Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Prize Give-away! Starting the New Year Right

Happy New Year, everyone!  Hope this finds you all ready to start the new year right with some great goals, manuscripts, and of course plenty of inspiration to keep those pens moving.  Personally, I like the sound of "2011."  For some reason it makes me feel very business-like and organized.  In order to stay that way, I'm keeping my goals simple this year:
  1. Publish my eighth book on June 30, 2011.
  2. Edit and revise Book #9 to be submission-ready by January 2012. 
  3. Write 3 pages every day on new ideas, WIPs, poetry, or screenplays.
  4. Take 30 minutes a day for marketing.
  5. Help more writers and artists to achieve their goals by sharing as much of my writing and experience as I can.  Which brings me to:
Blog Prize Give-away!  Starting today until the end of the year, every time I get 50 new blog followers/subscribers I will create a random drawing to give away a "Writer's Workshop in a Bag."  So that nobody is left out, existing followers will be counted, too.  Workshop-in-a-Bag consists of: 
  • 3 books on creativity and writing.
  • A new journal.
  • A new pen.
  • Writing-related goodies such as index cards, prompts, and bookmarks.
  • All packaged in a colorful, large-sized canvas tote.
And I'll do this from today until December 31, 2011 every time I get 50 more followers/subscribers.  So what are you waiting for?  Follow or subscribe today!

Tip of the Day:  Yes, start the new year by following my blog and be eligible to receive the give-away.  In the meantime, make sure you've charted out your creative goals for the year.  You might find it's helpful to start with just a couple of your most important goals and then add to your list later in the year once you know your time and energy levels a little better.  Good luck! 


Kath said...

Okay, all signed up but not because of the giveaway. I can't believe I wasn't already signed up to yours... *rubs temples* Anyhow, I am now.

I set out my goals for the year ahead at the weekend and worked out strategies to help me reach them. So all that's left for me to do is to wish you a very Happy and Fulfilling 2011!

ChrisGNGuyen said...

Love what you are including in your give-away. Definitely inspiring. I've signed up, but not with Blogger, so hope this still counts towards the number you need.

Keep up the great work!

LadyD said...

What a wonderful blog you have and a great giveaway, too. I "like" you on Facebook and follow you, too. Thanks for the update on Jacketflap as well.

Wishing you a warm and bright New Year!