Yes, it's been awhile and as promised in my April blog post, I am giving away a first edition hardback of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and have selected the winner from everyone who commented in April, both on my blog and via email or SheWrites.
I have a regular blog post coming soon, but news about Cheryl has catapulted me onto the internet (and out of working on two novels) to celebrate her news and give away this amazing memoir.
Yesterday, Oprah announced a new book club, saying she decided to revive the book club after reading Wild. She said, "I was like, 'where is the Oprah Winfrey show when you need to announce and tell everybody about his book?' I need the book club."
Here's the video announcement:
So without further fuss and champagne drinking, congrats to one of my SheWrites peeps in winning the book and maybe now joining Oprah's new book club to discuss Cheryl's Amazing Adventure.
Congrats, Jannette! I'm sure you'll love it.
And thanks to all who commented on my blog post. I promised to follow up with constructive ideas on how to not get derailed by social media and I will, with a two-part post coming soon, the first one with advice by authors who have different ways of dealing with this, and the second part a compendium of hardcore tools, suggestions, advice and resources for anyone else who feels the pinch of social media on their time and creativity. Many of the tools are ones I've heard of or created for myself and can be adapted immediately. The last thing I want to do is take up your time in figuring out ways to gain time. Seems a little counterproductive, doesn't it?
Hope you're enjoying your life and being "wild" every so often!
For the curious who love to read about people who have struggled and overcome some "big thing," whatever it is, in their life, I'm loving this new blog, "Re-inventing Karla." Check it out!