And the Winner Is…

After crossing 10,000 views last week, I offered a crafty little giveaway. Today, all the entries went into a bowl, I drew a name, and the winner is…

Candace Knoebel, a fellow writer who followed the blog last week, and whose blog I’m excited to follow myself! (You should go check her out, too.)

So congrats, Candace! I’ll shoot you an email and find out what sort of craft-goodness you’d like to receive.

Now, for some business.

Readers, I am so very busy. I’m getting ready to send off my first batch of queries, I’m researching and writing heavily for a personal project, I’m plotting a new novel, and I have two trips planned in August.

Do you see where this is going?

I have to cut back on the blogging. You’ve been seeing me three times a week, but you’ll probably see me a little less during the month of August. I’m not going to commit to a particular schedule, but I’ll still look at Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as potential blogging days. You just won’t get new content on every one of those days.

Take heart, though. I have some exciting things planned for us here and I hope you’ll stick around to see them.

Happy Friday

I’m off helping a friend move this weekend, folks, so this is an unexciting post. Remember, though, that today is your last day to enter the mini-tree giveaway!

Have a good weekend, and we’ll announce our winner on Monday!

It’s almost Caturday!


On Friday, this blog reached 10,000 views! Awesome!

Small elephant says, “HURRAY!”

So, as a little celebratory thank-you gift to you, my dear readers, I want to offer… a GIVE-AWAY!

You may not know, but I am a maker of small things. Do you like small things? Do you like trees? Would you like to win a VERY SMALL TREE??

Why yes, I’m about the same size as a quarter.

If you want a tiny wire tree all your own (or something else — I make larger small trees, small fairy dolls, jewelry, and drawings of stick figures — if you win, we’ll talk), all you have to do is link back to this blog via your own blog, Facebook, or Twitter, and show me in the comments that you did so!

So, let’s review:

1. You can win a Kristin-made craft, most likely a teeny, customized tree!

2. To enter the contest, link back to my blog via your blog, Facebook, or Twitter, and leave a link to your share in my comments. If you share in multiple places, you get multiple entries!

3. At the end of the week, I’ll put all the entries in a hat, and my husband will pick a name! Friday will be the last day to get your name in the hat.

4. As a bonus, if you FOLLOW this blog with EMAIL UPDATES this week, I’ll put your name in THREE ADDITIONAL TIMES.

I have the best readers on the internet. Seriously, you guys are awesome. Thank you for helping me stay afloat all this time.