Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year's Day Give-a-Way




...two years ago on this very day, I found myself posting, not so much a New Year's Resolution, but rather, a determined rant of literary blotter, announcing to one and all that on this year, 2010, the final draft of my story, "South of Charm," would be completed.

...last year on this day, amid the dizzying cloud of a hangover, I tripped and stumbled through a post that boldly declared how "Charm" would be available for purchase at some point in 2011.

...now on this day, the first of 2012, as the ghosts of our Mayan ancestry eagerly await our demise, I'll lighten things up a bit with an announcement or two, and yes, one hopeful prediction for what may be our last hurrah on this planet. (Just between us, I don't think those Mayans know as much as they think they do ;)

...in an attempt at beginning a new year with a fresh outlook on all things written and read, upon my request, the Kindle version of "South of Charm" has been lowered in price, and is now listed at a very compatible $2.99!


Next up...I simply can't think of a better way to start off 2012, than with a New Year's Day Give-a-Way. Just to remind a few, back in October I journeyed the faraway reaches of Blogland, touting the new release. Upon my return, I found myself in sick bay for nearly a month, battling a series of respiratory infections that could have downed a feisty colt. I lived to write another day, but failed to announce the winners of my signed copy give-a-way.

The following names were drawn by The Girl, a youthful teen currently piecing her life back together following a childhood that I wouldn't wish upon my fiercest rival. Fellow bloggers/writers who, despite their own grumbling deadlines, managed to keep tabs on my journey, leaving comments at nearly every stop along the way, and thus, entering themselves into my contest.

1. The Golden Eagle
2. Sarah Pearson
3. Alex J. Cavanaugh
4. Carolyn V.
5. Cynthia Lee

To the winners, signed copies of "South of Charm" will find their way to your mailbox in the next couple of weeks. Congratulations, and thanks so much for supporting the book tour!

...lastly, as promised earlier, what's a New Year's Day post without a boastful resolution? Something to strive for. Yet another goal to dream of while under the stars.

If all goes according to plan, "South of Charm" will have some company on its Amazon title page in 2012.

"The Fall," a story that once began as a shorty, and has since grown a healthy mid-section, will hopefully debut as a Kindle novella in the coming months.

Of all the stories I've written over the years, this one is my son's favorite of the bunch, and will be dedicated to him, accordingly.

...the 'kraut's throwing a hissy from the stove top, my friends. I believe it's time to join in on the festivities ;)

Be safe and enjoy your day,

El


19 comments:

Cynthia Lee said...

Thanks so much, Eliot! That's very sweet of you and I'm very pleased to know that your book is headed my way.

Glad you're feeling better. Stay warm during the crappy Ohio winter. ;)

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

Happy New Year!

Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

Oh congratulations to all the winners!

Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

Oh congratulations to all the winners!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh wow, I won! Too cool. Thanks, Elliot.

Carolyn V said...

Woohoo! I go on Christmas vacation and come home to a great surprise!!! Thanks so much Elliot! I'm so excited. =D

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family, Elliot.

2012 is going to be big. And I'm not talking about the Mayans.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I always win whenever I read one of your posts, Elliot. Happy New Year!! Roland

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! :)

Sounds like you've got everything moving in the right direction Elliot - not that that's any kind of surprise! :)

Sarah Pearson said...

What a wonderful way to start New Year. Thank you so much!

I'm looking forward to reading The Fall :-)

Elliot Grace said...

Hey Cynthia, you're very welcome. I hope you enjoy the read ;)

Hey Braine, Happy New Year to you as well!

Hey Michael, thanks for stopping by. Hoping you enjoyed a safe New Year celebration!

Hey Alex, thanks so much for supporting the tour!

Hey Carolyn, you're very welcome. Enjoy the read!

Hey Anne, Happy New Year to your family as well!

Hey Roland, very kind of you, my friend. Hoping you enjoyed a safe New Year down in the bayou ;)

Hey Jemi, you're a sweetheart. Thanks so much!

Hey Sarah, you're very welcome. As for "The Fall," it's currently in revisions, but should see daylight sometime this summer.

El

Donna Hole said...

Congrats to the winners :) Can't wait to read the next production.

Have a good week El.

......dhole

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congratulations to all the winners.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my post. I really appreciate it and hope to see you there again soon!
Happy New Year!

Melanie Fowler said...

Hi Elliot! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's good to meet you.

DEZMOND said...

seems like you had a nice year, El, I wish that this one is even more successful in all fronts and fields for you.

Julie Musil said...

I love a bold prediction, especially since you have a knack for making them come true! Best of luck to you on your 2012 adventures :D

Helen Ginger said...

Congrats to all the winners. It's well past New Year's Eve, but I predict 2012 will be a good year for you. Who cares about the Mayans!

Jess said...

Congrats to the winners and to you for having South of Charm available. Best of luck with "The Fall" as well!

...and I hope the 'kraut turned out well :)

Adeeva Afsheen said...


Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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