We Have A Winner!!

I used Random.org to pick the winner of the Full Manuscript Critique from me and Three Chapter Critique from Victoria Marini.

And that winner is...
(I'll e-mail you, Plamena with further instructions.)

This has been an amazing experience for me. I have to tell you, I was blown away by the generosity of you guys. Guess what! Shelli and Justin are almost 2/3 of the way to meeting their fundraising goal! (And if you want to laugh and cry a little but end up feeling totally encouraged which is what always seems to happen when I'm with Shelli go read her post about adopting here.)

Anyhoo, I truly have been wowed by the response to this. And I want to say a little thank you to everyone who gave. SO I would love to give everyone who donated a first page critique! I'll e-mail everyone further instructions on that as well. If you donated and don't receive the e-mail from me within 48 hours, please check your spam box, then send me an e-mail at karen.d.akins (at) gmail (dot) com.


  1. Congratulations Plamena!!! :) So glad to hear they are getting close to their goal!

    Karen, that's very generous of you. I'm sure your time right now is valuable!

  2. Congratulations, Plamena!!! Such an awesome opportunity for you! :)

    Karen, I'm so glad your friends are getting closer to their goal! Thanks for the fun contest!

  3. Congrats Plamena! Thanks again Karen for the opportunity and you're being very generous to offer a first page critique. So glad to hear your friends are so close to reaching their financial goals because being a parent is the greatest gift :)

  4. Congrats Plamena! Karen, thanks again for such a great opportunity and for being so generous to offer a first page critique. I'm so glad to hear your friends are close to meeting their financial goals for the adoption. Being a parent is such a wonderful gift. :)

  5. Yay Plamena! What luck :)

    Thanks for doing this, Karen. By the way--LOVE that you chose the Arrested Development Chicken Dances for the winner!!

  6. Congrats Plamena! Thanks for the first page critique Karen, that's very generous of you. I'm so glad to hear your friends are getting that much closer to having their adoption happen. Being a parent is a wonderful gift.

  7. Omg, I won?! I kept looking at your blog thinking, why is my name there : P

    Anyways, thank you sooo much, what a great contest!!! I looked at your blog the other day, and knew I HAD to participate, it was such a good cause plus kind of personal to me.

    (Sorry, run-on sentences, kind of over-excited : P)

  8. Soooooo AWESOME, Plamena! I won't lie that I'm insanely jealous, LOL. But nothing but love. :) Karen, you're amazing. I'm so glad I'm connected with your blog---you're going places and it'll be fun to watch your success :D

  9. Great contest, Karen! And thnks for the page critique.

    Congratulations Plamena :)