I am so tired. I kind of wish I were a vampire so I could stay up all night. If I did stay up all night, I would look like a vampire... all pale and stringy-haired. Not glittery. I don't think I could do glitter.
Anyway, I really appreciate everyone who has promoted and joined the contest. Yay! So far it looks like any of you have a really good chance of winning. Heh heh. "Several will enter, three will win."
But this brings up the whole writing/blogging issue that so many of us struggle with. I have been known to say "write first, blog later" [*ahem*] but I really tend to blog first. Today I did the opposite. I woke up at 3 a.m. because my son had the bright idea to set his alarm for 3:00 so he could get up early. Who got up? ME. Then I couldn't go back to sleep. I got a couple of hours of really good writing in... I love when the house is quiet.
But I'm wondering how I can promote my contest and keep the blog presence going and finish my novel in March. And there's the little matter of my day job. Pesky things, day jobs.
Any thoughts? Magic wands? Foolproof potions? Seriously, how important do you think an online presence really is compared to having a good manuscript?
And I'm not just talking about blogging, because the truly serious are on FB and Twitter and god knows what else these days.
Speaking of magic, Michelle Gregory, my fantastic blogging buddy, has made a button to help promote the blogfest. She waved her wand over the computer and made this little puppy. So if you would like to put it on your blog, just copy the code below the photo and put it in the sidebar of your blog in an "Add a Gadget > Add java script or HTML code" box.
Have a great week!