Before I announced I would be doing a book a day giveaway this year, I thought about the best way to go about it. Littler sister suggested I should announce 7 winners every Monday…one winner from each day of the previous week. I thought that sounded a lot easier and told myself I’d work out the rules on January 2nd. Which is today.
But dangit if I didn’t wake up with the flu. Which is a double whammy, because I checked in to a hotel last night to spend the next three days finishing up my current manuscript, but all I did was lay in bed and whine to myself. So much for my great big blog post of the year, because my fingers are too tired to type. I’m using my nose, so these two paragraphs have already used up about an hour. 😉
What I WILL do is announce yesterdays winner for the gift basket, and that is Bobbie Ann Bohn! Bobbie, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get that basket of goodies sent your way. But probably not until I can get out of bed.
As far as todays giveaway, I was going to make this huge, awesome post yesterday about how it was the two year anniversary of the publication of SLAMMED, but alas…I suck. So in honor of that and the fact that I suck, I thought todays giveaway could be all about our sucks and sweets for 2013. A little Throw Back Thursday to just two years ago.
I’ll go first.
My suck was interviews. I swear, when I did the Nightline and CBS interviews, I spent the hours and days and weeks ahead dreading every minute of it. I was not born for television. It makes me so stinking nervous. Especially the CBS interview, because I was sitting across from Gail freaking KING! I don’t even know what I answered, because at the time, it felt like my head was a microwave and my brain was the meal and it was oozing out of my ears. I was afraid if I opened my mouth, brain matter would spill out onto the CBS Morning Show desk. I was grateful for the interviews, but terrified just the same.
My sweet for 2013 was finding out that HOPELESS was Amazon’s top-selling self-published ebook of the year. I was a little stunned to find that out, but not nearly as shocked to find out it was Amazon’s 16th best selling ebook of 2013. If that wasn’t enough, I saw #19 and about hit the floor. If I could hug this picture, I would.
What was your suck and sweet for 2013? Write it in the comments on this post to enter todays giveaway for a signed copy of SLAMMED and I’ll announce winners for all giveaways from this week on Monday. I won’t be doing giveaways in the same spot here every day, so follow these links and keep an eye on my Facebook author page, my twitter and my instagram. I’m sharing the love between all social media this year. Oh, and lets not forget my Myspace page.
Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!