Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free books for March because I finished my novel

I finished my book. Really, this time. All the way. I'm not revising anything on it anymore, until an editor buys it or my agent tells me to. I've emailed Agent Steve and will be pushing the "send" button as soon as he answers.

Click.

Hmm.

Shouldn't there be fanfare or something?

You used to have to walk down to the post office and pay for postage at least. It feels so anti-climactic this way. Click. All done.

It's cheaper, I know. Fewer trees die. It's probably a good thing.

I feel like I need ceremony.

I guess I'm just going to have to celebrate by giving you Free Books. FREE BOOKS! Free Books! I have three Neil Gaiman books this month, just because everybody likes him so much, and I'm drawing three winners, so your odds of winning have just improved over last time.

Here are the prizes:

1)Graveyard Book (Newbery winner)
2)Coraline (if you've only seen the movie version, you haven't seen how Gaiman puts his words together)
3) Odd and the Frost Giants (Gaiman's newest- really charming)

To enter,
1) follow or subscribe to my blog, or already be a follower or subscriber,
2) comment and tell me so,
3) be 18 or older or have a parent's permission to enter,
4) do the  above by Saturday, March 27th at 5:00 pm.



That's all. Easy-peasy. 

Can't wait to celebrate my novel by giving you books!

8 comments:

  1. Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
    :-)
    Nikki

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  2. I'm a follower, as you know by now!

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  3. Congratulations on finishing your novel! Wow, that is huge!

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  4. Sounds fun. I'm already a follower, and yeah for sending off your book. Good for you.

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  5. Thanks, guys! I'll enter you all in my drawing.

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  6. Oh, I'm totally a follower. ;) I love your blog but not nearly as much as I love you. ;)

    Congratulations on pushing Send! I'm so happy for you! I'm can't wait to hear how it all goes. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that it's all going to go beautifully. =]

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  7. What an accomplishment. Let us know when it gets snatched up!
    I'm too late for the book drawing but wanted you to know I'm celebrating for you in my own little corner. One author's success is another's.

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