Thursday, November 4, 2010


“Where’er we tread is haunted, holy ground.”

- Lord Byron

Thanks for all who participated in the Halloween Haunting. I had the most comments, ever. And I noticed many of you had several new followers on your blogs. YaY!

Without further ado:

JC Martin, Fighter Writer won 3rd place and will receive a copy of Travel Team.

The Words Crafter, Rainy Day Wanderer ,won 2nd place and will receive a copy of Green Angel.

Michelle McLean, Author won 1st place and will receive a copy of Tantalize.

Congratulations, winners!

I miss your blogs. I visited almost everyone who commented on the Halloween Haunting post before or during the Haunting, but very few since then. Even if I’m not commenting as much, I’m thinking of you. And I’m trying to keep up with some of you Facebook, but not everyone is on there.

On the writing front, I’m up to 23,500 words on Naked Eye. There isn’t much time to write but I can’t let it go altogether. I’m aiming for 1k-2k per week. Periodically, I’m sending a few chapters to Aubrie Dionne for editing so I feel like I’m still in the writing game.

Teaching has been challenging. I've had good days and bad days, good classes and bad classes. I have stories to share, which I'll probably get to next week.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Vicki Rocho has voting set up for her "Worst Day Ever" contest. I have an entry, but I won't tell you which one. It's appeared on this blog before. (Can you guess?) Anyway, there are funny entries, so go vote for your favorite one!

In other news, Jennifer Daiker is holding an awesome contest for being near 1000 followers! You saw that right – that’s NOT an extra 0. If you don’t follow her now, help her reach her goal.


  1. Congrats to the winners, and go you on writing!

  2. Yea for the winners and I look forward in hearing about your teaching adventures.

  3. I can only echo what Summer said. : j
    Congratulations to all the winner and gambate with your writing!

    Heheh.. I recognize your entry in the worst day ever contest. I must say, if that's your worst day ever you're pretty fortunate. : j
    Yeah, I know you've had worse... You've written about some right here. ; j

  4. congratulations to the winners and to you for having such an awesome blogfest. am heading over to Vicki's now.

  5. Wow for a busy girl you're still making things happen! Congratulations on the awesome word count!!

    Congrats to the awesome winners.

    Oh that Vicki, she's fabulous... I have really missed her posts lately!

  6. Congrats to the winners! And Theresa, don't sweat the commenting thing. Not many of us CAN keep up with everything. *raises hand*!!! Unles, of course, you are Jen, who seems to be wonder woman!!!


  7. Congratulations to the winners!

    Please don't worry about not being able to comment. Life happens. (And I'm not a very great commenter this week, also.) Good luck with your writing!

  8. Congrats to your winners! And good luck with the teaching AND the writing!

  9. Your word count is looking really good. Keep up the good work.

    Your haunting was a success. Great idea, I wish I had joined!

    COngratulations to the winners.

  10. Congrats to the winners! I'm bummed I missed the haunting - October sort of got away from me. (Feeble excuse, I know...but the best I can do)

    Thanks for the shout out!


    And well done you for being over 23,000 words into your wip!! WOO-HOO!!!!

    Ooooh off I go to see your entry in the worst day ever contest!!

    Take care

  12. p.s. I've seen your entry!! LOL!! Yay!! good luck!!!

  13. @ Summer Ross, thanks!

    @ Slamdunk, I already have a few lined up. One is written and two are in my head.

    @ Alesa, I actually had a worst ever day a couple of weeks ago. But I sent the entry before that. Either way, I wanted it to be worst-ever with humor - not Lifetime Movie bad.

    @ Joanna St James, glad you liked the blogfest!

    @ Jen, I may have sent my entry before I began the job. I'm not only said about not keeping up with blogs, but participating in blogfests and challenges.

    @ Jessica, I'll try to head over later.

    Jen is pretty good about keeping up. Several weeks ago was the first time I noticed her not commenting as much.

    @ Nicole Zoltack, YaY winners!

    @ Bossy Betty, I'm happy for the winners too.

  14. Congrats to the winners and to you Theresa for your new job, thats great!!
    I am back blogging, missed the contact with all my writer friends, I got a few projects done but a way to go yet.

  15. ps, thanks for the promotion for the book on your sidebar.

  16. I am looking forward to hearing some of your teaching adventures. For some reason, my quarter has been very mellow, so I need some good teaching stories.

  17. @ Emy, I know people have had to disappear for short breaks, but this job is at least until the end of February. I realize I was spoiled in my subbing life, as erratic as it was.

    @ Susan, thank you. I appreciate it.

    @ Melissa, thanks. If I ever do another one, I'd love to have you be a part of it.

    @ Vicki, don't worry about it. I'm glad you're here now!

    @ Old Kitty, at 1k a week, I'm not finishing it for a long time!

  18. @ Brigid, welcome back! I'm glad you've been productive. You're here and I'm hardly here - we've crossed paths!

    I hope the book is selling well.

    @ Missed Periods, my teaching has NOT been mellow. I could make you appreciate your circumstance if I could share all the stories.

    @ The Golden Eagles, I'm happy for the winners too. I wish I had many more books to give away.

  19. Congratulations to all the winners and great on you Theresa for holding the haunting!! It was fun to blog hop.

  20. Congratulations to all the winners!! So happy for you with your new job. Glad it is going well. Good Luck with the writing.
    Smiles to you.

  21. Well done with your naked eye word count, great title too! Best of luck with the words!
    I havent gone away forever, just till I write "the end" which will hopefully be soon.
    All the best

  22. I feel the same way about visiting and commenting on blogs. There is just so little time. I'm not going to worry about how many people "show" up to mine. So many people are doing the nano, or in revision la la land, or trying to write something not via, the semester is drawing to a close, holidays are upon us. It's just a busy time.

    Anyway, congratulations to the other winners and again, thank you so much! Woohoo!

  23. Congrats to all of the winners. And, great going on your novel! That's awesome. =D

  24. Congrats to the winners and way to go on your writing! :)

  25. Congratulations to all the winners! And great progress on your novel, Theresa!

  26. @ Ann, I enjoyed blog hopping too!

    @ Choices, I'm managing the job. I've lost the deer-in-the-headlights panic I had in the beginning.

    @ Niamh, I'm happy to know you've been productive. I hope to catch up on some blogs today during movie viewing in class. And grading.

    @ The Words Crafter, so we may have to all wait until January? I noticed the summer had been pretty slow with vacations and warmer weather.

    @ RaShelle, thanks!

    @ Lisa, thank you.

    @ Jennifer, thanks. It feels great to squeeze writing time in.

  27. You organized an awesome event, Theresa - congrats to your winners! I can't wait to check out "The Worst day Ever" entries. And thanks for commenting on my logline. :-)

  28. Hope you're enjoying the teaching. Have a great weekend!

  29. @ Shannon, thank you. Loved your logline.

    @ Elana, it's getting better. You have a great weekend too.

  30. Is the Lord Byron quote what inspired the title of the blogfest? If so, that's so cool. Great quote. Oh and I gave you an award on my blog on Fri btw :)

  31. @ NiaRae, no, I chose the quote after I had the blogfest. I'm glad you like the quote.

    Thank you for the award!

  32. Congrats to the winners! Godamn Ive been so disconnected from the Blogsphere I missed your awesome contest! Daaaaaammnnn!
    And keep on rocking my writer friend, we go through all these difficulties now so we can relax and drink martinis after our bestsellers have reached number one on the NY Times. ; )

  33. Congratulations to the winnersss!!! Yay!!!! I missed this blogpost on Thurs, Theresa..sorry if my comment was late.

    Yes, I'm missing our bloggie friends too!!!! It's been really quiet lately....but not to worry...they'll be back soon.

    I know your week will be busy but let me greet you a Happy Monday!!! :)

  34. Congrats to the winners and all of the writing you're getting done!

  35. Congrats to the winners! Sounds like your WIP is moving along!!

  36. @ Clara, I've missed you. Next time!

    @ Nas Dean, I plan to mail their prizes on Friday.

    @ Len, don't worry about a late comment. I'm getting to people's blogs when I can.

    Hope you're having a good week.

    @ Renae, I hope to get some more writing in on Veteran's Day.

    @ Paul Greci, I'm getting starts and stops on the WIP. I don't want to stop for too long.