Upon the release of her book, "The Girl Who Chased the Moon", Sarah Addison Allen hosted a contest on her facebook fan page. Each day for five days, she gave away something that was a significant in her book. One day she gave away a moon jar. One day it was a moon inspired candle. You get the picture. What a great idea, right?
So, it got me thinking, "What would I give away for Bix's release?" Okay, so I can't afford to give a way a paintball gun--well, unless I get some unbelievable advance. So, here's what I've come up with so far.
1) Two reloadable magazine water pistols. They are the "Jack Bauer" of water guns. You can
carry your water clips with you and reload up on the fly. Plus, some water bomb grenades.
2) Darby's favorite lunch:
A sealed package of Butcher Boys Pepperoni--OMG, great pepperoni.
A case of York Peppermint Patties and
A case of Dr. Pepper.
3) A Starbucks gift basket.
I don't have the other two days figured out, but I know as I finish the book I'll come up with something. But, you know what this has done for me? It's given me the promise of publication. It's a positive enforcement thing. If I envision it, I can achieve it. Maybe I should start thinking about giving away a paintball gun, ergo I'll envision my six figure payday.
So, think about your current WIP, what would you give away in your own five day contest?