Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Why hello there!

It's been a busy couple of weeks, and I apologize for my lack of real posts, though you can't deny your love for my contest updates! I meant to do a Teaser Tuesday post yesterday, but I was barely even in my room at all yesterday so that didn't happen. You'll get a teaser soon though, and it will be from the new WiP. I promise. And no, I'm still not telling you what it's about. :P

It is Wednesday, so I'll give you all an update on the WiP. I just started chapter five the other night, and I'm still giddy about it; we haven't hit the rough patch yet, though I am right around 13k in. Progress, I'm making some. (I'd make more if I didn't have school. *grumbles*) Anyway, I'm having lots of fun with that. I told my lovely Alpha reader, Katie, what was going to happen with a character since she expressed worry and a certain iffy-ness; I think she hates me now. But in a god way, I hope.

In other news, I finally got Katie to admit that she's a writer, too. She's finally starting to post on her blog, and she has a wonderful "coming out" post that recounts her struggle with her writerly side. Katie also plans to start doing reviews on hr blog, so you should all go give her a chance. She's my bestie, and I'd like to show her how amazing the writing community really is.

My blog reached 91 followers today! I think that's awesome. :) And scary, because I always thought I would do a contest when I reached 100, but I don't think that's financially possible at this point. SO, instead I'm going to hold off until next semester (mid-August) and we'll see where we're at then. In the mean time, I'm open to suggestions. Personally I like winning books and writing swag. What would you like the chance to win? A gift card? A book? Inquiring minds (actually just inquiring mind, but who says that?) want to know! Just keep in mind I'm a college student and I don't have awesome connections (meaning I don't get ARCS lol).

Alright, moving on. I'm currently in the process of reading Percy Jackson #4, but I'm super busy so I've technically been reading it for about a week now. It's ridiculous. Anyway, since I haven't reviewed the previous books, I was thinking about taking a step back and reviewing them all before I review the fourth one instead of just jumping straight into the next to last book in the series. So look for those. I'll try to post one every week. And actually, I'm going to try posting reviews on Thursdays if I have one that week.

I know, I know, Amanda following a blogging schedule, what? I'm doing my best people. :) Any teasers will be posted on Tuesdays, though I do not foresee participating in that every week, and Wednesdays will continue to be reserved for WiP updates. I'll try to be more consistent with those, too. Mondays and Fridays are still up in the air, and I won't be posting on weekends since so many people are unplugging these days. If you have suggestions or requests for Monday and/or Friday posts just let me know; I aim to please!

I'll leave you with a picture, because I can. (Unfortunately, this little guy isn't real, but I still want one!)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gift cards are easy, as they can be emailed!

Becca Cooper said...

*scampers off to check out Katie's blog*

And gift cards are always fun. :)

Talli Roland said...

I agree - gift card are easy! Yay for you and almost 100 followers!

Natalie said...

I hope you're liking Percy Jackson. I finished the series about a month ago. I thought they were pretty fun.

K.M. Weiland said...

Aw, that pic is adorable! I want one too.

Jemi Fraser said...

That is a great picture. Sorry it's taken so long to follow back! First I couldn't link through your photo pic for some reason, then my computer went belly up. I've been working on an iTouch mostly and I'm not very good at it! :) You have a great blog here!

Amanda J. said...

Alex, Becca, and Talli - Thanks. :) And I'll be sure to keep giftcards on my list of possible prizes!

Natalie - I love the Percy Jackson books! They're a great, fast read. And I'm looking forward to writing the reviews for them.

KM - Isn't it adorable?! The site also had zebra-squirrels, lol.

Jemi - My blog was all over the place there for a while, so that's probably what it was. Hope your computer's alright! And thanks!! :)

Jen said...

Cute pictures, fantastic on the followers!!! I'll check out the blog for Katie and see how that's going! I know what you mean about the contests, I've been getting to the huge markers each time and it's hard to do a contest each time!!!

Great to have you back!

Anonymous said...

I'll check out Katie's blog.

That's a cute pic.

It's wonderful that you're still giddy about your wip. Write on.

Susan Fields said...

I'm going right over to check out Katie's blog.

I'm glad to hear the wip's making progress - what a wonderful feeling!

Contests don't have to be extravagant. A lot of times I don't even pay attention to what the prizes are, I just like to participate and support fellow bloggers, plus they're lots of fun.

Kathleen said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks for commenting on GotYA. You won the draw for Wallace and Gromit. Please email you mailing address to GotYABlog(at)yahoo(dot)com and we'll get it off in the mail ASAP.


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