Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm Just in the Mood


For some reason, I'm just in the mood to give something away. Maybe it's the season. Who knows?

Either way, I think I'll give away one of the books I recommend on this site. And while I love "Save the Cat," "On Writing" happens to be handier, so that's what's on the table here.

A FREE copy of "On Writing," by Stephen King (Mass market, as pictured above). An awesome memoir from a successful and prolific author. All followers are eligible, and to make this super simple, I'm just going to pick a number... Okay, that's harder than it sounds, so I'm just going to add up all the digits on the Kay'sVille barcode.

*adds numbers*

And the magical number is 106. Kind of high, but there you are. The US resident who posts the 106th comment on this thread (who is also a follower) WINS!

No real rules. You can post every comment if you would like, or just one. Doesn't matter. But in the end, the one in with the 106th position will win :)

Ready? Set? Go!


111 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've been wanting to read this for a while :)

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  2. You got it! And yes, my comments contribute to the final tally :)

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  3. Is is sad that I've never read a Stephen King book? Failllllllll.

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  4. lol I don't know if I can keep on writing comments without me being blocked as spam XD

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  5. I've read a Stephen King book, although I chose the WRONG one to start out with.

    NOTE TO READERS: Gerald's Game is not Stephen King's best book... just sayin'.

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  6. Interesting point. How many times can you comment before you're considered a spammer? Anyone know the answer to that?

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  7. 106th??? Let's just add those three numbers up... (adding) - 7. That sucks. According to my regulated rules, you won your own contest. That's so dirty.

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  8. I'd love to win the book, but I think I posted too early. I'll have to check back later . . .

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  9. Yeah, Stephanie. Check back. And feel free to add a comment every time you do :) I'm sure the winner will thank you... or perhaps you will thank yourself ;P

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  10. Bump. Moving the number up.
    Higher and higher it climbs,
    and yet,
    we're still so far behind.

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  11. Spam spam :) I think I know what I'm going to do with my snow day.

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  12. I have Four Past Midnight sitting on my shelf. I probably won't have time to get to it until.... summer lol.

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  13. Oh this is such a bad idea, lol I so hope I'm the 106th post though (not this one but later on)

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  14. I'm going to post again :) I was recommended this book during a NaNoWriMo grouping, so really would like to read it :D

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  15. And because I am procrastinating from cleaning the apartment, lets add another comment, lol

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  16. Decided to read the comments already posted... I think I have only read 2 of Stephen Kings books: Cujo and Misery.... I'm not sure if I could read them again now.

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  17. I don't remember who, but I feel like someone recommended this book through some NaNoWriMo related thing too lol.

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  18. Sooooo.... ummmm... what you writing now? Anything just for fun?

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  19. Why hello there April X :) How are you?

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  20. April, are you a published writer or just like doing NaNoWriMo?

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  21. Does anyone else laugh at the capache words that are used? I have to wonder sometimes at what the hell is going on with those words (or non-words for that matter)

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  22. Someone better thank me for adding so many comments and if I get banned for spamming I am going to be very upset!

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  23. 106 minus 25 is 81 more posts... 80 after this one

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  24. Come on peeps, I don't want to be the only one posting!

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  25. If someone is sitting there and just refreshing the screen and waiting till the 105th comment is posted I am going to come through here and smack them... hmmmm... although that isn't a bad idea, although it may take a while they way this place is so quiet

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  26. ok, last post for a bit, going to go do dishes and then come back

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  27. ok, that didn't take me all that long, but still no one else posted! come on!

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  28. By the way, my kitties say that I should win ;)

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  29. hmmmm cold tosies... need socks on them now :D It is such a pretty day out too!

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  30. @Chelsea- Sounds like you've got smart kitties. And one thing I learned from Stephen King for sure, is never, ever use the word "dustbunnies" during one of your climactic supposedly terrifying scenes.

    It's a mood killer... Then again, if you WANT to kill the mood, it is absolutely perfect :)

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  31. You have a smart idea, though, Chelsea. This is a great spot for some Q&A. No better way to raise the count.

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  32. Why 106th? Why not 35? I don't understand.

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  33. They are pretty smart kitties :D although sometimes they don't like to show it

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  34. As for dustbunnies, it could work perfectly if you are doing a comical story :) It just doesn't work very well in drama type of stories (or any story that is not just comedy wreaked)

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  35. You plan to run 106 marathons in your lifetime?

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  36. Rachael, it was what the Kay'sVille barcode added up to is what she said in the post :)

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  37. You'll write 106 books? No wait, make that romances.

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  38. Do you have 106 of anything? I am probably over that in books

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  39. "Why 106th? Why not 35? I don't understand."

    Rachael, how is it possible to be funny at all times. I don't understand, but I would like to learn...

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  40. ooo I like the write 106 books, although that is quite the challenge (even with romances)

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  41. Hahaha! Thanks, Chelsea. Next time I'll read more carefully. :)

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  42. I don't think it is physically possible to be funny all the time, but it is a challenge one could always work on :)

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  43. I'm sure you were just trying to get to the posting part and skimmed the actual post :)

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  44. And yes, Chelsea, the dustbunny reference did indeed turn the drama to humor. To this day, if I'm reading something tense, my mind thinks "and then the key fell among the dustbunnies."

    That's not a direct quote, I don't think, but it does the trick every time. Books never scare me now. lol

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  45. wooohooo that is 48... we are getting there :)

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  46. hehehe... I was into horror more when I was a kid but becoming an adult I have seen too many horrors on TV :( I wish I was more innocent to enjoy the horrors again

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  47. Totally close. We need some bumpers. Any bumpers out there?

    I think the next giveaway I'll have people pick who they think should get the prize. Anyone can vote and the person who gets the most votes wins.

    Ooooh. Fun!

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  48. Uh oh, did we loose Rachael? Come back!

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  49. Whatever, Sheralyn. You take the cake on being funny, nice, brilliant, and beautiful. And the fact that you also know martial arts . . . well, who can compete with that?

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  50. Chelsea, yeah, I like the 106 books too. That's actually my favorite.

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  51. you know martial arts? What practice?

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  52. Nothing says challenge like writing 106 books in your lifetime :D

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  53. we are past the half way mark... weeeeeeee

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  54. @Rachael, I assure you there are many martial artists who would LOVE to compete with that. But I accept your grandiose visions of me and will cling to them as long as possible. lol

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  55. Kenpo. And 106??? I'm ambitious, but who do you think I am? Nora Roberts?

    That said... an interesting challenge...

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  56. Saw you are reading Wizard's First Rule that is a VERY good book, but I couldn't complete the series :(

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  57. You would vote for 106 books...

    4 down, 102 to go. Gosh. I'm almost there...

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  58. Very good then. My work here is done. I'm off to make dinner.

    But I will be back. Mwahahaha (How exactly do you do that evil laugh, Sheralyn? It seems to come so easy for you. :))

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  59. Wasn't a challenge to you exactly, I think we decided it was a challenge in of itself :)

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  60. What made you drop the series? I'm reading it with a very specific purpose, so I LOVE input!!!

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  61. @Rachael- The trick to inborn evil laughter: being born on Halloween. I have no proof of this, but I'm certain it helps...

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  62. My husband used to practice Kenpo, but he hasn't done it for a while... I think he should restart, he always enjoyed it. I just want to do a kickboxing class

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  63. I got to like the fourth or fifth book and it was practically all politics and I just cannot keep awake when reading about politics. I could probably do it now but when I was a teen I just couldn't

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  64. LOL! :) Good luck, Chelsea! I'd definitely vote for you!

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  65. Halloween probably helps, although I think you have to be a certain personality to also have a good wicked laugh

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  66. Woohoo Thanks Rachael :) Hope dinner is scrumptous :D

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  67. I miss practicing, too. And I especially miss teaching cardio kickboxing. Never been in better shape in my life.

    *sigh*

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  68. Yes, you must have a diabolical twinkle in the eye that let's people know you really mean it. >:D

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  69. Girl, you're getting WAY close! Whoever's hiding in the shadows better poke their head out now... just sayin'.

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  70. I agree... if anyone is sitting there refreshing i am going to hurt them if they post as the final post

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  71. I liked the kickboxing more than the martial arts because I hated actually having to test for a belt of any sort

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  72. Thanks for the encouragement :)

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  73. Well, if anything if I get banned for spamming we will know the number lol

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  74. 25 more posts to go after this one :D

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  75. Hmmmm... it is almost 2P here... I missed lunch :( What should I have?

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  76. So I am going to start a new blog up at some point... not sure what to write yet though

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  77. It wont' be my first blog, but all my other blogs are so far spaced out and I rarely look at them anymore... so I am condensing them all, getting rid of the sites and going to start a new one and maybe use some of my old posts.

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  78. I wish I had input on what kind of blog to do. I always thought it would be fun to be the ADD Book reviewer. Just say how far I got into a book before I lost interest, how much I sped read, and what I liked.

    That would be fun, if I didn't have to be consistent. lol

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  79. A lot of blogs I have seen are very similar to journal type of writing though and that is not what I want. I have a journal for that sort of thing.

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  80. I was actually thinking of maybe doing book critiques since I am so particular when I am reading a book. If I start critiquing during reading, it may work

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  81. I'd say go niche. Another fun site for me would be a spoiler site. I love spoilers. They don't ruin a thing for me. I actually enjoy the road more when I know where I'm going... maybe that's a writer thing...

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  82. I'm too embarrassed to write in my own journal, not to mention post it for all the world. I think those people are totally brave.

    Just sayin'

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  83. There are certain books that I love to re-read because I know where it is going, but there are some that I just can't do that with.

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  84. I was reading some of the "Journal" type of entries I had on Live Journal when I was a teen and I am grimacing for all the people that read them... I'm surprised I didn't loose more friends

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  85. Oh, yeah. There are definitely books I re-read, thinking, "How'd they do that? I know exactly where I'm going, but I still LOVE the ride--and I've been on it 10 times."

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  86. what happens if your reply is the 106th comment?

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  87. My dog DESPERATELY wants to go to the dog park before I run away for the night.

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  88. I'll bow out now so that my comment isn't. It's all you, girl!

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  89. I love re-reading some books and finally getting a joke or seeing a foreshadowing that I had no clue about

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  90. hahaha... You and I will need to chat more on Twitter or something :)

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  91. God, nobody better come out of the wood works now... I'm goin' for it :D

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  92. This is sort of going to be anti-climatic with just me... but at least I won't have to worry, lol

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  93. I am going to laugh if all of a sudden I can't post the last comment due to getting banned for spam though

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  94. WOOOOOHOOOOO! this is actually 107 :D

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  95. And my work here is done, lol... should probably clean this apartment now :D

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  96. Woohoo! Girl, you EARNED this book today! Send me your info and you will soon be the proud, new owner of "On Writing" by Stephen King.

    Rock on, and thanks for playing :)

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  97. Congrats Chelsea! I am jealous of your endurance lol XD Dang, this is what I get for studying *headsmack*

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  98. Seriously. No one can call this win "luck."

    Enjoy, Chelsea. And maybe next time, April :)

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