Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yay you, Yay me!

(Did you think of Lionel Richie? Bet you are now! ha!)

Today is LEAP DAY! (anyone see 30 Rock? so funny! not a bad concept to "take a leap" to try something and "nothing counts on Leap Day") Happy bday to anyone born on this special day which always reminds me of Pirates of Penznance ("He is a little boy of 5!") That's all I have for Leap Day. Anyone do anything special for it?

Now on to my
300/350+ Follower Celebration!

I want to thank you guys so much for paying me some attention! I also want to know you all better. So whoever leaves me a blurb (35-50 words) about their WIP or themselves on this post will be entered in a random draw to receive:
  • a hardcover copy of DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (a thrilling YA dystopian - the sequel INSURGENT comes out so soon!)
but since I got 50+ more since my first announcement, I wanted to add another prize!
  • a hardcover copy of JANITORS by Tyler Whitesides (MG thriller - I'm always looking for a good book for my boys and they liked this one!)
I will leave the contest open for a couple of weeks - then I take down my Spaced Out header and annouce the winners. ps - state your book preference too, if you want.

Thanks again - so glad to know you! And lest we forget!
It's Sensational Haiku Wednesday, just one this week for fortitude...

Feeling fancy with
Fortitude of followers
Fortunate am I!


Laura S. said...

Happy 350+ followers, Tara!! I like your blog's banner. Makes me want to go up in space and walk on the moon!

I know someone born today! I'm glad she gets her actual birth date to celebrate this year. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations again on all the followers!

Unknown said...

Woo hoo! on all the followers, Tara.

I can't wait for Insurgent. :D

anthonynorth said...

Ah, it's good to be a popular blogger.

Karen said...

350 and counting! Congratulations.

i'm erin. said...

I think Leap Day is bizarre. But I'm a huge lover of 30 Rock. That show makes me pee a lot. And My brother in law's b-day is today, so that's nice because I only have to send out a gift once every four years. ha ha...but really.

I want to win books, so here's my blurb about me and my book:

Erin, a not-so-old writer, is caught in a world where she must balance four half-brown kids, one heavy-arse camera, and a laptop that holds literary gold. At least, when it comes to the laptop, she's hoping. For years she's worked on a novel. Once de-crapped and finessed to it's finest, the novel will . . .

That's pretty much my blurb. Here's hoping this round of edits go well.

M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations on your followers!

And yes, I did think of Lionel Richie... =)

Rena said...

What a great idea, Tara (and congrats on your 300 mark).

Here's my WIP blurb (It's a first draft, sorry for any typos).

Chrissy King’s life fell off track. Family, work and home have driven her from the Nobel Prize winning scientist’s path she’d dreamed of, but when an alien crashes into her car, she takes life by the horns and agrees to take the dead alien’s place in an interstellar order of knights.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How lovely to revel in your good fortunate!

Mark Murata said...

I’m currently doing a mashup of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. I won’t say exactly what I’m mashing into this classic, but the main characters have wings. Click on my name to see more.

G-Man said...

Tara Tyler...
Before you get The Big Head, consider that most of your followers...Don't really pay any attention to you!!!
If they did you'd have 200 comments a day!

Loved your Haiku...:-)

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on all your followers! I'm glad I'm one of them. : )

G-Man said...

Never ever take offense to any of the BS that might spew from my big mouth...OK?

Carrie Butler said...

350+ followers? Wow. Congratulations, Tara! :)

Oh, I so want to win a hardcover copy of DIVERGENT. Here's a 34 word blurb about my MS:

"When Rena Collins befriends rumored madman, Wallace Blake, she inadvertently puts herself in the middle of a supernatural power struggle—one where she’s in danger of losing a whole lot more than her heart."

...Wait! Let me add three more words: "Dun, dun, dunnnnn!" ;)

carol l mckenna said...

Bravo for all your followers ~ great giveaway ~ lovely haiku ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/Haiku Sensational

Anonymous said...

I'm not entering since I have both books.

Congrats on all the followers. :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations on all of your followers, that's very exciting! :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Awesome Space theme!!!

Wonderful job on the followers. I know you do a lot of work to get them. Visiting other blogs and leaving great comments.

I appreciate it every time you come visit me.

I've been lucky to win on your blog before so I will skip this one.

Happy Leap Day!


Ria said...

Wow! that's a lot of followers! COngrats. I love how you tied your haiku into the contest.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on 350+ followers! Yay! Awesome giveaway too.

Here's my blurb for my paranormal romance:
First rule of dating: never get emotionally attached. As a celebrity therapist, Magena Silver uses love potions to reignite her clients' passions. She might think love is ridiculous, but she can't stop falling for the gorgeous Nathan Linwood who works for the powerful witch that wants her dead.

Angela Brown said...

Aren't you the sweetest to share with us, your followers, who number many on this blog?

Thank you for the giveaway. I'm not entering but I did want to say that you rock!

Hazel said...

Always wondered what do people born on a leap day register as their birth day ;) Nice haiku hitting two themes.

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats!!! I'd love a chance at Divergent. About me?? I have four manuscripts I'm working on, Four Kids and four hours of sleep. Hey, Lucky Number four!! Please blame the lack of sleep not me. =)

Morgan said...

I LOVE 30 ROCK!!!!! Hahaha... seriously. That show is too funny. ;)

And congrats on the followers... so great! (Just means you rock)

MISH said...

Thought of Lionel Richie and chuckled at the same time!
Congrats on 300+ followers!

Tara Tyler said...

First, thanks for the congrats! You all made it possible and I am so glad to have you around!

Looks like these folks are in the contest so far:
Erin - cutest bio eva!
Rena - your WIP sounds like your life, up until the ALIEN KNIGHTS! love it!
Mark - hmmm, War of the Worlds with a twist, interesting!
Carrie - love a good supernatural power struggle!
Christine - I remember reading about your vampy MC, cool!
Elizabeth - 4 times the luck, right?

Leigh Covington said...

Dang! I was totally MIA in the blogosphere yesterday. :( Bummed I missed this. LOVE the giveaway though and congrats on 350+ followers!!! You ROCK!

I haven't even worked on my blurb yet. Pathetic right? But I want to finish up this first draft first. Then --- I'm really getting down to business!

M Pax said...

Congrats on over 300, Tara. I loved your spacey header...of course. :)

Now I am thinking of that Lionel Richie song. clever. lol

Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on 350+ Followers! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on a great milestone!! Nice Haiku woven into your post ~~ If I remember correctly from my recent Haiku Challenge --- this would officially be a "Haibun" ... a narrative or story with a Haiku ... Bravo!!

Anonymous said...


senryu of lost soldiers

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