Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Updates? News? Giveaways? All of the Above

First things first: I have just passed 10 participants in my giveaway, which means I will be giving away TWO copies of Isle of Fire!  :)   Congrats.  Only five days left until the giveaway ends!  If you want to get in on the giveaway, you can go here and comment to tell me you want to join.

Now, I have several tidbits of news and some other stuff as well.

Right now, I'm reading J. R. Parker's Kestrel's Midnight Song.  You can expect a review coming up soon.

And then there's news of several giveaways.

Squeaks, at Hidden Doorways, is having the voting for the Green Giveaway.  It's a writing/giveaway (technically, it's a contest) thing where writers submit a descriptive piece of their work.  I submitted a piece, so be sure to check it out!  It needs votes, and lots of 'em.  The pieces submitted are spectacular.

Star-Dreamer (a.k.a. Nichole White) over at the Pen and the Parchment is having a giveaway...with THREE different books.  :)  It's a First Chapter contest, where writers get brave and submit their first chapter (and possibly the prologue as well).  It needs a lot of entries as well.  I'll be sending in my own first chapter soon.  Be brave!  Send in your chapter. :)

On other news, my novel, Sadaar, is moving again...slowly.  But I'm working on it. :)  I'm aiming for possibly 50,000 words on it, but I have no idea where it might end up.

And lastly...November is coming.  And with it, NaNoWriMo.  I'll be sharing an outline/idea that I have for it soon, probably after the giveaway has finished.


RED~Scribe said...

How are you going to determine the second winner? By how much each person wrote?

Jake said...

No... Are you talking about the word war?

But I've been using and numbering the entries to get my winners. :)

Bleah Briann//Lovely said...

Awesome blogs you shared. :) Thanks for giving the links... and the giveaways look awesome.

I'm glad your book is coming along. I wish you blessings on all of that, 'cause I really want to read it. Haha, yes selfish motives. *sigh* Oh well.


With Love and Blessings,
Bleah Briann

RED~Scribe said...

Oops! For whatever reason, my brain thought the two contests were one. I understand again.

Jake said...

LOL, no problem. My brain does stuff like that all the time...probably a side effect of being a writer. :)

Mackenzie A. Lockhart said...

Aha! Hi Jake! Bleh, I couldn't have done the word war even if I desperately needed to (which methinks I did) dad broke a couple ribs last night so...yeah, that about says it all.

Anyways, I'm eyeing this contest with great wonderment. I do have a question to ask you though, which I usually do, although rarely (gah, forget the reasoning, I just confuse myself)

Question: Is it legal to send international mail without a return address?

I'm just wondering in case I decide to give away material in the future that must be sent via mail. I don't exactly want to give out my address :S Do you know?


Jake said...


I honestly have no idea. :P I always have a return address. I'll ask my dad...he says he doesn't think it's illegal. :) I'll do a quick search on Google and let ye know via email what I find. :)

I'll be praying for your father! :)

Mackenzie A. Lockhart said...

Ah; merci!


Goldarrow said...

I have plenty of IoF books but I still will sign up for kicks.


I don't write so I can't sign up for the others but thanks for keeping us up to date.