Tuesday, March 30, 2010

half a million and counting!

Ed Ass got its 500,000th hit today. This makes me feel old and venerable.

Naturally, I wanted to celebrate. I mean, with you guys, since you made it happen. But how?! No one has yet invented a giant internet pie.

Jamie Harrington, clever thing, had the idea that I have a giveaway contest, the prize being a first 20 pages crit. So that's what it is! I'll give away one crit of a book's first 20 pages (size 12 font, double spaced, .5 margins for you sneaky sneakies out there).

You'll be automatically entered to win if you do any or all of the following things:

1) repost this on your blog

OR

2) retweet my Twitter announcement

OR

3) link to this post on Facebook (make sure you include @Moonrat in the post so I'm notified of it)

I'll close the contest at 11 pm EST tomorrow (March 31). The Rally Monkey will randomly select one winner without my input (as if I could make him listen to me, anyway).

Yay! I'm really excited now.

177 comments:

Jess said...

Yay! Congrats on your longevity, Moon Rat!

I retweeted the post announcement.

@jessicatudor

Stacey Graham said...

WHOOO! I'm all over this like Bill Clinton on interns!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I'll retweet whilst thinking of pie. Can you pie-tweet?

Sugar said...

Ah crapola..I don't have a whole 20 pages done yet..wait..maybe I do..hmmmmm double spacing..I could..*sigh* prolly not..But congrats on your hits!

Misty said...

SQUEEE, yet again!!! So happy to have finally located my ass!!

Sugar said...

I will tweet and link..Just in caseys..

Larissa said...

AWESOME!!!

I blogged: http://lchardesty.blogspot.com/2010/03/ed-ass-is-giving-away-crit.html

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/lchardesty/status/11327208252

I will be Facebooking. :)

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

Christina Lee said...

yeah!! I retweeted @write_brained!
chirp chirp!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

I tweeted and re-tweeted it. Congrats on the milestone!

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats! I'm proud to say at least a thousand or so of those were mine.

mumfusa said...

1/2 a million! congrats.

I retweeted the post announcement. @mumfusa

Selestial said...

First, congratulations! Second, I'm heading back to tweet it now :)

Also linking on Facebook.

annerallen said...

A toast to your longevity, Moonrat! Off to tweet...

Weronika Janczuk said...

Tweeted. Congrats - this is so great!

Dawn Simon said...

Wow! Congrats on all the hits!

I have a question: by repost, do you want us to copy the text of your post or just link? Either way. I just want to do it right. :)

T. Anne said...

Retweeting/facebook and I'll throw it up on my blog tomorrow.

Shannon said...

I linked on Facebook -- not sure the tagging worked right, though (I'm Shannon Phillips on FB)

Too Cute to be Very Interesting said...

I linked to my blog. Congrats, half a million. If I had a dollar for every hit you've had...well, I'd quit both my jobs and just write all the time. :)

sylvia said...

Congrats! And that's a neat idea - I retweeted and facebooked links to this competition.

Alexis Grant said...

Nice work! I'm entering!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Congratulations, Moonrat! I tweeted (@alsonnichsen) about your contest. What a great prize! Is this the first time you've given away a critique?

@muftopmommy said...

Yahooie! Me loves me some prizes! I'm getting my Betty Crocker on making a casserole. (Who am I? I do not know.)Pretty sure it's monsoon related behavior. I RT'd on twitter and will post on FB later! Thanks for the fun contest.

Candyland said...

Re-tweeted:)

Redleg said...

Done and done. No, wait. I mean, just done.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Congratulations! This is awesome. I announced your contest at http://annfinkelstein.blogspot.com/2010/03/contest-announcement.html

Alicia J. Frey said...

I retweeted you. @aliciajfrey

InABox said...

I'm really excited too! Thanks for the chance.

Blogged: http://bookishinabox.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaways-week-of-328.html

Tweet: http://twitter.com/whatinabox/status/11330337188

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

Retweeted. Thanks!

ELP said...

Thanks! Re-Tweeted!

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations, Moon! As for the awesome contest, I blogged and facebooked. Links below.

Blog

Facebook

moonrat said...

Dawn--good question, sorry! Link is totally fine. I'll edit my post to clarify.

Sarah Laurenson said...

WooHoo! Congrats, Moonie!


(.5? Really? I'm used to 1". Is .5 an adult market thing?)

MJR said...

Congrats, Moonrat! I wrote a post on my blog about your contest.

Terri Tiffany said...

I retweeted!!

Emily Cross said...

dang!! wish i had twenty pages done!!

Congratulations though :)

Empress Awesome said...

Sounds awesome! I'll spread the word on my blog immediately(as in, after I pee. Don't wanna mess up the ol' bladder)!

angel28140 said...

What a huge accomplishment. Congrats! And thanks for hosting such a great prize.

I retweeted (@LisaMBasso)

-Lisa B.

Mary Danielson said...

That's is awesome news! Congratulations!!

I just retweeted!

WhisperingWriter said...

Fantastic! Congrats to you.

I retweeted @WhisperAmber

~Jamie said...

I tweeted, I facebooked, I danced a jig...

(That last part was just because you called me clever.)

Phoenix said...

Woot, Moonrat!

I've had a Twitter account for a few months now, but I've NEVER tweeted nor retweeted. Until today. It's not going out to a lot of people, but maybe enthusiasm and you being my first will count for something ;o)

@PhoenixSullivan
(ever lurking)

shonagonchan said...

SUHWEET. I just posted it at my FB and requested you, as well. Jules KD. :D

Nice deal!

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Livia said...

I retweeted!

Icy @ Individual Chic/Isa Byrne said...

Cool comp!! I've RT at http://twitter.com/individualchic/statuses/11327859919 and blogged at http://www.isabyrne.com/2010/03/everyone-has-competion-except-me.html

Thanks

Isa

Kristi said...

Congrats on 500,000! I just posted this on our blog at Sisters in Scribe. :)

Lisa_Gibson said...

Congrats! I tweeted a link to the page. @lgibsonwriting

Oh and to Elspeth - that would make you a tweety-pie. Ok, I couldn't resist. Sorry. :)

Lynsey Newton said...

Congratulations on half a million hits on the site!!!! This is an awesome prize and I have retweeted it (@lynseynewton)

Shelley Watters said...

This has to be the most awesome contest ever.

I blogged: http://shelleywatters.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-amazing-contest-this-time.html

I face booked (you're one of my facebook friends and I put @moonrat in my post.)

I am a horrible twittertard. I attempted to twitter and ended up incredibly confused. SO I couldn't twitter. Someday I will learn how to twitter.

Zac and Sarah Steele said...

I refuse to tweet. However, I mentioned this on my facebook status and even included the "@Moonrat."

CKHB said...

Tweeted! I'm @CKHBFiction

piscesmuse said...

In theory if one were to win, what would be the time line for getting those first 20 pages to you?

Thanks.

Bingqilin00 said...

A cool half-mil? Congrats are certainly in order. :) Posted and linked to Facebook.

KFran said...

blogged about your contest here:

http://karenfcarr.blogspot.com/

Not sure what traffic 'Editorial Ass Contest' is going to drive to my blog, can't wait to find out!

btw: thank you so much for this wonderful contest!

sandy shin said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful! :D

And thank you for the contest! I've tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/sandy_shin/status/11334648163

Elaine AM Smith said...

Congratulations!
I'm happy to tweet for you to global saturation is assured ;)
@elaineamsmith

RhyB said...

I'm afraid I'm a technological idiot, but I tried to link it to my blog. I have no shame in admitting I was on here about six times today.

Edward W. Robertson said...

Posted.

Charity Bradford said...

Sweet! I really need that critique ;) I've posted it on my blog and added it to the sidebar. I'm going to retweet it now(@charitybradford)...and done.

Melissa Sarno said...

Just tweeted from @meli1020 Congrats and thanks for the giveaway. I could use a critique :-)

Melanie Avila said...

Done and done!

TheMuffinMom said...

I just re-tweeted the details. LOVE this contest idea!

http://twitter.com/TheMuffinMom

Kaitlyne said...

This is almost enough to make me want to actually go start a blog/learn how to twitter/get a Facebook page. Almost.

Bill said...

Sweet! Congrats, and I will be sure to repost. I'm all about serendipity. ;-)

Julianne Douglas said...

Congratulations, Moonie! I retweeted.
@WritingRen

Susan Bradley said...

Congrats!!
I retweeted your announcment.
@SusanXBradley

Amalia T. said...

Congratulations!!!

I retweeted! and now I'm following you on twitter too! @AmaliaTd

Wen Prior said...

Congratulations! I retweeted, Facebooked and blogged.

Derek Whisman said...

Awesome! I'm adding this to the blog now!

Christi Goddard said...

I bloggity blogged it here:

http://christigoddard.blogspot.com/2010/03/so-sayeth-moonrat.html

I don't Tweet or Facebook.

I hope you're still doing questions. I'm waiting for the 'truths about aesthetically pleasing authors' question I had. :-)

Lori Erickson said...

Congrats!

I blogged at http://leerickson.blogspot.com/2010/03/im-looking-for-complication.html

hope101 said...

Yay! Congrats. 500,000 ain't nothing to sneeze at!

I tweeted under the name @Tartitude

Deborah said...

I re-Tweeted...

@DebbAA

Congrats!

sally apokedak said...

I retweeted and posted on my blog.

sally apokedak said...

Oh, sorry. I'm sally_apokedak on Twitter and my blog is here.

Pamala Knight said...

Hooray! I retweeted and posted about it on my blog here: http://pamalaknight.blogspot.com/2010/03/celebration-and-contest.html

Congratulations on your numbers! I'm sure you'll get to the million mark very soon.

*waves*

Michaele Stoughton said...

Cool!
I retweeted. @MLStoughton.
I linked from my blog. http://mlstoughton.blogspot.com

Joan Mora said...

I blogged and FB'd --not a tweeter.
Congrats!

Annette Lyon said...

I did the FB thing, but your name didn't get highlighted, so I don't know if it'll work.

So I also retweeted: (@Lyonstale)

(Come on, universe! Pick me!)

Now I want pie.

Cathy C. Hall said...

I retweeted @cathychall.

Well, first I followed. THEN, I retweeted. And now I'm gonna hook up at Facebook. Because that's the way I stalk. Um, roll.

Christine H said...

Okay, I linked to this on FB, and included "@moonrat" in the comment. I hope that works. Congratulations, you uber social networker, you!

Word verification: cophipi = extremely laid back law enforcement

Erika Robuck said...

Yay!! Facebooking (Erika Robuck, Author) and feeding to twitter @ErikaRobuck right now.

Christine H said...

PS I, too, want pie. Cherry, please! with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.

Bethany said...

Yes, I too am commenting to say I retweeted. :) @bcmorrow

Daniel W. Powell said...

Thanks for all the great advice you've doled out over the years, Moonrat. You do a great job with the site!

http://danielwpowell.blogspot.com/2010/03/moonrat-hits-bigtime.html

Deb Salisbury said...

Woot! Congrats on all the hits! And thanks for this contest.

Linking back to you ...

Heather said...

I RTed (a few hours ago) from @HeatherTrese, but I wasn't sure if I had to comment...so I will, but mostly to say congrats on your awesome-ness!!!

Mary said...

what about all of us who are too busy writing to tweet or facebook or blog but have read your (awesome) blog forever, possibly accounting for 10% of the hits?

susiej said...

I blogged http://elfmama.livejournal.com/ and I retweeted you. As for you feeling old, you do look rathr gray and dark circled round the eye.

michellemuto said...

Retweeted!

500,000? Whew! That's amazing.

Cheryl said...

I love your blog, and I love this contest!

I have posted a link at my blog: http://cherylangst.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/another-contest-2/

And I retweeted it: @CherylAngst

Thanks for offering your editorial services to the lucky winner.

Donna Hole said...

I sent you a friend request so you can stalk me. I'm trying to learn how to link things on FB. I don't tweet; that's way too confusing for me. But I'll post a link on my blog.

.....dhole

Sharon Mayhew said...

Congratulations on all of those hits! I just added your contest to my post. :)

http://skmayhew.blogspot.com/2010/03/writing-community-information.html

Edie Ramer said...

Congrats on the half million! I tweeted and it's on Facebook, too.

Jessica said...

I RTed

@_JessicaLove

Congrats on your success! :-D

Ashley A. said...

I tweeted!

I facebooked!

& I linked!

J. Andersen said...

Retweeted.

Pam Vickers said...

Whoa! Barely made it!
Tweeted at:
http://twitter.com/_vickie_p
and posted on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pamvickers?ref=profile

Dawn Simon said...

I just blogged about it!

Steena Holmes said...

talk about awesome :) Just tweeted @steenaholmes

Christine H said...

PS I learned about this from Anne (piedmont writer), from the link on her blog.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm currently away on vacation. All I can do it retweet it.

@stinall

OfficeGirl said...

wow. thats alot of comments.

meradeth said...

Awesome--thanks for doing this!

I blogged about it: http://merbear95695.livejournal.com/48434.html

Anna said...

retweeted! @brideofabull

AWESOME AWESOME MOON RAT!

Yamile said...

wohoo! Thanks for this contest!

Missed Periods said...

Congratulations! Are you as obsessed with checking your Google Analytics as I am?

Victoria said...

Hi Moonrat,

Congrats on the milestone!

I linked to you on my Facebook page. I'm new to Facebook and have no idea whether I've done it right... *blonde moments*

Anyway... fingers crossed.

Miriam S. Forster said...

Hooray! I believe this situation calls for the Great Vicini, don't you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EkBuKQEkio

Kate Evangelista said...

Wow, comments galore! Congratulations!

Caledonia Lass said...

I'm entering. And now following your blog as well. Just added you as a friend so ... yeah lemme see if I can link it to you properly. :D

Caledonia Lass said...

I feel foolish. I blogged about it and put it up on facebook but didn't know how to link it to you. ::Sighs:: So here is my link to my blog post.

http://caledonialass.blogspot.com/2010/03/chance-to-win-20-page-crit.html

Claire Dawn said...

Got it up on blogger. Off to facebook now.

http://aclairedawn.blogspot.com/2010/03/celebrating-with-moonrat-contest.html

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrats on your hits. I'm in, I'm in. Facebooking this wonderful ditty. What? You didn't know I turned it into a song? =)

Bravo (^_^)

Crimey said...

I'm still in the Stone Age (not on tweeter yet), but I'm reposting your announcement on my blog, crimogenic.blogspot.com

David Alton Dodd said...

I would enjoy your blog even if I wasn't a writer. I tweeted and FB'ed, hope you get something fun to read!

Kathryn Magendie said...

That's a very nice gift! I know how much work goes into editing and twenty pages is generous *smiling*

Over here from Teresa Frohock's place *waving hi*

Jade said...

Yay! I retweeted at twitter.com/JadeTweet

brionywilliamson said...

I blogged!! Congratulations!

Holly said...

Awesome! Consider yourself tweeted! I'm @hddodson

Imogen said...

I may have missed the post as I have no idea from London of when is 11 o'clock EST; sorry, you'll just have to class me as a woeful ignorant.
http://imogenscreativefire.blogspot.com/

Kelly Bryson said...

I posted on facebook, then friended you so you may have to look ;) I enjoy your blog. Thanks for your work there.

Linda said...

Congrats! Half a mil is quite a feat! I posted on my blog, and will tweet, too. Peace...

magolla said...

Posted to my blog!
http://fantasycrapshoot.blogspot.com/2010/03/moonrat-milestone-half-million-hits.html

Marjorie said...

I retweeted: marjorielevine

A. Grey said...

I reposted over at my blog http://greyplaces.blogspot.com/

Woot! Good luck everyone!

The Thinker said...

Blogged about it
http://irreleventthinking.blogspot.com/2010/03/crit-giveaway.html

Marisa Birns said...

Congratulations to your half a million!

I do wish I had written a book, only short stories so far, but this will be an incentive to get on that for the next time. :)

But I will retweet to help out those who have.

Cheers!

Ashlee said...

I hope it worked: Facebook was linked as per the rules of engagement, but I'm not much of a Facebooker and not entirely sure about the @Moonrat business. Much love for your blog, Moonrat, and for your awesome self. Congrats! :D

Jane Steen said...

Congratulations! I retweeted, although I hope that you can wait a bit as the WIP is not crit-ready.

TL Sumner said...

Cool contest and congrats on the 500,000+ hits. I posted info about the contest with a link on my blog: http://tlsumner.com/post/Stuff-Stuff.aspx

Merry Monteleone said...

Congratulations, Moonie!!! I posted it on facebook and retweeted you on twitter - I'll post in my blog if I get time before the end of the day, too.

Hey, does that mean Rally Monkey should put my name in that hat twice? :-)

lbdiamond said...

Awesome! Congrats! I'm linking to Facebook and my blog and Tweeting in 3...2...1

;)

SusanKMann said...

I retweeted @susankmann
Congratulations. x

J.J. Bennett said...

Retweeted and will post today!

Becca Cooper said...

Whoot! Brilliant idea! :) I re-tweeted. @BekkaCooper

David Felder, Author said...

Thanks for the contest Moonrat. Trying to help spread the word at: http://davefelder.wordpress.com/.

Katherine said...

I retweeted! @katydidcamp

MotherReader said...

Okay, I posted about it at MotherReader.com and now to write the rest of the twenty pages. ;^)

(I never mention these, but my word verification is "gusto" which lifts my spirits somehow.)

Keith Popely said...

Who was the lucky 500,000th? Maybe that guy/lady should win the prize.

Pamala Knight said...

I think I get an extra entry ticket because my blog feeds into my FB page and I've had people clicking and commenting from there.

Sorry, forgot to mention it in my original response.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow, half a million hits--that's a milestone, and what a cool contest!
I have posted at http://triciajobrien.blogspot.com

B. Miller said...

Very cool! Congrats on hitting the 500K mark. I'm RT'ing your post right now. :D

Ginger Merante said...

RE-TWEETED!

Kimberly Kincaid said...

Wheeee! I posted you on my FB page (we're friends, so you can stalk me better and all ;)- here's the link:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000724543020

Congrats! Love the blog!

J.J. Bennett said...

Facebooked! :) and retweeted...

Kristi said...

Congrats...and I'm drooling over this contest...much better than pie!

I've posted on my blog:
www.kristichestnutt.blogspot.com

Thanks and congrats again!

Shallee said...

Awesome! Just retweeted this, thanks! Congrats on all the hits. I love your blog!
@ShalleeMcArthur

Laurie Lamb said...

I linked the post on Facebook. You'll have a million hits before you know it.

MG Higgins said...

1/2 a million! Congratulations. I'm posting in a sidebar at http://mghiggins.blogspot.com/

ChristaCarol said...

Holy shiznit! Congrats, that's a LOT :D

I retweeted (which also posts on my facebook) from @christacarol (and facebook.com/christacarol)

Good luck to everyone!

Portia said...

That's awesome! Cool contest, too. I retweeted.

Pamela Hammonds said...

I facebooked. Congrats, Moonie. So...were you this popular in high school?

Kelly Hashway said...

Great contest. I retweeted the post announcement.

Matthew Rush said...

Hi Moonrat. I'm not going to post a link to this on my blog because my blog has a specific purpose. But I do link to your blog on my sidebar.

I'm not trying to say that should count for the contest but I just wanted to stop by and say great blog, fun contest! Good luck to all who enter.

Anne said...

Oh my goodness, so many entries! I retweeted the lovely contest you have provided. Congrats!

Tiffany Neal said...

I retweeted @tiffanyaneal

Congrats on your awesomeness!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Re-tweeted!

Jennifer Ambrose said...

Yay! Congrats on all the hits--you deserve it : ) And thanks for the contest. I retweeted! @JenniferWriter

Wordsmith said...

LuAnn,

I was excited to enter the contest...check out my Facebook page for a post to your link...congrats to you! As always, you are amazing!!!

Wordsmith said...

Realized I forgot to sign my previous post...Wordsmith is Carolyn Campbell....

Jai Joshi said...

Wow, congratulations. I'll be reposting this on my blog.

Jai

Emily White said...

Woohoo! I'm posting about it on my blog... now!

Leona said...

I retweeted and posted on facebook :D thanks for the contest. @pizaseven and Leona Bushman, facebook name I'll also post on lbushman at blogspot

Whirlochre said...

I feel like I ought to bestow you with a fantasy beard. Or how about the knowing wink of a wise old owl? Or pyjamas worn through at the knees.

Happy Venerable Semi-Millennium.

(and I almost feel a Japanese indie band lyric coming on here).

Anyhow — you're linked.

And in the tradition of old music hall pianos, rinky-tink rinky-tink rinky-rinky-tinked...

Ginny said...

OOH! Having the first 20 edited would be most fantastic!! Congrats on hitting 500K!

Mim said...

I posted on my blog! Congrats! That's a great prize!

http://confessionsofafirsttimenovelist.blogspot.com/2010/03/contest-and-bojangles.html

AdriAnne said...

I linked this on facebook (AdriAnne Strickland)... I don't know if it went to @Moonrat. I've been slow to take up Twitter...

Thanks for the contest!

AchingHope said...

I have liked reading your posts. I re-tweeted! Yay :D

Writer Girl Jolene said...

Congratulations, Moon Rat!

I retweeted (@writergrljolene), posted on my blog (http://writergirljolene.blogspot.com/2010/03/critique-contest.html) and posted on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/writergirljolene)

A.B. Fenner said...

So glad you've been here for half a million hits!I am a far sight down a veeery long list, but I re-posted this on my blog.

http://reallyimblogging.blogspot.com/2010/03/shamelessly-selfish-post.html

Note the completely unrelated pic in my post, because it is epic. Well, not as epic as something like WoT, no matter how many times Meyer throws the word "saga" in there. But raptors would elevate it close to the realm of Norse mythology.

_*rachel*_ said...

But I don't have a blog, OR Twitter, OR Facebook!

So here's what I did: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/3588422

Please say that counts! Unless you'd rather not critique a few short stories instead of a novel opening. The only bits of novel I have written need to be restarted from scratch, and I'm into short stories right now.

Anonymous said...

Tweeted (vitch36) FB and Gathered...

Here: http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978143778

Dana-vitch36

Agent Orange said...

Hey Moon Rat,

Congrats on the feat! I'm just gettin' started. I'm Agent Orange: Literary Agent Undercover. Miss Snark may be gone, but I've arrived.

Love for some of your followers to come on over if they have questions a literary agent can answer.

I'll be checkin' in and readin' your posts.

Yours,

Agent Orange
agentornge@blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Agent Orange: while I love the color and admire your wit, I wonder if you're too young to remember how many lives agent orange ended or changed irrevocably? It was a horrible, horrible part of our country's recent history.

Aspiring Novelist said...

What a great idea! The deed is done :) Thanks very much and congratulations.

writtenwyrdd said...

That's a generous prize. And congrats on being so popular. :)