30 September 2013

Is this thing on?

Blogger stats informs me that more people are looking at this blog on a daily basis than at my actual blog. Suspicious creature that I am, I suspect it's mostly spammers (especially given the number of spam comments in my moderation box o.O), BUT if there really are people lurking out there in the corners of this blog still, well, HELLO THERE. IT IS NICE TO SEE YOU.

So here's the deal that will let me know whether this blog is still live or not (because clearly the frequency of authorial posting has nothing to do with a blog being 'live', or this blog would have died MANY A TIME). If I can have three - just three! - comments on this post - just a hey will do - then I may be convinced to cross post things back here, at least for a bit, and as a nod of respect to long-time lurkers, will post the cover of my up-coming release, To Dust, three days earlier on this blog than my official one.


So. Anybody out there?

26 August 2012

Giveaway Winners

Thanks everyone who entered :o) It was fun to be able to give away so many books! I'll announce the winners in a second (or you can scroll down now...), but I just wanted to note a few housekeeping things.

1) This blog will be tidied up with a shiny front page and what not, and will be linked to from my website as the 'for writers' section.
2) The Declutter Manifesto blog will be linked to from the website as my blog.
3) Any announcements about give aways, new releases, and book-related stuff will be blogged directly to the website on the front page.
4) I think - think - that when I come back to writing, I will do so without the intent to seek traditional publication, but with the intent of self-publishing strictly as a hobby. That way I still have the fun of sharing with an audience, but without the pressure - and I'll not be doing it to try to run it as a business with all the associated promoting and schedules. Just. For fun. Like, only one step above, you know, publishing everything I write on the blog :P :D

So. That's me. Now the winners. The random generator has spoken and has even managed to choose four different winners for the four different books, which is happy :D Without further ado...

Krispy will receive the ebook Create-a-Plot Clinic
Andrea will receive the ebook The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs
Michelle will receive the preorder of The Raven Boys
Mirja will receive Paranormalcy!

I'll be in contact with you all to confirm details. Yay!

18 August 2012

Farewell Giveaway!

Edit: Yes, giveaway is open internationally ;)

Okay. So. First of all, just because I am closing this blog, it does not mean I shall be non-existent on the interwebs. I still have twitter, facebook, and the website (which needs updating - schedule that on the to-do list :P), and as hinted at the previous post, a new blog. If you want, you can come hang out with me at http://decluttermanifesto.wordpress.com/.

Two things about that: One, I chose wordpress just so I didn't have to keep logging out of my email (gmail) all the time if I wanted to have it not connected to the profile I use on here, which I do, just because. And two, please don't be freaked out by the title. "Declutter" doesn't mean it's a cleaning blog. If that was the case, there'd be like one post on it EVER, outlining my tempestuous relationship with cleaning and leavning it at that :P No. It's about decluttering my HEAD as much as anything else, and it's a completely ecclectic bunch of stuff - basically whatever I'm reading/thinking about on the day. Rah.

Okay, next up, books. I have three books to give away: NYT BS Kiersten White's Paranormalcy; Holly Lisle's Create-a-Plot Clinic (ebook); and a pre-order of also-bestselling Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys, because OHMYGOSHYOUGUYS, this book is awesome. Edit: Oo, oo! And because my book The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs has just been released, I'll throw in a copy of that, too :D (ebook)

To enter, leave a comment with your email address and which book you'd like to win (you can choose more than one). Or, if you don't like leaving your email in public places, form is below (feedreaders may need to click through). Entries close on August 25, so you have a week. Good luck! And thanks again, you guys. It's been great.

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