Friday, May 25, 2012

Last Chance to win an ARC of SURRENDER - and some bragging

Okay, so today is the final day of the three-week pre-release blog tour of SURRENDER. I hope you've been following along, because there's been some pretty epic things. (I will leave the YA book blogger page up for a few more weeks with all the links you need to catch up.)

You still have a chance to win one of 5 ARCs this week by participating in this week's tour--closes tonight! Here's where you can enter to win:


You can also enter to win an ARC from the lovely Shannon Messenger here (ends Saturday). And read some pretty funny stuff about me here (thanks Jill!).

Thanks to all who've followed along and participated. You've made me feel loved.

Phew.

I'm going to take a break on Memorial Day, and then I'll be back with exciting things next Wednesday.


And now for the bragging: In addition to all of the above, this week I have completed a full outline, a synopsis, and a 100-page sample. I've even been to the post office, AND watched my daughter perform in shows 2 nights in a row. 

I feel like I could climb Mount Everest. 

Except for I couldn't. I started walking this week too, and ouch. I am out of shape. But I've lost 2 pounds! So that's something too.

Okay, bragging out.

Got anything to brag about? Let's hear it! 

37 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like you've had an awesome week Elana. I'm walking more too. I need to lose some weight for sure.

Can't wait to hear your news.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congratulations on a week well spent! I just started walking with the hubs yesterday since it's the first glimpse of nice weather we've had in weeks.

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a good week! I've walking home from work more again. It's hard to get into those routines!! HOpe next weeks just as good :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Elana,

Great news all around... CONGRATS on the weight loss. I know it can be an "uphill" climb, but it is worth it. You will feel so much better.

I am SOOOO looking forward to your blog tour. Now that I have resurfaced, I will be able to join in all the festivities for your book blog tour and launch.

Just two more weeks until I "do" my "Elana" weekend at my blog. It should be FUN...

Keep breathing and enjoy the ride!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You have been busy. Congrats on all your accomplishments this week. May next week be just as fulfilling. :D

Kelly Hashway said...

I have to brag about finishing my new WIP and being on the radio twice in the past two weeks, talking about Touch of Death. :)

Congrats to you, Elana!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not entering for any giveaways as I prefer to buy the books of my blogger buddies. Looking forward to hosting you on the official tour.
Something to brag about? I was stunned to find my books on several Amazon UK best seller lists last week. I really need to check that stuff more often.

Liesel K Hill said...

Sounds like you had a busy, productive week! My weeks tend to be that busy, and I hope they're usually productive! Have a great three-day weekend. All hard-working writers--that means you!--deserve a break every now and again! :D

LD Masterson said...

Rest and re-charge this weekend and have a great (and equally productive) week next week.

Summer Ross said...

Looks like you have been a super busy woman- Congrats for Surrender. Go take a rest this weekend, recharge your creativity. have fun.

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats for surviving! =)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So many exciting things going on for you! Brag away, Elana. You've worked hard for those bragging rights!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So many exciting things going on for you! Brag away, Elana. You've worked hard for those bragging rights!

Sara B. Larson said...

What a great week! That's awesome that you got so much done. Wish I could say the same heh. You know where I'm at this week. ;)

Lynn Proctor said...

congrats on all of your great news---you have encouraged me to walk!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

There's lots of people that climb Mount Everest these days. For 50,000 dollars you could too. I say go for it!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wowza! You are all over it this week, Elana. I've been drowning in life stuff and have been AWOL from blogland for what feels like forever. BUT . . . I have accepted a head coaching position for next year (speech and debate) and have accomplished a TON of coaching stuff.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, so much good news. I haven't seen all your covers lined up like that before. I really like it.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I pre-ordered my copy of Surrender a long time ago, and once I have committed via Amazon, it's law. I can finally think for more than five minutes at a time - YooHoo!!!

Celebrate the small victories, right :)

Ciara said...

Sounds like you had a great week. I love to walk, but haven't had much time. I miss hiking with my hubby. Looking forward to your tour.

Kim Van Sickler said...

Wow! Great publicity for your second book and sounds like you've had a kick-ass week! Kudos!

Jessica L. Foster said...

Darn, I missed the contest. But that's okay, because it won't be that long until the book is released. Who cares if I blew my yearly book budget at Storymaker's conference . . . I neeeeed it. Have a great weekend.

Amy Saia said...

I'd say that's an impressive week there! I managed to write a bit, but mostly I concentrated on my two little ones finishing school for the year. I hate change, so I have to make a new writing schedule for the summer.

Daisy Carter said...

You never told us you were Batgirl!

I so knew it, though. :)

Leslie Pugh said...

Congrats on the weight loss and how close your book is to coming out! I wish I lived in Utah to go to the release party. I'll be rooting for you from WA.

Jeff King said...

Congratulations…. You inspire me to do more, in life, and in writing.

Old Kitty said...

Wishing you and your amazing family a great Memorial weekend!! Love what you have to be proud of! Your writing is going great, your daughter is fabulous and you are getting all fit and healthy! Yay!! Take care
x

Miriam Forster said...

Yay Surrender!!!! And yay you!!!!

I survived moving! (which deserves some bragging, since it took us two whole days to move six hours away.)

Also my book cover went up on my blog and it's pretty stinking amazing. :)

Leslie Rose said...

That's a wowser week. I think you climbed Everest WITHOUT oxygen.

Nick Wilford said...

Hope you enjoyed your weekend and had a proper rest! No special weekend for us in the UK, but this next one will be massive with the Queen's Jubilee. Kids off Fri, Mon and Tues, but I'm going to keep on writing with my new early morning tactic! Amazing weather in Scotland so I've been doing some more walking too. Keep it up and good luck with your launch and tour!

mmshaunakelley said...

Congrats on finishing the pre-promotion tour. I am hopeful you had a relaxing weekend.

DL Hammons said...

If you ask me, you don't brag enough! Kudo's for everything you've accomplished this week...the two pounds included! :)

kmckendry said...

Congratulations!! You deserve to brag!

Sarah Allen said...

Awesome :) Good work! I need to do more of that walking thing myself...

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Carolyn V said...

Wow, congrats on the synop!!! That's worth bragging about! ;)

Charmaine Clancy said...

Congrats on so many accomplishments and well done with the walking. This year we moved from a small country town back to the big city of Brisbane and I've found long winters with hot chocolate and cake have really taken their toll. I've started up at the gym and boy am I unfit! I've got myself a trainer (young handsome man - boy that's tough to put up with) and I've finally lost some weight, but even better I've found I can run! (for a maximum of five minutes - then I die). I've never run before, never. So pretty proud of my old butt at the moment :)
Oh, and my novel hit #1 during a free promotion in Kids horror - that was cool too.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on all the good news, Elana! I'm looking forward to checking back tomorrow to see what is going on. :)

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