Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PRIZES, PEOPLE!!

So, you tell me.  Have I jinxed myself?  One of my core (albeit, weird) beliefs is that what you put out into the universe comes back to you.  So, naming this blog 'Edited To Within An Inch Of My Life', and revising my latest book  FOREVER (it seems) may be linked.  But what to do?  I love the name.  And I love the book. So, I blew some fresh air in here and changed things around.  I'm enjoying the new look, and hope you do too.

And, to be honest, my revision is definitely moving forward.  Just sloooowly!

Things that are not moving slowly?

This awesome new forum over at Chalk Talk.  Check it out. Thanks Tracy, for the new writing playground!  

And, biggest, fastest news of all?  Well, remember how all the time occasionally I talk about the game of WIBIJ--the game where you follow clues to very cool blogs, and if you do it fast enough, or leave the best comment out there in the blogosphere, then you win an award?  Well, at next Wednesday's May 5th game, you don't just win an award, and bragging rights, but you will WIN A BOOK!  You will get to choose a book from one of the blog authors that we have featured in a WIBIJ game!.  Now, I love winning stuff, especially BOOKS, and I love blog contests, and this one is based on actual merit!  No random numbers or pulling names out of a hat.  You compete, you win, if you are FAST enough, or WITTY enough.  So are you? ARE YOU?

Check out the AMAZING BOOKS YOU CAN WIN:

Our May Debut YA author Game:


Prophecy of Days - Book One: The Daykeeper's Grimoire by Christy Raedeke



Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler




Claire De Lune by Christine Johnson 



Our Picture Book Game:


any of the Good Night, Good Knight picture book series by Shelley Moore Thomas




Two of a Kind, or The New Girl...And Me by Jacqui Robbins 




Hop! PLOP! by Corey Schwartz

HOW AWESOME ARE THOSE BOOKS?!  You so want to win, right?!  Me too!! Oh, I'm so bummed that I create the clues, and therefore are disqualified to run the race!  Maybe I could go incognito.  I would so WIN THIS THING!! Go, check out the site, practice following previous games clues, and we'll see you next Wednesday, May 5th.  The fast race begins at 1:00 PM EST, and the relaxed version runs for 24 hours, so you can craft your witty comments to leave on host blogs!  There will be at least TWO winners--one for first place, one for best comment.  Confused?  Everything else you need to know is at the WIBIJ?! blog. 

17 comments:

  1. Wow, your blog revamp is awesome, and what generous prizes!! Boo, Wednesday is my daughter's b-day and I'll miss the entire WIBIJ extravaganza* Hope you all have fun with it!



    *okay, I know its not technically an extravaganza, but that is a fun word to say, so I said it anyway

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  2. naming this blog 'Edited To Within An Inch Of My Life', and revising my latest book FOREVER (it seems) may be linked.

    Ahahahahahahahahaha

    Yeah. It can feel that way.

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  3. Wow -- what great prizes! I want all those books...

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  4. I like the new look! Eventually, I'll get a look that I love. Glad you found one for yours! And that's a great idea - to add a book prize. Hope it draws more people!

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  5. Jon and Tina-- :)

    Marisa--Happy Birthday to your daughter--birthdays trump book-giving-away-extravaganzas (which it totally is!!) (And you can play Thursday morning, if you like, for best comment!) I hope your daughter has a blast!

    Sarah--hello!! Thanks for the support--I know you have been where I am! Any secrets to accelerating the revision process?

    Elana--It's a great collection, I agree! I'm still trying to find a way to try to win one myself! :)

    Laura--We're very excited to be able to give away some books! I'm glad you like the new blog look. I do really like yours--it's very professional looking.

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  6. Those are all such great books! What a fun idea, heather! :-)

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  7. The blog looks great! And yay for fun contest!

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  8. Shannon--it's such fun! We're so excited to support these authors in a small way.

    Anna--thanks! And we're so excited about this contest!

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  9. Yay! Very generous of you WIBIJers!

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  10. Accelerating? I'm slowing down.

    This latest revision I'm looking at every single word.

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  11. I'm amazed at all you do! Um, just to be clear, revising your latest book is not taking forever; you're bounding through revisions and bounding (then perfecting) is bigger than, um, a few months...

    I'm picturing Winnie the Pooh's Tigger gleefully bounding through revisions... :)

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  12. This is fabulous - I mean the competition AND the blog!!

    The PRACTICE ROOM WAS A SCREAM LAST NIGHT. ENJOYED MEETING MARISA AND SEEING OTHER FRIENDS - DESPITE MY COMPUTER PROBS AT THE BEGINNING!

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  13. Oooh. Love the prizes, Heather! I'll try to get there (with my witty hat on. Yes, there is a special hat.)

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  14. Sarah--okay. me too. glad to know I'm doing it right!

    Robert--thanks!! wahahahahoooo (that's my Tigger impression as he bounces) Well, it certainly feels like an uber long time.

    Ann Marie--SUCH FUN last night. The Practice Room was ROCKING!! I'm so glad you stayed up to partake!

    Kris--I can't wait to see the HAT! Does it match Ann Marie's tutu??

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