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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm still waiting for last week's contest winner to get in touch with me, but if they don't by midnight tonight, I'll go back and pick another winner.

And that leads me to this week's contest. I was trying to decide what I wanted people to comment on, and couldn't think of anything I was "oooh!" over--and then I saw Simon Pulse had posted this little video I did for them when I was shooting promo stuff for The Unwritten Rule:

(For feeds that strip out embedded links, you can see the video here:

So, now that you know what mine is--what's yours? Let me know in the comments here on the blog by midnight EST this Friday, July 16th and I'll pick my favorite comment and that person will win an ARC of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff and a copy of Ally Carter's newest best-selling novel, Only The Good Spy Young!

I also have a few links to share:

This is the first blog post I've ever seen on industry gossip and how it can sometimes be helpful --"The funny thing is that the need to gossip is one of the basic drives of humanity precisely because gossip is both the most inaccurate AND most accurate of information sources. Only a fool totally trusts gossip. Only a fool totally ignores it."

This blog entry of Betsy Lerner's is worth checking out for reason number 6 alone: "I don’t need one more person asking me about Kindles and IPads and what they mean to publishing. What they mean is that some people are going to read on screens, but most people still won’t read at all." (Sad, but the truest answer I've ever seen to this question)

Interesting post about revisions

Over at Writer Unboxed, the ever popular topic of quitting the day job

Tess Gerritsen on why, sometimes, your book just doesn't get reviewed. She's talking about newspapers, but her insights apply equally to the "industry" journals (PW, SLJ, etc) as well

Finally, something that reminds me of how AWESOME you all are--check out this book trailer for Living Dead Girl that a group of friends made for their English class. Getting an email about this was--well, like I wrote in my reply: WOW!!!


OpenID ultraviolet2610 said...

(Not an entry because I'm international) Hmm, my most noticeable trait is probably my glasses. They're red and quite snazzy if I do say so myself :P. Plus, I'm almost completely blind without them, so it's very, very noticeable when I'm not wearing them...(especially when I trip up and land on my face :P).

Liz. R

July 13, 2010 8:49 AM  
Blogger louisse_ang said...

I guess my most noticeable trait would be my laugh and my screams. :)) When I laugh it's like a cross between a guffaw, a choking sound and a giggle. :)) My screams have said to be unbeaten and are the best, they even beat the ones in the movies. :) They're one of a kind. :) Sometimes I laugh with no sounds. Which means I'm choking and need someone to pound on my back. I have infectious laugh and a bloody scream. :) That's how people know it's me. I always have a good sense of humor and fear(of lizards and anything related to amphibians)
Amywayz I love love love your books, GURL! You rock! Keep on writing awesome books.
I know I will never a contest, EVER, so for whoever wins, CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)
May God Bless You All!
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~Louisse Ang (We are Facebook friends) :)

July 13, 2010 9:24 AM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

My most noticable trait is actually two things combined. First I am tall, 5'10 without shoes and I have never met a pair of heels I didn't love. Second I have this huge mess of crazy girls, I'm talking, would have been great in an 80's hair band, curls. So when I am running around a basketball arena with crazy heels on for work it is really easy to spot the hair that is higher than everyone else.

July 13, 2010 10:25 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

My most noticeable physical trait would be my smile, especially when it is combined with my giggle. Yes, I am 30 and I giggle, and even occasionally snort while giggling - oh so attractive, huh?
I am most "known" for my silly spasticness, though, and while it is not necessarily a trait you could spot while just looking, it is certainly noticeable within a few minutes of being around me!

Rachelharris1 at gmail dot com

July 13, 2010 10:33 AM  
Blogger jpetroroy said...

Mine would probably be my eyes (bright blue) and my numerous freckles.

July 13, 2010 10:38 AM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

Mine has to be my jewelry. I usually wear a necklace, though that's not it. Every day, I wear a ring on each hand. On my right, it's a ring I made in my design class last year. On my left it's a ring that was made of the prongs of a fork that are curled to make a ring. My friends always see the rings and know it's me.

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

July 13, 2010 10:39 AM  
OpenID kathleenliz said...

I have two rather conflicting traits. To girls I've always been known as the smart one because I know random facts about everything, I'm always helpful with homework, and have a tendancy to correct everybody's grammer mid sentence. To guys, I'm the girl with the big boobs. It's occasionally frustrating, especially in school, but outside of school I don't care so much.


July 13, 2010 2:16 PM  
OpenID rabbithigh said...

International, so it doesn't count :(

My most noticeable trait is my journal, which I carry everywhere and anywhere! I mean, what if I'm hit with this new plot bunny and I can't write it down and it disappears into the unknown?
I fill up my journal with pictures, notes, quotes, lyrics, movie tickets and all sorts of other memorable things x)

(anbi14 at hotmail dot com)

July 13, 2010 2:47 PM  
Blogger Samanthajo_322 said...

My most noticable trait are definitley my eyes. I have huge eyes that are normally a deep green, but will change colors dependent on my mood. For example if I'm sick or over-tired my eyes turn an odd shade of grey, but if I'm upset or crying they turn an amazing deep blue color. It would also be how I earned the nick-name "mood-ring" growing up.



July 14, 2010 10:19 AM  
Blogger Lena said...

My most noticeable trait has to be my beauty mark. It's very Cindy Crawford. I almost got it removed recently, but decided it's part of who I am.

Thanks, Elizabeth!


July 14, 2010 8:56 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

I think my most noticeable trait would be my face. When/after I'm laughing and after most physical activities, my face gets red. The harder I laugh or more intense the activity, my face gets redder. In fourth grade, I was actually called Tomato Face because I laughed so hard.


July 14, 2010 11:11 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

I love wearing funny word t-shirts to reflect my mood. My two favs are "Growing Old Is Mandatory. Growing Up Is Optional." and "I Can Only Please One Person A Day. Today Is Not Your Day. Tomorrow Doesn't Look Good Either." It tells people that I don't take myself too seriously and the tongue in cheek humor always breaks the ice. I'm never me without my tees :D


July 15, 2010 9:06 AM  
Blogger Br0wn3y3sgur1 said...

I think the trait that everyone knows me or have met me is my thick black framed glasses. When people are drawing a picture of me they make sure that is what stands out the most.

July 15, 2010 6:17 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Once upon a time in the library, a girl walked up to me and said, "You have very distinctive eyebrows. I just thought you should know," and then walked away. Based on that, I'm going to say that my most noticeable trait is my eyebrows.

July 15, 2010 8:08 PM  
Blogger Mal said...

At the moment, my most noticeable trait is my toes. They are painted electric blue (just the nail, not the entire toe), and everytime my little cousin sees me, he yells "Blue Toes!!" Is this a weird answer to this question? (Yes. Oh, oh well.)


July 15, 2010 10:21 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I think my most noticeable traits are my tattoos. I only have two and they aren't very big but people always comment on them and touch them. While I only have two now, one on my wrist and one on my foot, I plan on adding at least two more. The next one I want is a willow tree on my back.


July 15, 2010 10:49 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

I have an unfortante most noticable trait. I absolutely loathe that it is my most noticable, but I can't deny that it is. My breats are my most noticable trait. I have been, literally, a size G bra size since I was 15 years old. I have clevage in just about everything except a turtle neck sweater, which I can't really wear because I live in southern Texas where it is HOT. But, they are noticable in any outfit to every sex. I'm not proud that they are, but they are noticable.

July 16, 2010 7:17 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

my most known trait is my lips. they are like angelina jolie lips

July 16, 2010 7:22 PM  
Blogger throuthehaze said...

My most noticeable trait is my extreme uber paleness. Honestly, I practically glow in the dark. I could walk down a dark street in the middle of the night wearing black and I guarantee any driver would still see me (although I have no plans to test that theory). My friends like to make jokes about my lack of skin pigment but I have learned to embrace the paleness of the Dutch-Irish heritage and accept the fact that I will never have a tan.

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

July 16, 2010 11:00 PM  

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