Friday, December 07, 2012

Weekend of Legend goal posts and prizes!

As I mentioned last night, the Weekend of Legend is my writing frenzy with a group of author friends, where we all set goals, ask you to help, and reward you with great prizes!

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
Winner: @SteelKimberley

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.

Word Count: 2000 on the dot!
Winner: @jenniferstrand

2500 words: 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
End Time: 6am 12pm Saturday (letting this one last 12 hours since it's overnight for most in the US)
Question: To win Soul Screamers Vol 2, @ me actress for D's sister Mara. 17, bookish "good girl" with a devious heart.
Word Count: 2,506
Winner: @heater_28

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).

Word Count: 4,025
Winner: @lynna316

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.
Word Count: 5,126
Winner: @jderucki

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.

Word Count: 6,135
Winner: @Kimberdee

7500 words: Choice of signed SHADE or WVMP books

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).
Word Count: 7,645
Winner: @taccb

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.
Word Count: 9,059
Winner: @RPattz

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
Winner: @c_cass189


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

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:

Hee, get it? Also this one:

Buttons can be found on Zazzle:

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.

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"secret small connection between Tod and David"?



Posted by: Blogger Judy (shellseeker93) at 12/07/2012 2:44 PM

OMg I love those buttons!!! I want/need them? Where did you get them? Math rules! ;)

Posted by: Blogger Ana Lucía at 12/07/2012 3:00 PM


Posted by: Blogger Kimberly Callegan at 12/07/2012 3:02 PM

Ana, I got the buttons on Zazzle.

Sweet as Pi

I heart Math>

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/07/2012 4:58 PM

Jeri!! Those buttons!! I love them so much *cries happy tears* :')
And WVMP cover flats?! Thta is so awesome, you're always doing the best for your fans, you're amazing!! *bear hug*

Posted by: Blogger Gaby Pendragon at 12/07/2012 5:09 PM

Thank you Jeri!! :D <3

Posted by: Blogger Ana Lucía at 12/08/2012 3:11 PM

Hahahahahaha I love those buttons!! Math jokes are awesome!

Posted by: Blogger Poochylover at 12/08/2012 5:55 PM

OMG!!! Those buttons are more than awesome!
You're the best, Jeri. ALL THE WAY!!!

Posted by: Blogger Lis at 12/09/2012 12:10 AM

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