Monday, February 8, 2010

February Giveaway

For those of you who missed it, I've declared 2010 the Year of Give Backery. The Reader's Digest version is pretty, well, short. 2009 was such a good year for me, so I'm going to give something away every month. Last month, I gave a 10 page critique to the uber awesome Marybeth Poppins.


EEEEEEEEEEEEE is right, Richard. I second your EEEEEEE! But a few people mentioned that *le gasp* they don't have anything to be critiqued. So that's why this month's Give Backery is a little more open. It's the Two Hours of Awesomesauce giveaway. I will give you two hours of my time. Here are a few things I can do in two hours:
  • Critique 10 pages of your work.
  • Help you write a query letter.
  • Critique a synopsis.
  • Help you brainstorm your next project or get through a plot snag.
  • Debate the relative merits of pirates versus ninjas.
  • Send you about 50 ridiculous YouTube videos.

And the rules are simple:

Leave a comment: +1 entry
Current follower: +2 entries
New follower: +1 entry
Tweet/blog about the contest: +1 entry each

Please let me know how many entries you have total, because otherwise I might miss something, and that would suck. The contest will be open until Thursday, Feb 11 at noon EST. I'll choose the winner by random number generator and post their name on Friday.

You know you want 50 ridiculous YouTube videos. Admit it.


Stephanie McGee said...

Comment? Check. 1 entry down.

I'm a follower so that's 2 extra?

And here's a tweet @StephanieLMcGee

Mariah said...

I have 2 entries, one for being a new follower and one for leaving a comment!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!

I love free stuff! Two hours of your time would be great. I've got a couple different things going so my only problem would be choosing just one!

Stephanie McGee said...

OK, so that really wasn't a comment. Sorry about that. This is uber-generous of you. I love give-backery.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Follow and ocmment 2 points. I'm not sure why it took me so long, everyone else in my blogger life follows you.

Unknown said...

If there was a prize for best photos/videos on a blog, you'd win hands down.

I'm a +3 for this and my being a faithful follower. Thanks for the give backery!

storyqueen said...

2 hours of your time? That is the coolest contest EVAH!

But I only want to win if I can see a picture of Tom Brokaw squeeing.


Unknown said...

lol! Love the debating topic! Pirates sing and ninjas have to be stealthy and quiet. I'm all about the pirates. *grin*

What a fun year ahead. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I guess I am at +3 right now. but I haven't started tweeting about your awesomeness (at least not this week, but it is only Monday)

Jonathon Arntson said...

I already know PIRATES rule, so the discussing plot/project details sounds absolutely beautiful to me. Since you're my neighbor, I'll just drive on over...oh, wait I have to win first. Okay, I'll wait until then. If I don't win, there's always the stalking option.

Okay, so 3 entries.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Two hours of awesomesauce? That IS awesome! Thanks for such great giveaways, Carrie.
Comment +1
loyal follower +2

So that's 3 for me so far. :-)

Disgruntled Bear said...

Love the "give backery" concept.

And, for the record, pirates beat ninjas every time. That's why there isn't a "Talk like a Ninja" Day.

And am I the only one who sees the Association of Author's Representatives acronym and thinks of pirates?

Tere Kirkland said...

Pirates v. ninjas? Sweet. ;)

(3 total entries. I'm so lazy today.)

Candice said...

Loyal follower here. Can I have 1/2 a critique and 25 videos? It's just too tough to choose.

Meradeth Houston said...

Well, if you must have a contest to give stuff away, enter my name please. I'm also already a follower (so, 3 entries :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

Yay contests!

I have a total of 3 points (comment + old follower)

Carolyn V. said...

Fifty ridiculous YouTube videos? I'm totally in!

Danyelle L. said...

You are awesome!

Thus far I have 3 points. :) Can't wait to see the videos. ;-)

Mariah Irvin said...

Yay for Richard Simmon's excitement and yay for give backery!

Hmm... current follower, comment, tweet... 4 points?

~Jamie said...

Oh my gosh I want to win those youtube videos!!!

Donna Gambale said...

You have no idea how much query help I need. My fingers are crossed for a win!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

+1 Comment
+2 Current Follower
= 3 entries total!

Jennifer said...

3 entries for me!!

Does anyone else wonder if Richard Simmons owns any other clothing besides tanks and short shorts? You know, like jeans?? (He would probably wear those skinny jeans that are popular right now.)

Kathy McCullough said...

Follower and comment = 3.
I may have already taken up all the allotted time though. :0

Unknown said...

Woo comment and current follower!

That's 3 for me!

BK Mattingly said...

Great idea for the contest!
+1 comment
+2 loyal follower

Jade said...

Give backery! Is there nothing finer?

I'm a current follower and I just tweeted about it (@Jadehearsvoices) so that's 4. I think. Maths was never my strong point.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh what a fun giveaway. Feel free to enter mine too. :)

+2 b/c I'm a new follower as well


lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Larissa said...

I wanna win!!!!!

'kay, that was a comment +1
I am a current follower +2
I will tweet it +1


Carrie Harris said...

Yay, people who entered!

Although I should remind you that I am MARRIED to a ninja. All you pirate lovers are going DOWN.

Sherrie Petersen said...

Give Backery is such a great concept. And two hours of Awesomesauce -- yay!! I'm a long-time follower so put me down for 3. Thanks!

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Can you watch my kid for two hours so I can get some writing done?

Valerie Kemp said...

Awesome! It looks like I get 4 entries

Leave a comment: +1 entry
Current follower: +2 entries
Tweet/blog about the contest: +1 entry each (I tweeted - @valeriekwrites)

Kelly Polark said...

Very nice of you, dear Carrie!

Jim Danielson said...

I'm commenting: I love contests!


Current follower: +2 more

Nadine said...

Here a comment, yay, and I'm a current follower. So that's 3, right?

Thanks for having the giveaway, this is fun!

K. M. Walton said...

Comment - 1
Curren follower - 2
About to blog - 1

I would absolutely LOVE a 10 page critique. I can not seem to break through and land an agent.

Jill Wheeler said...

Yay for contests with Richard Simmons going EEEEEE!

+1 for commenting
+1 for new follower
+1 for linking to the contest

Casey Something said...

Count me in for two!

CKHB said...

I'm in it for the pirate/ninja debate.

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