My totally awesome niece Melanie sent me such a fun "writer's kit" to celebrate my new contract that I had to share it. She managed to find an old ink well in a store near where she lives in Brooklyn and also found a totally fun "how to" book on short stories from the 1920s. In addition, she included two cute little pocket notebooks for whenever inspiration strikes. Finally, the Aquinnah coaster is to help inspire me with my WIP called the Ghosts of Aquinnah. Aquinnah is a town on Martha's Vineyard, where my WIP is set.
The ink well is the logo of my publisher, Ink Smith Publishing, so that makes it especially fun.
I was just so touched by this adorable gift I wanted to share it. It was such fun to open all the individual pieces and I know it will serve as great inspiration for both my current and future projects. :)
Also, Carol Kilgore of Under the Tiki Hut started a "Like Me" project before she went on her blog break, and decided to create a page on her blog for writers to leave the links to their various pages around the web. The goal is to give everyone a chance to "like" fellow writers' pages.
I joined Carol's project, but I'm also jumping at the chance to piggyback onto her idea and do a little shameless begging here on my own blog. :D Now that I actually have a novel coming out next year (squee!) I want to focus on building my social media presence, even though I am the first to admit that I am horrible at keeping up with all the social media options!
I did start a writer's Facebook page and my goal at the moment is to get it to 100 "likes." If you're on Facebook and haven't already liked my page, I would be eternally grateful if you would like it now and help me get to 100! This is the link:
Like I said, I will be forever grateful to anyone who likes me. :D And to those who already have, you have my eternal gratitude already. :)
Thanks to Carol for coming up with this great idea and providing a page on her blog for everyone to share their links.
And thanks again to my niece for being such a sweetheart!