Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Check-In & Giveaway Winners

Each Monday here at Tangled, we will be posting a check-in to keep us accountable for the writing we've accomplished and to receive encouragement for those of us who have struggled. And let's be honest, when aren't we struggling as writers? We could always, always use a little encouragement, right? 

This week we are also posting the winners from our author week giveaways. Check for the names below.

So here is our check-in for this week. Please feel free to leave a comment with your own check-in. We'd love to see how you're doing. :-)

Christina's Check-In: This last week I finished about 2k on my WiP. I was hoping to get a little more done but got kinda lazy. Eep. This coming week though I plan to do about another 2k at least, maybe more. I'm not sure exactly b/c this week will be a bit busier for me.

My winner for the copy of Haven by Kristi Cook is MINA! Congrats Mina! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!!

Drea's Check-In: I got nothing. I need to make it through this week and then I hope to get back on a normal writing schedule. The first few weeks of school are killer.

Danielle's Check-In:  This week I'm going to finish my paper (due Tuesday) and read a book! I haven't read a book in like three weeks that wasn't for school so I'm very excited. I'm going to write 2-5k this week. That's a smaller number for me but I'm hoping to finish by the end of November and anything is better than nothing. Plus, I think work will be insanity. Last week I survived--which was my goal--so as long as I read a book and write SOMETHING beyond this scene, I'll be so happy.


Patricia's Check-In: I just finished my week off from writing and it was definitely the right thing to do! I read a new book on craft that gave me a lot to think about and I'm going to be implementing some of the ideas I got while reading it this coming week. I also spent the weekend in Boston with Danielle (which was SO MUCH FUN!) and was lucky enough to have dinner with Cindy and Ariane while I was there. It was a wonderful evening of book, industry, and writing talk. More than anything else I did this week, it got be excited to start working again so I thank all three of them for that! This week I am going to drive right back in and focus on moving forward in my draft without looking back and editing as I go. I'm also going to try out drafting in Scrivener (which Danielle was kind enough to give me a tutorial in while I was there!)

Winners of the TORN give away:

Grand prize winner: Melinda Williams

Two runners up: glitterword, mermaidvision 

Cindy's Check-In: I finished the first draft of my WIP. I sent it off to crit partners and now I'm waiting as patiently as possible for feedback. I've started a new WIP to keep myself distracted and am getting caught up on critiquing. Overall, I'm really excited for the finished WIP and can't wait to dig into revisions. 


  1. Yay! Thank you so much! Shall I e-mail my address or whatnot? :)


  2. oh my gosh!!! :D I can't believe I won. Do I email you??

  3. So so SO excited! Thank you! Can't wait to read this book! So like the others wondering what to do now.

  4. Hi guys! Congratulations! Please send an email with your name and mailing address to tangledupinwords (at) gmail (dot) com. :)