So, in order to celebrate the first full week of my blog existing (Blog-iversary? Hmmm...) I'm going to hold a competition from this Saturday. I give this warning so that people can make sure to come back then and check it out.
The list of goodies to be given away will include,
- A copy of The Swan Kingdom
- A copy of Daughter of the Flames
- Bookplates for the above, signed by me
- Chapter One of Shadows on the Moon - the first few pages of this are already on my website, but this will be the full first chapter, which no one but my editor and agent have seen
- Playlist CD of my writing music
- Various other goodies from me, which I guarantee you can't get anywhere else
+ 1 if you post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and link back here
+ 2 if you post the contest on your own blog and link back
+ 3 if you become a follower of this blog
So that last one means your name goes in the hat three times!
The competition does not *officially* start until Saturday, because I'm wanting the news about this to disseminate through the blogosphere so that everyone who might be interested will get a go. However, if you want to start Facebooking, Twittering, blogging or following now - don't worry. You still go in the hat.
I'll post again on Saturday to officially open the giveaway and then everyone else will get another week to be involved!
In the meantime: does anyone have an opinion on which hat I should draw the names from? I'm leaning towards the 1930's red with sequins myself, but what do you think?
ETA: on more advice from the sage Saya, I'm back to add a little more detail. Link backs from MySpace, BeBo or any other place where a lot of people are passing through are also counted. If you want to embed one of my YouTube videos on your blog, Facebook etc, that will also gain you three entries in the hat. In order to enter the competition you must comment, either on THIS post, or the one I make on Saturday, and tell me just what you've done. I am excepting early entries, but you must comment on this post for me to count you.
Finally, I've had such a cool idea about how I'm going to make these prizes interesting and unique. I'm really stoked. Check back on Saturday for more details!