Winners! February 11, 2011
Drumroll please (well, Random.org doesn't really do a drum-roll. OMG, that's what they should put on their site! Every time you hit the "Generate" button, it should make a drum-roll noise! I would love that):
The winners of the eight galley copies (sent directly from HarperCollins/Morrow):
(formerly no-blog) Rachel
All winners, I'm in the process of emailing you now to confirm and get your mailing addresses. I swear, swear, double-dog swear I am RANDOM about these. I do know that three people (more? hard to tell from handles) are on this list that I like to hug as often as possible (as I want to hug all you darling commenters, of course!).
And now, you've downloaded the FREE short story HONEYMOONING on your Nook or Kindle, right? And have you reviewed it? Yay! (And you know you don't have to have one of fancy devices, right? Just download the Nook or Kindle app for your computer or your smartphone -- and sadly this only applies to Canada and US at this moment; we are still working on taking over the world. Maybe Tuesday we'll get to that?)
Me, I'm off for work for the next five days. At some point I'm going to do this: I'm going to load the third Cypress Hollow novel onto my Kindle from my Word document draft. I'm going to get into bed with it, and then I'll read it like I read all my other books. When I do this at the final draft of a revision, all sorts of awkward things jump out at me, just because it's been formatted to Look Like a Book. I keep my laptop next to me, and as I find problems, I will roll over and fix them, and then I'll keep reading.
This is my favorite part of revising (and I pretty much love all the parts of editing), because it comes with built in naps. I can't wait. Enjoy your weekend, all.