Welcome new and old followers to the kick-off of our Blog-o-versary month! I seriously can't believe that I've been blogging with these fab ladies for a year now. It's also strange to think that a mere year ago, we were all anxiously awaiting our debuts--and now, some of us have TWO books out (Tracy, I'm looking at you!) and more scheduled for publication. Ah, the difference a year makes.
What I will tell ya is that there is no huge sigh of relief once your book is out. There's always the next "step" to worry about--sales, edits for contracted books, trying to get another deal, paperback releases, etc. I've really learned to stop focusing on what comes next and just enjoy each step of the journey. (Well, I'm a'tryin' anyway...)
So, enough about my musings on the last 365 days. Let's talk about this week's topic--First Love. I have to admit, I was a little worried about what to post today. You never know when your ex-boyfriends and first loves are going to google you and I'd hate to document my romantic mishaps to live on forever via the interwebz.
But then, I remembered my true first love: Corey Feldman. Yes, the star of many awesome cheesy '80s movies. It started in the early '90s, right after I watched the movie The Goonies. It was the height of "The Coreys" fanaticism. I faithfully watched all of his movies--Lost Boys, Dream a Little Dream, Stand by Me, convinced that although he was like eight years older than me, that we'd someday get married and live in Hollywood together.
I even made my mom buy all of the teen magazines like Tiger Beat, so I could put up posters of him in my room. As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, I'm pretty sure I also wrote letters to his fan club. I mean, seriously. This was also around the time of my New Kids on the Block obsession, so I guess there was no accounting for taste in the '80s/'90s. (Which is probably true given the old pictures of me wearing things like stonewashed jeans decorated in neon day-glow splatter paint--complete with matching jean jacket. Foxy!)
So, don't forget to leave a comment, even if it's just to laugh at my grade-school crush. You'll be entered to win this week's fabulous prizes--two Dorchester books!
Rules are posted below (shamelessly stolen from Tracy's post...hee hee!):
The Novel Girls Blogoversary Giveaway Extravaganza!!
There will be one winner chosen each week of posts (5 weeks = 5 winners!) and one grand prize winner chosen at the end of the month (chosen from all entries received from now until the end of September) who will then receive a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate. You can increase your chances of winning thusly:
1 point for commenting (one comment entry per post, per day)
2 points for being a new follower of TNG
2 points for already being a follower
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3 points for adding TNG to your blog roll
5 points for posting this contest on your blog
All you have to do is tell us in your comment where you've spread The Novel Girl love and we'll tally up your points and put that many entries into our sorting hat until it comes time to choose our winners! And remember, the more days you leave a comment, the more chances you'll have to win the Grand Prize, even if you've already won a weekly prize.