Okay, so I never thought I'd get to the place where I had 700 blog posts. When I started OTWP in the spring of 2006, I had no idea where it would go, nor did I realize how much I would love blogging. It's neat to have a journal of my life, thoughts, and silly random stuff that occurs to me. I've never been a diarist, so having this blog has filled that slot in my life. (I've examined why I've never been big into keeping a diary/journal, and the only thing I can come up with is that I have a great aversion to writing in books. I have a hard time even underlining things in my Bible. It just goes against everything in me to write in a book. I can hardly even make pencil edits on a hard copy of a manuscript.)
Lord willing, June 5th will see the 700th blog post at OTWP. And how will I celebrate? By giving away books!
I'm giving away 10 books (pictured above) hoping to spread the word about great Christian Fiction and reward you faithful readers who are kind enough to read my rambling thoughts.
One Step Over the Border by Stephen Bly
A Shadow of Treason and
A Whisper of Freedom by Tricia Goyer
My Soul to Keep by Melanie Wells
Diamond Duo by Marcia Gruver
Fair Game and
A Bride So Fair by Carol Cox
Lightning and Lace by DiAnn Mills
Magdalene by Angela Hunt
A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson
What a line-up. Great writers, great stories, and you can win them all. Imagine having a giant box of books show up on your doorstep. Ah, bliss!
What do you have to do to win?
1) Leave a comment on each new post between now and June 5th. That's 12 comments. Let me know you're out there. Writing can be a solitary pursuit, and it encourages me to know someone is reading.
2) Sometime between now and June 5th, in one of your comments, let me know what your favorite post at OTWP has been. Something writing related? Something wacky from the Friday Five? Scroll back through the archives and let me know what catches your eye.
3) Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you should win.
That's it. From those names eligible, one of my offspring will draw a name from the Day-Glo Orange Hunting Cap and the winner will be announced June 8th.
Thank you all for reading, and thank you for your encouragement on this path. We've come a long way.