Monday, August 20, 2012


If you haven't commented on my 200 Follower/Anniversary Giveaway yet, there is still time. I'll probably choose the winners in one week, so go and help me celebrate. You can win a movie, book, Amazon giftcard, or query/10-page critique from a Teen Eyes editor.

In September, my dear friend Deana Barnhart is hosting the Gearing Up To Get An Agent blogfest (GUTGAA). Hoards of agents and small presses will be taking a look at your pitches, along with several other prizes throughout the month. I will be helping out behind the scenes, so what are you still waiting for? Sign up now.

In a couple of weeks I'll also be participating in the What I Did Last Summer Fact or Fiction Bloghop hosted by Emily R. King and Melodie Wright. I'm a terrible liar, so sign up here--that way you can laugh at my feeble attempts in doing so.

I just got edits back from my agent, so guess what I'll be doing this week? Pretty much THIS.

In September the Killers release their latest album, Battleborn. (That'd make a cool book title, ya?) This makes me so so happy, you have no idea. I'm still trying to convince my husband to fly us to Ireland to see them in concert for our anniversary. Ya, like that'll ever happen. :) I'll leave you with their album trailer. I know, I didn't know they made trailers for music albums either. It works for books, why not music?

*it may send you to youtube to watch. no worries.*

And finally, a poll. I've never done one before, but I love hearing from my blog readers, and there's no easier way to get instant feedback from you than with a quick Q&A. Have a great week, all.

  • Never! That is sacrilege.
  • Maybe once or twice, but it's not a habit of mine.
  • I do it ALL the time.
  • No comment (in an effort to avoid the wrath of Ilima should I admit to such evil doings).
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Suzi said...

I wasn't worried about being honest with my answer cause I know you live too far away for me to fee the effects of your wrath!

I don't do it often, but sometimes I just have to know. And it's never stopped me from reading the book.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Yes, it is sacrilege to read the ending of a book first! Sometimes I have to get piece of paper and cover the rest of the words as I'm reading so I don't accidentally read what's in the paragraph below. Haha. Great video by The Killers. It's so 80s! I love The Killers, too!!

Melodie Wright said...

Thanks for the shout out, Ilima! And good luck with your revisions. (I love title to come, makes me laugh every day.)

Emily R. King said...

Flying to Ireland for your anniversary sounds like a fair gift to me. :)

Thanks for the shout out about the blog fest. And best of luck with your edits!

ilima said...

Suzi-I'll forgive you...this time. :)

Kathryn-Yes, I do the hand block quite frequently as I read. :)

Melodie-You're welcome. It amazes me how spot on Title To Come is.

Emily-I know, right? It's a perfectly reasonable anniversary request. I don't understand what the problem is. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I feel your pain. I have edits this week, too!

Best of luck, Ilima! :)

Nicole said...

Oh, the GUTGAA blogfest sounds awesome. I'm off to check it out.