Technically, Monday’s interview with Stephen O’Donnell was post #100, but since I schedule my Seven Questions series in advance, #101 will have to do.
I’m excited about reaching my first blogging milestone, especially considering the fact that I’ve written 3/4 of a novel during the same 10 months. It’s been great to have a sense of community develop in this space, as that was one of my main goals when I launched this blog.
What better way to celebrate than giving something away?
Today I’m offering a free copy of “Tip-Top,” a CD released earlier this year by Miller-Kelton, an Americana band based in Columbus, Ohio. To learn more about the album, read this Seven Questions interview with Miller-Kelton’s songwriter, Edward Reilley Forman.
For a chance to win “Top-Top,” all you have to do is answer any one of these questions in the comments: How has social media affected you as a writer? Do you find inspiration in others’ blogs? Do you crystallize your own thoughts while writing blog posts or tweets or Facebook updates? Does reading online content distract you, and if so, do you have any self-imposed rules to keep yourself focused?
Feel free to leave more than one comment, but I’ll only count the first as an entry in the contest. I’ll use Random.org to choose a winner the morning of Monday, August 29, West Coast time. The winner will be announced in the comments.
And here’s another reason to check back here Monday. I’ll be running the next Seven Questions interview, featuring WIRE TO WIRE author Scott Sparling. His book has earned rave reviews since being published in June by Tin House Books, and he talks about the “dream come true” quality all the attention has had. So stay tuned!