Friends, followers and fans...
It has been a very trying month (a trying year so far to be completely
honest), between natural disasters, family losses, heartbreaking
personal news and the resulting dramatic increase of daily chaos in our
lives (here at home), quite a few things have fallen to the way side -
pushed off and essentially forgotten, if benignly forgotten, for the
greater part of the last three weeks. We've spent the last couple days
immersed in family (the entire Farm Family that is) and for us all that
was a very good thing.
However as I checked my phone yesterday evening I saw a FB notification
that, like a sledgehammer, slammed anxiety, panic and a dragging sense
of disappointment into me. It was a notification alerting me that
someone had tagged my Facebook page and shared the Another Year of Books
Celebration Event... And I realized that I'd forgotten. In and around
everything else that was going on in life, amongst all the changes that
have taken place over the last several weeks (and are still taking
place), the event and all the planning, promoting and pomp I wanted to
give it had completely slipped my mind. And now I am stuck in this
moment where I have to decide what to do - postpone, cancel or simply
forge on with it as it is.
I don't honestly know which is the best course to take. So after
thinking about it, sleeping on it and discussing with Heli Dad today,
here is what I will be doing...
The grand prize giveaway contest will be extended for 2 additional weeks
- to close on June 16th to allow for more people to enter. I will
continue to accept donations until June 13th!!
Fast prize giveaways will beginning May 31st and I will do 1
game/contest giveaway a day until all donated fast prizes have been
awarded. If you are interested you can still donate fast giveaway
Guest blog posts will go up as soon as can be arranged with those who
signed up to do them. If you are interested in doing a blog post
(between now and June 15th you can still sign up.
Registered participants who signed up for takeover times will go forward
as scheduled - with a few changes. There are still quite a few time
slots available each of the days of the event and you can still sign up
for one of the times.
And finally, though obviously incredibly later than originally intended, all donating, takeover and guest blog authors will be featured in one way or another on the blogs and social media.
So while this event won't be precisely as I envisioned it, it will go on.
In just a little bit things will kick off. Tonight we'll have the chance to visit and chat with Rebekah Raymond - author of the Life series: LIFE'S DEFEAT and LIFE'S HOPE, at 8:00pm MST, and I'll also be posting a giveaway contest tonight as well - for your chance to win a Kindle copy of THE DEEPEST BLACK by Rainy Kaye.
So please, join us tonight on the Facebook event page for the Another Year of Books Celebration Event...