Monday, July 21, 2014

Updates and Voting!

Hey, guys! Four things:

1. In case you haven't heard via social media, something pretty cool happened a few weeks ago. Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) was named a finalist for BEST NEW ADULT novel, and the Mark of Nexus series was named a finalist for BEST SERIES, in the 2014 eFestival of Words - Best of Independent eBook Awards! :)

(Say that three times fast.)

The finalist with the most votes wins, so now I need YOUR HELP. If you've read the book/series, would you mind taking a few minutes to lend your support?
  ♥





HOW TO HELP CARRIE IN 10 EASY STEPS (LESS THAN 5 MINUTES):

1. Go to: http://www.efestivalofwords.com

2. Click register—under the header on your computer or on the left side of your mobile device—and fill out the form. In order to confirm your account, you will have to pass some kind of easy human-validation. It will likely be a market survey question ("What kind of vehicle do you drive?") and/or some kind of word scramble.

3. Then it will ask if you want to opt-in to any offers from sponsors—which you likely won't—so, don't check any of the boxes, and then click submit.

4. You are now a registered user with access to the voting polls! You may log-in.

5. Click: http://www.efestivalofwords.com/nest-new-adult-finalists-t540.html

6. There, you will see a polling thread with bubbled options. Select 'Strength, by Carrie Butler'—or whichever novel you prefer—and click 'Submit vote'.

7. You will receive a confirmation that your vote has been cast.

8. Now, please navigate to: http://www.efestivalofwords.com/best-series-t546.html

9. You will see a different polling thread with bubbled options. Select 'Mark of Nexus, Carrie Butler'—or whichever series you prefer—and click 'Submit vote'.

10. You will receive a confirmation that your vote has been cast and you just made an author's day! :D 


THANK YOU!

While you're there, quite a few of our other friends have made the finals, too. Nancy S. Thompson, Lisa Regan, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Dana Mason, Katie Mettner, and Michael Infinito—to name just a few! Please be sure to check out their categories and vote for your favorites. :)

2. If you're an NA Alley fan, buckle up. Massive changes are in store next month...

3. I've made progress on the How I Found the Write Path e-book. Just a little more formatting, and we'll be able to plaster it everywhere!

4. This, because it's been in my head for almost a week. LOL



Question of the Week:
What are you working on?

34 comments:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Done! Good luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Already voted! Good luck to all of us.

Catherine Stine said...

Voted! What's up with me? Just signed on to Evernight for my YA horror!

Jay Noel said...

Voted! Hope you win!

Weird Al knows my soul.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congratulations Carrie!!! I must go vote. Wallace needs me.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Just got back from voting- you are kicking booty lady!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Donna! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Captain! Good luck to all of us, indeed. I was so happy to see so many of my friends as options! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Captain! Good luck to all of us, indeed. I was thrilled to see so many friends listed as voting options! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Catherine!

And that is AWESOME!! Congratulations. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jay! :D

I think he knows mine, too. I live pretty close to an Amish Paradise... LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!! He certainly does. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Really? Ahhhhh! I've been afraid to look. LOL

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on your nominations! I saw Weird Al when he opened for The Monkees in 1987, and remember he sang "Living with A Hernia."

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats and good luck to you all.

Melissa said...

Woohoo! That was for making it to the finals - X2 - and for rockin' The Write Path e-book. Can't wait to promo that! :)

Love the Word Crimes video. :D

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Ah, thanks for the instructions, ones that I can actually follow. Off to vote now. Congrats!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

None!

JeffO said...

Congratulations and good luck! Nice photoshop job, by the way....

DMS said...

Good luck! Exciting to see so many familiar faces from the blogging world in the running. :)
~Jess

Loni Townsend said...

Woot! I voted! Best of luck, though it looks like you're in the lead. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

ALL THE BEST CARRIE!!!!

And to our other blogger buddies, too! Off to vote now!!!!!

Mark Murata said...

You're certainly flexible with the cover, showing the guy in red, white, and blue. Too bad he still doesn't have a shirt.

Carrie Butler said...

He's wearing a jacket now! That should count for something. *grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Carrie-Anne! :)

Hah! That's so awesome. My sister has gotten to see him live, too. I'm pretty jealous!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Natalie! <3

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you x2! :D

Carrie Butler said...

You rock, Joylene! Thank you so much. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, my friend! It wasn't easy wrestling him into that costume. Haha ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you! I totally agree. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to vote for so many friends. :D

Carrie Butler said...

I am? *faints* I've been too scared to look!

Thanks, Loni! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Michael!! :D

Mark Noce said...

Big congrats! That's quite an accomplishment:)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Mark! I appreciate it. :)