Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One Fortnight!

I must say, I do love that word! It sounds so much more intriguing than plain old 'two weeks', doesn't it?

However you say it, two weeks from today is Willow's launch, and I'm rounding the bend from the vom-feeling to excitement. I want to say a giant thank you to everyone here for putting up with me, and a huge HUG to all the wonderful people taking the time to read and post reviews.

So what's happening on launch day? Well, over 100 people have signed up for 'If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be...' fun! I like to think of it more as an online party than a blogfest. You can visit with the other guests if you like, but there's absolutely no pressure.

Even if you don't want to post on your blog, you can still take part on Facebook (tag me so I can enter you in the draw) or on Twitter, by using the tag #watchingwillowwatts and just saying who you'd be. I can't wait to see who people chose.

In other news, I have purchased a Marilyn wig and white dress... stay tuned for more! :)

Over at L Diane's Spunk on a Stick, Alex, Matt and I are discussing how to get blog comments. Drop by to say hi!

And finally, I want to do a giant shout-out for the lovely Laura of The Daily Dodo, who has finished the first draft of her first novel! You all know what a massive accomplishment the first one is; just knowing you can do it is half the battle. When I first met Laura back in April, she told me she didn't ever think she could write so many words on a regular basis. Just a few short months later, she's done it. Yay!

61 comments:

  1. Woot Woot!!!! What a fun "party". Congrats on all the great things going on.

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  2. WOW! A party? I love parties!!! I hope you let us see you in your wig and new dress. Please? Congrats on...everything!

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  3. Yay!!!! Congratulations on the launch, Talli! It would be very nice to see you in your Marilyn Monroe wig and dress!!!! Woot!!!!

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  4. Can't wait to see you as Marilyn!

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  5. So now we get to see Talli as Marilyn? hmmm.

    Your party sounds fun but I won't be able to do it on Wednesday--I am featuring and author. Maybe I can do it on Monday, the 12th instead. I'll have to think about it.

    Got your links, btw. Thanks. :-)

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  6. So excited for you, Talli. That will be such a fun blog party. And you as Marilyn? Wow.
    Karen

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  7. The costume sounds fun. :)

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  8. Oh I love a party. I'll have to make sure I stop by.

    And you better take some piccies of you as Marilyn.

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  9. Can't wait to see you as Marilyn! Congrats on only a fortnight left (and yes, that is an awesome word)!

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  10. Looking forward to the celebration, and YAY for Laura! I haven't had that feeling in a while, I think it's high time I get cracking at another novel!

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  11. I love the word fortnight too, and as you know I loved Watching Willow Watts! Looking forward to the blog party. ;)

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  12. I'm glad you've passed that vom-feeling and are excited now! I love your blogfest idea... I think it's a great promotional idea.

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  13. I am excited as well for you Talli. :)

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  14. Aw, thanks so much for all the lovely comments! I promise not to harp on too much about Willow but I AM getting excited now -- and a bit less nervous, thank goodness! :)

    Having all my blogger buds around on the 14th will be fantastic.

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  15. I thought a fortnight was 20 days, and I was totally wrong, which is really bad, because I read a lot of Fantasy. Shame on my ignorance.

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  16. Looking forward to the party I'll surprise many by who I'm coming as.

    Good luck with the book.
    Yvonne.

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  17. Sounds like a fabby party, I'll be there....in the meantime a big congrats.... ! Hugs x

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  18. Counting down, Talli. Good luck!

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  19. How fun! What a clever launch party you have planned. :) I'm stuck in the middle of critiquing as well as revisions and thus busy-busy, but I wish you well on your fortnight countdown to WWW's release! Woo!

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  20. I'm glad that such significant things are happening to you. You deserve it, because you are very talented!

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  21. The butterflies must be fluttering madly now - deep breaths;-)

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  22. Fingers crossed for a great launch Talli, best of luck!!

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  23. There's always joy when an author finishes an MS. And I've been so absent lately, I didn't get a chance to signup for your blogfest, but I will now!

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  24. Yay and excitement! And also, i really think we need to bring "fortnight" back into vogue as a measure of time

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  25. I still haven't decided who I'm going to be yet, better think about it!

    That post over at Spunk on a Stick was really interesting. I heartily recommend it - and I'll add my voice to your shout out for Laura, she rocks!

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  26. I'm signed up for your blogfest launch! And it was an honor to do that guest post with you and Matthew. Saw Laura's post yesterday - very wxcited for her.

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  27. Congratulations! :)

    I have to figure out who I'm going to be soon.

    I'm looking forward to seeing you as Marilyn Monroe. :D

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  28. I'm looking forward to a fortnight from now.

    I don't think I've ever used that term before.

    Hmmm, I'd better decided between my superheroines for my post.

    Good luck! Can't wait to see what comes of this Marilyn getup.

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  29. Eek! It's so close - congratulations Talli!!! That's so fantastic. :) So we're going to get to see you as Marilyn? :) Definitely staying tune.
    P.S. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! (again)

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  30. Talli - you're so going to get on youtube and go viral... love it! What a fab way to launch Willow into the world (polish up that version of 'Happy Birthday, Mr president!")

    And THANKS!!! so, so much for the shout out, it brought on tears at this end - and to everyone else for your lovely messages.

    Loving you, Talli
    MWAH!
    Lx

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  31. I love that word, fortnight, as well. :D And I went over to the guest blog and saw the tips for comments. You know I have nothing but love for ya, right? ;) Even if I neglect to comment. <3

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  32. Hi, I just wanted to pop in after reading you at Spunk On A Stick. I enjoyed the tips. And wigs are so much fun. I own several ... and have different clothes for each. I will try to get over to Twitter once I finish up what I'm doing. But I guess my answer is going to be a young Lauren Bacall. Good of you to send out congrats to Laura... that is a big accomplishment!

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  33. Blonde wig? White dress??

    Is there a well chosen grate thingy over the underground for that all important whoosh of air?!?!?!?! I hope so!

    Take care
    x

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  34. Looking forward to WWW.

    Congratulations to Laura. What an achievement!

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  35. You party is coming up so fast! It will be lots of fun! :)

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  36. (I blame my typos on the early hour of the morning here...)

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  37. Hi Talli, I just popped over from Spunk On A Stick. Thank you for offering some great ideas about interacting with other bloggers.

    Congratulations on your publication of WATCHING WILLOW WATTS. I will Tweet for sure and if I can figure out who I want to be (still working on who I really am!) I will post something on my blog for your launch date.

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  38. Fortnight reminds me of Shakespeare. Sounds like good things are coming up.
    By the way, good contribution to the post on comments on L.Diane's blog.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  39. Great work Talli! I'm a big fan of fortnights as well. Maybe we should just get rid of 'weeks' and use 'fortnights' to measure the passing of time instead?

    Lets start a movement.

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  40. Wow, it's coming up soon! How exciting!

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  41. Congrats to Laura - that's awesome :)

    2 weeks! It's going to zoom by!! And I just bought WWW for my kindle - it's next up on my TBR pile! :)

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  42. The run up to Watts' release is getting pretty exciting :D Online parties sound good to me too. It's going to be awesome!

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  43. Fortnight is a fabulous word. Looking forward to the party.

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  44. Party time is coming fast and I can't wait! Still trying to figure out who I would want to be though. Oh the choices! Can't wait to see you in your wig...hee hee

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  45. I like that word too! It does sound better. :) Enjoyed your post over at Diane's!

    Have a great weekend!

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  46. Hi Talli - not long as you say .. and you've got a wig and white dress - should be a grand day .. do you sing too?! Cheers for now - Hilary

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  47. I did just drop by for those tips on maybe receiving more comments to ones blog, so i found that interesting and left a comment on your friends site as well. Thanks for that link to her site. Richard

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  48. Congrats for that finished manuscript! And woot for the upcoming excitement, Talli :)

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  49. We are so going to want to see a pic of you as Marylin! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  50. Congrats Talli! You have a lot more energy than I do!

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  51. A Marilyn wig and dress?...can't wait!

    Huge congrats on the upcoming launch. :-)

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  52. I still have to figure who I'd want to be!

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  53. Sounds good! you do come up with such cool ideas. You've inspired me to brainstorm over my next release. I'd say 'you're the man', except you're a girl. :)

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  54. woo! Exciting! Can't wait for the fun fest, and mostly can't wait to see you in that wig & dress~ :D <3

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  55. I've said fortnight to people in the US - they look at me all funny when I say it.

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  56. We signed up because we love your books. Hello??? :P Can't wait!

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  57. Yay wonderful! I'm excited!!!
    xx

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  58. I wish I had a Marilyn wig too! :)

    Good luck with your launch. The cover is beautiful (love the pink).

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  59. I've seen fortnight used here...

    And I've seen your Marilyn look on Facebook. Very good!

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  60. congrats on willow! and ill join the party! speaking of which, followed u over from karen's bbq... brought whiskey and steak! enjoy! and great blog--following!

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  61. Congratulations on your upcoming release Talli! Can't wait to see more of the wig :-)

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