Saturday, May 2, 2015

#JuNoWriMo Blog Hop and Giveaway!

 It's almost June (or close to almost June!) and I'm gearing up for a month of writing, and socializing with the wonderful writing community. I'm also hoarding coffee and planning some freezer meals because I know from experience that this is necessary. As part of the JuNoWriMo blog hop I've decided to share five random but related things.

  1. I prefer writing late at night, often while I'm baking muffins or bread for the next morning's breakfast.
  2. June is an awesome month for writing 50k because my kid's take a break from lessons, we don't do school most of the month so I don't have to put a lot of time into lesson plans and there aren't any holidays or birthdays to worry about. 
  3. Taking a long walk is one of my favorite ways to reenergize.
  4. This year I'm going to be writing a YA gothic/fantasy that came to me while I was listening to The Phantom of the Opera. 
  5. If I need a breather from my main WIP, I have a fast paced MG sci-fi that I'm writing for my son, so I can always switch to it for a bit. 
If you want to join the blog hop and help spread the word, it's super easy!

1. Write a post.
You can copy and paste the post on the JuNoWriMo blog, create your own, or do a combo of the two. If you choose to write your own, have fun with it! Share a little bit about what you will be working on this June, talk about your favorite part of JuNoWriMo, share your favorite recipe for a late night snack on those nights when you need to stay up and write all the words, the sky is the limit. The only must is please include a link to the JuNoWriMo website.
2.  Join the linky list.
Once your post is live, join the linky list here. That way everyone else participating can visit and help promote your post.
3. Hop!
Visit a few of the other participant’s blogs. It’s a great way to meet some of the other writers before the event.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with JuNoWriMo, it’s a month long writing adventure in the style of NaNoWriMo, complete with word sprints and plenty of other writers to cheer you on. The goal is to write 50,000 in one month (1,667 words a day). You can write whatever you want. Fiction, non-fiction, the final 50k to something you started five years ago. Anything. We’d love to have you write with us!
You can learn more and sign up here.
Our Facebook group is here.
One more thing! There is a giveaway, and these prizes are perfect to get you ready to write.
First prize – writer care package including a pen, post-it notes, and this official JuNoWriMo notebook.

Second prize – JuNoWriMo swag pack including a JuNoWriMo button, JuNoWriMo sticker, and a hand-painted JuNoWriMo bookmark.

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  1. Amazing post! I love your random facts!

  2. Love your post. Now I've got to create one. I'll be back to repost.

  3. Good luck and happy writing to you and all who join in!

  4. I love those facts, thanks for sharing!

  5. Ooh! Sarah... Your post is so nifty organized... and you added everything about the raffle. I forgot to do that. Guess I'll add that in tomorrow for my ROW80 post.