Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An Award and One Awesomesauce Contest

I was recently given the Stylish Blogger award by Brooke Johnson. For those of you who know Brooke and follow her blog, you know she's pretty awesome. I know her in person... well, before she graduated early and ran off with the man she loves. Who does that?! I dunno, whatever. :P Anyway, if you don't know her, you should definitely swing by her blog and get to know her a little. (I feel like I'm endorsing her: Meet Brooke. She's Awesome. Because I said so.)

Yes, so, THANKS FOR THE AWARD! It's pretty, and I like it. Naturally, there are rules, and I'm supposed to open up to you and share my feelings and yada yada yada. No really. Seven things. Okay. Do I have seven things left to tell you guys? . . .

1. I am, like, 5'9". (Can you see why I want to meet Kiersten?) Also, I kind of hate being tall.
2. SCBWI is in about a week and a half. I'm going. To New York. Again. It will be amazing.
3. Sometimes, I put off my homework to read for Awesome Agent. But let's be honest; I put my homework off for other crap too, and I've been doing it a lot longer than I've been reading for AA.
4. I just got a crap ton of queries. Sorry, Physical Science . . .
5. I don't know how I'm going to make my move to NY work, but I'm determined to get up there before July.
6. I'm also scared shitless.
7. No matter how fast I read, my TBR pile just keeps getting bigger. And yet, I can't seem to think of that as a bad thing. : )

MOVING ON! (But thanks for the award, Brooke!!)

Beth Revis is having a fantastic contest that I've been putting off advertising for until I'd read the book which I couldn't do until I'd finished Incarceron. If you don't know what book I'm talking about, you might be living under a rock, because Beth is the brilliant mind behind the absolutely wonderful Across the Universe. (I totally just finished reading it, like, uh . . . *checks text messages* 32 minutes ago. Yea, it was that good. I had to text people. Review to come.

I digress. Beth is having a contest. A contest with pictures. A contest with multiple prize packs. A contest that I want to win, so that I may share it with you. No really. Kind of. I already have to copies of the book. Not gonna lie, if I get a signed one, I'm keeping it. BUT, then I'll have two copies to give away to you. And I don't have as big a following as Beth does...and, uh, that's my lame attempt at getting you to go and enter and put in my name as a referral, because I'll share.

I promise.

I'll only keep some of it for myself.

But seriously. Go. Enter. You want this book, whether it's coming from me or the source. (I don't know why, but that sounded funny, like it should be capitalized. The Source. I'm easily distracted this evening.) Seriously though, it has a reversible jacket. So. Cool.

I am done rambling. To recap:

I won a cool award from an even cooler person. I am weird. You should all go try to win something in Beth's contest here.


Brooke Johnson said...

gah! you are awesome for saying i am awesome. and you make the whole me getting married thing sound so much more romantic than it really was.

i hope you win the contest! <3<3<3

Kathryn said...

You're five-foot nine?? You'd tower over me.

I won Beth's book in a contest she did a while back. I LOVED it!

Don't be scared. It won't be as frightening as you think. (Easy for me to say, since I don't live in NY, but I do live in Los Angeles, so...)

Jade said...

I'm 6ft. Did you know that?

We'll be in NYC at the start of July so I hope you're there by then. I have total faith that you will.

Heather said...

Congrats on your award! You so deserve it. I have to admit, I'd be scared to move to NY too but I have a feeling you're going to do fantastic there. ;)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

People definitely want this book! Love your methods for attaining referrals. Very effective. Marketing genius...

Also, good luck with SCBWI and with your eventual move! I would LOVE to live in New York!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And I'd put off the homework as well.

Amanda J. said...

Brooke, LOL You so funny.

Kathryn, I'm tall. It's not something I generally tell people haha. And it's why I don't wear heels often. AtU is AMAZING! Glad you loved it! And I'm more terrified of not having enough money or not getting a job and leaving everyone behind.

Jade, NO WAY?! That's awesome. I think I love you even more now. And with any luck, I'll already be moved in by then!! :D

Carolina, I thought it was worth a shot haha. :) And thanks! I loved it when I visited and can't wait to actually BE there. Sigh.

Alex, who needs homework? Pshh. :P


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