And we have a winner!
There were over 450 entrants into the contest, so there was some tough competition. So congratulations goes out to...
The lucky lady walks away with a new Kindle3, complete with a skin featuring the cover of Silas!
Thank you to all of the blogs who participated! It was a fantastic experience for myself, and with the fantastic reception this book has received, things are only looking up from here!
A huge thanks goes out to Kismet Book Touring for organizing this whole shebang. You do great work ladies!
So here we are, everyone. This is the official one-week mark since the start of the contest between Mercedes and myself. Here are the numbers as they stand this moment:
Start: 1996 words.
2/27 - 22,137 words.
Words this week - 20,141
Words to go - 77,863
Well, that was a good start. My initial goal was 25k last week, so I fell a bit short. That just means I'm going to have to kick it into overdrive this week.
Time will tell. Off to write now.
I've been slagging a bit lately. I know I have a personal deadline set for myself, but sometimes I need to give myself an extra shove to get going.
Enter my good friend and uber talented writer, Mercedes Yardley.
This is a woman known for taking on challenges. She's done it quite a bit over the years, and with very few exceptions, she always comes out on top. So yesterday I called her and, laughing maniacally, stated, "I CHALLENGE YOU!"
So here's how this will work. I have 75,000 words to rewrite and another 25,000 new words yet created, to finish Silas. Mercedes has 45k and 35k, respectively. That makes us just about even. We have until April 1st to finish everything. That's right...EVERYTHING. And what are the consequences? Ah, this is a thing of beauty.
Whoever loses this challenge will have to record themselves singing 2 minutes of "Womanizer" by Britney Spears, accompanied by our significant other on bongos, and allow the other to post it to their blog! And no matter WHAT happens, someone will be doing this. If both of us finish? Whoever finished first, down to the minute, will be saved. If April first comes and neither of us is done? We BOTH have to do it.
To read about this challenge in Mercedes' own words, visit her blog post about it.
I can't think of a more horrifying price to pay. This is gonna be good.
Let the games begin...