A day late, but better late than never: Congrats to Genesis G., Kristen R., Heather S., Kristina S., Destiny P., Kamie N., Alexis L., Samantha C. and Ashley G.! You’re all receiving copies of the Australian box set. Most of you plan to keep your box sets for yourselves, but there are kind souls out there who are giving them to friends or coworkers, or donating to the library. Keeping or giving away, you’re all awesome.
Writing news: Yesterday I finished the first draft of BALTHAZAR! So you’ll be seeing that in March 2012 — after all the long, long edits get made …
As for “The Artist’s Way,” which I mentioned here about a week ago, I’ve decided that I will be posting about for for twelve weeks, starting Sunday, January 30. If you’ve ever been interested in doing this course, which teaches you how to enhance your personal creativity and give it priority in your life, please feel free to follow along. I’ll just be blogging my thoughts as we go, so it might be a good support system or tool for those of you who have always considered doing it. The only things you need to take part are a copy of THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron (ought to be available, new or used or library copy, most anywhere) and the will to give this program the (considerable) time it takes.
Now, more contest news: I have some extra copies of the anthology VACATIONS FROM HELL, which includes my story “I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend” along with other tales by Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare and Sarah Mlynowski. Want a copy? All you have to do is this:
1) Send an email to evernightclaudia at gmail dot com, with the subject line “VACATIONS giveaway!”
2) In that email, tell me a name and address I can use to send your book to if you win. *
3) Also tell me what you like to read on vacation!
4) Do all this before Tuesday, Jan. 25, when I’ll pick the winners! (Number TBD, but I think I’ve got plenty here to give away! It will be AT LEAST fifteen.)
To make up for the fact that the Aussies weren’t eligible for the box set giveaway, I hereby pledge that at least five of the winners will be Australian! Everybody has a chance, but the Aussies get that little extra chance they didn’t get last time.
Hope you guys enjoy!
*This part is important, guys. No fewer than two of the winners originally chosen for this week’s contest failed to give me addresses, and so their entries got tossed. Don’t let it happen to you!