Holy wow. There are almost 100 of you over there who "dare to follow"! I know, it's a little preemptive, most people don't celebrate until they actually hit 100, but hey. I'm Dangerous. It's in the header. But listen... we're not celebrating me here. We're celebrating YOU! My almost 100 Bloggy Miyagis!
That's right. In the world of aspiring writers, I am but a babe. I have been seriously going at my Work In Progress (WIP) since the beginning of January. I started this blog to put my goal out there to see the process through and journal it, both because I have a terrible memory ("Mom, tell us about the time you wrote a book." "Huh? I wrote that? Nah, I'm pretty sure that was aliens.") and to give myself an audience so that I would have to actually produce something. To kick my butt when needed. (Thanks, Mike... keep it up!). A completely unexpected result has been finding this amazing community of fellow writers from whom I have learned immense amounts already. So thanks, to all of you. Wax on. Wax off.
So let's celebrate! Dangerously, of course. First, the prizes: A random lucky winner will dance away with these fine trinkets!
National Book Award Finalist LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES
by Laini Taylor (with gorgeous black and red illustrations throughout by her husband Jim DiBartolo)
This book is insanely beautiful. I got the last copy at Barnes & Noble (you'll win a new copy, I'm not giving up mine!). Laini's SILKSINGER just won the CYBIL for Middle Grade Fantasy. The girl is on a ROLL!
Dangerous kisses. Believe it.
What!?! This book isn't even out yet! Nope. But I'm gonna preorder it for you. Cause that's how I roll.
I'm going to assume that you've already read the first two books of the trilogy, THE HUNGER GAMES and CATCHING FIRE. Because you have. And if you haven't, don't tell me, just slowly back away from the computer and find the nearest copies as quickly as possible. Or at least before August 24th, when this one comes out.
And, finally, because it's a must... my most favoritist Frustrated Writer movie. Which you all must have. There be murder. And mayhem. And a novel gets stolen.
Because what's more dangerous than being thrown from a train, anyway?
So that's what I'm gonna do. Here's what you're gonna do:
1. Comment on this post only to enter. (+1 entry)
2. Be a Bloggy Miyagi (aka Follower, old or new +2 entries)
3. Link to my contest in a post or sidebar (+3, please let me know)
4. Show me your dangerous!!! Tell me a story about when you did something dangerous. Post a dangerous part of your Work In Progress. Write a dangerous poem. Sing me a dangerous song. Draw me a dangerous picture. Get dangerously creative! (Don't hurt yourselves, though.) (+3!)
Contest ends on the Ides of March. :) (Beware!)
Thanks again - love you guys - have fun!!!