400 Follower Milestone and Giveaway

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Earlier in the week I hit 400 followers. As I approached this milestone, I grew very reflective. I am still new to twitter. I joined in November of last year after talking to my different Nanowrimo pals – and I haven’t regretted the decision since!

In my 4 1/2 months on Twitter, I have dived headfirst into the writing community. I actively participate in all manner of #wordsprints and #wordwars and faithfully participate in #writeclub every Friday:)

In December, I learned about the world of contests. Through #pitchwars and #pitchmas I met a group of people that would help me understand pitches, loglines, betas, and CPs and made some good writerly friends in the process.

As I type this (on my blog – which also exists because of my twitter writer friends), I can honestly say that I am a much better writer today than I was 4 months ago. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Okay, now that the crying is over – it’s giveaway time!

In honor of my 400 follower milestone, I am giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card. That’s enough for maybe 2 frappuccinos:) Follow the instructions below (via the rafflecopter link) and I will announce the winner on my blog and twitter on Monday.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A Kick In The Pants

I didn’t start out 2013 motivated.

I was beginning to grown tired of my novel. I was dedicating so much time and energy to it and it got to a point where I began to doubt my work. I doubted that the words on the page were good enough.

Twitter was abuzz with people getting agents and winning contests and I was revising – again.

Then 2 things happened to snap me out of my funk:

1. I found two great CP’s

2. I finally won a contest.

Finding my CP’s. I have a great CP that I found on Shewrites.com and a great CP that I found via a contest I entered on Twitter. Having these writers get excited and provide a much needed jab in the right direction is so beneficial.

Winning a contest. I was on Twitter Friday and read about a flash fiction contest with a midnight deadline. I played around with entering because I was in a writing funk. But when I went home I couldn’t get the picture of the door out of my mind and BOOM it happened. That weekend, I couldn’t stop writing and regardless of whether I won, I had gotten my fire back. And entering actually paid off and I won: http://typelingsaz.blogspot.com/

I don’t know where you are in your writing. Maybe you are still in the honeymoon phase or maybe you and your work in progress are having a fight. Search within yourself and go find your needed kick in the pants. Here’s to hoping for continued productivity!