Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Weekend Edition

Welcome to the Weekend Edition!

We Have Winners

If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes. Send to Seekers@Seekerville.net



On Monday, Connilyn Cossett was our special guest. LeAnn Bristow is the winner of Shadow of the Storm. 

Tuesday K. C. Frantzen & May the K9 Spy, presented "Beyond the Bookmark," an in-depth look at swag!  Wilani and Cindy W are the winners of May the K9 Spy e-books. Please specify Amazon, Kobo or Nook. Caryl Kane is a third winner, who  may choose any hardcover May book and their choice of plush toy: Mini-May, the star of our series or Nykeeda the Cheetah, from the latest release May Saves the Day: Situation in St. Petersburg! 

On Wednesday we featured The December Contest Update. Did you stop by to meet our Contest Diva, Laurie Wood?  Amazon Gift Card winner is Nicky. The first 15-page critique winners are Sherida Stewart, Cynthia Herron, Kelly Bridgewater and Kelsey. You have 8 weeks to submit your pages per our legal page. 

Happy December! Seekerville welcomed back, Jill Kemerer, on Thursday, with her post, "When Your Calling Flatlines." Linda Truesdell is the winner of a copy of Yuletide Redemption, her latest release from Love Inspired.




Next Week in Seekerville

Monday: Mary Connealy is your hostess. She'll be talking about brainstorming with a non-writer brain.

Tuesday:  Today we are delighted to welcome back, Belle Calhoune with her post, "Transforming an Ordinary Concept into an Extraordinary One." She's not only got tips for us, but she's giving away TEN copies of Reunited at Christmas. Merry Christmas from Belle! 

Wednesday: We are honored to have Fiction University's Janice Hardy with us today. Don't miss her post, "Three Ways to Make Your Writing Come Alive!" Plus, we're giving away a copy of her latest craft bookUnderstanding Show, Don't Tell: (And Really Getting It), in ebook formatto one lucky commenter.

Thursday: Multi-published author Ruth Logan Herne loves to set her stories in big cities and small towns, but join her here on Thursday to talk about that really big story in that initial small town: Bethlehem. What was it like to be the newcomers, creating a ruckus, bringin' in angels and draggin' shepherds from their jobs? Let's examine this sweet, small town together... and there might just be a $15 Starbucks Card for one lucky chatter!

Friday: Join us for the Best of the Archives with Julie Lessman. Each Friday  comments are closed so we can catch up with our reading and writing




Seeker Sightings



Get your free copy of the December issue of Family Fiction Magazine with Julie Lessman on the cover and recipes from Julie and Ruth Logan Herne inside. 





Tina Radcliffe is delighted to have another sale to Woman's World Magazine. It will appear in this week's issue, available to non-subscribers on Thursday, December 8th.




Tina Radcliffe will be blogging at Shelia Stovall's blog on December 5, a Monday. Friendship, Hope & Fried Fruit Pies! Love that name. Join Tina for a post called, "Slow Down!" and  for a chance to win Rocky Mountain Cowboy.









Tina Radcliffe will also be appearing on Cheryl St. John's blog for the 2016 Great Christmas Tree Tour on December 9th. Check it out here.

Debby Giusti invites all her Seekerville friends to join her for Romancing the Smokies. March 17 – 18, 2017 Knoxville, TN. A delightful reader event with Friday and Saturday night get-togethers,Saturday Readers Luncheon, Book Signing, and SWAG!
Don’t miss this fun weekend with more than 20 of your favorite authors!












And get ready for a rollickin', food-fun-faith-filled New Year's Eve at our annual "Rockin' It With Seekerville New Year's Eve" party! We'll start the festivities and the hourly giveaways from 6:00 AM  Eastern Time (Ruthy's shift!) to 3:00 AM Eastern Time (Midnight on the West coast) with Keli Gwyn wishing all a Happy New Year! Prizes, fun, chatter and non-caloric pretend food round out the day! What could be better than that?  Hang with us as we make a pledge to "Kick Discouragement to the Curb"... TOGETHER!



Random News & Information

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A Writer's Life-Hard Choices We All Face (The Write Conversation)**

Editing: Are You Right Brain or Left Brain? (Maris Soule)**

Decoding Agent-Speak: I Didn’t Know Where the Story was Going (BookEnds)**


The Top 7 Details You Need to Think About When Writing Historical Fiction (Writer Unboxed)

10 Bookish Tech Gadgets We Didn’t Even Know We Needed (Book Bub Blog)


The Perspective from Inside a Character (The Editor's Blog)**


How Character Attributes and Flaws Work Within Character Arc (Writers Helping Writers)

What Agents and Publishers Want and Why (Writer Unboxed)**


Facebook Ad Types: When to Use Each Objective (Andra Vahl)



The End is Near: What Makes a Good Ending ( Fiction University)


Recommended Books for Writers (The Creative Penn)


Backing Away from the Cliffs of Insanity (Novel Rocket)**


Short on Time? Read ** First and come back later for the rest!



🎄  Writer, Reader, Cat-Lover, Editor & Agent Gift Suggestions for Holidays 2016



Left to Right. Click on Image to see details. Ho. Ho. Ho.
Novel Teas Collectible Classic Novels Metal Tea Tin Set 


#amwriting Square Notepad from  Better Novel Project


2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Cat Lovers from Meow Box


Literary Candles at Uncommon Goods 



Chronicle Books Typewriter Paper Notes



Writer's Block Soap on Amazon



 Writer Signs on Etsy


Foot Hammock on Amazon


Stay Up Late and Write Mug on Etsy


James Patterson Master Class

That's it! Have a great reading and writing Weekend



91 comments :

  1. Happy weekend everyone. It's finally beginning to feel like Christmas around here after a beautiful elongated fall. We usually go straight from hot summer to cold winter in northern Ohio.

    Unless someone else is typing right now, I think this is my first time to be the first commenter. Wow! The midnight owls must have gone to bed early. Congratulations to all the winners and newly published. Have a blessed day.

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  2. Congratulations to all of the winners. Tina, you've sold another WW story? Wow! Congratulations!
    Have a great weekend everyone.

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  3. Everybody needs to buy the new issue of WW and read Tina's sweet story!

    It looks like Seekerville authors took charge of Family Fiction this month. Way to go ladies!

    Congrats to all the winners.

    I hope you all have a great weekend!

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  4. Great Weekend!! Congratulations to all the winners! Loving all the Christmas pics. I would love to get a dictionary for Christmas. A huge one. That would be the perfect gift. But then I'm crazy lol. Anything to hold and flip through.

    Congratulations, Tina! I will be looking for that magazine. I loved your post yesterday of the secret life of a inspirational romance writer.

    I'm clicking the link for the Romancing the Smokies facebook page and it's not working for me. Knoxville's not that far from me!

    Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Try this one, Sally. I'm sorry for the problem. Will attempt to correct the link.

      http://www.eventbrite.com/e/romancing-the-smokies-2017-tickets-24537510354?aff=efbevent

      Would love, love, love to have you join me for Romancing the Smokies. Donna Wright sponsored a great event last year so folks in her area of TN could mix and mingle with authors. It was so successful that she's planning to make it an annual event.

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    2. The link in the text works now. Scroll down for information about the weekend.

      Also the FB group site posts current info.

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  5. Happy first-weekend-of-December, Seekerville!

    Hope all who participated in November's "NaNo" survived! I'm starting my own personal NaNo for DECEMBER with a book deadline looming!

    BETTIE -- we had a pretty fall here in northern Arizona, too--then all of a sudden it's lows in the single digits and highs in the upper 20s. 5 inches of snow. Wind chill is currently NINE. Brrr.

    Hi, JILL! Isn't Tina amazing with those WW stories? They're a hard place to break in to but Tina's one of their favorites now!

    JACKIE--I'm definitely going to be on the hunt for this week's WW, too. That's an especially fun magazine around the holidays, isn't it? "First" is a fun one, too.

    SALLY -- I use the Webster's sitting on my desk bookshelf regularly. Faster than having to open one on-line for me!

    Hope you all have a fabulous writing weekend--and holiday prep fun!



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  6. Glynna: exactly! I like things at my fingertips!

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  7. I loved revisiting Tina's Secret Life post and the picture that goes with it is PERFECT, makes me smile every time I look at it! I always want to reply on archive day because they are some of the best articles.

    Congrats to all the winners this week! I've been reading along while lurking in the background. I had a crazy muscle pull that has kept me in a chair for 10 days! I don't have 10 days at Christmas to be sitting, but as it has been slowly improving I'm thanking God for the ability to walk with less pain. Injuries sure do give a person a renewed compassion for others who may have health issues.

    I hope I can still find a copy of WW magazine on the stands. Congrats on all those stories Tina! (Does anyone else subconsciously want to add the 2 after WW, lol?)

    Happy weekending everyone!

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    1. Tracey -- that must be a mega-muscle pull to do that much damage to your mobility. :( Praying for a quick recovery.

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    2. Thanks for the prayers Glynna, I appreciate any and all offered. It was a mega-pull alright, I've never had anything like it, but have seen my chiropractor and massage therapist, used hot and cold compresses, epsom salt baths and pain reliever I was already taking for bad knee. Read an article on K-Laser therapy this morning and think I'll try that next, it's suppose to promote deep tissue healing.

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    3. I am so praying for your healing, Tracey. That's not fun. I actually address this in my blog post on Monday.

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    4. Thanks Tina, much appreciated. I'm not one to sit all day so it's been hard in more ways than one.
      I'm so grateful to God to improve a little each day, I'm actually happy to be able to do some housework that has been STARING at me, lol.
      Looking forward to Monday's post!

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    5. Tracey, I loved Friday's archive post, too! And Tina in her "secret life" photo made me smile all day. I agree- LOVE all the archive posts.

      Praying for muscle relief for you...

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    6. Ha! I finally got to use my beloved raincoat for something good. Never rains here so it was bored.

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    7. TINA, you reminded me of Audrey Hepburn... Remember the raincoat she wore in one of my favorite scenes EVER? The one where George Peppard tells her what's what, and she goes searching for "Cat" in the rain? Ahhh... *bunny trailllll"

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    8. Ouch, Tracey! Praying for your rapid and complete recovery.....

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    9. Thank you so much for the prayers Cynthia and Sherida, I feel so much better today, the prayers of believers are really making all the difference!

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    11. Tracey, I'm so sorry about the pulled muscle! My sister did something that sounds similar and finally got relief doing physical therapy.

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    12. Tracey, that's so hard.... and the patience required when we expect ourselves to be busy is tough, our minds do a number on us... Praying for your full recovery and comfort. I will rail the heavens... Nicely. And with cookies. (I know God doesn't need bribes, but I think ST. Joseph would love some cookies!)

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    13. So sorry about the layup especially at this time of year. Yikes. Glad to hear its improving. I'm in PT myself for a tear in mine. Bummer isn't it? Hang in there.

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  8. Congratulations to the winners, and winners of May the K9 Spy goodies especially. ;) Yay for WILANI, CINDY W and CARYL. Woot woot!

    Excited to get those sent out this next week. Merry Christmas everypawdy!!

    SALLY ~ where ARE you I wonder (or should I know already?) Would be fun to carpool over and meet Debby and others. We're about 1-1/2 hrs west of Knoxville.

    Cass & I are heading off tomorrow for a school visit in GA on Monday. Excited to be teaching 3-5 grades more about point of view and introducing them to May's stories of hope and opportunity.

    On another note: still trusting God's faithfulness and mercy. There's no sign of our beloved dog, Anna, yet. She went missing the day after Thanksgiving. Appreciate paws and hands together for her. We're trusting God's plan and resting in this. (But we'd love to have her home if that's in His will.)

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Thanks for the articles, Tina. Already read a few!

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    1. KC, if you decide to attend, be sure to sign up to sit at my table. Sally too! Wouldn't it be fun to enjoy the event together!!! :)

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    2. Where in GA will you be? I live in GA, about 90 miles of Atlanta. Have a good trip.

      Congrats to all winners and to Tina for another story in WW.

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    3. KC -- I'm so sorry the pup is still AWOL. I know you're worried about her. Praying you'll get positive news soon.

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    4. KC, I'm continuing my prayers for Anna to return home to you....

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    5. KC, I'm so sorry you still haven't found her. I'm praying you find her soon.

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    6. Praying KC for Anna to return. That is just plain heartbreaking. Thanks again for joining us last week. It was gret.

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    7. Jackie, I'll be at Romancing the Smokies Reader Luncheon and weekend event in Knoxville, March 17-18.

      I'm also hosting an author table at the Love Our Readers Luncheon in Atlanta, on Feb 11. Use this link for registration and information. http://loveourreaders.blogspot.com/
      I know it will be a fun day!

      Would love to see you!

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  9. Heading to church to decorate my table for Advent by Candlelight, a lovely evening of worship, a talk, dinner and fellowship focused on our preparation for Christmas! It's always a delightful evening! Hope you're enjoying these first days of Advent.

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    1. That sounds like such a beautiful, meaningful event, Debby.

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    2. Debby, this sounds so wonderful. I love the whole idea of it.

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    3. Hi Debby, Love tha you're celebrating advent tonight. Me too. I love the advent time of preparation. smile

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    4. The night was delightful, festive and prayerful! I'll post pics on FB.

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  10. Another fabulous WE, TINA. I love it! Congratulations to all the winners. Any updates on how many did NANOWRIMO this yeas?

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  11. Have a wonderful reading and writing weekend everyone!

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  12. Good morning, Seekerville! Trying to concentrate on emails, social media, & reading Seekerville is a little harder--wait, make that a LOT harder--with my 5-year-old and almost-3-year-old granddaughters having Saturday-morning fun! Let's just say that life has gotten very . . . . interesting over the past month with our daughter and family moving in with us temporarily. Plus I'm feeling thick-headed with a cold we've been passing around the house. Not much writing got done this week!

    Always enjoy checking out the informative writerly links, TINA--thank you!

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  13. Happy Saturday to you all! I shall endeavor to get my chores all done early so that I can focus on writing, but I will most likely, probably, definitly assuredly become distracted along the way which is often the case for me on most Saturdays. There just aren't enough hours in my one free* day- unless you count Sunday, but I'm at church for half the day then.

    *Free unless you count chores

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  14. TINA, love seeing the Seekers sporting Santa hats! Thanks for the great Weekend Edition!

    Congrats to all of our winners!

    Happy weekend everyone!

    Janet

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    1. Those Santa hats are cute. At first, I'm thinking, how did they get Santa hats at ACFW? LOL Then I realized Tina had photoshopped them in. LOL

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  15. TRACEY, I'm so sorry to hear about your muscle pull. I'll be praying for you. It's never fun to be sidelined, especially around the holidays.

    Hugs, Janet

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    1. Thanks SO MUCH Janet, your prayers mean the world to me!

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  16. KC, I'm so sorry Anna is still not found. Have you advertised in the paper? Praying you'll find her soon.

    Janet

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  17. SALLY, I'd be lost without my Webster's Collegiate Dictionary that dates words. I prefer grabbing it to checking online.

    Janet

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  18. DEBBY, I love the sound of Advent by Candlelight. I'm sure your table is gorgeous. Take a picture and share.

    Our house is decorated. First thing in the morning, I go around and turn on the tree, mantle, garland and Dickens Village lights and soak in the glow of all those little white lights.

    And hope all the strings on the big tree stay lit! LOL

    Janet

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    1. I need to decorate my home. Hoping to get a bit done today. Yours sounds beautiful, Janet! Perfect backdrop in which to pen a Christmas romance. :)

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  19. POINT OF ORDER: And a conundrum. What's the general time frame for reviewing a Love Inspired book? I'm ramping up my reviewing schedule and I want to do right by these authors, especially when I get a free book, but I can't always get to it within the month, before they are taken off the shelves for the new crop. DOES IT MAKE SENSE to review LI, LIH and LIS? Can they still be ordered on Amazon? I know some of the authors have backlists. Love to hear from someone on this.
    Kathy Bailey
    Trying to do the right thing in NH

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    1. Good morning, Kathy! While it's always extra sweet to have some positive reviews out the month a book first hits the shelves to give them an added boost, reviews are ALWAYS welcome whenever the reviewer has time to get around to reading and reviewing.

      Unlike in the pre on-line store "olden days," Love Inspired books are available for months or even a year on-line (long after they are off the store shelves) and they're pretty much available "forever" on Kindle and Nook.

      So there's no real "time limit" for when a positive review helps an author. Readers often go looking for backlists or to try new LI authors and will read the reviews.

      On behalf of authors everywhere, thank you for taking the time to review, Kathy!

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    2. Well said, Glynna. And my thanks Kathy also. We really appreciate reviewers because we know how much extra time it takes. Thanks again.

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  20. DEBBY, Advent by Candlelight, what a great idea and so necessary in the midst of all the shopping.
    JANET, I have a Christmas village too and I love to look at it when it's lit.
    KB

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  21. TRACEY, I am sorry to hear about you being sidelined. This is the worst time of year for that. Honestly, it's the worst time of year for a lot of things. (Like Uncle Bill, but he has Gone To His Reward and we all breathe a little easier.)

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  22. Congratulations, winners! Happy Weekend, Seekerville!

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  23. TRACEY, on the other hand, now you can write if you have a laptop or even a yellow lined pad. I am shameless, I look for writing opps everywhere.
    KB

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    1. Haha, I'm a reader so I have done A LOT of that and binged watched Christmas movies too. I've been doing everything I can from my chair, even managed to put together 5 small photo albums for my brothers and sister of us growing up for Christmas gifts. We are all so sentimental so I think they will go over big.

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    What a fabulous WE edition, packed with lots of fun links, goodies, and photos! Congratulations, all winners!

    THANK YOU, SEEKERVILLE, for the wonderful critique opportunity. Squeeee! So appreciated! A question: Would you like just the first 15 ms pgs, or may we include a one-pg synopsis with our ms, as with Genesis? As long as it doesn't exceed the 15? *limbers fingers*

    Here's to a super coffee-sipping, chocolate-eating, writing-stuffed day! :-)

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    1. 15 only. The pages should stand on their own, and knowing you, they do. Just let us know who you are targeting and the subgenre. We can't wait!!!!

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    2. Have the "who" and target genre in mind! Thanks ever so much!

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  25. I'm so honored and excited to have been asked to host the final segment of the New Year's Eve Bash again this year. We're gonna have fun out here in the Far West ringing in 2017 together Seekerville-style.

    And just wait until you see what I'll be offering as the prize for my hour. It's AWESOME! And I'm not just saying that. Ruthy and Audra agreed when I gave them a sneak peek. The only hint I will give you is that it's not a book. It's something so perfect for the occasion that I couldn't believe what I'd found. I know it's early to be thinking about 2017, but I really am excited about the NYE Bash.

    And now I return you to your Christmas fun. There's a Dicken's Faire in my future. =)

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    1. Keli, I'm hoping to hang with you again this year if I can stay up!! I think NYE is on Saturday and Sunday is our early day to get up for church...so we'll see if I can make it...lol!! I may have to buy another box of toothpicks to hole my eyes up...haha!

      It's gonna be fun :-)

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    2. Not HOLE my eyes up but HOLD...although I may just poke myself in the eye if I start to doze off trying to get them toothpicks in....hahahahaha!!

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  26. Congratulations to all the weekly winners! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Seekerville, for the critique!!!

    Thanks for the WE, Tina. Reading again about your secret life makes me smile. And another WW story?!?! Congratulations!!!

    Looking forward to another week of fun in Seekerville...and to the New Years Eve party!

    Now to read the links....and Family Fiction articles about Julie....and recipes.....plus checking out the writer/reader gift ideas.

    How fun to see the Seeker Santas! Wishing everyone a festive weekend!

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  27. Thank you KC! Congratulations to the weekly winners!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  28. TINA!!! First of all, I want to commend you on your use of exclamation points in your BOA -- LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks, my friend, for mentioning Family Fiction Mag article and recipes for Ruthy & and me -- really appreciate it. I've been a wee bit busy, so a lot got left on the drawing board! ;)

    Hugs and HAPPY WEEKEND!
    Julie

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  29. Awesomesauce stuff. That article on deep pov was worth the price a admission to this WE. :-) I haven't read everything yet-- have to take it in in small doses but I'm working my way through. And great article in Family Fiction as well. Happy weekending everyone.

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  30. Tina thanks for a great WE And yet another story in Womans World.

    Congrats to all the winners. I am so happy to receive KC's series. Can't wait to start reading.

    I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It has been a full weekend so far. Then adding to the mix is yet another drama with with my health. So thankful the Lord is with me and sees to my needs. The doctor doesn't think it is sciatica but the pain is radiating down my hip to my lower leg on one side. I get to go Monday for an x-ray and will see the doctor again.

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  31. Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you Tina for a Wonderful weekend post! I absolutely devoured every single post this week. Thank you Seekerville!

    Tina, I just might have to subscribe to Woman's World in order to keep up with your stories!

    KC, please know I am holding Anna and your family in our prayers.

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  32. Oh my gosh! Seriously? Another story in WW?? Way to go, Tina!

    Congrats to all you winners, too.

    One read-thru of this WE will not be enough. Will settle in later for a leisurely stroll through the links ... so to speak.

    Have a super weekend, everyone!

    Nancy C

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  33. Ho! Ho! Ho! I'm here. I've been shopping all day. Clicking that mouse and entering my cc# wears a girl OUT!

    Love the WE, especially the meme of Santa declaring that we're getting a dictionary for Christmas. Ha!

    I just turned in the final edits on The Promise of Breeze Hill this week and I'm so happy. Love how it turned out.

    Now, on to the next project and Christmas! :)

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  34. Happy weekend to all! I can't believe Christmas is almost here. How did that happen?!

    Thanks for a great WE, Tina!

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  35. Today was our delightfully busy "Bake and Make a Memory Day" here at Grammy's house, so I haven't been near the laptop... but now I am and I love this WE!

    Tina, super congrats on all of your Woman's World success.... that is awesome!

    And what a wonderful surge into December here... with sweet stories, Christmas joys and eggnog. :) I LOVE EGGNOG!!!!!!

    For this one month, eggnog rules the day.

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  36. Keli Gwyn, you ACED IT. YOU ACED IT TO THE MAX.

    I'm so bummed that you managed to put us all to shame, but on the other hand, one lucky, blessed, marvelous person is going to be SO HAPPY ON JANUARY 1!!!!! :)

    BRAT

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  37. Congratulations winners! Have a great weekend!!

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  38. Congratulations winners! Have a great weekend!!

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  40. Go Tina, go! Love the gift ideas. I had no idea a foot hammock existed. Usually I cannot come up with ONE gift idea for my husband and this year the list is LONG.

    RUTHY- I love eggnog. I also love a good cup of cocoa and up until recently had no idea how easy and inexpensive it was to make my own. I put the powdered mix, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and candy cane "stir sticks" in mason jars for a hot cocoa bar. The kids love it.

    Here's to cozy nights by the tree surrounded by the ones we love. May we relish each moment during this often hectic season.

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  41. Great WE Tina. Congrats to all the winners. Can't believe another week has sped by. super sonic fast.

    Julie, how fun that you are on the cover. I always loved that photo too. Its really nice to have your smile shining forth.

    Tina, love that you have another article out. Yay. Go Women's World Tina stories.

    Have a great advent week.

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  42. Thanks for such a great WE, Tina! Congratulations on another WW sale - so cool!! Loved your post and picture yesterday!!

    Congratulations to all the winners!! And to all those who participated in NaNoWriMo!

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  43. Thanks for the newsy Weekend Edition! Looks like it is time to start writing again. My last pt on my new knee is tomorrow and those extra hours will come in handy. I am sure Ruthy has given us her writing time schedule, but I would love to see how she fits the time to write. Congratulations on the WW story that will be out on 12-8. Blessings to all on the second Sunday in Advent.

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  44. Congratulations, Tina on the WW story..my omission...

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  45. Tina, thanks for another great WE! I'm spending the afternoon reading through all the links. And a big contracts on another WW story.

    A big congrats to all the winners this week!

    Debby, I so hope I'm able to attend the readers' event in Knoxville next March. It's not that far for me to drive. Save me a space. :-)

    Have a blessed week everyone!!

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  46. Hmmm...That first paragraph doesn't make sense. It was SUPPOSED to read, "And a big congratulations on publishing another WW story."

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  47. LOL. I got it, Barb. I speak fluent typo.

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  48. Many useful links, Tina. Thank you. Enjoy seeking the Seekers in their Santa hats. Congratulations to all the winners here. Another sale to WW!

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  49. Happy first weekend in December everyone!! Where did the time go?? Pretty soon it will be our Rockin' New Years Eve party!!

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  50. Weekend almost over. Trying to get my decorations up. Hope everyone has had a great weekend.

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  51. What a great picture on that, Julie! All of y'all look so lovely in all the other pics, too! I love these links here every week. Tina, congrats on another Woman's Day! I sent them a story last week to try out, and I entered a contest for ya, LOL!
    Blessings

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  52. It's a rainy night in Georgia (I never liked that old song, but am thankful we ARE having lots of rain here!).
    Great WE as always, Miss T! CONGRATS to all the winners!
    I didn't get to say CONGRATS to the CONTEST DIVA LAURIE - - Yay Laurie!! Wear that tiara proudly! :)
    About to start reading some of the links (thank you!).
    Hugs, Patti Jo

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  53. P.S. Just went back and read some of the comments here...Oh, KC, I'm adding my prayers for your precious Anna. :(
    And TRACEY, praying for your pain - - I KNOW that's been rough. :(
    TINA, I LOVED re-visiting your Friday post! Great photos too (especially loved the yawning Charlie, LOL).
    DEBBY G, your Advent event sounded wonderful. How nice your church does that. :)
    Hugs, Patti Jo

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