Thank you so much for your help yesterday!
With about 15 hours left only 24 pre-orders are separating 3rd place from 4th place. Intense!
Thank you so much for helping me to stay in 3rd. I appreciate all your shares, emails, and text messages in order to keep Eudaimonia in a spot where it can be published!
When I started writing it, five years ago, I did not foresee a day like today. There was a lot of, “Dear God, woman, do you have any idea of how a comma works?” and “I think I have the beginning and end, but the middle doesn’t seem to be coming together.” and of course, “I swear Cat! If you do not get off the keyboard I will make shoes out of you!”
So, today, for a host of reasons, is a VERY GOOD day!
I’m so excited to see how the chips fall today.
If you haven’t pre-ordered, today would be an excellent day to do so!
And of course, if you have (I am indebted to you until death) Would you mind sharing this link? Or maybe a social media shout out? You can share directly to Twitter and Facebook from this link as well:
Oh boy, this is it!
As of this exact moment in time, there are 4 places separating 3rd and 4th! And we’ve only got until tomorrow, Tues Oct 17th 10 pm (PDT) or for us on the east coast Oct 18th at 1 am!
So, if you haven’t pre-ordered, I’d love it if you would.
And if you have, you are the best!
I imagine that all your people are just as wonderful as you are, would you mind sharing, tweeting, direct messaging, or emailing them this link?
Even though you can’t see it yet, I was VERY EXCITED to find out that Eudaimonia was the October syndicate pick for the Break the Bechdel with Strong Female Characters Syndicate! Look at these nice things they had to say-
"...our October pick is Eudaimonia by Meghan Godwin!! Here’s why:Need more Handmaid’s Tale to get through the year? Meghan Godwin’s Eudaimonia brings exactly what you need, with a hint of 1984 and definitely some Girl Interrupted. Bette Donovan is everything because she’s not...not fertile that is. In a world where women are reduced to their ability to procreate, Bette has to find her way through the secrets that surround to a purpose that is more. Also-- run ins with cannibalistic madmen on the fringe? Yes please! "
Thank you so much, Janna Grace and all the other syndicate members!
It seems I owe you an apology for the “fire drill” yesterday. I thought (just like everyone else in this contest) that Monday, Oct 9th was the end of this contest. SURPRISE! That is not the case!
Inkshares seemed to have had a glitch with the web page that they were unaware of:
“The end date was always the end of the day on the 16th, but a glitch in the system kept making it the 10th. We did not know this was going on until very recently, or we absolutely would have sent an update. We will address this to everyone soon.” -Elena Stofle
So while that was vastly confusing, the silver lining here is we have one more week! (TUES OCT 17TH)
I appreciate everyone who has already pre-ordered! Thank you so much for all your help getting Eudaimonia into AND keeping it in the top 3.
Currently, there are 26 pre-orders separating 3rd and 4th place. Which is the difference of having a book published or not.
You know what I’m going to ask since this isn’t our first rodeo. :) But, this time I took a page from Mr. Paul Gulyas, who happens to be in first place, and created a little copy and paste snippet that might be helpful. (When you ask your pals, pals of pals, and long lost 2nd cousins to help THIS sister out.)
My friend, Meghan, is trying to get her book published. Would you help her by pre-ordering? Or maybe giving her book, Eudaimonia, a shout out on Facebook, Twitter or email?https://www.inkshares.com/books/eudaimonia-48b598
You would be surprised the power of one pre-order!
Again, I am very sorry for the confusion.
As you were, keep on trucking, we are nearly there because Oct 17th is when this contest is actually over!
Hello Friends!We are down to 10 HOURS left in the pre-order contest.
Only 26 pre-orders are separating 3rd place from 4th place. Nailbiter!
If I can stay in 3rd, Eudaimonia will be published! I’d love your help with that.
If you haven’t pre-ordered, NOW would be an excellent time to do so: https://www.inkshares.com/books/eudaimonia-48b598
If you have, would you mind giving Eudaimonia a shout out on the social media? You can share to Facebook and Twitter right from this link as well: https://www.inkshares.com/books/eudaimonia-48b598
I’d really appreciate it!
You guys are the best,
7 more days. Home stretch, friends!
Eudaimonia is still in 3rd place! But I have a feeling there will be a flutter of last minute pre-orders this week for everyone. Nothing is for certain as of right now.
So, if you have not pre-ordered yet, would you? And for those of you who have, would you mind, one last time, sharing this with your friends?
This has been one of the most rewarding things I have done in a long time. I can’t tell you how flattering it is to tell someone about this contest and get responses like “You bet!” “I’m in!” or (my personal favorite) “Done.” How quickly everyone jumped on board to support this, to support me, has just been so encouraging and motivating.
Before I was, “Eh, if I make it, cool.” Now, I’m more like, “Shoot, I do not want to let my mom or Sara down!”
It has also been so nice to chat up folks I haven’t seen in a while. I mean, we are social media friends, I get to see all the pictures of their kids growing up, the antics of their pets, and hilarious memes. Yard roosters, pictures of triathlons, and envy-worthy vacations. Oh, and the memes and GIFs and Bitmojis! But, a back and forth message with a former co-worker? Friends from high school saying they are proud of me? My brother calling me to ask “how are things?”.
The best. So thank you.
Thank you for all your shares, tweets, private messages, and emails on my behalf. (“Upon pain of death for noncompliance,” said my most aggressive supporter while another mailed me a Nobel Prize medallion he found somewhere on the internet.) The support has been unbelievable.
So, thank you, again.
But onto the matter at hand, to getting this book published, right?
Hello, my friends!
Thursday was an excellent day for Eudaimonia, I found out that it made it into the Launchpad Manuscript Competiton TOP 10!
When I submitted it back in July I could have only dreamed it would make it this far. MIND BLOWN. Totally amazing!
But, the Launchpad contest is completely up to the judges. We don’t have much control over what they decide. You know what we DO have control over? This here Inkshares Pre-Order Contest. This is won by you and me, asking our people nicely to pre-order Eudaimonia.
We are sitting in 3rd place on the Inkshares Leaderboard and October 9th is fast approaching. If you haven’t pre-ordered, would you please consider doing so? If you have pre-ordered, would you please share this link with a couple of your people?
We are so close!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Just found out today, Eudaimonia made it into the Top 25!
Check that out here: https://tblaunchpad.com/script/contests/9
Whoa. All I can say is “whoa”.
This has been a crazy week. I have been in first, second, and third place in this pre-order contest, in just one week!
With over 70 days left in this contest, I am very glad I don’t have a heart condition. I wouldn’t make it.
Thank you so much to my friends who pre-ordered this week! Your pre-orders helped me to remain in second place at the end of this week. And since we all remember that the top 3 will get their book published, we know that that 2nd place is a BIG deal. (We could get a book published!)
Also, a special shout out to all my folks who have shared, tweeted, and forwarded the link. Who are you people? And how did I get so lucky?
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Our first week of pre-orders is coming to a close, and man, what a week!
We are over 20% of the way to our first pre-order milestone of 250 and we still have about 84 days to go. Thank you very much for jumping right on the pre-order band wagon. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. It is about as close as I ever felt to being a celebrity. So, I’m going to take that momentum and continue to work really hard on my end to shamelessly self-promote. As for you, I’d like for you to have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Good morning friends!
If y’all are going to continue to be awesome, I will be forced to gush. That is just how it going to have to be.
After only 2 days (TWO DAYS?!) we are at 17% of our light publishing goal of 250. That is crazy good! And that is all you. I can’t pre-order this thing. You are the reason we are in first place after only two days.
Sure, I wrote it but you guys are the ones that are going to bring it to life! My family, friends, co-workers, former co-workers, school pals, and friends of friends of friends. We are trying to (and going to at the rate you guys work) get a book published. Uh, that is pretty freaking cool.
For that, I am immensely excited and grateful.
I also had one more bit of good news! I got the email yesterday that Eudaimonia made it to the top 50 in the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition. (Some of you saw my dancing video on Facebook and Instagram, so much dancing is going on here!)
I hope you have an incredible day, I know I will.