Big News and a Giveaway
Someone once told me that writing a book is like giving birth.
Now I have friends who have given actual birth to actual babies and I understand that I should use this metaphor lightly. But if you will indulge me, the concept does make a little sense in this writer’s brain.
You work and care for this precious phenomenon that has been with you for months and months until suddenly it’s finally out in the world for everyone to see. People around you rejoice that it’s here! You celebrate it. You talk about it all day long. You even sit through someone judging its name or others making fun of certain parts, but that’s okay. You love it unconditionally.
Allow me to toss another analogy your way. A few of those friends who gave birth to an actual baby, turned right around and decided (or not) to do the entire process again. These people fall into one of two categories:
The first are the women who live by the ride or die mantra of, “Let’s get this show on the road!” She pops babies out like it’s her job. The other side of that coin is the mom who is deep in the trenches of late night feedings and zero sleep with her three month old, staring at a positive pregnancy test with a look of shock on her face as screams waft in the distance. This mama’s mantra is more like, “What have we done?”
***The giveaway is coming. I promise. Keep going.***
At this point you are probably wondering where I’m going with all the birth talk. Does Lincee have baby fever? Is she about to tell me that she’s going to adopt half of Zambia? Will this hinder her posting schedule? What about the recaps?! WHO WILL RECAP OUR SHOWS?
Listen, I do not have baby fever. I have book fever. I am writing another book.
Yes, my current book baby is only six weeks old. Yes, the next one is due in May.
IT’S DUE IN MAY.
I find my current season of life somewhere between the ride or die moms and the ones with the crazy eyes who mumble, “How did I get here?”
Hear me when I say I’m loving every minute of it. I just won’t sleep until the summer. It’s totally okay. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. The bigger question you should be asking is what does this mean for you?
I understand your concern and I should warn you that the frequency of my posts might taper off a bit in the next few months. Do not assume that I have abandoned my website. That would never happen. That will never happen.
But since I’m going to be in an out in the next weeks, I’d like to bribe you to stick around by entering a fun giveaway! It’s really simple. All you have to do is post a selfie (or shelf-ie) with Why I Hate Green Beans at your local Barnes & Noble. Share the link or screenshot with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the Rafflecopter deal (CLICK HERE).
Prizes are a $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card (SO COOL), a pair of Flatlands: Simple + Style earrings (LOVE THEM), and an IHGB t-shirt (NO WAY!)
Shelfies are adorable. Exhibit A:
IHGB t-shirts are also adorable. Exhibit B:
See? It’s so easy. Just take the pic, send it to the email address, and fill out the form!
Good luck! If you need me, I’ll be over here writing that new book. Ignore the crazy eyes.
Only US residents are eligible. The winner of the contest will be randomly selected on April 4, 2018 and will be contacted via email if they have won. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in anyway.