Giveaways and Glorious Hats!

Is everyone recovered from the A-Z? Good.

I had a blast with this year's challenge and met some fantastic new bloggers. Thanks to all who stopped by.

And now, onto the Giveaway!

During the challenge, I passed the 100 follower milestone and, since this month will also mark the one-year anniversary of Write Me A World, I'm doubly excited to spread the fun and give a great prize to one lucky commenter.

I thought it would be neat to build off my A-Z theme, so you get to choose from:
  • A query critique
  • An edit of a 1,000 word section of your very awesome WIP
  • A copy of any one of the titles featured in my A-Z posts (Except the Oxford Dictionary, because let's face it, it's a dictionary, and I just wouldn't feel properly celebratory about giving that away)
Just leave a comment with which prize you'd prefer, and I'll use our friendly neighborhood random number generator to pick a winner.

Thanks to all of you for your comments and thoughts this past year. It's been a wonderful ride so far!

I'm off to the Kentucky Derby this weekend (This year's hat is on the right. I wore the one on the left a couple years ago). Next week, we'll be back to our regularly scheduled blogging, and I've got some great posts planned about managing a book launch.

Stay tuned!


  1. Congratulations on the 1-year and 100-member milestones!

    Plus, the hats are awesome, Nicole -- they're so subtle and understated. ;^)

    Enjoy the derby!

    And sure -- I'd happily enter your contest. I'd take a A-to-Z title copy. Not to be picky, but would I get to choose the title? Several of them I own or have already read (and there are even one or two that I might pass on with a gracious, "thanks, but no thanks." ...cough >Eragon< cough... ), but you also had many that your reviews made me very interested to read.

  2. Yup - you get to pick which book! Like you said, some people will already have some of the titles or not be interested, but if there's a new one that caught your eye for your TBR list - let me know.

  3. OOOOO, I'd love to win that Egypt Game book!! I love anything to do with Egypt.

    And I LOVE THAT YOU ARE WEARING a hat to the Kentucky Derby!!! My family loves Derby Day (we've never gone, too far away, but it is an EVENT at our household).

    1. Haha - I'll wear it proudly. ;) Have fun on Derby day!

  4. Wow, Nicole! I hope you post pics of you all dolled up for the big race on Saturday. The hat looks amazing!

    And wow--what would I hope to win? Eep, pressure! Um, I think I'd take the 1000 word crit. I can always use more eyes!

  5. Great hats! And I second TL - would be awesome to see pics of you dressed up for the race.

    I think this is the first time I've ever entered a blog giveaway. Random pick...1000 word critique. :)

  6. Congrats on your one year anniversary.

    OMGosh, I love the hats and I'd also love to see some pictures of you attending the race!

    I'd take the 1000 word crit too. Have fun at the derby!

  7. Congrats!!

    Oh my gosh-ness! I loved the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood!! Watched the movie until I destroyed it (old VHS tape got stuck in the VCR :( ) and loved the book so much!!

    Happy writing to you :)

  8. Congratulations on passing the 100 GFC followers mark, Nicole! I hope you had fun at the Derby. :) If I were to be selected by the random number generator, I would probably choose THE SEVENTH TOWER by Garth Nix. I've seen his work recommended a number of times, but never read him myself, so this would be an opportunity to do so. :)

  9. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd be interested in The Seventh Tower as well. It has been a blast of a challenge. Thanks for all of your comments throughout the month. I'll be tuning in. I need to learn about managing a book launch. :)