I am SO unorganized this month. Actually, to be perfectly honest, all of 2017 has been one big disorganized mess. I need to create a schedule for myself AND stay off Facebook–one of the biggest time wasters in my life.
Our Birthday Bash starts TUESDAY, and I am NOT ready. But I will be. :) I happen to think you all are in for a wonderful treat this time around, and I can hardly wait to share with you the WONDERFUL prizes we’re giving away. Remember, starting TUESDAY 2/14/17 until midnight Tuesday 3/14/17, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win one of our great bundles.
And just because I want to leave you a little taste…
Here’s some of what we’ll be giving away:
- books, books, and more books – our authors have been GENEROUS this year. We have 30+ books to giveaway AND a special paperback bundle just for our INTERNATIONAL readers
- an Inspy throw
- Seriously Ice Cold insulated mugs
- InspyRomance totes
- AND so much more
I’m SO ready to give these items to you, our wonderful readers. Check back Tuesday for more details about the giveaway AND to find out what our GRAND PRIZE includes.
If you’re a winner, you should have been contacted by the author offering the prize, if not, please contact us at
prizes at inspyromance dot com
Autumn Macarthur’s winner is mimionlife.
The winner of Deb Kastner’s giveaway is Jackie Smith.
- Monday: Carol Moncado – What’s a Girl to Do…(When She Doesn’t Expect a Gift on Valentine’s Day)
- Tuesday: Marion Ueckermann – Postcards from Heaven
- Wednesday: Lee Tobin McClain – Story Help and a Giveaway!
- Thursday: Lindi Peterson – Author Liwen Ho – Giveaway
- Friday: a special guest – Could That Really Have Happened? A Guest Post by Leah Atwood
- Saturday: Valerie Comer – Interview with Mary Jane Hathaway and Giveaway
- Monday: Kimberly Rose Johnson
- Tuesday: Happy Valentine’s Day – Giveaway reveal
- Wednesday: a special guest
- Thursday: Krista Phillips
- Friday: Jill Weatherholt
- Saturday: Elizabeth Maddrey
Muffins and Moonbeams by Elizabeth Maddrey
The Soldier and the Single Mom by Lee Tobin McClain
Love at First Laugh by Heather Gray, Elizabeth Maddrey, Krista Phillips, Marion Ueckermann, and four others
Second Chance Romance by Jill Weatherholt
For more recent releases, check out our Books page.
Have a BLESSED day!
Hi Ginger:) Hope you are keeping well; being disorganised is not the worst thing….:) I write lists on sticky notes and stick them to my desk or laptop to keep track of everything, even if I don’t always follow them, at least it helps me organise things in my mind and helps me remember (mostly!!)
Blessings for your week ahead:)
Thanks, Wemble. I should use sticky notes, but I’m always afraid I’ll lose them. :D
Blessings to you Ginger. So looking forward to Birthday Bash and the giveaways. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the Inspy Romance site and readers.
I agree with Wemble that being disorganized is not so bad. Creative people by appearance often seem disorganized. I also write lists and use sticky notes. Usually Sunday evenings I look at the week to come and write down daily tasks and a to do list. Does it keep me on task – not always, but it helps me not miss appointments. Writing a list also helps me remember.
Enjoy your week. Best wishes.
You’re welcome, Renate. The thing is is that I’m NOT a disorganized person by nature. I like things to have a place; I like plans; I like lists, but since my surgery my life seems like a 52-card-pickup game. Lots of things went by the wayside while I was recovering, and throw in my son’s wedding, and I haven’t gotten a grasp on all of the stuff that didn’t get done. And the remembering…well, that is another issue I’m having to learn to deal with. This getting old stuff is for the birds. ;)
I think most of it’s in my own mind. I feel like the piles in my head have conspired against me. LOL But that’s okay. I’ll live and I had a GREAT report from my dr. this week. So… a little bit of disorganization will be okay.
Valerie Comer says
Facebook = the biggest time suck ever invented!
I can’t wait to reveal our prize packs, either, and I’m super excited about that international paperback giveaway!
Jill Weatherholt says
I completely agree with your thoughts on Facebook, Val. Not only does it waste time, as Joelle mentioned, it’s become so negative. I’d rather visit with my blogging friends. :)
Me, too, Val. It’ll be great to give our international readers a little something tangible. :)
Joelle Hawkins Teague says
I have learned facebook really bothers me…. Makes me realize how few friends I actually have and that people on facebook are negative. Don’t need that. I do find some good recipes though. ? If you figure out that schedule thing, please let me know… I really struggle with it.
FB has definitely become negative. That’s why I’ve tried to post uplifting and positive things–songs, memes, and others’ books. I’ve also unfollowed a lot of “friends” in the last few months.
I love recipes.
As for the schedule…well… yeah. I don’t know. I work better in the morning on pretty much EVERYTHING, so figuring out how to get it all done before lunch has been my biggest issue–all = quiet time, exercise, writing, and checking my kids school work. I should be able to do it. And I probably could, IF I STAYED OFF FACEBOOK. :D
Jill Weatherholt says
Thank you for all of your time and effort in putting together the birthday bash, Ginger. We appreciate you!
You’re welcome. I love doing it. I get excited for our readers as I receive their gifts and organize which bundle gets which books, etc. I LOVE giving things away, especially when I don’t have to pay for them. LOL
Jackie Smith says
Looking forward to the Birthday Bash, Ginger! I, like Jill, prefer to visit with blogging friends than do Facebook!
Ahh, I need to learn to limit my FB time, for sure. I like my book friends, too (those I meet in the books I read). But I also love my FB friends because most of them are writers that I’ve met at various conferences. I enjoy reading about their new releases and how their cat/dog is doing. It’s a fun part of my day. Of course, I’m inherently nosy (controlled in the real life environment by my introversion), so I want to read about everyone’s day, and that’s what takes all my time. :)
Merrillee Whren says
The biggest time suck for me right now is trying to get my computer back in order after the hard drive crashed. Thankfully all the files were backed up, but my hubby says I’ve been saving things willy nilly all over the place. I think I thought I had Windows 10 under control, but I guess not. I was trying to use it the same way I used Windows 7, and now trying to find my files is an adventure. :)
OH, Merrillee. I’m sorry about your hard drive loss. I’ve had my computer quit working. It wasn’t a crash, but I lost a lot of vital info because certain programs (that don’t or can’t be backed up) wouldn’t open.
Windows 10 is definitely an adventure. We had it on one computer, but I’ve so far refused to put it on my laptop. One, I didn’t like it; and two, I’m not sure my laptop could handle it. It’s pretty old (for a computer).
Good luck in your search.
Winnie Thomas says
Well, Ginger, you’re not the only unorganized one. My mother was super organized, but those genes skipped me. :-D
The birthday bash sounds like a lot of fun!
Winnie, I agree that a measure of organization is in our temperament/personality, but just like everything else, it can also be learned. Keep at it.
Good wishes for all of you in the giveaway.
Narelle Atkins says
Hi Ginger, Thanks for all the behind the scenes work that you and the other admins do for our blog. We appreciate you! :)
You are welcome, Narelle, but remember without you and the other awesome authors of InspyRomance there wouldn’t be a blog. And besides, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE getting to know you ladies (authors and readers alike). :D
Katy C. says
Sounds fun! Thanks for all your work!
Thanks for stopping by, Katy. It is our pleasure.