Thursday Night Write – and a Prophecy Freebie!!!
Time for another edition of Thursday Night Write. All writers are invited to post an excerpt of original work no more than 300 words. Be sure to leave a comment for at least one other participant if you post one of your own.
I’ve been trying REALLY hard to stay on top of the TNW entries and to comment each and everyone myself, but the truth is, I’m failing miserably. Writing my post the other day about The Business of Writing, I realized that I haven’t been managing expectations – my own or anyone else’s – in this department. I’d forgotten how utterly crazy the weeks leading up to and following a release, and with the Prophecy paperback releasing TODAY (Woot!)) and Guardian of the Gate coming out in just 30 days, I’m barely managing to keep my head above water.
I think it’s time to be honest about the fact that sometimes, I’m just not going to get to all the entries. I DO read them all, but commenting in a thoughtful way takes a lot of time, and as much as I love doing it, it’s just not always possible.
So from here on out I’m going to promise only to KEEP TRYING. Sometimes I’ll get to a few of them, sometimes I’ll get to all of them, and sometimes I won’t get to any of them. I will continue to read them each week, though, and to invite other authors as guest commentators. I also encourage you guys to spread the word by posting the TNW links via Facebook and Twitter. You’d be surprised at some of the people who read your work here.
On another note, I have a freebie for you!!! The very talented Anna over at Booknerds designed some beautiful bookplates for me, and I’m going to offer them completely free to anyone who already owns a Prophecy paperback or purchases one between today and Tuesday, July 13th. If I
These are very limited edition, but I will give them out as long as they last for the Prophecy paperback and again to celebrate the first week of the Guardian hardcover. These stick right to the inside of your book and if you line them up just right on the title page, you’ll find they continue the vine pattern of the interior art.
This is total honor system stuff! All you have to do to get a bookplate is leave a comment in this post telling me where you bought or how you got your Prophecy paperback (example; the Barnes & Noble in Newburgh, NY., as a gift for my birthday, etc.). Make sure to leave your email address. It won’t post publicly, but I’ll be able to see it so that I can contact you for your address.
I’m happy to personalize the bookplates, so if you want to give the book as a gift or in a giveaway or something, just tell me how you want the bookplate addressed when we contact you. Unfortunately, I have to keep this one a US-only giveaway. I’m sorry!
Thanks, guys, for all the support you’ve offered me this past year and for the support you continue to offer me in the way of encouragement and your willingness to spread the word about the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy. It means more than you know.