Tuesday, August 19, 2008

August's Write-Away Winner

Tomorrow is the first day of school here. You know what that means? It means I can actually go back to blogging around here. And it also means I'm going to miss the kids (I'm not entirely heartless you know).

Thank you to everyone this month who participated (there were 52 of you) each time I get an entry I have a little warm fuzzy thought for the person who took time to write an submission and send it in--it takes real guts to hand your writing over to be judged and I appreciate you for being so brave and making this contest so successful. Thank you also to Tracy at Dandelion Mama who took time out of her days to do her part as our judge. Well done Tracy!

. . . And the winner is:

Genesis Moments with Man's First Kiss

Sarah is a freelance writer from Phoenixville, PA with two preteen daughters, a wonderful husband and insane little beagle. She teaches preschool crafts at the YMCA, writes a budgeting seminar for single moms at the local crisis pregnancy center and volunteers both in local politics and at her local Presbyterian church. Besides Genesis Moments Sarah also writes at Chic Critique.

Honorable Mentions:

Marybeth Whalen at Cheaper by the Half Dozen with First Kiss
Notes of Jubilee with Monday (A)musings
Mozi Esme with No Regrets


Here are a list of the entries in the order they were received:

Summer at Summer's Nook with A First

Jennifer at Once a Day Photography with First Kiss

Andrew at Charmed, I'm Sure with First Kiss

Angie's Spot with First Kiss

Mozi Esme with No Regrets

Notes of Jubilee with Monday (A)musings

Stephanie at Adventures in Babywearing with We Kissed by the Light of the Oven Clock

Blog O' Beth with Max's First Kiss

Schoolteacher by Day Superhero by Night
with Kisses Sweeter than Wine

Kontera at Positive Frenzy with First Kiss

Cassie at Southern Domestic Goddess with Our First Kiss

Sandra at People's Family Online with Our First Kiss

Christine at From Dates to Diapers with First Kiss

Pamela at the Dayton Time with (Bump) Kissing and Telling

Heather at The Extraordinary Ordinary with Our Moments

Sucharita Sarkar At Past Continuous with My First Kiss Was a Stolen One in an Empty Room

A Blessed, Crazy Life with First Kiss

Gilit Frank at No Sex in the City with Kisses Are a Girl's Best Friend

Danielle at ExtraordinaryMommy.com with First Kiss

Emzeegee and the Hungry Three
with Not So Much a Kiss As a Peck

Robin at The Pensieve with It's Centrifugal Motion, It's Perpetual Bliss

Janet at Adventures in the 32-Aker Wood with A Longish Wait

Janelle at My Inkstand with First Kiss

Joy at When Does Daddy Come Home with Attempt to Write

Christie O. at Baby Tea Leaves with First Kiss

Michelle Pendergrass with First Kiss

Marybeth Whalen at Cheaper by the Half Dozen with First Kiss

Zen Mama Wannabe with First Kiss

A Listmaker's List with Would the Happy Couple Please Stand?

Organized Mommy at Organized Everyday with 6th of August . . . A Special Day for Us

Charette at Divergent Pathways with Magic Kisses

Erin at C'est La Vie! with Sleep, Sleep Tonight, and May Your Dreams Be Realized

Angie at Seven Clown Circus with First Kiss, Precious Gift

The Geekwif with First Kiss

The House of Jules with My Last, Best Night in TN; Also See: You Know Who You Are

A Mom Speaks with A First Kiss I Will Never Forget

Melissa at The Howell Herald with First Kiss

Marmite and Tea with First Kiss: The Fairy Tale and the Reality

MiniVan Diva with "I Couldn't Wait Any Longer . . . "

Sarah at Que Sarah Sarah with First Kiss

Genesis Moments with Man's First Kiss

The Spices of Life with The Last First Kiss

Lori at CommuniKate with Sweet Lips

Melanie at Life Is Not Final with Drew Should Like Roller Coasters

Momma's World with Transitions

Deanna at A Gathering of Days with That Awkward Front Door Scene

Carrie at Ceaseless Praise with First Kiss

Jeanie in Paradise with Kiss and Tell

Motherhood for Dummies with My Last First Kiss

Wild Squirrel with My First REAL Kiss

Tina at Half Truths and Fictions with The Bud

Magic Beans
with It's in His Kiss


And if you've still got more words left in you hop on over to pay Jordan at MamaBlogga a visit and enter her Group Writing Project. The theme is "The New Normal" which sounds like it opens up a bunch of creative possibilities.

Congratulations to Linda of Palatka, Florida and Lindsay of Earls Barton, UK for winning last weekend's giveaway from Crazy Creek, Wupzey and Prima Princessa and thanks to everyone who visited and entered.

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sarah said...

I am so honored. The best part of the whole contest was how this one just flowed out one day. I sat by the coffee pot early one Sunday morning with a small pad of paper and keep ripping off page after page as I wrote. Maybe I will get that novel trilogy roaming around in my head done someday!

Thank you again!

Robin (PENSIEVE) said...

Congratulations Sarah :). When I read your entry, I knew it was special :).

Although I've never been a winning contender, for some reason I always love the posts I write for Write Away, Michelle :). The themes often provide the kick in the behind to write something that's been floating around my head for a while; and I'm already wondering what's in store next!


~michelle pendergrass said...

Congrats everyone! And thanks for the opportunity to enter Michelle. :)

Nicole said...

yea! I was beginning to wonder when we'd see the list. I love reading all the entries.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed taking part in this, I'm so glad I found you (thanks Robin!). I'll be reading through all the entries. I loved the winning one!

Thanks for doing this, I'm looking forward to the next one.

Joy said...

WOW!!! There really were a lot of entries! Can't wait for the next one!!!

jeanie said...

Thank you again for doing this, Michelle - it is always fun to be part of this, and a great time reading all your entries.

MommasWorld said...

I feel the need to fan myself like a southern gal out of Gone With The Wind. My goodness those were some awesome kisses!!

Thank you for letting me participate and for getting to know a more bloggers.