Katia Raina

The Magic Mirror

31 Days, 31 Minutes, 32 Winners, 1 Prize!

Hi all,

In the first 31 days of this year, 42 people signed up to write for at least 31 minutes every day. For those of you who tried but didn’t make it daily, the trying is just as important sometimes. Judging from the comments and the emails, most of you still had a great productive writing month, and learned things about yourselves and your writing. Not to mention, most of you wrote a lot.

For the 32 of you who stayed in the running to the bitter end — many of you also writing more than 31 minutes daily — cue in Queen, because yes, you’re the champions, dears, and I am so proud of you! Take what you learned last month, and carry these lessons forward! The projects you have completed — and made progress toward — are the icing on the cake.

And now, for the prize drawing.


I wish I could present a gift certificate to every one of you, because you all totally deserve it. It was fun, though, I have to say, picking out a giveaway winner with a nice number of participants. My daughter helped me choose, as always. I trust in her hand.

picking out the winner...

And the winner is: Christie Wright Wild!

Congrats, Christie, the winners and all the participants! Christie, please email me at katiawrites (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address, so I can rush the $31 Barnes & Noble gift card to your house.

According to a Russian superstition, the way you start the New Year is significant in that it will determine how the rest of your year goes. For our sakes this year, I hope it’s true. May you all have a marvelously fruitful, productive rest of 2013!




February 4, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. Congratulations, Christie! Yay for you and yay for all of us who participated! Thanks again, Katia.

    Comment by Joanne Fritz | February 4, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank YOU, dear Joanne. So glad you were a part of this. xo

      Comment by Katia Raina | February 4, 2013 | Reply

  2. Oh, my goodness! Thank you SO much. I’m convinced 13 is a lucky number. Or at least 2013. Maybe I have the mindset of a winner, I don’t know. But this is the 3rd awesome thing that’s happened to me so far this year (and we’re only 35 days into it). I got a ms accepted for publication, I won a pack of chocolates, and now this. I am ever so grateful. Thank you!

    Comment by Christie Wright Wild | February 4, 2013 | Reply

    • Whoa, Christie, you’re having an AWESOME year indeed. What did you sell? I’d love to know more! So happy for you, on all counts. Enjoy it all! (Just remember to send me your address). 🙂

      Comment by Katia Raina | February 4, 2013 | Reply

  3. Congratulations to Christie.

    I always use random.org, but I like the idea of names in a basket.

    Comment by Medeia Sharif | February 7, 2013 | Reply

    • I know, Medeia! I am an old-fashioned girl for whom baskets and paper strips have its own kind of charm. Like, I still read actual physical books and everything 🙂

      Comment by Katia Raina | February 7, 2013 | Reply

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