Thursday, December 15, 2011

For Your Consideration...the Muse Gala Awards

As I mentioned in my last post it's that time of year again. Awards show season in Hollywood. For me it's the most wonderful time of the year. Good films, movie stars, and parties to celebrate their accomplishments. Throwing Oscar parties are a time honored pastime in my household. So when I heard the Muse Retreat next November was going to include a Gala Awards I had a wishlist of stars I wanted to go with. Daniel Craig of course ;), Maurice Benard, and Real Andrews were at the top of the list. I'm still campaigning on that front. Hey, a girl can dream can't she? And I suddenly desired something I had always wanted but never received growing up. A trophy.

Yes, a trophy. A shiny, pretty trophy trumpeting my accomplishment. Yeah, yeah I know you write for the love of writing, publication is the point of all this. I do write for the love of writing, and I have been fortunate enough to score two contracts. I have gorgeous covers and belong to wonderful community of writers online and have even developed some friendships. Karen, Kat, Lin, others not mentioned by name you are all wonderful giving people. You are all superstars in my book.

But I have a secret, I am competitive person on a limited budget. I've already got a huge order in to Delilah in January. But I am going to Montreal next November and have decided to mount my very own, Hollywood-style For Your Consideration Campaign.

Over the coming months I will be rolling out an ad in doing book signings and doing everything I can to drive business into's bookstore. The 'categories' I'm campaigning for are:

Best Use of Twitter: Kate Lynd
Best Blogger: Amy McCorkle
Best Short Story Sci-Fi Erotica: No Ordinary Love
Best Short Story Dark Romantic Suspense: Another Way To Die

In order to do this I need to raise $150.00. Any donation is welcome and will only be used to pay for the ad. This is not a plea to pay for my 'good time'. This is something I think will benefit a lot of people and Muse as the address will be included in the ad. The button is there. Use at your discretion. And happy writing and good luck everybody!


Unknown said...

I thought the Muse retreat was going to alternate between Canada and the US, but I see I was wrong. I doubt I'll ever be able to afford to get there, so when you go, party it up for me, too. Good luck with the money raising. I'd love to help but all my extra cash is going to my donation to Faces of Hope for their crusade against Autism. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. Yeah, I was hoping for a U.S. Retreat this year too. I'll just have to pinch my pennies. My Mom is donating $15 to the Cause and I'm having a great Christmas.