It may not officially be summertime yet, but I’m already on Summer Time.
I’ve already missed a deadline, completely forgot I was s’posed to bring a covered dish to my church yesterday, and found three messages, lingering on my phone. And that’s only the stuff I know about…
My brain seems to turn a bit mushy once my feet slide into flip-flops. So I’m not so good for the hard-core writing work but the fun stuff? Why, yes, thank you. And I thought maybe you’d like the fun stuff, too. Like these gems:
The Second Annual Pretty Much World Famous Illustration Contest for Children’s Illustrators over at Susanna Leonard Hill’s place. She always has lots of fabulous prizes and lots of fun at her contests, so if you have any illustration talent, give it a try. (Technically, I don’t have any illustration talent. But somehow, in the summer, I think I do. My friends in Margaritaville might have something to do with that…)
Anyhoo, here’s a contest that you don’t have to do anything. I mean, you have to zip over to Goodreads and you have to sign up, but that’s not asking too much when you consider you might win Lovely Lisa Ricard Claro’s debut romance novel, Love Built To Last. Then you can lay about on your lounge chair on your back deck, reading and wishing you had a hunky carpenter like Caleb Walker working on said deck, maybe leaning over you to get to his hammer, or losing his shirt because it’s just so dang hot, or…um.
Yeah, moving on to a contest where you can win another book, Power Elements of Character Development by Rebecca Luella Miller. So no uh…day-dreaming… with this one, but possibly your dreams of writing the most awesome, super fantastic book ever can come true if you win it! And all you have to do is write a Burma Shave type jingle. Which appeals to me because a. jingles are
shirt short. And b. Well, I seem to have forgotten b.
See what I mean? Summer Time, y’all. (Good luck!)
HA! Love this post, Cathy. And thanks for listing the Rewrite Burma-Shave contest with the others.
Oh, you’re welcome, Becky–hope you get lots of great entries! I thought I was gonna write one myself but…um…it appears I haven’t *quite* got to it. 🙂
Well, there’s still time, Cathy. I haven’t set a deadline and am even considering breaking this into monthly contests. Still working on the details.
Thanks for the mention & link! I also like your method of encouragement…who doesn’t like a hunky carpenter? 🙂
Who, indeed? All I could think of with your book was back in the day when I watched the home improvement shows…I always thought I might actually learn something but really, I was just there for the hot carpenters. 🙂
Cathy–You compelled me to enter TWO contests this morning. Thanks for the links.
And I agree with Lisa. A hunky carpenter (who also is a reader of great books–I can dream, can’t I?) would be something to help pass the summer months…
Yay, Sioux! I hope you win!! (But you won’t take all summer with that hunky carpenter–you’re gonna want to read fast!). 😉