Wednesday, November 14, 2007
We're Two Years Old!
The Writing Playground was born on November 14, 2005 and is 2 years old. The Children have 365 more days until they're out of the Terrible Twos.
When the Mavens created "The Children" did they wonder what would happen when we hit the Terrible Twos? Would we sail through with ease or be five handfuls of trouble? The first two years have been pretty good. We've had a book sale, a bunch of magazine sales, quite a few requests, some contest finals and a lot of very good feedback. I believe the Terrible Twos might not be so terrible after all.
There are five of us. I'm not sure how or why that happened, but it's a good number. There are five days in the week so the blogging works out great. Five seems to be a significant number in many areas. A star has five points. In music, a perfect fifth is the harmony in its best form and is the basis for the western tuning system. There are five oceans, five senses, five vowels and five tastes. Most mammals have five fingers and toes. The most destructive hurricanes and tornadoes are classified as fives -- a category 5 hurricane on the Safir-Simpson scale and an F5 tornado on the Fujita scale.
So two years ago the five of us decided to take cyberspace by storm and create a place to learn and have fun. I think we'd all agree we've succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. Among our visitors we've had best-selling and award-winning authors and well-known agents and editors. We've made new friends around the world and even found a few right in our own backyards.
But probably best of all, we've come to know each other -- what makes us tick, what drives us mad, what pushes us to succeed, what we fear and what we love. We've shared cars and hotel rooms, had numerous adventures, spent days on end with each other and... we're still friends!
Please join us today as we celebrate our birthday. We have party favors for randomly selected commenters.
So... tell me five special things in your life. One lucky commenter will win a book (either an erotic romance, a historical, a contemporary single title or a romantic suspense -- your choice) and a nifty book light from me.
P.S. All of this week's winners will be announced on Saturday. Check back every day for more chances to win and on Saturday to see who won!