My Birthday is on the 18th, but I want to give away a present!
This year is a pretty important birthday for me, and what I want more than anything is to hear music from the people that mean the most to me. My friends, my family, my readers... all of you fit into one or more of these categories so I'm appealing to you personally.
This year, post a video of you (or you and your friends, or you and your cat!), on my Facebook page, singing for my birthday. The song is 'Rainbow Connection', but I certainly wouldn't love you less for a rousing rendition of 'Space Oddity' or something off your personal playlist. Whatever you choose to do, have fun with it!
My favorite video will win a signed paperback copy of 'Kirby', my first romance novel published by Crimson Romance in 2013 and a box full of homemade treats, not to mention a couple of samples of new merchandise that I'll be putting in my 'Little Shop of Cool Isht' when it debuts on my website in the coming months! You need this box of goodies, I promise - so be sure to post your video between now and the 18th, which is when my Momma birthed me and also marks the end of the contest!
Once all the gift wrap is tossed and the gifts are put away, there's a little matter of NaNoWriMo
That's right, babies - it's that time of year again! Every November, while men are growing out their creepiest mustaches (the only mustache I've ever been able to tolerate sits above Tom Selleck's upper lip and I'll maintain that forever), millions of writers from all over the world hunker down in front of their laptops (or papers and pens) with glasses of wine, cups of tea, mug cakes, and Dammit Dolls and attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel in the span of 30 days. I am participating this year and, in preparation, I've begun a wild race to get my current Work In Progress completed and sent off to my publisher. I think that officially puts me on two deadlines and also makes me an absolute lunatic.
Keep your eyes peeled on October 19th (don't worry, I'll remind you again) - I'll be visiting The Write Way Cafe and reflecting on my birthday and feeling like I'm growing up all over again as a creative in this day and age. Hopefully you'll stick with me throughout November to cheer me on. And hey, if you need a cheerleader, shoot me an email and tell me all about it; I wanna make sure I put up a shout out and throw some good vibes into the Universe for you!
Until next time... stay creative!