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Thursday, March 18, 2010

And the Winner is....

Man oh man, it was tough deciding. I mean, I knew it was going to be hard, because teachers are some of the best people I know in the whole world. How to choose....how to choose?

(And it didn't help that I got teary reading about some of these amazing people...I think Wendy said it best: Teachers really do change lives.)

But, as I was sitting at my computer late last night reading over the entries, there was one that stood out from the rest. I mean, every teacher is amazing in his/her own way, but how many would go to the house of each student (sneakily, of course) and leave green foot prints??? (as well shamrocks and candies for her students to find?)

Not many. That's dedication (or perhaps the woman is part leprechaun herself....in which case, it would not bode well to offend her.)

The teacher in question is Mrs. Carlson, and her champion is SolvangSherrie!

Congratulations!! Sherrie, email me your address and I'll send you the basket o'luck. May it bring much luck to you and yours.


So, I'm working on some revisions right now for my middle grade. I am struck again how important it is to have some other eyes than just mine review the ms. I am so close to the story...I knew what I wanted it to be...but it helps to have another viewpoint, letting me know if I was able to stay true to that vision or not. (Usually, I need my Indiana Jones Potato Head and his whip for strength when revising, but right now I'm feeling like I can do it whip-free.)

hrh

P.S. (Han Solo is telling me not to get cocky...so I guess if my inner editor/Harrison Ford can't be Indiana Jones, he'll settle for one of his other roles...)

16 comments:

Jackee said...

Congrats to Sherri!

And Shelley, even Indiana Jones just pulled out his gun and shot the dang bad guy sometimes. Good luck on revisions!

Kelly H-Y said...

How did I miss that contest! What an awesome one!!! Congrats Sherrie!!

Kelly said...

What a wonderful idea for a contest! Congrats to Sherrie, the teacher she wrote about and of course that teacher's lucky students!

Niki said...

How wonderful. Congrats to Sherrie :o)

Julie Dao said...

Congrats to Sherrie! What a great contest!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yay for Sherrie and Mrs. Carlson, who does indeed sound awesome! Keep that good luck rolling.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Other viewpoints are so valuable! Thanks for the fun contest.

Myrna Foster said...

If you ever need another viewpoint, I'm volunteering!

And hurray for teachers!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Congratulations to Sherrie! She is onw awesome blogger and teacher. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats Sherrie! And I'm stealing some of the luck anyway. I can feel it vibing from your blog.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I'm so stoked!! Yay! I'll have to send you a picture of Mrs. Carlson and how our front entry looked last year after her visit :)

Thanks, Shelley!

B.J. Anderson said...

Congrats to Sherri! And what an awesome contest!

storyqueen said...

Jackee-Yes, that's right! I'll have to make sure he packs his gun!

Kelly-Don't worry. I'm sure I'll get inspired to run another one sometime.

Kelly P-I watched your "won't you be my agent" video the other day...hahahahaha! Well done!

Niki-Hope things are going well down on the farm.

Julie-Your recent post on creepy books was great...scary but great!

Tricia-I'm sure some of that luck is going to roll your way anyway....just wait and see!

Jessie-I keep telling myself that as I struggle through...but yes, they really do give perspective.

Myra-That would be great!! I'd love to have another reader!

Sharon-Yes, Sherrie has a wonderful and inspiring blog.

Elana-Steal away, my friend. I am sure there is enough to go around.

Sherrie-I would love to see a picture! And the basket will be coming soon!

BJ-Well, thanks! And thank you for stopping by.

Lisa and Laura said...

Congrats Sherrie!!!

Lisa and Laura said...

P.S.
Also met your fab new agent in person. She rocks (duh). And bought a copy of Good Night, Good Knight. Can't wait to read it to the kiddies!

storyqueen said...

L and L-You lucky girls! I bet she is even more fabulous in person!

Thank you so much for buying my book! I hope you love reading it....over and over and over...;)

Shelley