The 1K Contest, Kind, and Reveries Co. {3 Important Updates}

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Today I’m going to talk about Kind and other updates. (Kind isn’t the main thing, but given that I’m PUBLISHING A BOOK, I figured it deserved first billing.)

But yes, there are other things I have to talk about – and, as the title indicates, those two thinks are a 1K Contest (which you’re totally gonna want to check out if you’re a blogger) and the Reveries Co. launch!

So, without further ado … Kind and other updates!

Let’s start with the 1K contest!

Now, a couple days ago … I hit 1,000 blog followers on Reveries!

And that’s a huge landmark, so I decided to do something to celebrate.

What is the contest?

The contest is simple. Write and publish a 1,000-word storyΒ on your blog.

The story can be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,999 words, but it cannot be longer or shorter!

The deadline is December 30th!

What should the story be about?

It doesn’t matter, but please – no cussing, no sex scenes, and no gratuitous violence. In general, you can and should write what you want, but for this one contest, avoid it.

How do you win?

I’ll read through and judge the stories myself.

I’ll be looking for things like spelling and grammar as well as overall quality, interesting-ness, meaning, and cohesiveness.

Keep in mind … I’m not super smart.Β πŸ˜… I dislike stories that are overly wordy, hard to understand, or allegorical.

The prizes?

The winner will receive …

  1. A $20 Amazon gift card.
  2. And a free ebook cover design by moi!

There is also a second place prize:

  1. A free ebook cover design by moi!

How to enter?

Send a link to your story to kellynroth@gmail.com!

Put “Reveries 1K Challenge” in your subject line!

And Reveries Co.’s Big Launch

Reveries Co. is having a blog tour launch!

Join the tour!

Kind

Coming this Saturday …

PREORDER NOW!

Lt. Neil Hudson is sure to have a rotten Christmas.

How can he have anything but a rotten Christmas when he’s stuck in war-torn Germany away from his family, friends, and all hope of a decent turkey dinner?

That’s when the Slades come into his life.

NOTE: at this time, review copies are only available to my street team. Thanks!

By the way, here are some bookmarks I made:

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Slightly edited versions of these will be available to purchase through my website! (In a bundle and for a minimal price, of course.)

TTFN!

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~Kellyn Roth~

p.s.

Shall you enter the 1K Contest? Are you excited for Kind? How about Reveries Co.?

Showing 58 comments
  • Isabel Eleison
    Reply

    Congratulations Kell!!! 1k is so exciting. I might enter the contest if I have time πŸ˜€ Sounds like fun. Ooh I am soo excited for Kind! Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I’d love to have you be a part of the contest! It’d be so much fun to have more entries. πŸ™‚

  • Jo @ The Lens & The Hard Drive
    Reply

    Methinketh I just might join that contest, Kell. πŸ˜‰ And that sounds like such a cool short story! πŸ˜€

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Thanks, Jo! I hope you get the time! πŸ˜€ <3

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I’d love to have you join, Jo! And thanks – I’m super excited about the short story!

  • A. Kaylee
    Reply

    Oooh, I love the contest idea!!! And will do my best to enter! Congratoulations on another story published and 1k! (I already signed up for the launch, I believe!)

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Thanks, Abikaylee! (How I type your name now – Abi- backspace, backspace, Kaylee! πŸ˜› )

      • A. Kaylee
        Reply

        You’re welcome! (Lol, that works for me! πŸ˜‰ )

  • Alli Tebo
    Reply

    Awww, how fun, Kellyn! This is such a cool idea for all bloggers – thank you for your generosity! <3

    Psst, BTW – you ARE smart! <3

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Awww, thank you, Alli! πŸ˜€ I think it’ll be a fun challenge.

      Thanks! πŸ˜› Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, though!

  • Parker Hankins
    Reply

    IT’S SO COOL YOU MADE IT TO 1K SUBSCRIBERS!!!

    I’m entering the contest! This is so exciting!!! I signed up for the blog tour! And, yay!! KIND is coming out!!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      It was hugely thanks to you, though, Parker! *applauds you*

      Awesome! πŸ˜€ It’ll be great to have you a part of both of those things!

      • Parker Hankins
        Reply

        Aw, thanks! I was just trying to help! It wasn’t much.

        Yeah, I’m excited!

  • evaschon
    Reply

    The contest sounds fun! I’ll enter if I come up with a good idea. πŸ˜‰

    And I signed up to be part of the launch tour!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Awesome! Thank you so much! I hope you’re able to come up with something for the contest, but if not, don’t sweat it!

  • Mary
    Reply

    Congratulations on 1k!!!!! πŸ‘

  • Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds
    Reply

    Ahh, congratulations, Kell!! πŸ˜€

  • Liberty H.
    Reply

    Congrats on 1k! That’s a huge landmark!! πŸ˜€

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Thanks, Liberty! I know! I’m super excited! And a little disappointed because now the next landmark is miles away … πŸ˜›

  • Andrea Cox
    Reply

    I’ve got a Christmas short story coming to my blog next Monday, I believe. What’s the deadline on the contest?

    Congrats on the huge number of followers, Kellyn! That’s really exciting news. Your new book looks great too. Best wishes!

    • Andrea Cox
      Reply

      Nix that questions, please. Apparently, I’m still tired this morning, which is hampering my comprehension. Haha!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      The deadline is December 30th! Though I may have to extend it; we’ll see. I just realized that setting it right through the Christmas season and only giving people two weeks may not have been a great idea. πŸ˜›

      Thank you!

  • Lana
    Reply

    Congrats on Kind and on the 1k subscribers!! The story contest sounds super fun; I’d love to do it…I’ll just have to think of a story. πŸ™‚

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      That IS the problem! πŸ˜› I can’t see how anyone does anything and college at the same time, though, so I won’t be super disappointed if you aren’t able to! ‘Cause whoosh, you’ve got to be busy!

  • R.M. Archer
    Reply

    If I’ve already written/shared a short story that fits the criteria, can I submit it, or does it have to be a new piece? (I’ve made a few small edits since I last shared it, if that makes a difference.)

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I’d prefer it to be pieces that have yet to be published on a blog/publicly. That way, it’s all about new stories. πŸ™‚

      • R.M. Archer
        Reply

        Awesome. Thanks!

      • H.S. Killian
        Reply

        Huh. I did share my Civil War short story on a writing group I’m a part of, buuuut it was originally a flash fic and I’m revising it to extend the word count.

        And the writing group was originally public, but now it’s private. So…maybe I should grab a different story that I haven’t shared online yet?

        • Kellyn Roth
          Reply

          Up to you! Have fun writing. All those story options can be frustrating. πŸ˜›

  • Lisa Elis
    Reply

    I love the contest idea and would love to enter but idk if I’ve got time? If only your requirements had been *under 5 k* instead bc I have a Christmas short story of 3.5 k that I’ll be posting around Christmas. Humph. Since I’m on hiatus and super busy I don’t think I have time for the Reveries Co. blog tour unfortunately but ALL THE BEST TO YOU GUYS on that one ;D

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Well, not everyone’s gonna have time for contests and that sort of thing around Christmas! πŸ™‚ So no worries!

  • Arwen Telcontar
    Reply

    Hi, Kell! I don’t know if you remember me or not, but this is Elfella from NaNoWriMo. Congratulations on reaching 1,000 followers! That must be super exciting! πŸ˜€ Also, your new book sounds great!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Oh my GOODNESS!!!!! Of course I remember you! *tackle hugs ito* How are you!? How have things been???!!!

      • Arwen Telcontar
        Reply

        I’ve been pretty good! I started college recently; I’m getting old. XD How about you? It’s been so long since we’ve β€œseen” each other!

        • Kellyn Roth
          Reply

          Oh, great! πŸ˜€ What’cha learnin’? πŸ˜‰ I graduated from high school, though no college just because I’ve nothing to go there for. (I have a part-time job in real life and then a bunch of online businesses, etc.)

          • Arwen Telcontar
            Reply

            I’m currently majoring in English with a writing emphasis. It’s fun. πŸ˜„
            Funny how we don’t consider online stuff β€œreal life”… XD

            • Kellyn Roth
              Reply

              Ooh, awesome! πŸ˜€ I’m glad!

              LOL, yes, it is funny …

  • Merie Shen
    Reply

    Congratulations, Kellyn, about… everything! I’m totally entering the contest. Those bookmarks are really cool πŸ˜‰

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      It’ll be great to have you, Merie! I’m so glad! πŸ˜€

  • H.S. Killian
    Reply

    I saw Michaela Bush’s post about this and the title of hers caused my mind to immediately jump to my character Connor in one of his abusive foster homes…I think I’ll write about him escaping.

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Aw, well, it’ll be fun to see you! πŸ™‚

      • H.S. Killian
        Reply

        Now I’m starting to have second thoughts, ’cause there was that Civil War short story I was writing…*sigh*

        TOO MANY IDEAS. WHY.

  • Angie Thompson
    Reply

    Just the push I needed to get my short story finished! πŸ˜€ AND I kept it under 2,000 words–yay!!! Coming your way soon! πŸ˜‰

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Haha, yes! Keeping it under the word count is hard.

  • H.S. Killian
    Reply

    I’m guessing entering the contest is before posting it, right?

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I’m not sure what you mean.

      • H.S. Killian
        Reply

        I meant Am I supposed to send you the link to my story before I post it to my blog or is it the other way around?

        Honestly I don’t even know what I was saying or what I’m saying now ’cause I’m still waking up…

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