Waiting to Score Winner!

You know how every once in a while, something happens that makes you laugh out loud? Well that just happened to me when I assigned numbers to everyone who entered and then used an online number generator to choose a winner.

Now according to Google Analytics, we have Musers all over the globe. Australia, Singapore, the USA, the UK, Iraq, Canada, you name it. I couldn’t wait to see where Waiting to Score would go.

So here’s the screenshot from the Random generator I used:

Twenty-one was the winning number. I went to see who’s name matched the number, and well…here’s a scan of the part of my list (you might have to click on it to see it better):

As you can see, Brown-eyed Girl was the winner! So what’s so funny about that?

Well this book could have travelled anywhere in the world. In fact, I figured it quite likely the book would go to someone in the United States, as I know many of the entries came from there.

Instead, it goes to Brown-eyed Girl, who is not only a Canadian…but my neighbor! She lives just down the street, like three houses away. Isn’t that crazy?

Instead of popping it in the mail, she got a personal delivery. Like I said, you had to see it to believe it.

Congrats, Brown-Eyed Girl and thanks to all who entered!


Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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11 Responses to Waiting to Score Winner!

  1. Martha Flynn says:

    I had a book giveaway in my last contest and my friend, who I was having dinner with the day after the contest, also won. It felt so rigged but that’s how it went!

  2. Angela says:

    LOL, Nate–I stole the idea from Beth–that’s what she did for her book giveaway, and I thought, ‘We’ll wouldn’t that make life easier!’ so I did it too. 😉

    Brown-Eyed Girl: Congrats on winning. And yeah, that is strange about our house colors…*twilight zone music*

    Thanks for playing everyone!

  3. Windsong says:

    *grin* Hugely strange, but neat!

  4. Kelly says:

    Congrats, Brown Eyed Girl! Love your screen name!

  5. PS ~

    Even STRANGER…

    Did you notice our wall colours are almost identical??

  6. YAYYYY!! Thank you for the book!

    I can’t wait to read it then share it with my kids!

  7. Nate K. says:

    Random number generator? Couldn’t you have just used an old-fashioned hat? xD

  8. Bish Denham says:

    You just never know. Very cool!

  9. Lady Glamis says:

    That’s randomly cool!

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