Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Winner of CAPTIVATE and a blog about blogging

The winner of a signed Advance Review Copy of Carrie Jones's Captivate is...Bella! Bella, please send your mailing address to jeri AT jerismithready DOT com within the next week.

Remaining open Blogtoberfest contests:

Jennifer Echols and The Ex-Games (for the next few hours only!)
PC Cast and Tempted
Jeri Smith-Ready and an ARC of Shade
Rachel Vincent and My Soul to Take or My Soul to Save (winner's choice)

I really loved doing the Blogtoberfest. It reminded me how much I enjoy daily babbling--I mean, blogging. It's a great way to connect with other people using more than 140 characters (a la Twitter). Assuming I can still communicate using more than 140 characters.

So my plan going forward is to blog more often. Hopefully every weekday, although probably not as much over the holidays and near deadlines (which this month is the same thing--fun for the whole family!).

To help me keep up the habit, the blog posts won't always be long (remember, I've lost stamina due to Twitter), and they will no longer be copied and pasted to LiveJournal and MySpace (if you're reading this here, you're obviously cool with that part). And unlike during Blogtoberfest, they won't always involve free stuff (unless you count words, which hey, aren't always free, right?).

But the posts will always, always, ALWAYS include at least two parentheses (if a set of parentheses counts as two, and probably even if it doesn't).

And they will often include random crap that cracks me up, like this video (hat tip to Curtis Brown agent Nathan Bransford:

See you back here tomorrow, when I talk about my typical rewriting process and how I'm applying it to Bring on the Night!

Now playing: Dave Sasscer - Quiet Mind

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lol Darth Vader was too funny!! Thanks for the laugh Jeri!!!
Looking forward to your blogs regardless... you're always a joy to read & talk with ...
Best wishes on your rewrite!!!
Debbie in NY

Posted by: Blogger WriterWannaB_NY at 11/04/2009 9:34 PM

I'll be looking forward to all of your blog posts, regardless. And yes, we must have parentheses! =)

Posted by: Blogger Melanie at 11/04/2009 10:58 PM

Debbie: Isn't that a great video? So simple, but then again I'm so easily amused.

Melanie: Yay, I'm glad I'm not the only fan of that punctuation mark! (and see how I went the whole comments section without using one--d'oh!)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 11/04/2009 11:00 PM

LOL! I look forward to the daily blogs - I'm now sure to get at least one laugh a day. No pressure :-)


Posted by: Blogger Karen at 11/05/2009 6:38 AM

I remember planning to write one blogpost a day. Then real life got in the way. Good luck rewriting (and parentheses rule.)

Posted by: Blogger Sheila Deeth at 11/05/2009 7:22 PM

Karen: Uh-oh, now the performance anxiety will freeze my brain. ;-)

Sheila: It's hard to blog every day, and I probably will go down to a couple times a week as I get closer to my deadlines.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 11/09/2009 9:57 AM

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