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CWW Wrap-Up + Poetry Book Reveals

Well hello there. Looks like you want to know who won Crazy Writing Week 2022. If so, you’ve come to the right place! And if you’ve come for the free donuts and ice cream, you’re in the wrong room. Just down the hall and to the left till you reach room 137. . . though I can’t guarantee any more sweets remain. 😉

For the first time in the memory of Daniel Amador, my team has come out as. . .

CHAMPIONS!!! THE PEACOCKS WON VS. THE FLAMINGOS! AHAHAHAHA!!! *ahem* Anyway, yeah, that came as a shock to me. I’ve been in CWW four times before, and from what I remember, my team lost three times and tied once. Or maybe I had lost twice, tied once, and won once. . .  who knows. Anyway, you Flamingos did great too! You almost had us till those final few hours. 😀

Now, here are some of my CWW stats!

Word count: 6,489. I think this was a pretty good score for me. I do recognize that it’s not a disappointment. I don’t remember what I got for the other CWWs I attended. . . I think most of them were around 1-5 thousand. Come 2023, hopefully I’ll beat this score with flying fingers colors!

Main project worked on: Beyond the Wolf—first draft.

Other projects: Heirs of Guinn—outline. Blog post—first draft.

Acheivements: 1) I reached 70,000 words in BtW! 🤯 No project of mine has ever come close to that (not that any of my other projects pass even 1K in the first place XP). I estimate it’ll be finished at about 85K words now. 2) I outlined several chapters for HoG and made several major decisions in the direction it’s going.

So yeah, that’s that for topics concerning CWW.

Now what of the poem book reveals?

As a member of writer, poet, and blogger Laurel Jean’s Street Team, I have the great privilege of sharing with you the title of her soon-to-be-published book of poetry, as well as some other bits of info concerning it! At the moment there is little more I know about this book of poetry than you soon will, so I’m excited to be along for the ride in this launch team! Without further ado, I present to you the beautiful title. . .

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This Will Not Last

The blurb:

Raw and achingly honest, This Will Not Last is a collection of poetry that captures the fluctuating emotions that lace life’s pathway. 

Wonder, grief, happiness, and heartache all have their turn to shine in this collection, ultimately bowing to the truth of their transience…and the sturdy realization of God’s unshakeable goodness.  

this death 

this shedding 

of all I’ve known 

must come before the rays of sun 

burst bright upon my soul 

to wake 

a seed of what’s to come. 

this death 

this dying will not last 

this, too 

this, too 

this, too, shall pass. 


That poem is indeed lovely—not to mention that the blurb itself was written poetically. This anthology seems to have within its binding introspective and spiritually rich thoughts that many could find healing in. I guess we’ll have to wait till April to find out. 😉

Here’s a snazzy little graphic Laurel has allowed me to share:

This gaphic is the property of Laurel Jean

That is about all I have to share with you today! Do be sure to check out Laurel’s blog—which I myself have thoroughly enjoyed following—and click here to find more about her.

With God’s help,

Daniel Amador

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