The winner of January's contest is Old Kitty! Contact me and two books of your choice will be waiting eagerly for your selection.
This contest worked so well (see my progress chart above! YAY!) that I am doing it again. Specifics are below, but in short, all you have to do is be a follower and comment on this post by Feb 28th with a few encouraging (or prodding) words to help me meet my March 1st writing goal.
This time: TWO winners will get their choice of a book from Amazon ($15 gift e-card each for the two winners, a little extra if you aren't in the U.S. to cover shipping).
Oh, about hobbits. Anybody see TH Mafi's post about hobbits? Racist hobbits - who knew? I still love hobbits though. If you've ever read my profile, I have an inordinate fondess for mythical creatures, even the sharped-teethed (dragons, chimeras and the like), and apparently even racist kind. Little known fact about hobbits: Tolkien came up with the name from the Old English words hol byldan, meaning 'to build a hole'.
And did you know that scientists are saying hobbits may be related to humans now? Scary things you discover when googling.
Back to your comments and my progress, I loved your comments! (over 40 of them, 70 total entries after adding the tweets and following and other nice extra things you did for me). You guys came up with some funny creative comments and now I'm addicted. And it seriously helped. SEVEN of you came back and got extra entries for offering a second comment (and I think a couple even stopped by three times. Woot!).
One most awesome writer, @nicholegiles, offered to tweet motivation regarding my #writegoal. Exchanging writegoals is so much fun, I'd love to have others join in (I'm @writerWyoming. I'd love to hear your #writegoal and tweet motivation, and victory when you reach it).
A few contest specifics: you must be a follower and leave a comment about my writing progress (see chart at top of blog). You can get an extra entry each for 1) already being follower, just let me know; 2) sidebar link to this contest 3) Facebook post about this contest and 4) Tweet about this contest. Two winners will be chosen by random.org.
You can get 3 extra entries each time if you come back with another comment after I repost my word count progress chart at the end of every Sunday in February (that's a total of 12 extra points). And - stealing this idea from Lisa Gail Green - I'll give an extra 9 entries (why 9? I dunno) for the most creative comment (whether it's encouraging, annoying, A.D.D.-hyper-ish, favorite cartoon-character-ish, favorite novel-character-ish, sky's the limit).
One of my favorite comments from last month: If this were a drinking contest, I'd shout "CHUG!" I guess "WRITE!" is more appropo? - Victoria Dixon.
Let the creative comments roll!
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