Okay, I know you've all been waiting for this. The winners of this fabulous stash are:
Blackroze37 and Fantasy Dreamer!! Send me your snailmail info at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get those packages off to you.
Now, who watched Dollhouse last night? Come on, show of hands. You know you wanted to if you didn't. So, let's hear your opinions. I'll be blogging about it in detail on Wednesday on The Biting Edge, so drop in if you DVR'd it and didn't get a chance to watch yet.
My first impression is, I liked it!! Especially the intros and little teasers during the show with Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku. If you want a taste, go here. The set on this show is rumored to be one of the most expensive ever built for tv.
I'm also going to run a contest on Wednesday--for a trade copy of the anthology Many Bloody Returns in honor of hearing today that it made the NYT bestseller list! That makes a two time winner because when the book came out in hardback, it was on the list for three weeks running! Maybe we'll break that streak. Anyway, that contest will be run on the blog Mario and I share so mark your calendars for Wednesday and walk those little fingers over to The Biting Edge--
Now-- Onto the Saturday feature-- Writers' Rooms-- I did a random drawing and came up with the first three of our Leaguers to be featured:
Mario (I swear it was random), Mark and Dakota. Here we go:
Mario says: My writing space is at one end of my bedroom. I call my space, the most holy of shrines to the Muse: The Bus, The Donut Shop, or The Sausage Factory. Also, Hangover Haven.
I say: note especially, the empty bottle that Mario swears is only used as a paperweight. I also know, there's probably a cat in that mess somewhere. Or one of his sons. Both have been missing since Mario started rewrites.
Dakots says: All I have to say about my office is this--"Yep, this is where crazy and a keyboard make beautiful music together."
I say: Admit it--you straightened this out for the pic, didn't you? I remember you saying something about doing your own housework once and I said "NO WAY." If this is really how neat you are in your writing area, I may owe you an apology. Unless of course, you've got that cute dog in the corner trained to keep everything in order for you. The candle is a nice touch, btw.
And last for this week, Mark who said: Please note that on my desk is the international symbol of cheapskates everywhere. The toilet paper roll. Oh no Kleenex for this guy.
I say: my first impression was that like Dakota, you straightened this room out for the pic. But on closer examination, there is a nice cluttery effect to your working space which mirrors your cluttery mind (notice I removed the "nice" from that second part.)I do like the tp, too. In fact, it made me go back and look at Mario's picture because I'm sure he must have a roll stashed in his office, too. Obviously, he had the good taste to hide it.
So there you go sports fans, the first chapter in getting to know the rather odd collection of individuals that make up the League. I'm glad I'm the normal one.
Now, tell me what you think. Are these pictures reflective of your impressions of these three esteemed, successful writers? Did anything surprise you about where they spend their waking hours? Have any questions for them?
Next week, we'll continue the series.
Happy Valentine's Day--