Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
When I started this giveaway, my main goal was to call attention to my editing because if you need an editor, I can do the job, and I need the work. Of course, I was celebrating my one thousandth blog post, too, and will continue to do so for a while.
But when your cards for my (former) mother-in-law's 80th birthday started to arrive, my MIL became the focus of the giveaway. Your generosity has moved me beyond words, so I'll just say thank you.
First, let's count cards. We don't have 80–yet. I'm going to mail the cards to my MIL on Friday. I'll use priority mail so she receives them by Christmas. I'll send a Christmas gift to her at the same time.
When I send the cards on Friday, THERE WILL BE 80. That's all there is to it. Some cards from you are still on the way. Willy Dunne Wooters will send a card. I'll send a card. Favorite Young Man will send a card. I have lots of birthday cards and I know lots of nice people here in Jacksonville who will sign cards. Eighty cards will not be a problem.
I'll send any cards that arrive after Friday to my MIL after Christmas.
Cards have arrived from the following people during the last few days: Lavoice; one of my sisters and her husband; Suzy; Anne Marie; Dee; Sally; fishducky sent two more cards, one from Bud and one from her daughter Nameless, whose name I now know and I am not above blackmail; and 10 cards came from Coffey, each one from a different person (Coffey, you will receive a special Christmas email from me).
That means 18 more cards. Now let's use the quadratic equation and think about the high potta noose of the circle and consider some algebraic geometry because that's The Hurricane's field of study.
We have 62 cards, and as I said, I WILL have 80 cards in that box I send on Friday.
I know Margaret will be amazed and delighted because so many people took the time to send a beautiful birthday card to her.
Now, let's reveal the winners of the giveaway (chosen at random):
The book Day Laughs, Night Cries goes to Jenny Matlock.
The book Homeless in Hawaii goes to Kianwi.
The book Cleft Heart goes to Shelly Morales.
A $25 Amazon gift card goes to Rita McGregor.
A $25 Amazon gift card goes to Practical Parsimony (Linda).
An Editor's Tip t-shirt goes to Nicki Elson.
And $150 worth of editing by moi goes to Brandon Ax.
Congratulations, winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in any way.
Jenny, should I send your book to the address on the package you sent to me? Kianwi and Shelly, I need addresses from you, unless you put a return address on the birthday cards you sent. If you did and want me to use those addresses, no prob.
Rita and Linda, I'll email your gift cards to you.
Nicki, my sweet Vebarino, I'll email a link to you so you can choose the style, size, and color of your t-shirt.
Brandon, I'll send you an email about editing. I hope you have a WIP or something you'll complete soon because my OCD longs to work for you.
God bless you all.
Infinities of love,