Monday, April 05, 2010

How to Encourage an Author!

I am on Chapter 6 of my work-in-progress and I have an usually clear week ahead of me. Which should translate to writing, writing and more writing. So I thought...what a great time to run a “Go, Tina, Go!” contest!

It starts now and the winner will be announced next Monday morning, April 12th at about 7 am PST. All you have to do to be entered to win a signed copy of How to Hook a Hottie is to comment with the number of pages you think I will get accomplished between now and then.


But to increase your odds of calling it right (or closest to right), understand that I’m not a first draft writer or a power writer. I’m what is called a final draft writer, which means I don’t move ahead until what I’ve got on the screen feels “right.” So if I get stuck or have some brilliant idea on how to revise what I’ve already got, it could definitely impact my page count. So really, for your best shot at winning, keep your guess between about 10 and 60.

Good luck!

Tina

Tina Ferraro
The ABC’s of Kissing Boys, 2010 Rita® Finalist
How to Hook a Hottie, 2009 Rita® Finalist
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress
www.tinaferraro.com

22 comments:

jpetroroy said...

I'm thinking 36.

tetewa said...

My pick would be 44!

Janie Emaus said...

Ok, how about 24 final pages and 269 rewritten ones!

Krysten said...

I'm guessing 22 pgs

Morgan said...

I would have to guess: 25

The Golfing Librarian said...

I'm going with your age...39 (we've seen the pictures, you were a child bride!) Since I already have a signed copy of HTHAH, I 'll take a replacement copy for the library. Our copy is awfully tattered from repeated circs. Come to think of it, Shannon's and TLC's are pretty ratty too.

Chirstina Lee said...

oh...um... 47.

TinaFerraro said...

Great! Keep 'em coming!

Steph said...

i think... about 49 final pages, but 163 rewritten pages

Cara King said...

I think you will discover the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, and write 42 pages.

Cara

Mariah said...

My Guess is 35

Marley Gibson said...

I don't need to win, but I do need to say GO TINA GO!!!!!!!!! = )

TinaFerraro said...

LOL, Steph, you know me too well! And thanks, Marley!

Mg (LWS) said...

I'm thinking 28, It's a reasonable number while letting you edit a lot.

Shweta said...

I would say 42.. And good luck with the writing ..

Monique said...

39.7 Good luck oxox

Authorness said...

Hey, this is a fun contest! I already have your fabulous HOTTIE, but can I play along anyway? 56.5.

Go, Tina, Go!

~ Vanessa

GirlforChrist said...

My guess is 10 or 15.

Aimee said...

My guess is 28! Go, go go!

Grace said...

Go Tina Go for 43 pages

Heather Davis said...

Go, Tina, go! I have no guess, but I'm full of encouragement since I'm on a draft myself. :)

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

hmmm....I'm going to say 26.