Monday, October 14, 2013

Spirit of Christmas "All I Want For NaNo" BlogHop!

Hey, guys! Remember when I mentioned how I was taking part in an upcoming Christmas anthology? Well, the time has finally come (finally) to tell you more about it ... and why we're doing it!

NaNoWriMo has done some amazing good for writers over the years. Not only have they given writers the motivation to get their manuscripts written and finished, they've given their time and hard-earned cash to make this event happen year after year - that's why five of us authors decided ... it's time to give back!

J.A. Bennett, Cassie MaeKelley Lynn, Jessica Salyer and myself (did I really just link myself?) are pleased to present The Spirit of Christmas: An Anthology, a collection of five holiday novelettes wrapped into one, to be released Nov 1st. Step into the stories of two stranded holiday travelers, store employees dating on the job, the haunting of a young boy, and much more! 

All proceeds going to the folks behind NaNoWriMo (ain't that cool?)!

To help spread the word and kick this anthology into the world, we've devised the "All I Want For NaNo" Blog Hop, which will run Nov 1-3. Want to get in on this yuletide action? On November 1st, post what you want for your NaNo and place a link to The Spirit of Christmas: An Anthology, as well as the Blog Hop code. That's it! Be as creative as you'd like: pictures, flash fiction, video ... think outside the box!

No Blog Hop is complete without prizes, and with five of us judging, each entry will be eligible for one of five most-excellent prizes!

Jennie = 50 page critique + ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas
Jessica = 50 page critique + ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas
Kelley = $25 Amazon Giftcard + ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas
David = $25 Amazon Giftcard + ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas
Cassie = a choice of her ebooks + ecopy of The Spirit of Christmas

Pretty cool, eh? So what are you waiting for? Sign up below!

I'm David, and what do you want for NaNo?

18 comments:

  1. I'm already scheduled to do an announcement for JA on Wednesday! Very cool you guys came together to make this anthology. I never knew NaNo did so much.

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  2. I usually find Nano pointless but this year since I should be starting a book around that time I figured I might as well sign up.

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  3. I love that you linked yourself. :) So excited and happy to be doing this with you guys!

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  4. I like that you linked yourself too :) This is so cool!

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  5. The idea of doing this anthology and donating the proceeds to the NaNo folks is very impressive. Will have to take a look at what I've got going but I'll see what I can do to spread the word :-)

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  6. YAY! Sounds like fun! Nano kicked my butt last year. This year it's going DOWN!

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  7. There are people behind Nano? That's interesting. It involves like 300,000 writers so that's a huge amount of people. I can't even fathom getting that many people involved in anything. I guess I just assumed that it was some event that started as an idea and everyone does it but never thought it actually was seeded somewhere.

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  8. I'm not doing NaNo but I'm sure there will be lots of clever requests. The anthology sounds pretty cool.

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  9. I'm not doing Nano this year, everything just a bit to hectic at the moment. But I hope everything goes well if your blog hop and your anthology :)

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  10. Be careful you don't break the internet when you link to yourself like that.

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  11. Great that you're contributing to Nanowrimo and definitely looking forward to the hop.

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  12. Great idea! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with or the anthology. Go NaNo.

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  13. Cool idea to give back to NaNo! I will pass the hop along on Wednesday.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  14. That's really nice of you. One of these years I'll participate.

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  15. I've signed up and will help promote the blogfest, but I have a feeling I won't be able to do Nanooooooo (<< that's what I say every year :)

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  16. Awesome anthology idea - what a great way to kick off the holiday season AND give back! I'm on board for the blogfest.

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