A Vote You Won’t Regret
One of my stories has been accepted by the America’s Next Author competition. It is a social writing contest, and the winner receives $5,000 and connections for a book deal.
“Social writing” means the more my story gets talked about and shared in social media, the better my chances to get one of the eight available nominations. I reworked my story about the Old Charleston Jail in honor of Halloween, and I hope you like it.
If you are so inclined, here’s how you can help me win a slot:
- Click this link and write a 5-star review. If you do not see the link on the words ‘click this link,’ here is the link in full: http://www.ebookmall.com/author/andra-watkins
- After you write your review, go to the buttons on the upper-right hand side of the page and share it. A whole host of sharing tools are available, but the ones that will help me most are Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Tumblr. It only takes an extra click.
- Please do not kill me if I send you a personal message and ask you to do something small and specific.
I am willing to put some airline miles on the line for the person who tweets, shares and otherwise talks up this story the most. We’re having a party for reader Lou Mello on January 11, 2013, and I’d love to redeem some of my airline miles to bring a reader to Charleston for the party. Airline miles only, but still, airfare somewhere is better than an iPad any day, if you can stand to fly Delta.
Thank you so much for spending time with these words every day. You inspire me to keep trying, to never give up.
P.S. Two of my friends are also in the competition, and I won’t be offended at all if you look them up and cast a vote for them. In fact, I owe Cameron a word of thanks for getting me into this in the first place. Cameron Garriepy’s story is here and Lance Burson’s is here.