Thursday, August 7, 2014

Half-Dozen is a Cozy Term


I almost want a limp so I can own this cane. <3

"A half-dozen" is a very nice term. It's an even number, meaning six, and a cozy word, sounding a little bit like doves and a little bit like "blowzy" and a little like cookies or doughnuts or something edible. A half dozen is half of a dozen, which is twelve, and twelve is also a nice number.

But you know me. I hate numbers. I'm only going on about half-dozens because very soon I will celebrate six months of publishment! 

August 14th marks six months; six months since I became a published author! In that six months I have published one novel independently, had a novella published in a collection with four other dear authors, and done much of the preparation for my second indie novel, Anon, Sir, Anon. In some ways it is hard to believe it has only been six months, seeing as I've been halfway around the world, got a job as a nanny, and worked at two summer camps in that period of time. Life has been full and beautiful and as I will be publishing Anon, Sir, Anon at the nine-month mark, I think it's time to celebrate Hobbit-wise by giving one of you a gift at this plummy half-dozen milestone.

(also, none of you got all five of the references of last post so I find myself disposed to be be generous. Lucky ducks, you!)

Beginning on August 14th and extending the week of its six month birthday, I will be hosting a giveaway! The winner of said giveaway will receive a copy of all my works in print as well as Eats Shoots And Leaves by Lynne Truss, a book most useful for those of us who find ourselves too liberal with grammatical errors. It'll be a lovely chance to win books you A) already love or B) would like to familiarize yourself with before you try to read anything else of my writing. 


Whatever your case, I hope you will take this photo, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or your preferred method of social media, and spread the word about the giveaway! I cannot wait to choose a winner (already! I am easily excited) and I trust you'll have fun with the creative entries I have planned. I look forward to the week of the 14th! Cheers!


10 comments:

Anne-girl said...

Cool! That's my birthday. Fly Away Home is exactly sixteen years and six months younger than me. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves is hilarious. And of course your writing is splendid. The winner shall be what is known as a lucky duck.

Michelle Marie said...

Such a nice idea! I want to read some of your work now. How wonderful it must feel to be published! :)

nesskingsley said...

How very exciting :) Six months - is it really that much? Time flies ...

I feel like I need to congratulate you - so here, have a scrumptious dish of 'congrats'.

Jack said...

This is exciting. ! And congratulations!

Bound and Freed said...

I got a few of your references but not all five. :) Sorry!

Kiri Liz said...

Congrats, Rachel, on the SIX MONTHS!! That's amazing!! I already have a print copy of Fly Away Home as well as a Kindle version of Five Glass Slippers, but I shared it anyway on Pinterest. Because you're that amazing. :D

Jessy Jones said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I'd love to win these; looking forward to the 14th!

Raechel said...

Wow!! Congrats! That's super exciting. I really cannot wait to say I am a published author, too. ^.^
Looking forward to this giveaway!!

Rachel Heffington said...

Thank you so much to all of you! Your support really makes my day when I get wind of it. I have the best readership. <3 Hope one of you "lucky ducks" wins the giveaway! Best of wishes to all of you in the running. :)

Emily Chapman said...

I love how very hobbit-y this post is, and free stuff is a very nice thing besides. This looks like a delicious giveaway. ^.^