Why am I doing a contest you might ask. I have my reasons, most of them good.
The most important reason behind my contest is this. Publishing houses are next on my to-do list and I would love to have a generous following of people who when the big day comes and my book hits the shelves, they are lined up outside the bookstore to buy it. Isn’t that every writer’s dream? That and I love the idea of more people participating on my blog, giving me feedback and just being a part of this journey of mine.
I also want to inspire others. So, part of this contest revolves around you and YOUR writing. This is an honour system contest, though I will check out the blogs that do a posting. I trust all of you to keep me updated on your entries by making a comment on my Contest blog post and then I will put all the entries in a big barrel, spin it around and draw out some lucky winners!
Here’s how you get entries into the contest:
If you’re a current follower of my blog-5 entries
New blog followers-3entries
Current Twitter followers-5 entries
New Twitter followers- 3 entries
Every RT or Tweet about the contest-2 entries (be sure to put @queryaddict so I can
Blog about this contest or blog about Wringing Out Words-10 entries. Here you could get 20 entries if you do two separate blogs!
List Wringing out Words on your blog roll- 4 entries
For every thousand words you write during the week of the contest (on your honour) I will give you 2 entries into the contest. Motivation, motivation, motivation!
There will be multiple winners as I’ve seen on other contests; it’s hard to award just one grand prize!(If you already have the book listed you can choose another of your liking)
The grand Prize will be something that no true lover of books, whether it be writing or reading can do without. Coffee. Or, because of the postal system, a Starbucks Gift Certificate along with a copy of book one of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, Guilty Pleasures.
Second place is two books from Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld Series, Bitten and Stolen.
Third Place is the first book in Jacqueline Carey’s series, Kushiel’s Dart.
A guest blog will be offered to places 4-6 on my blog, Wringing out Words. And if there are more than 6 people who enter this contest, I may find prizes for places 7-10. Thanks for checking it out and good luck!
Contest will run from August 30th- September 6th closing at midnight.
*Creative contest Idea stolen with permission from CA Marshall.*