‘if you just had the time’ contest: win an advance copy
TOMORROW’S A BIG DAY: I MAKE MY FIRST MINI BOOK ROADTRIP, to visit with members of New England Independent Booksellers Association and officially begin promotional activities for “And I Shall Have Some Peace There.” The booksellers at the trade event will get to read a galley of “Peace.” Would you like to get your hands on a copy now, too, months before it’s “out”? Let’s mark the kickoff together with a giveaway: a chance to win a so-called Advance Reading Copy—not something you can even buy, and in very short supply! How to enter:
Entries must take the form of a comment that answers this question (or tries to, since it’s something I pondered a long time before moving to my garden to start writing again at the end of 2007):
Did you ever want to just walk away—push back your desk chair and do something else, whether every day or just another day or two a week? What would it be?
Entries close midnight Friday, October 8, with winners announced Saturday.
For a chance in the truly random drawing (I’ll use the tool at random [dot] org to pick the winner) you must:
- comment below, and also,
- be a subscriber to my free garden email newsletter.
It’s easy to sign up for the latter if you haven’t already, and costs nothing, and here’s what it’s like in case you are worried I’m a spammer.
After I draw the winner, I’ll verify that he or she is, in fact, a subscriber…if not, I’ll draw again.
I know, that Margaret, she always wants something, right? Well, not really—there are no ads on my sites, and even if you do sign up to qualify to enter, you can always unsubscribe if the next issue’s not to your taste. But I do want to spread the word about what I do: my garden writing, my new book, and other projects I’m excited about and hope like-minded people will enjoy. The newsletter helps me do that.
So tell us: What would you do, if you just had the time?
IF YOU NEED HELP getting the pondering started, you could watch the book’s “trailer” video, or read about my story. But I have a hunch you know what I’m talking about: just wanting a little more time each day, week, year to find some peace.