This post is a bit late. My actual ten year publishing anniversary was on March 30th, and I’d planned to do a giveaway to celebrate. However, my mother-in-law died the day before, and understandably, I just didn’t feel like celebrating anything. I was just trying to make it through the visitation and funeral and hold it together for my husband. And though we miss her, we’re comforted by the fact that she was ready and she’s no longer in pain.
While my MIL wasn’t a romance fan–she prefered “spy thrillers”–she was very proud of me. And my husband pointed out recently that she’d be pissed if she knew I was blowing off my anniversary, so here I am…with a celebratory giveaway.
On March 30th, 2007, Ellora’s Cave (before it became the utter train wreck it was to become) published my first novel. And now, ten years and twenty-eight days later, I’ve had 32 published novels and novellas, 72 flash fiction stories, and 988 blog posts (not including guest posts).
I know I’m not as prolific as some, but I am pleased with what I’ve managed to accomplish in the last 10 years. I think that women are sort of societally programed to downplay their accomplishments. (See? I did it right there in the opening of this paragraph. Damnit, Bron! But you know what? I’m leaving it, because it proves my point.)
We’re conditioned not to be too proud of things we’ve done lest people think we’re bragging or too full of ourselves. But fuck that! Women’s accomplishments are just as valid as men’s. No offence to any men who might be reading this, but this whole downplaying of accomplishments definitely skews toward women.
So, to celebrate ten exciting and tumultuous years in this business, I’m going to give away my four print ARCs from the Bound series that I write with my girl Jessica Jarman, as well as some swag, to the grand prize winner. I’ll also be giving away a few other print books and more swag to other winners. All you need to do to enter is comment on this post and tell me about your accomplishments that you’re most proud of–no matter how big or how small. Let’s celebrate each other!
Please either leave your email address with your comment or email me at email@example.com with a copy of your comment so I can reach you if you win. Everyone has an equal opportunity to win, and winners will be chosen old school (my kids picking entries from a hat) because rafflecopter hates my blog. Contest closes at 10 PM EST on May 1st.
So, c’mon! Tell me what you’re proud of!
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Going to culinary school at 49. 🙂 Missed first place by one point. (second guessed myself on an answer) Went straight to work in my dream job as a baker, in the oldest bakery in town.
Molli, that is freaking awesome!!! <3
I’m proud of YOU! 🙂
Ten years! Congratulations! And hey! 32 published novels and novellas averages out to be three plus per year. Many other authors only do one – maybe. So maybe not “prolific” but, definitely productive. I am proud that I have been able to meet you, if only virtually. Maybe some day . . .
BTW – will those books be signed. 😀
The accomplishments I am most proud of? Hmmm . . . you got me at a low point. My kids is about the only thing that comes to mind. Or maybe the boxes of hand made items that I really need to get on a site to sell or donate them before the moths get them. Then there is just the fact that I got out of bed again this morning and read this blog. I need to work one this.
Again, congratulations on your 10 year authorversary. Awesome!
Thank you! pansyparsons at hotmail dot com
I’m so glad I’ve gotten to meet you, too. And one of these days, it’s gonna happen in real life, too! Those books will definitely be signed if the winner wants them signed. 🙂
You know what? Never discount getting out of bed as an accomplishment. When the depression and exhaustion creep in, crawling out of bed is always a win. And so are raising kids and creating something from nothing which is basically what crafting is. *HUGS*
CONGRATS! So weird, but I was thinking of you all day yesterday and was planning to text you to let you know. Of course, lame-o me forgot. I must of felt the celebratory vibes coming from you! xoxo So happy for you! (not entering contest, as I have lots of your stuff! xo)
*HUGS* Thank you, honey!!! Also, weird…I was gonna text you all on Thursday, but life kept getting in the way – lol!
Ten years is huge and worth celebrating. Your writing is amazing as are you, dear friend. I love your stories. Here is to ten more fantastic years.
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*HUGS* I’m sending you mad love, Annie-girl!