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22 Days to Something, Maybe!!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Before we get down to business (aka the FREE STUFF),I've got some links to share:

Holly Black on Crazy Writing Theories--make sure to check out the comments too!

Editorial Anoymous talks about Bookscan, which is what the publishing industry uses to look at sales numbers--even though, as EA points out, it's not always correct

Agent Janet Reid has a list of things to skip in your query letter

Also! I'm pleased to announce the Pulse Spring Fling! contest winners: McKenna (first prize), Olivia (second prize), and Megan (third prize) -- and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

Last week's contest winner was Andrea--so congrats to her, and another thank you to everyone who shared their moments/the people who matter most. You all sure know how to get me teary!

Now, on to the main event!

There are 22 days till Something, Maybe is in stores (YAY!) and to kick things off right I'm giving away a copy of Lisa McMann's awesomtastic FADE, the NYT bestseller that everyone is talking about!

Want a chance to win it? Just mention Something, Maybe and this 22 Day Countdown Celebration (here's a url you can use to link to: http://elizabethwrites.com/blog/2009/03/something-maybe-mini-tourand-more.php) on your blog or facebook or on your favorite book message board/goodreads group--it's up to you! You just need to post the link to your post/message/etc. for me to see by midnight tonight and then I'll pick one person at random and that person will get FADE!

And here's a little bit about Something, Maybe...

Although Something, Maybe is coming out after Living Dead Girl, part of it is in the back of Perfect You, where it's listed as my next book--and Perfect You came out way before Living Dead Girl. So how did *that* happen?

Well, what happened was I'd written and sold Something, Maybe to Simon Pulse when I sold them Perfect You, and they put a little part of it in Perfect You since it was going to be my next book.

And then I wrote Living Dead Girl. Things really snowballed with that, and it ended up coming out superfast, which is why I had three books out last year instead of two.

So every time I read that Something, Maybe is a follow-up to Living Dead Girl, I smile because it is coming out after it. But I wrote it before Living Dead Girl was even an idea.

Tomorrow, I'll be sharing an excerpt of the book -- and, of course, more free stuff!

22 Comments:

Blogger Thao said...

Thanks for the chance to win the cool book Elizabeth : ) and it's interesting to know that Something, Maybe was actually finished before Living The Dead Girl.

Anyway I posted a note about your celebration on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=71167140725

March 02, 2009 10:26 AM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

i posted about it on my blog
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/02/contests-galore.html

thanks for the great giveaway!

March 02, 2009 11:57 AM  
Blogger H said...

I have a question: is this for overseas people too? This countdown idea is so much fun!

I posted here - http://aboutbooksforteens.blogspot.com/2009/03/its-happy-monday-to-yoooouuuuu.html

March 02, 2009 11:58 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

On Facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=513263829&sid=ffe3108763e425622ed45e0dae417aa4#/profile.php?id=673972996&ref=name&pub=2915120374

Amy
pigipoo20@aol.com

March 02, 2009 1:30 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

I posted about it over on Random Buzzers

http://www.randombuzzers.com/forums/topic/7/87085/

Thanks!

wishonstars13(at)hotmail(dot)com

March 02, 2009 2:27 PM  
OpenID trudeau1031 said...

Man do I love contests! Cannot wait till your new book.

xoxo Brittany
Britx333x@aol.com

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=64934744318&id=

March 02, 2009 3:48 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

i posted about it on my blog.
http://runforamsterdam.livejournal.com

-robby

March 02, 2009 4:48 PM  
Blogger pepsivanilla said...

Great giveaway :)
I posted about it here:

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=18902716&blogId=474144938

March 02, 2009 5:34 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

I have it posted on my blog :) It's a sticky post so there's no actual link...

http://booksbytheircover.blogspot.com/

I hope that isn't a problem :(

March 02, 2009 5:44 PM  
OpenID sammyjones57 said...

Great choice of book to kick off your contest! I'm very excited to read Something, Maybe - finally March is here!!

I posted it here on my LJ:

http://sammyjones57.livejournal.com/16246.html

sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

March 02, 2009 5:55 PM  
Blogger Steph Su said...

Wooooot book release celebrations! This'll be fun stuff. I've posted about it here on my blog: http://stephsureads.blogspot.com/2009/03/22-day-something-maybe-countdown.html

March 02, 2009 6:41 PM  
Blogger Lalaland said...

I posted it onto my blog.

http://faladidadida.blogspot.com/2009/03/only-today.html

March 02, 2009 6:59 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Posted about it here:
http://mysecretagent.livejournal.com/

And I was the 3rd place winner of the Pulse contest. Can't wait to read Living Dead Girl!! Thanks :)

March 02, 2009 7:53 PM  
Blogger A Literate Musician said...

Does twitter count?

iamliterate

March 02, 2009 7:59 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

Yeah! I can't wait.
I posted it on my deviantart.

http://scrambledsaving.deviantart.com/journal/

March 02, 2009 9:12 PM  
Blogger katie said...

I posted about it on my blog:
http://katiesbookblog-katie.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the great first giveaway and I can't wait to see what else is in store for the next 22 days!

~Katie
katieb206@gmail.com

March 02, 2009 10:19 PM  
Blogger deltay said...

Wonderful - I've blogged about this superawesome celebration here:

http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com/2009/03/elizabeth-scott-party-fabulous-me.html

Gonna be exciting! :) Congrats; only 3 weeks to go!

March 02, 2009 11:17 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Hey, I posted about it on my blog.
fortheloveofbooksblog.blogspot.com

Thanks!!

March 02, 2009 11:18 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

I did it! Here's my link: http://www.bookdivas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4897

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

March 02, 2009 11:58 PM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

Posted!
http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/03/monday-links.html
bunnybx at gmail .c om

March 03, 2009 12:52 AM  
Blogger BriannaBean said...

i posted it on my blog and i was going to make a quick video for youtube.... but 24 is on. :-\ i can't look away

March 03, 2009 12:59 AM  
Blogger purplg8r said...

I received the necklace today...it's even more beautiful in person! Thank you so much!

March 06, 2009 9:59 PM  

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