You thought I was lying about that luck thing, didn’t you?
Ah well, I know it’s hard to believe. But just so you know, I won again. I am definitely feeling the love from old Miss Universe (no, not this one). Thanks to Kristi Chestnutt of Random Daily Thoughts, in her “The Wolf Within Giveaway” (in honor of her book release), I have won a signed copy of The Wolf Within authored by the amazing Kristi Chestnutt herself:
And a $25 B&N gift card And a $5 Starbucks gift card
I’m actually kind of floored right now. Though I believed it was possible, I didn’t expect I’d turn around and win something quite so quickly, especially a prize quite this fabulous. I almost feel like I’m spitting in the face of Fate. Seriously, how much luck can one person have?
So, is there a lesson in this? I think so.
Believe in possibility.
But, in order to maintain some sort of balance in the universe, I think it’s time I give back. And seeing that I am now on the verge of 200 lovely
followers friends, I will likely hold a contest soon. I’m not sure what yet. I’ll have to think on it. But I’ll be sure to make it a good one that won’t require much from you. You’ve done enough, and you totally deserve it. And…by the way? My 200th friend will also receive a B&N gift card. It’s time someone else got lucky.
And while we’re on the topic of winning, I’d like to point you to the Dear Lucky Agent Contest where you can win a 20 page critique from agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe (Nancy Coffey Literary). It’s the third contest in the series, but this one is dear to my heart because it’s for writers of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance (thanks, Simon, for sending me the link). So am I entering? Heck yeah! But don’t let this discourage you.
I don’t win everything.
And I have a feeling that your manuscript kicks some serious bootie. So give it a shot—and believe in yourself. I believe in you.
And while you’re at it, stop by Kristi’s blog and see what she has to say—check out her book, The Wolf Within. It’s looks pretty frigging awesome. I’m sure you’ll also come to adore Kristi, just as I do.
P.S. I was going to go on hiatus, and I still will be taking a bit of a break—I’m determined to begin querying this month (and thanks to CJ Redwine and her Query Workshop, I
intend to believe I’ll have a kickass query). But given that I have 3 more yummy blog awards to blog about, as well as a contest I will now be hosting, I will likely be blogging at least once a week. So I’ll be hanging around, sort of like this,
looking all big-bellied…and furry…and freaky? Huh. Maybe not sort of like this.