In honor of SEVERAL milestones that I’m hitting in and around this summer, I am combining all the excitement into a multi-part writing community event! I never ever ever would have imagined making it this far when I first joined this site and I cannot currently imagine my life without this wonderful community. You all have made my life so joyous and provided such a source of encouragement and I truly cannot express how deep my appreciation is for that ❤

So what are we celebrating?

  • This August marks my three-year anniversary of joining Tumblr, and my first adventures into posting my writing online
  • August also marks my two-year anniversary of starting this website
  • June or July (I forget) marks my one-year anniversary of starting my mailing list and informally publishing quarterly short stories
  • I recently hit 800 followers on Tumblr
  • And 100 followers on Instagram
  • This May was the first time I hit over 400 views in a month on my website
  • In case you haven’t noticed, I just completed a major website update and redesign which included a bunch of SEO and monetization stuff
  • Launching a new Pinterest with over 80 new pins I designed myself and plan to keep updated
  • Finishing the first round of beta reading for Runaways

I cannot truly believe it, but here are the statistics glaring at me from my computer screen at 12:27 am on a work night. SO! Here are the celebration events!

Draw This In Your Style Challenge:

The Rules:

Draw this picture in your own art style and send it to me through either asks, DMs, or at [email protected] Before July 31st. After that, I will choose a winner (and maybe some runner ups depending on how many submissions there are)! If you send it via email, please put “summer celebration” in the subject line so I know it isn’t spam!

The prize:

A fully rendered marker-illustration of a character of your choice with a background, and I will send the original copy of the art to you. If you want to participate, but aren’t comfortable giving out your address, let me know and we can work something else out.

Ask Game

These are games that really only work on Tumblr, due to the useful ask box feature, and they’re some of my favorite writeblr games so I’ve made one of my own for everyone to share and play! If you’re on tumblr, feel free to reblog it yourself to have fun answering the questions! Remember to send an ask to whoever you reblog it from so everyone has a chance to share.

Giveaway/Community Promotion

The Rules:

Send me a link to a piece of work that you’re proud of – it can be writing, art, crafts, music, whatever you want! I will share and comment on it over on my tumblr to spread it to a wider audience, and enter your name into a spreadsheet for a raffle. Multiple submissions = multiple reblogs and multiple entries. On July 31st, I will randomly select one person from the list to be the winner of the giveaway! Again, if you are sending this via email, please put “summer celebration” in the subject line and briefly describe the piece, so I know I’m not being sent links to viruses or malware. I will delete any submissions that do not take this courtesy for the safety of my computer.

The Prize:

A fully rendered portrait of a character of your choice, done in digital medium. Solid/gradient background, and I will depict them from roughly the waist-up.

Thank you so much again for all the support! I hope you have fun with these events! Until next time, thanks for reading, and happy writing!

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