Friday, February 24, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Are you ready for some MARCH MADNESS?

Do you have a writing or illustrating project you'd like to work on, but are having a tough time getting started? How about a project you haven't been able to finish? Do you need some daily encouragement, incentive, or accountability? If so, you've come to the right place. 

Starting February 29th, you can join us for a little MARCH MADNESS. I'll be hosting here every Wednesday during the month of March. For more details, check out Denise Jaden's explanation here.
We'll be checking in on one specific blog each day to cheer each other on. And did I mention there'll be
Yes, fabulous prizes, one of which is a first-page critique from my fabulous agent, Katie Grimm of Don Congdon Associates. 
You can participate by commenting each day. Each time you check in and record your progress, your name will be entered into a drawing. The more you participate, the better your odds of winning.

We also meet on Twitter under the hashtag #wipmadness all year long.

So get on over to Denise's blog  for the details and be sure to post your goals on February 29th (it only comes 'round once every four years, right?)

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in a comment. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing--What Do You See?

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
--Henry David Thoreau

What are you looking at? What do you see? Are things moving or not? 
 Do you ever get so close to your manuscript that you can't see the flaws?
What do you do?
Do you let your manuscript rest?
 For how long?
Do you give it to others?
How many?

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Do you Dwell in Possibility?

"I dwell in possibility." - Emily Dickenson
Emily Dickenson's Poem

I want to dwell in the place where all things are possible
The place of my childhood
The place of my dreams
Not just for a visit
But to reside
Do you have moments when you believe that anything is possible? Sometimes I do. Sometimes I live in a house full of windows and doors. But sometimes I get trapped in the dark basement of impossibility, chained to the walls of defeatist thinking. Shackles of negativity bite into my wrists and ankles. Who decides where I dwell? I want to be the one. Today I choose to dwell in possibility. How about you?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Holly Cupala's DON'T BREATHE A WORD Book Trailer Launch Party!

It's a party and you can win prizes!

PRIZES: Five Grand Prizes:
Signed copies of Don’t Breathe a Word, Tell Me a Secret, the TMAS special edition audiobook, bookmarks, stickers, and other swag*
Ten Runner-Up Prizes: Don’t Breathe a Word flyers, bookmarks, stickers, and a TMAS button*
Plus the first forty people who buy the book at this link between now and Valentine’s Day get DBAW bookmarks, stickers, and undying book love from Holly!*

*Must include mailing address with entry. (US + up to 20% international winners)

1. Click here to go to the DBAW trailer link, then click the Share button to send to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, MySpace, blog, or other social network. 5 pts each
2. Buy the book at this link for more chances to win (include in your entry below)!
3. Click here to enter with your links and/or purchase!
Find my interview of Holly Cupala here