Monday, February 15, 2010

Submission Postive Vibe Contest!!!

I promised you a contest, so here we go!

My main squeeze got me two "writing" gifts for Valentine's Day. Since I am on submission, both of these gifts have the potential to help me a lot.

The first some lucky bamboo. I put it next to my bed, so I can get lucky vibes before I go to bed and when I wake up. Here's to hoping some of these lucky vibes find their ways to the editors who have my manuscript!

The second thing he got me was an hour and a half (yes, an hour and a half!) massage at my favorite salon. This will definitely help me relieve some of the stress I have while waiting to hear back during the submission process. I can't wait to use this!

Now, I'd like to send out some of my own positive thoughts to my readers. You all have been great and supportive (especially since my book has gone on submission), and I love reading all your comments.

To thank you for all your positive thoughts, I've created a "Writer's Care Package" for you to win.

Check it out....

Want the low down on all the goods you win? Okay!

The first item is a mug cozy. You know how you get the styrofoam holders at coffee shops? Well, this one is loving to the environment. It's a fabric cozy telling you to "Write." My mom (super craft woman of the year) made me one and one to give away.

You can wrap it around your coffee or tea while writing to inspire you to "Write!"

The next item in my care package is something I picked up the weekend at the Cleveland Bazaar Bizarre. It's a unique craft fair that's help every year (it kind of reminds me of a craft version of Urban Outfitters). I picked up a pair of bobby pins because one had a canary on it!

I picked up a couple packs of these cards when I was at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop last summer. They're great because you can put them on a key chain or strap of your bag and you have a spot to write notes down whenever they come to you. You can take the cards out and move them around for brainstorming.

I've mentioned how addicted I am to gel pens and how it's essential that I write with them, so I got a fun and colorful pack for you to use while writing.

I know this book has been out for awhile, but it's often shelved with adult books. Sloppy Firsts is one of my favorite books written from a young adult perspective. Jessica Darling made me laugh out loud the entire time I was reading this book, and I'm hoping to introduce some new readers to her (there are four more in the series if you like it!).

And you know that I can't write without some gummy candies, so I through in a bag of some of the sugary stuff there is. These are guaranteed to keep you fueled through some late night writing sprees!

Okay, here's how to enter:

2 points if you are already a follower
1 point if you become a follower
2 points for each comment you leave on my blog
5 points for each time you tweet, blog, Facebook or MySpace about my contest*

*Please let me know through my comments each time you tweet, blog, Facebook or MySpace so I can give you the points.

I'll pick a winner on Tuesday night (February 23) at midnight, so you have eight days to get the word out about my contest and blog! Spread the word, each time you do, you get more points!

Good luck and thanks so much for being such wonderful readers!


Margo said...

Awesome contest! :)

+1 new follower

+5 tweet tweet

+2 comment.

Laura McMeeking said...

Yay for allowing internationals!!!
+2 Already a follower
+5 Tweeted

+2 comment

AchingHope said...

That mug holder is so cute! :D And as much as I'd love to enter this contest, I already won one, so I'll sit this one out, but I will definitely be letting my sis know about it.

Try not to be too stressed. Ooh! And I love that bamboo plant. SO cool.

Elana Johnson said...

Wow, very cool contest! Did you make those things? They're gorgeous!

Brooke said...

+2 for already following
+2 for a comment
+5 for tweeting


Karla Calalang said...

Darn! I thought I was already following you! :(

+1 New Follower
+1 Commenting
+5 Facebook: facebook
+5 Blog post:

+5 Tweet:

Amanda said...

+2 Comment
+5 Tweet (

Good luck!!!

throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway package!

+2 already a follower
+2 for commenting :)

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

+2 already a follower
+2 for comment
+5 tweeted at

Great giveaway!

J.S. Wood said...

Great contest!
+2 already a follower
+2 commented
+5 tweeted

Anabel said...

I really like the cup holder :)

+2 already a follower
+2 commented
+5 tweeted

Eileen Wiedbrauk said...

that mug cozy is adorable! I really need to make my own like that. No need for a pattern, just gotta trace one from starbucks! hehe

Eileen Wiedbrauk said...

Justine said...

Gasp! Megan McCafferty! Ooh, I'd love to enter! :)

+1 new follower
+5 tweeted:

Thank you for this contest!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

+1 new follower.

What a fun giveaway and yay for the awesome gift you got!!

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

The Messy Chef said...

Great Idea! I am always inspired (contest or not) to read your blog. Thanks for letting me know about it.

+2 already a follower
+5 tweeted

Brooke said...

tweeted again +5

Amy Lukavics said...

I came over here cuz of your Facebook post about your diary, and was really annoyed to find that I wasn't following yet. At least I am now, *sigh.*

And HOW COOL IS THIS CONTEST!? I had to enter. I've only read Second Helpings and Charmed Thirds. You better believe I'll be pimpin' this contest on FB, Twitter, and blog.


Alexa said...

Thanks for this awesome contest!

+1 new follower
+5 tweet:
+5 post:


Mina Carlisle said...

+1 for becoming a follower
+6 for leaving three new comments
+5 for blogging about the contest (

That mug cozy is adorable and I am with you, I wanted to be Jessica Darling like no other when I was in high school!

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Mina Carlisle said...

I commented twice more so +4! I just keep finding so many interesting posts you have to comment on!

Mina Carlisle said...

I just realized that, even though the contest closes in an hour and twenty minutes, there's still time for my facebook Book lovers to try and join, so I wrote a note to promote it!