a) you have a chance to win any two books you want (how does a $30 Amazon giftie sound?)
b) because it's much easier than kissing that frog, even if the frog has signed in blood that it really WILL turn into a Prince/Princess
c) your encouraging comment will inspire me to keep up with my writing goal of finishing my current WIP by March 1st 2011
d) your muses will be so proud of you for that clever comment that they will bless you with 2000 new fantastic words on your novel during your 30 minute lunch break tomorrow
See, I suck at New Year's Resolutions. I really suck. I've never kept them longer than February before. Yet, I keep trying.
This year, I'm trying two new strategies:
1) instead of making a New Year Resolution (which implies a resolution to last ALL YEAR) I am only making a resolution until March 1st. Write approx 25,000 words in two months. Hey, I did 50k in November, so it's theoretically possible. Only problem is, I don't have other writers
2) Which is where you guys and your wonderful comments come in! If I have a few people keeping my toes to to the task, I think it will help me stay motivated!
To enter to win, just leave me a comment letting me know what you think of my writing goal of 25,000 words to finish my book by March 1st (I'm currently at 50k, need to reach 75k). The contest is open through January 31st. Then in February I'll have another identical contest to help me get to my March 1st goal.
Check out my Writertopia progress bar (right below the blog title) to see how I'm doing. If it's January 20th, and I'm still at 50k, then your comment might be something like "get in gear, girl, turn off your internet and get your fingers moving on the keyboard".
You can get an extra entry each for 1) becoming a follower (or if you are already a follower, just let me know), spreading the word via a 2) sidebar link 3) Facebook post or 4) Twitter.
You can get 3 extra entries if you come back sometime between January 16th and January 31st, check my progress and leave another comment to keep me accountable.
Please leave your email or website in your comment(s) so I can find you if you win.
I'll use a random number of total entries to select a winner.
So what kind of perky/inspiring/annoying/motivational/kick ass comment are you going to leave? Dare you! Dare you!