Monday, May 10, 2010

Karma Picks a Winner

Have I ever told you all how I came to believe in Karma? No? Well, I’m not going to get into that right now, because it involves a culmination of years of experience that won’t fit into one blog.

Plus, it would be boring.

But I’m a firm believer in paying it forward because what goes around comes around, you get what you give, and all those other cliché phrases.

I believe there’s truth behind every cliché, and Karma will have her day, even if it takes her twenty years to get to it. So, I try to live my life being conscious, knowing that while what happens to me might be out of my control, how I react and how I treat other people becomes a deciding factor in life.

I believe in Karma, and I’m about to give you a reason to believe, too.

Last Monday I posted a ten-star review of Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher. The blog-ring included more than sixty bloggers, sending out hugs to sixty+ authors. Many of us chose to give away copies of the books that caused us to blog ten-stars in the first place. The mastermind behind the idea was one Elana Johnson, blogger-extraordinaire, author of the dark-side (aka dystopian), query ninja, super-mother, and awesomesauce friend.c

When I posted my contest, I decided that anyone and everyone could enter to win. To enter, each person had to a) follow my blog and b) leave a comment. That was all. I had 47 (a few people got extra points for tweeting or Facebooking) entries. I then used the random generator at the bottom of the right sidebar of this blog by plugging in the numbers starting with one. The generator takes only a split second to choose one random winner, and almost as quickly as I clicked generate, I was given the number 35.

Number 35 = Elana Johnson. (Wish I could find a way to capture that generated number as an image!)

Now, tell me that’s not Karma!

Clapclapclapclapclapcheercheerscreamyellclapclapclapclapcheercheercheerdancecartwheel dancecheer!

Congratulations Elana! I owe you one copy of Incarceron. That is, as soon as I wrestle it away from my oldest son.

Karma strikes again!

*Click here to read about my thoughts on critiques that hurt.

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Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha! PERFECT! Congratulations to Elana! :-)

roxy said...

Great post! I'm happy for the awesome Elana's win. Payback for doing good is way better than the alternative. :)

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! Congrats Elana J!!! =)

Jenn Wilks said...

I <3 karma. Elana, you so deserved to win one of these made-of-awesome books!