Three Things Wednesday

I know you are all tired.
Ann Dee and I feel your pain.
We are exhausted.
We never thought running this contest would be so hard.
We never knew it would take so much of our own writing time.
We never realized that it would take as much coordination and work and borrowing favors from others writers.
We never knew so much math would be involved.

So today’s Three Things is EASY.

1. Find somebody you love, and hug and kiss them. Tell them you love them. Thank them for being in your life.

2. Here in UT the day is beautiful. If the day is beautiful where you are, walk outside for just five minutes. Close your eyes. Face the sun. Breathe deep.
As my agent said when he was here last weekend, “Take the time to be still.”

2a. He also said Be Brave Every Day.

3. Thank God or Whomever you believe in for your talents, your experiences and all the things that matter in life.

I know we have been experimenting with you all following along. Sometimes people got frustrated with us. But I want you to know that most of you were more than kind with our (my) mistakes, and I appreciate you all for that.

Have a terrific day. I hope you get to write!
And tell someone important how much you care.


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9 responses to “Three Things Wednesday

  1. Wow. I really needed this today. Seriously. I AM tired and really need to take time to be still.

    I am so thankful for you, Carol, and Ann Dee and Kyra and Cam and all of the guest judges and fellow writers and anyone else involved in this contest that I’ve forgotten about. It has been tough but fun and more than anything it’s inspiring to see so much talent and sacrifice from all of you. So here is my hug and kiss to you all XOXOXO. I love you and thanks for being in my life!

    Also, I’m posting “Be Brave Every Day” at my desk right now. So XOXOXO to your agent as well!

  2. Estee

    The hugs and kisses go to my babies, and the weather here is cold, windy and rainy. But I am very grateful for this contest and all the work you guys have put into it (especially the accursed math). These writing challenges have pushed me way out of my writing comfort zone. I’ve learned so much. Like, writing murder mysteries is SERIOUSLY HARD. Thanks so much.

  3. Kim Woodruff

    Thanks for offering this contest and sticking it out with us. Every week, the challenges have really pushed me, and I’ve learned so much, not only from writing them, but from reading the other writer’s submission as well. If you think of doing it again, and you want help, I’d volunteer. (And I’d volunteer my husband, too. He’s a math professor, so you wouldn’t have to worry about the math again πŸ™‚ ).

    • CLW

      Yahoo for math professors! We need ’em!
      I am so glad this has been fun for you.
      And thank you for volunteering both you and your hubby.

  4. Cheryl

    Thank you so much for bringing this wonderful journey to everyone – and your hard work. This contest is a gift. You deserve a ticker-tape parade or at least a day at the spa – with a masseuse named Sven πŸ™‚ We love you!

  5. Yes. Thank you. Thank you. I’ve learned so much from doing this contest. Thank you for your sacrifices. I’m impressed by the generosity of the children’s writing community. Carol has worked for years to help writers develop their talents. This contest has been worth every minute I’ve spent on it and I would also be happy to help out in the future.


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