Friday, April 20, 2012

6 month blogoversery giveaway!


6 months ago, I was taking two classes on creative writing (Novel in 9 months class by Jonathan Maberry and Writing for Teens by Melissa Jensen).  Those two classes propelled me to start a blog and I've never looked back!  So we have to celebrate (it's the little things, right? :) )

So let's look back on the past 6 months:
-I've completed the first draft of Novel 1, a YA fantasy, aka Code of the Firefly (okay, so I really started this before I started blogging)
-finished first draft revisions
-wrote a query
-edited query a gajillion times
-started Novel 2, a YA SF-ish, yet to be named
-starting reading a bunch of blogs and continually loving it!

Hopefully the next 6 months will lead to:
-finishing final draft of COTF
-sending queries for COTF
-finish first draft of Novel 2

So in honor of 6 months of blogging, and my love of world-building, I will be giving away Insurgent by Veronica Roth!

Here is the summary from good reads: 
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

This is the sequel to Divergent, so if you haven't read that, what are you waiting for?!?  It has: a cool world!  Factions!  Fears and getting over them!  A boy named Four!

So what to do.  "Follow" my blog (it is a blogoversery after all) and leave a comment that you want to enter.  That's all you have to do!  Want another entry?  Tweet or post a shout-out on your blog about the giveaway and tell me that you did so in the comments (this is on the honor system, so I trust ya'll).  It will be open until Friday 4/27 at 7 am EST so that I can randomly pick a winner, pre-order it and have it shipped to you by release day.  Or at least, that is the plan.  Yes?  Yes.


  1. me! me! me!!!! I'm tweeting this RIGHT NOW!

  2. Me too!! I loved Divergent, can't wait for Insurgent! And yay for blogoversary!! Will tweet!

  3. Will tweet. Really interested in this!

  4. You are so productive! My word, I wish I had accomplished that much in six months! You're amazing! I definitely want to enter and I will give it a tweet too! :)

  5. Wow! You have accomplished so much in a six month time frame! So impressive! Happy blogiversary. I tweeted. :)

  6. Sounds like fun; count me in! You really have accomplished a lot... wow. Congratulations!

  7. I totally want to win! Congrats on six awesome months!