Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

100 Followers, 100 Posts!



This calls for a celebration!
First, some reminiscing. I started this blog because I had so much stuff about writing that I wanted to say that I thought the people who read my family blog wouldn't be interested in. I had just recently purchased my writing chair, so Notes From the Writing Chair seemed like a good name. Since most of you probably missed it, you can read my first ever post if you like. Well, technically it was my second post. The very first said something like, "This is my writing blog." Lame. Anyway, a few days later I was on my dashboard and noticed that I had a follower. Huh? I didn't even know what a follower was. I found out quickly enough, and my numbers have been growing steadily ever since.

So, to all my new or long-time followers: Welcome to the Writing Chair! Come on in. Pull up a writing chair of your own. Make yourself at home. Enjoy some virtual donuts. (Man, I wish they were real). Read a few stories. (You'll find them there to your right.) Say hello. Tell me a little about yourself. What do you like to write? How long have you been writing? What brings you to the writing chair? I hope I make it worth your time to visit. If you'd like to join me on Facebook or Twitter, I'd love it!

What would a celebration be without some prizes? First off, thanks to


for becoming my one-hundredth follower! That makes me so happy. Welcome. I hope you enjoy the blog. As a prize for being my hundredth follower you win a short story or novel chapter critique from me! I know what you're thinking. Or at least I have this fear that you are thinking, "Why would I want a critique from you?" Well, I am a published author, and an editor for Mindflights magazine. I critique short fiction on a daily basis, so I think you'll be happy. Just send your story or chapter (8,000 words or less) to angloft(at)gmail(dot)com, and I'll do my best with it.

Now, for the rest of you. Just leave a comment here for a chance to win a critique of your own. I'll select three lucky winners on Saturday. And if you don't have a short story or chapter to be critiqued, well, consider this your invitation to write one! Go for it! What do you have to lose?

The contest is open to all my followers, so if you're not, just hurry and click that follow button before entering.

Thanks to all of you for reading and following my blog!

20 comments:

Danyelle said...

Yay and congrats on your 100. :)

Congrats to Lois for being the lucky number and all around awesome. :D

L.T. Elliot said...

Yay! 100 & 100! Congratulations to Lotus Girl. That's one heck of a prize. =]

Hello! My name is Laura and I've been writing for what seems like forever. I like to write fantasy/steampunk. Why am I here? Because I met you at Book Academy and thought you were awesome! Since then, I've loved reading your blog, your stories, and seeing how you are. Keep it up!

Selena said...

Congratulations!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Congrats on both milestones!

Nisa said...

What a fun contest! I've been critiqued by you and it was awesome! Anyone would be lucky to have the opportunity! :)

Brenda Susan said...

OK those donuts are just plain cruel! But they did get my attention, so I guess you know what you are doing!

I've always written my thoughts down & now have a huge pile of full journals in my closet. I kind of wonder if i should destroy them before I die someday, have conflicting thoughts on that.

Anyway I love to write but also love to READ about writing, which keeps me from writing! Ha! Thanks for adding to my reading temptation!

Aubrie said...

Congrats on your 100th follower! I always have stuff that needs to be critiqued, so count me in!

Carolyn V. said...

100 followers!?! Sweet! Congratulations.

lotusgirl said...

Wow. Thanks. How exciting for both of us. Glad I could push you over the edge in a good way. This critique is perfect timing for me. I'm getting ready to query and could used the crit for my first chapter. I still say you have the best view ever from your writing desk. I'm looking at a wall.

Suzette Saxton said...

HOORAY!!! I'm so thrilled for you! What a double milestone.

Lady Glamis said...

Yay for LOIS! I know she's in a spot where a critique is perfect timing! So glad to be part of your blog even though I rarely comment. I just don't have the time these days, but I do come see your posts!

WindyA said...

I KNEW you were amazing!!

Great contest too!

Melanie Goldmund said...

Hello! My name is Melanie, and I found my way to your blog by following a link that David J. West put up on his blog, to one of your stories. I was amazed and delighted to see that you'd combined LDS teachings with sci fi / fantasy. I've been writing since I was about twelve, I think, so more than thirty years now. A lot of my writing during this time has involved fanfiction in various fandoms such as the Star Wars movies or my favourite television shows. Now I'd like to help bring more sci fi and fantasy into the LDS lit scene.

I've been checking your blog pretty much daily for a few weeks now, ever since I discovered it, but I didn't feel the need to become a follower until to-day. *g*

Linz said...

Congratulations!! You are amazing!

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats Angie!

tiff loves kent said...

im tiffany i have been writing since i was very little i like writing words i can spell correctly i have been reading this blog since the begginig becuse it is wonderful & so are you your the best very inspiering thank you for being so wonderful

Angie said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and enjoying the celebration. It's nice to get to know some of you better.

BTW, Melanie and L.T., I loved both of your stories in Stolen Christmas!

I'll be choosing the three lucky winners now!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

This was such a sweet contest for you to run, Angie!

C. K. Bryant said...

Oh man! I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Oh well, 106 ain't bad, right? Glad to be following you. The blog is awesome. I'll be back.

Angie said...

Welcome to the blog, CK!