This week’s winner was Liliane (who commented via Goodreads). Thanks to everyone who left a comment! The book is done, and I plan to spend the day lazing about.
This morning, I’m going to finish a book.
No, wait. Let me say that again, more loudly: THIS MORNING I AM GOING TO FINISH A BOOK!!!!!!!
I still have one scene left to write, so this post is premature, but whatever. I don’t have time to write it later. You will just have to deal with my premature, um, yeah.
I’m allowed extra exclamation points, also, because the book is Roman Holiday, and because it’s nearly 150,000 words long. Some of you aren’t writers, so you won’t know that 150,000 words is the equivalent of, oh, 500-some printed pages. It’s three Harlequin novels mashed together. It’s The Lords of the Rings, except not really, but dude, it’s a lot of words. And I wrote them. And it was very, very difficult, but probably you won’t be able to tell.
So, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now’s the time on Sprockets when we dance.
It’s good to have this dancing moment now, because the thing about turning a book in is that you’re not actually done. I have many rounds of revision ahead, and a lot more thinking, and promoting, and talking about the book. Plus, I’m already behind on my next deadline, so there’s that. But I won’t think about it today. Today, I will be dancing. (If by “dancing” I mean “Going for a run in the dark, because my husband has to get the car in to Honda by 7:30, and I need to be finished with my exercise by ten after seven.” Which we do.)
Lots of fun Roman Holiday stuff is coming soon: the first episode releases a month from today, and I’ll be doing teaser excerpts, launching a Roman Holiday forum, offering a NetGalley peek at episode 1 to my readers … stick with me, baby! We’re going places. In an Escalade. With a hot Afro-Cuban. While dragging an Airstream trailer.
Oh, and come by Romance at Random to read a little snippet from the final episode and talk to me about chest hair.
Tell me about your Friday! Anything to celebrate? Do you remember Sprockets? Favorite Saturday Night Live bit? Comment away! Tomorrow morning, I’ll choose one random commenter to win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes — winner’s choice.
BONUS GIVEAWAY THE SECOND
This week we’re giving away a Loveswept Prize Pack to one lucky winner! The pack contains an signed RWA exclusive copy of How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox, a Loveswept beach tote, a Loveswept mug featuring “City” from Ruthie Knox’s RITA nominated book About Last Night, and a Flirting with Disaster by Ruthie Knox notepad.
*TRULY Loveswept Street Team SWEEPSTAKES*
1) Join the Loveswept Online Street Team
2) Join the group “Ruthie Knox Fans”
That’s it! One winner will be chosen at random.
ENDS: Wednesday October 16, 2013 at 12pm EDT
One entry per person. Residents of the 48 contiguous United States only. You must be 18 years old or older to enter and win.
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