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It’s my blog birthday today! I realized last week, when I was doing some cleanup, that my blog is three four years old. I didn’t know a lot of people who had blogs when I started, though a lot of them popped up right around the same time as mine. I also didn’t know why I was blogging, I didn’t have a platform, I wasn’t editing and I wasn’t actually working. I was just Brianna’s Mommy and some days, I was struggling with that. I started a blog just…because. Something to break up my day, a place to vent about being a SAHM (stay at home mom) and a place to connect with other readers.

So the blog has come a long ways in threefour years. I think some people have happened by because they’re expecting, you know, editing stuff and insightful industry posts. Boy, were they sorely disappointed πŸ˜‰ Honestly, I’m in awe of the editors and agents who can keep up a blog with in-depth industry content each week, but that’s like work to me, and my blog was never started to be work. It was meant to be fun and I wouldn’t have done it for three years if I didn’t think it was fun.

And in the spirit of fun, and to celebrate my blog birthday, I’m giving away a prize pack which will include print copies of Steelflower by Lilith Saintcrow, Holiday Seduction by Jaci Burton and Lauren Dane, Annabelle’s Courtship by Lucy Monroe, (and a book by Shannon Stacey that I’m too lazy to go look at the title of right this minute), a rather spiffy reusable tote bag, a mug from the NZ romance writers which says “Finish the damn book” and some various other items that I’m also too lazy to go look at.

Because overseas shipping is so expensive right now, if my winner is outside the US or Canada, I’ll instead give a $20 gc to Fictionwise.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me something about your history with my blog: how long you’ve been reading, how you found me, why you keep coming back, if you just came to enter because of the contest (that’s okay, really), etc. Then come back on Thursday to see if you’ve won because you’ll need to give me your address! If I don’t hear from the winner by the following Monday, a new winner will be drawn. Contest is open until Wednesday.

ETA: as one of my longtime blog readers pointed out, my blog is four, not three!


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