My first blog post was on September 14, 2007--not a very awe-inspiring first post. But there it is. Most of my followers, though, have arrived in the last 12 months. My intentional blogging really started this past year.
I started the blog to keep a record, for myself, of my writing journey. My writing has evolved since then, as has the blog. And the focus of my writing has changed too. I've gone from writing short stories for my daughter, to picture book manuscripts. Then I moved to writing nonfiction and Young Adult. My writing career has come full circle as I've recently had some professional interest in a picture book manuscript I wrote several years ago (check back soon for something official).
I want to celebrate my followers. I'm almost at 100--which seems like an incredible milestone. I want to pay it forward. I've had so much support and encouragement from the blogging community. I loved Amie Borst's recent 150 followers celebration. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious!
Here's what I have to offer:
2. An autographed copy of Stacy DeKeyser's JUMP THE CRACKS
3. My own TAURUS VIRGO & CAPRICORN: ALL ABOUT THE EARTH SIGNS (autographed, of course)
And for anyone who wants it: a critique of your query letter--I'm not an expert, but have had some interest from my own YA query letter, so I like to think I might have something helpful to offer. Leave the text and your email address in the comments. Or if you'd rather not leave it publicly--let me know and we can exchange email info.
You have to be a follower (new or old!). And please put your preferred order of prizes in the comments. Contest closes at midnight on Friday, February 18, 2011.
Tweet, Facebook, or Blog -- and please put each link in a separate comment box for an additional entry. I don't know how to use the fancy points system. I'll use simple random number generator, so each entry needs to be in a separate box.
And thank you to everyone for the support and community I've found through my blog!