Friday, February 11, 2011

99 and Counting AND a contest

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:

1. An ARC of Holly Cupala's TELL ME A SECRET
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.

The Rules:

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!


Ansha said...

Ooh, I want the query critique. ;) Seriously you have an awesome query letter so you're perfect for paying it forward to others. (me) ;)
You're inspiring me to get on my blog again and start posting more regularly. I actually posted today! Good luck to everyone and congrats on 99 and counting!

Kris said...

Ansha, you can have several query crits. Thank you for your nice words, check's in the mail. ;)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on almost 100 followers! You can never have too many query critiques!

Laura Pauling said...

:) Congrats on almost reaching 100. Great contest. Hee hee but I'll go for the books!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Well I'm number 101 :)
I already have an agent so I don't need the query critique and I've read TMAS, but if it's possible to win one of the other books, I'd love to have the chance. Thanks!