Wednesday, December 04, 2013

"It was the horse...and I'm going to be king."

 Wherein Jack almost panics.

 I was looking at the calender and realized something kind of horrible - for me. Hopefully not for any of you.

 MY BOOK IS OUT IN A WEEK!!!! *Ensue a moment of panic.* Okay, I feel better.

 Being an author, I am supposed to be on top of all this and not be caught off guard. I was going to have release parties all set up by this time, like I did with Haphazard. But somewhere between Thanksgiving and me thinking I was caught up on everything I blinked. So, there went all of my brilliant plans. Now....well, keep reading for the now.

 I am still going to do my annual - is annual the right word? - book giveaway! And I think I've come up with a fun idea for it this time! 

 To enter for a chance to win Abolished Impracticality, coming December 14th, write a post on what you would invent if you lived in a Steampunk world. For fun, you can also explain how it would work and who would use it. (Solders, Air Pirates, Sailors...) When you have the post written, leave the link on my blog and I will enter you in a drawing. I will announce the winner on the 14th. (NOTE! If you do not have a blog, as I know some of my readers do not, you can write your post below in the comment box or send it in an email and I will enter you.) 
 I hope all of you join in! I'd love to see what you all come up with! 

 And, before I go. I was able to put together the trailer I have been tossing around the idea of making. I am not sure how I feel about it, but it felt weird releasing my book without a trailer. So here it is. This summer I am going to try and make an official one, but this till have to do for now. (Unless some of you can come up with something better. Maybe I should hold a trailer contest or something, what do you all think? Sound kind of fun?)
 My beta readers will get the snow. And those who don't get the snow, FEAR THE SNOW!!! (Sorry. my evil overlord kicked in.)

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 There, what do you think? Does it make you want to read it? (And yes, there is another sneak picture in there for all of you. And yes, it is of someone sleeping. My artists and I seem to have this thing with characters sleeping. They're just so cute when they sleep.) And no, I am not going to tell you who is sleeping. You have to guess.

 That is all. I have to go and finish formatting and continue with my panic attack.

 Quote is from the 50th, which I still have to review. After the Doctor proposes to Elizabeth the First and, naturally, it back fires.

 Allons-y!!!

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6 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness! You're right! Where has November gone?! Where has this whole year gone? Seems like just yesterday was January and now it's almost January again!
    Anyway, can't wait for your book! I'm going on a book-buying spree 'round 'bout the 15th.
    Love the trailer! And I know who's sleeping! =D And did I see a farmhouse? =D I love the chair that Person Sleeping is sleeping in. It looks like something that would come alive in Beauty and the Beast. And it looks comfortable.
    Luckily, for now, I don't have to worry about food vs. books. It's in my future though, sadly...
    Well, gotta go write a letter now so allons-y to you too!
    (...I just realized... you have French people in your books... allons-y is French...)

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  2. I........ I don't think I'll be doing this challenge *cringe* Maybe I'll think about it though.

    THAT TRAILER IS AWESOME!!! *cheers* I think I just fangirled. I fangirled over you Jack. Congratulations :)

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  3. I know!!!! Th entire year went by WAY too fast, if you ask me.

    Ooooooh!!! The trailer definitely made me want to read the book. Good job on it!

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  4. A week!!?! *checks calendar* It's a little weensy bit more. It's like... ten days. *Passes a coffee flavored energy drink* You'll be fine! ....... Cue quoting. "I can't carry the burden of these trials for you, but I can carry you." TWO QUOTES IN ONE.

    That challenge actually sounds kind of fun. I think I might want to do it. *considers thoughtfully.* I'd feel guilty entering though, since I'm going to get a book anyway.... Maybe I'll help Bella! *Mwauahahaha**

    Sleeping people are fun to draw. So sue me! lol. They're just sweet looking.
    And Heeeeeeeeeeeeey. That's MY NAME in that trailer!

    Witch

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  5. One week - don't panic!
    A trailer contest would be fun. We held one for the A to Z Challenge last year and people came up with some creative stuff.

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  6. Oh dear I saw the picture of the mansion and I busted out crying. I'm going to be a total mess when I read the book for real. I can't wait!

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