As the title of this post suggests, I’m currently freaking out! A beautiful little notification popped up on my phone today that said I have 500 followers, which is why I’m freaking out. Have I mentioned that I’m freaking out?
If you are reading this post, thank you. If you have ever visited my site, thank you. If you chatted with me over on Twitter, thank you. If you have ever left me a comment, thank you. If you stuck around long enough to subscribe to this little blog of mine, thank you. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.
In truth, I never thought this site would get off the ground. For a little while there, it felt like I was shouting into the void and I was so scared that no one would ever care about what I have to say. In spite of my insecurities, I was never shouting into the void. From the very beginning, I had a readership built on people who love to read and write and think that I have good things to say. You comment and like and follow and subscribe and read and these are gifts. Every time you look at one of my posts, every time you leave me a message in the comments, my heart smiles.
So let’s celebrate in style, shall we?
To commemorate this blog and you, the people who read it, I’m going to post another Q&A filled with your questions and my answers. If you have a question for me, go ahead and drop me a comment here or on my Twitter and I’ll give you an answer soon!
The second part of this celebration is my very first giveaway! I’ll be sending one lucky winner an adapted version of my Writing Survival Kit that I described a few weeks back in this post. As much as I’d love to send all of you a clean desk and a Spotify playlist, I’m not a genie (yet). However, I will send you:
- A copy of A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
- 1 book of your choice from Book Depository ($15.00 US limit)
- 1 hand-lettered print featuring a quote of your choice from Alliteration Lettering
- 3 customized bookmarks from Alliteration Lettering
- 2 Mead FiveStar spiral-bound college-ruled notebooks
- 1 pack of BIC RoundStic blue pens
The giveaway ends August 18th, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST and is US only. To find out how you can enter this giveaway, head over to Rafflecopter here and get those entries going! There are lots of different ways you can enter and the more tasks you do, the more entries you have and the more likely you are to win! Fun, right? Well, I’m having fun.
Finally, I have a pretty little survey that I want you (yes, you) to complete. If you complete the survey and confirm the completion on Rafflecopter, you automatically get FIVE entries! So, what are you waiting for?
I am beyond blessed to have such an amazing group of people reading my posts. Thank you a million times over for everything you have done. I started this blog unsure that I was ever going to be a writer and I’m standing (well, sitting) here today, confident that if/when I get published, I’ll have 500 people who will want to buy my book. I’d say that’s a pretty good place to start.