I got pretty much the awesomest email on Wednesday from my editor. My publisher is picking up my second manuscript and THEY LOVED IT. I couldn't believe how enthusiastic she was in the email. It was awesome. Did I mention that already? She words like "Stupendous" and "Pulitzer Prize" and "Nobel for Literature" and "Stephenie Meyers who?" or something like that. Anyway, we had an impromptu family dinner celebration at the Cheesecake Factory that night and it was fabulous.
You'd probably guess I'm in a swell mood now. You'd be right. This week has been full of all kinds of Christmas cheer and fun so I figured I'd spread the wealth a little. This past Friday I went to the cutest party. The idea was to bring your favorite things but the whole gift had to be less than $6. You brought five of whatever your favorite thing(s) was and got five different things from other people. I ended up getting earrings from Forever 21, cool little kitchen gadgets, candy bars, lip gloss, a couple of nail polishes, etc.
I gave: a Hershey with almonds bar, a black cotton headband, cherry passion Tic Tacs, a homemade mini-pumpkin loaf, copies of my three favorite recipes and a list of all my personal favorite things: books, TV shows, local restaurants, etc., all in a cute little snowman bucket from the dollar spot at Target.
I'm so delirious with excitement over having my second manuscript picked up, my embarrassment of riches from the Favorite Things party, and the general punch drunkeness of Christmas that I'm going to pay it forward with a small give away of a couple of my favorite things.
There's a catch, of course. If you want to enter, it's all about a little quid pro quo. You must answer the five following questions in the comment trail so I can get some good ideas for new favorite things. The questions are:
1. Your favorite book (that's been published in the last ten years)
2. Favorite album of the past year
3. Favorite beauty product
4. Favorite store bought treat
5. Favorite all time TV show
You can't skip any questions or say "I don't know" if you want to be eligible. I'll choose the winner on Sunday using the random number generator and this is what the winner will get:
A box of chocolate covered candy cane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's AND
A palette of lip glosses in all kinds of colors (I haven't decided from where yet)
Some of my favorite candies
And I'll send it out next week so it arrives in time for Christmas.
All right, hurry up, join the party in the comment trail. Whoo hoo! And Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 11, 2009