Here's what I have planned, for the writing of The David Book (not the official title, obviously):
1000 words: Your choice of SHADE or WVMP swag pack, which include things like signed bookmarks stickers, buttons, note cards--and new for WVMP: cover flats!
Start Time: 4:40pm EST
End Time: 11pm
Question: @ me a pic of an adorable hat for David's hippie/hipster girlfriend Bailey. I picture her played by Dakota Fanning, if that helps (not creepy Twilight DF, more like natural, no-makeup, even frizzy haired but still gorgeous DF, though I think this photo captures Bailey's sunny outlook best).
Word count: 1,116
2000 words: A set of David "singles," gifted through iTunes:
Six-pack o' Angst 'n' Doubt:
- “Love Interruption” by Jack White
- “Young and Cold” by the Raveonettes
- “Abel” by The National
- “Letter to God,” Hole
- “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
- “Lost Cause,” Beck
Start Time: 11pm EST Friday
End Time: 5am Saturday
Question: For the 6-Pack o’ Angst Tunes, @ me your most heartbreak-y song.
Soul Screamers, Vol. 2, by Rachel Vincent (there is a secret small connection between Tod and David, but you'll have to wait to find out what it is!)
Start Time: 12am EST Saturday
Question: To win Soul Screamers Vol 2, @ me actress for D's sister Mara. 17, bookish "good girl" with a devious heart.
4000 words: Choice of SHADE or WVMP swag pack
Start Time: 12:30pm EST Saturday
End Time: 6:30pm EST Saturday
Question: @ me goofy ring tone that a mom might use (that would embarrass her kids).
5000 words: $25 gift card to the David-related store of your choice:
Discovery Channel store
Start Time: 4:25pm EST Saturday
End Time: 11pm EST Saturday
Question: @ me what David's girlfriend just doodled in her notebook. Answer can be in the form of words, pictures, or both. Use #5K & #WOL2 hashtags.
6000 words: A different set of David "singles," gifted through iTunes:
Six-pack o' Faith 'n' Love:
“Estrella,” Brave St. Saturn
“Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran
“Love is the Seventh Wave” by Sting
“Spirit in the Sky,” Norman Greenbaum
“Praise You,” Fatboy Slim
“For Those Below,” Mumford & Sons (off Deluxe Version of Babel)
Start Time: 7pm EST Saturday
End Time: 1am EST Sunday
Question: For a 6-pack of Faith ‘n’ Hope, @ me that song that gets you through. Use #6K & #WOL2 hashtags.
Start Time: 12:30pm EST Sunday
End Time: 7pm EST Sunday
Question: David & Bailey are (studying) alone at last! What's this frisky, free-spirited gal wearing? @ me pics, use #WOL2 & #7500 hashtags. This giveaway has NO LIMIT! Every entry counts, so send me tons of clothes (no lingerie--she's 17, he's 16).
9000 words: Choice of albums used for inspiration in writing the David Book, gifted through iTunes:
Arcade Fire, Funeral
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
The Black Keys, Attack and Release
Brave St. Saturn, Anti-meridian
Johnny Cash, The Ultimate Gospel
Florence + the Machine, Lungs
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonial
Florence + the Machine, MTV Unplugged
Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
Song of Return, Limits
The xx, Coexist
Start Time: 7pm ET Sunday
End Time: Midnight ET
Question: What's my favorite band? (Hint: it's not one of the above bands, but there is an easy way to find out.) I will do a random draw from all correct answers--you MUST spell the band name exactly right. Please @ me with your answer, using #WOL2 & #9K hashtags.
10,000 words: Get your name in the David book, AND be among the first to get an Advance Review Copy (ARC) when they're available next year! Oh, and I'll throw in a copy of Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, the single most important piece of music to this novel and possibly the greatest concept album ever.
Word Count: 10,070
When I reach each milestone, I will ask a question on Twitter, adding the hashtags #WOL2 and #1K, #2K, and so on, depending on the milestone.
To enter the drawing, you MUST include:
- #WOL2 hashtag
- specific giveaway hashtag (#1K, #2500, etc.)
- my twitter handle @jsmithready
There'll be many contests going on all weekend on the #WOL2 hashtag, so this'll help me keep track. I will let each contest go for six hours to give people in various time zones more chance to participate, and I will announce when each giveaway is closed. Winners will be drawn using Random.org.
ALL ENTRIES will put you in the running for the grand prize, but I will only count one entry per person per giveaway. So you'll have a maximum of eight entries.
International peeps, listen up! iTunes won't let me give you stuff, so you'll be ineligible for those prizes, but as I just mentioned, ALL ENTRIES will put you in the running for the grand prize, so don't hesitate to join the fun.
***Also, for international winners of books, I will send your book via Book Depository and mail you a separate signed bookplate, rather than a signed book directly from me. Lately the Postal Service's customs process has become a major pain in the patootie.
All prizes mailed from my home (swag packs, domestic book shipments) will include a David-oriented button, so he can come along for the ride. Here's an example, which his girlfriend Bailey would love:
Sweet as Pi
i heart Math
OK, time for me to go get ready to WRITE WRITE WRITE so you can WIN WIN WIN!!
Also so that I can meet my deadline.