Unrealistic Goals Contest

14 Jun

Last week I kiddingly said “I’m going to have 1000 followers by the end of today #UnrealisticGoals” – I was 100% joking and it came about by a discussion with my writing goals group. A couple friends — @catehart, @mgbuehrlen, @dyromance and me (@briaquinlan) grabbed on toe the unrealistic part and said, “What about in 3 weeks?”

Well, that still sounded pretty unrealistic to me.

So, with a fun group of writer friends, we created the Unrealistic Goals contest – Starting today, my goal is to have 1000 followers by July 2nd. Last night, I found the most awesome job in the entire universe (yes, universe) but I need a certain number of followers to even apply (no, I’m not kidding) – So, if you started following me last night (THANKS!) I’ll be including you in the new followers if you want to enter the contest… Oh, did I not mention that? To sweeten the pot, we’ll be giving great prizes away to new followers each week!

More info about my crit at the bottom.


  • Winners will be chosen from new and existing followers. For each person followed (@catehart, @mgbuehrlen, @dyromance and me (@briaquinlan), you will earn additional entries. So if you follow one person = 1 entry. If you follow all 4 of us = 4 entries.
  • One additional entry per week will be added for retweeting the contest information. Use the #unrelisticgoals hash tag and be sure to post a link to your tweet in your comments each week.
  • You must post on one of our blogs what your Twitter name is, which prize you want for that week, and provide a link to that week’s tweet about the contest. That means you will need to post in one of our blogs each week of the contest to get your first choice of prize. (YES, HERE – YOU HAVE TO POST HERE TO ENTER)
  • Winner’s names will be drawn and they will be contacted via direct message on Twitter.


Week 1 Giveaway (2 Winners)

  • 1 Custom Tshirt (the link currently isn’t working – come back to check those wings out!)
  • The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff

Week 2 Giveaway (2 Winners)

  • 1 critique of a query Cate Hart
  • Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Week 3 Giveaway (5 Winners – 1 winner of 3 books, 1 winner of 2 YA books, and 1 winner of each critique)

  • Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  • Dead by Midnight by Beverly Barton
  • Party by Tom Leveen (YA)
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher (ARC) (YA)
  • 1 10 page critique by Cate Hart
  • 1 10 page critique by MG (no erotic romance, please)
  • 1 10 page critique by Bria Quinlan (no erotic romance, please)

**Note: The critique winners will need to coordinate with Cate, MG, and Bria to coordinate with their schedules. Only US entries are eligible for Books

Time frame:
June 14th and to July 2nd = 3 weeks

Bria’s Critique Winner:

If you win my critique, here are the guidelines:

  • 10 Pages
  • Standard Formating guidelines HERE
  • Electronically sent
  • I’ll turn it around in 2 weeks
  • I’ll put on my old English Teacher hat and we’ll talk about what you’re looking for before I dive in

Our Blogs:

Cate Hart http://catehart.com/

MG Buehrlen http://www.mgbuehrlen.blogspot.com

Bria Quinlan https://briaspage.wordpress.com/

Danielle Yockman http://dyockman.wordpress.com/

Info on each of the books:

Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6954705-mistress-by-mistake)

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6696602-infinity)

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1137215.Boneshaker)

Dead by Midnight by Beverly Barton (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6712415-dead-by-midnight)

The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff (ARC) (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6013847-the-bride-s-farewell)

Stolen by Lucy Christopher (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6408862-stolen)

Party by Tom Leveen (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6251198-party)

8 Responses to “Unrealistic Goals Contest”

  1. Jillian June 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    @jvanleer Yay! I hope this works!

    RT: R U following @dyromance, @catehart, @mgbuehrlen & me? Go comment to enter to win Books & Crits http://bit.ly/9Dh0zs #unrealisticgoals

  2. briaq June 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    Well, on my blog, you’re still winning 🙂 — wonder if any of the other blogs are giving us a run for the money!

  3. Stac Himes June 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Ok here’s my comment with Twitter name.

    now if I can only figure out how to post a link that I ‘retweeted’ the contest??


  4. Stac Himes June 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    retweet link (I hope!)

  5. Tawna Fenske June 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Oh goodie, I like contests!

    I was already following you and @mgbuehrlen, but I just followed @catehart and @dyromance.

    And I just retweeted your tweet about this contest.

    Crossing my fingers. Mama wants a new T-shirt!


  6. Tawna Fenske June 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Whoops, forgot to include my Twitter handle. It’s tough to remember. @tawnafenske.


  7. Stefanie Sloane June 18, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Twitter name is @stefaniesloane.

    Here’s to 1,000 followers–and many, many more!


  8. briaq June 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    We’re drawing the first group tonight!

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