Joy to the wooooorld!!!!

The prizes are heeeere!!!!

…and despite the fact that I am achy, my throat is on fire, and I can’t talk (some people may find this an improvement), I’m not letting a little Cold from H-E-double hockey sticks keep away my Christmas Spirit!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the Day 1 giveaway with Rosy Thornton! If you haven’t had a chance to enter yet, never fear! I’m keeping entries open until Dec.24th.

Today, I want to ask you something reflective: How did your writing year go? Did you accomplish what you set out to do? Did you make it through the first two weeks of January and then discover that staying on task was a little more difficult than you’d planned?

Well, my friends, I want to help one of you out in some small way. I want to help you stay organized in the writing year ahead, so that one of these days, I’ll click open your blog and go “Omigosh! Lookit that!” because of all the wonderful things you accomplished.

So today, I have a little prize pack for you! It’s made up of a few cute little things that I’ve collected over the past few months here and there, all Very Important Things for keeping a writer organized:

Botanica Sticky Notes


Click here for an inside view!

There are 3 normal-sized sticky note pads inside, one large-sized with lines to write on (perfect for jotting down ideas or quotations), and four lovely tab-sized sticky pads.

I don’t know about you, but I keep stickies with me at all times in my purse! You never know when you’ll get a moment of inspiration or need to write an important reminder to yourself.



Chocolate-Scented Calculator!


(Just one… I’d love to give you a whole box, but alas, that would be one hefty shipping fee!)

Ever need to calculate the amount of words you have to write per day to finish that novel by the end of the month? Or how about when you’re in the bookstore with a coupon and want to know what the price will be with discount? Or how about when you’re craving chocolate like a madwoman/man and there’s none to be found?

Ah-HAH! You’ll have a chocolate-scented calculator to help you out. Isn’t it just what you always wanted?



Two Helpful Notebooks for Different Moods!


Ah, yes… these poorly lit pocket notebooks say “Really Good Ideas” and “Ramblings”… so no matter what comes to mind, you’ll have a place to scribble it down!

I don’t know about you, but I always have a notebook in my purse, just in case. You never know when inspiration is going to strike!



And with that… who wants to win?! You’ll get the fancy stickies, the calculator, and two little notebooks. Admittedly I’d meant to break this up into two giveaways, but the sickness has dictated that one post is better than two, so one of you will get it all!

How to Enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me how your writing year went, or how you plan to stay organized in the New Year
  • Your Name
  • Email address (don’t worry, it’s just for contacting the winner)
  • If you feel like sharing the contest somewhere, mention it in your comment! I’m not giving extra entries for Twitter/Facebook/etc. this time, but if someone wins who shared the contest, well… I just might throw in some extra stickers or something ;)

Contest is International and Entries are open until Dec. 27th.

Thanks for entering, and happy writing!

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10 comments so far


Cool contest. How did my writing go this year? Lets see, I finished two novels. But one was started in 2009 and so a lot of that time was revising. Does that count?

My name is Angela and my email address is: and I’ll put your contest in my sidebar. Happy Holidays!

December 22nd, 2010 at 5:10 pm
Susan B

Great contest, Faith! My writing year didn’t go entirely as planned, though the new writing schedule I devised this fall did hold up for about three weeks :) I had hoped for more rejection this year, but then didn’t submit as much as I intended. On the positive side, I returned to writing poetry for the first time in years, and I climbed over writer’s block and made further strides on my novel, which I hadn’t touched in at least 18 months.

I’ll post about your contest on my Facebook page.

Have a Merry Christmas, get over the cold, and all the best for 2011!

December 22nd, 2010 at 11:46 pm

What a great contest! I’ll put you on my blog sidebar.
This year was a great writing year. My learning curve was very steep, and I think I sort of achieved a writing nirvana when it comes to plotting.
My email is lydiakang (at) yahoo (dot) com.

December 23rd, 2010 at 12:43 am

My writing year did not go well at all. I’m hoping for something better this year!
e-mail is jessica_nelson7590 AT yahoodot com

December 26th, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Jonnie H

I am working on a new organization system for the new year. There will be charts and labels and all kinds of great stuff, but the biggest part will be a new rule that will help me combat clutter – For every new item I bring into the house, I will get rid of one item. I read this in a book a few months ago and it sounded impossible at the time but now I’m ready to give it a go.

December 27th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

There’s an award for you on my blog!

And even though your contest is closed now, let’s see… This was a better-than-usual writing year, and I’m very enthusiastic about 2011. I’ve discovered the joy of plotting! :)

December 28th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

*phew* Back from the break… thanks for entering everyone, and thanks Su for the award! I’ll head over to check it out. :)

Entries for this contest have been extended until Jan.5th!!! Thanks for spreading the word!!!

January 2nd, 2011 at 1:29 am
Mary K.

Great contest, Faith! Well, 2010 was not a good one for writing (or anything). The less said about it the better. As for 2011, I’ll be moving at the end of the month, so no sense in even trying to get organized before I am in my new place. Once there, tho, I’m resolved to (1) set up a space reserved only for writing and (2) sit in it for at least an hour every day doing nothing except writing. I also am resolved to (3) join an IRL writing group, (4) become active in IWOSC (Independent Writers of So. Cal.), and (5) finish the two online writing courses I started in 2010. I plan by the end of 2011 to have finished the second draft of at least one of my three WIPs. Thanks for the contest, Faith! Wishing you a great reading & writing year!

January 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

My writing in 2010, Well I just re-started my blog. I do like to write, so this year I want to take more time to write and not just on my blog. I have gotten a taste for it and learning about the blog world. I will definitely continue writing in this way and maybe check out that site you were telling me about … if you can be so kind to let me know what it was again. The one where you just write with the topic starter.

January 3rd, 2011 at 3:43 am

Mary — Sounds like you have quite the big plans for the year! There’s a lot there, but it sounds great. Best of luck with the move, too — maybe the new space will provide just the motivation you need to get everything done. Sometimes a change of scenery can really do wonders!

Erin — The site with the 10-minute per day prompts is here: …it’s a lot of fun, and a very small time commitment!

January 5th, 2011 at 4:43 am

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