Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winners, Whiners, Wieners, and Crypticosis

I’ve had to take an unexpected hiatus (or a continuation of the one I had sort of been trying to come out of), but I didn’t want you to think I’d forgotten about my Dark and Twisty and Rule Breaky Giveaway. So I’ve got winners for you today. Huge thank you to all who entered and promoted the giveaway. I’m grateful for all of you.


And the winners of the above books (plus ADDICTED TO HER, which is not pictured) from the Dark and Twisty and Rule Breaky Giveaway are:

1. Emilie of Emilie’s Book World

2. Autumn of From the TBR Pile

3. Janet Johnson

4. Caroline Starr Rose

5. Penelope Rose

6. Lisa Potts

7. Nicole Zoltack

8. Heather Kegler

(Listed in the order in which they were drawn)

Congratulations! Please email me a list with your prize preferences (with the book you want most at #1) and an address where I can ship your book! Go to the Official Giveaway Post to see the prizes. Big thank you to all who entered!! I appreciate every one of you. I will have another giveaway soon!

And now, for a little word from our sponsor.

Namely, me…

Right now I’m in the midst of something incredibly exhausting. It’s not something I canshouldwant to talk about, so I won’t. But it’s not because I’m trying to be all stupid cryptic. I’m just a super private person, especially about things like this.

I know…cryptic.

The thing is, until I know how this is going to turn out, I’d just as soon keep mum. I don’t like to feel vulnerable, you know? And talking about things like this, well…I don’t like to tell stories until they have endings either (one of the reasons I don’t have alphas).

Yeah, feeling vulnerable already. But I said it in size 8 font so it doesn’t seem like whining.

Unfortunately, this whole crypticosis requires a lot of time from me, which means less time to hang online. And while I miss it, I’m also fully invested in my crypticosis. So, I’m asking you to be patient with me.

I know you’re not hanging on my every word, dying for me to post/tweet/update, but I don’t want you to think I’m a total blog wiener, treating my bloggie/online friends like they don’t matter either. I treasure every one of you who stops by, whether it’s as followers or just to check things out. It still amazes me that anyone is interested in anything I have to say. My StatCounter blows me away nearly every time I check it. I’m always like, whoa…that person is returning for their ___th visit??? (Special shoutout to my friends in India and Australia—I seem to have a number of you.) And, okay, I’ll just be honest…when I see visitors from NYC, it makes me double back to make sure I didn’t come off sounding like a complete moron in my last few posts.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I do care about you. I will be back to blogging and visiting blogs and making a general nuisance of myself online in no time at all. But until then, please understand that my crypticosis is necessary and good, but a bit all-consuming. If all goes well, it will be amazing. If not, well, it is what it is. But until I’m through with it, my posts might be a bit scattered. I’m planning some cool posts/vlogs/giveaways for the near future, so don’t give up on me, k?

Man, I sound like a turkey. I’m totally begging, aren’t I?


I heart you.


  1. Mwah. Take all the time you need, soda pop. And good luck (?) with the cryptic thingamajig!

  2. Awwwwwwww.

    Thanks Carolina, right back at ya.

    Best of luck with whatever it is you're doing.

  3. I hope everything's okay sweetheart.

    We'll all be here when you get back.

    You have my email xxx

  4. Well congrats to all your winners and I hope your mystery stuff works out for the best.

  5. But...but...we *do* hang on your every word, Carol!


    Best of luck with your super sekrit cryptonomical whatever-it-is!

    (Oh, and congrats to the winners. That too.)

  6. Quality over quantity wins everytime! You could post once a week, or once a month, I'll still be here reading. :)

  7. Hooray! I'm thrilled! I will e-mail you momentarily.

    We heart you and look forward to hearing from you again!

  8. Congratulations to the winners!! Yay!!

    And we heart you right back!! Of course we do - by the royal we - I mean - WE!!! See I can be cryptic too! LOL!! But seriously!! I hope all turns out ok - hang on in there!! Take care

  9. Best of everything! We'll be here. Congrats, winners!

  10. Congrats to all winners!

    BTW you were 100% right about Ship Breaker. I'm about half way through and it AMAZING!

  11. Yeah. There's an "is" or a "'s" missing there, I know. I did it on purpose. For emphasis, and because breaking rules is cool. Right?

  12. Awww, okay, but hurry back soon! I really miss your posts:)

  13. I heart you too, my sweet friend made of spun sugar. Hope all is well. xoxo

  14. Congrats to the winners!
    We heart you too and I hope all the crypticness (is that a word?) ends up all good!

  15. CONGRATS to the winners!

    And...I have full faith in you.


  16. Congrats winners! And no worries -- we all understand. You can do it! We'll be here whenever you "come back." ;) <3 you!

  17. Carol, I totally understand the need to be cryptic about certain things, especially when you're waiting for something to pan out and are not sure what's going to come of it. I've been through that too.

    I hope whatever it is goes well.


  18. We still <3 you despite the cryptic.

  19. Congratulations to the winners!
    And don't worry. I scaled back to do NaNo and was still blown away but the amount of comments on my November posts.
    Bloggers support bloggers!

  20. Take care of youself, we can wait and we will still be here ;)

  21. I know you aren't online much but I tweeted you a link of the new 30stm video with Jared shirtless! :) So when you need a pick me up, go check it out!

  22. Cryptic is my middle name. Just sayin'.

    Take your time and know that we will all love you just as much when you get back in and pop in on us.


  23. Congrats to your lucky winners! And as for you, we adore you! We are not going anywhere. We'll be right here, waiting for you pop up in our sidebars so we can come running - just like always! Good luck with your crypticosis. :-)

  24. I hope everything's okay. :)

    Congrats to the winners!

  25. Congrats to all those winners! And here is a (((HUG))) to help with the crypticosis.

  26. I love reading your blog. :) It's fun to stop by whenever I can!!!! Love from NYC!!!

  27. I hope everything's all right! And as a private person, I can understand crypticosis, and I'm sure everybody realizes that blogging has to come after life. :)

  28. Aw, you're so cute. :) Miss ya! Good luck with your secret mission & lemme know if you need any help or a screen to cry on!

  29. CONGRATS to all the winners!

    Take care of yourself, Carolina. Good luck with what you are working on.

  30. Total sympathy here. I haven't been visiting a lot of blogs for the same reason. Okay, maybe not the same reason because I don't know what your reason is, but, y' know, I get what you're saying and I heart you back :P

  31. Just a note to say your mini-bio/profile on the sidebar is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Love it!

  32. Yay! Thank you so much! I'm slow to get here, but I've been on a bit of a hiatus, too . . . I'm just as cryptic as you about stuff like that. Maybe when there's a good ending. Maybe. :)

    But thank you again! Woo hoo!


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