â There were 27 total entries.
4.Â Cindy Patterson had the most entries again this year, reaching the MoGo7000 goal 8 months out of 12.
5.Â Eddie Snipes and Marilyn Turk received the second highest number of entries, reaching their goal 3 times each.
6.Â Cindy Patterson wrote the highest number of wordsâ€“60,196. In some genres, that could be a whole book right there!
Congratulations to all the writers who participated. Iâ€™m impressed with your hard work and determination. And many of you told me the challenge encouraged you to write, even if you didnâ€™t reach your goal. That encourages me!
Now, details about the drawing. (And just for the record, as I write this, I still have no idea who won, either!) You may have noticed that each writer who reached the monthly goal was given a sequential number throughout the year. Iâ€™m now going to the Random.org website and putting in a request for the numbers 1-27 to be listed in random order. The first number on the list will be the winner.
So here we go!
The winner of the 2012 MoGo7000 Challenge and recipient of the $100 cash prize isâ€¦
#10! Congratulations, #10!
Oh, I guess you need to know who #10 isâ€¦
Itâ€™s Esther Wallace!!! Congratulations, Esther! (Imagine horns blowing and confetti falling right about now.) Iâ€™m so thrilled for you and all the hard work you put in this year. Now just Contact Me and weâ€™ll discuss how to get your $100 to you.
And thank you to all who participated. Youâ€™ve talked about how MoGo7000 encouraged you, but I want you to know how much it encouraged me that you would join in!
And donâ€™t forget, the 2013 MoGo7000 Challenge has just begun and itâ€™s not too late to get started! Just check out the MoGo7000 Challenge Guidelines here, get your BIC, and start writing. You could win $100!
But whether you win or not, at the end of the year, you could have a book-length manuscript. So, what are you waiting for?
Congratulations to all this month’s winners. Write on!
(Money photo courtesy of Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot/FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
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