Friday, June 18, 2010

You Don't Have to Go to Your Home Page...

...but you can't stay here.

Okay, sure you can. Just fold out that futon and we'll all go to IHOP in the morning.

Today's the LAST DAY of the Virtual Launch Party--thanks for stopping by this week. It's official--as of today I'm a (cue angelic choir)...PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

Next step: Bestselling Author. Dare to dream.

Since one of my life's dreams just came true, I'll throw that question out to the rest of you:

What's your life's ambition?

Do you want to write a novel? Sing in Carnegie hall? Prove that vampires actually exist? Raise children who'll actually visit you in the nursing home? World domination? What do you want to do with your life?

Post a comment below--either a serious one or an amusing one. Each post will give you a chance to win today's giveaway--your choice of TWO of the following: a signed copy of Minder, a Minder t-shirt, a Minder poster, a writer's critique, cookies, or a character in a later Ganzfield book named after you. Details are spelled out in the Virtual Launch Party post from this past weekend.

You can earn additional chances by linking your blog, website, Tweet, Facebook page, etc. to any of the following (or three chances if you link to all three):

http://thedisgruntledbear.blogspot.com
or
http://www.ganzfield.com
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lv6eC3E-9k

Just put a link to YOUR link in the comments below. I'll pick the winner from the comments received by 7am (EDT) Saturday, June 19th.

Happy Friday!

UPDATE: The winner of Thursday's giveaway is...glacierlilies! Let me know what you want, Jenny, as well as which charity I should support.

BREAKING NEWS: My interview at Para-fanatics will go up at NOON today at: http://para-fanatics.blogspot.com/. I'll count comments over there toward the giveaway here, so stop by!

25 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

I have no idea what my life's ambition is. LOL. I currently want to write (and am working on it), but my ambitions have been known to shift under my feet.

I'd like to raise responsible children who not only visit their mama, but also pursue their talents and passions.

I'd like to touch people's lives...maybe it's a phone call, maybe it'll be saying the right words at the right time, maybe it'll be something I write. If I can touch someone and make a difference, is there any greater accomplishment?

Oh, yeah. And I'd kinda like to master telekinesis.

Disgruntled Bear said...

Funny you should mention that, Vicki. I think I have something to help you with that last bit:

Telekinetic Obstacle Course:
http://www.hammacher.com/Product/77368?source=EML07710&cm_ven=WC&cm_cat=20100615_EML077&cm_pla=BYRNC&cm_ite=77368_The/%20Telekinetic%20Obstacle%20Course

Thanks to Mitch for the link!

sierra.wallace said...

Sporadically Spinning Nuclear Turtles

Lenny said...

hi miss bear! wow thats a really hard question for me cause i got a lot of things i want to do for my life. mostly i just want to be happy and what makes me happy is getting people laughing and helping people and animals who are hurt. i want to help heal the earth and get more people to go green. i want to get my book done so people could read my stories. theres lots more but its just little stuff.
...hugs from lenny

*Andye* said...

Hey Kate!! Congratulations on your launch party!!

My life's ambition is to help people! That changes shape and form as the things in my life change, but the bottom line is always the same!

Andye @ReadingTeen

*Andye* said...

I tweeted!! http://twitter.com/ReadingTeen/status/16468033260

*Andye* said...

Oh, and you're on my blog under "Who I stalk"

http://ReadingTeen.net/

Disgruntled Bear said...

Thanks, Andye! Welcome, Sierra and Lenny!

DL Hammons said...

I'm late to the party and still getting a feel for the place. :) Congratulations to the umpteenth power on becoming published!!

My life's ambition...hmmmmmm...I guess it's to leave everyone in my life better off because they knew me, in whatever fashion that takes.

Emily White said...

Woohoo! *balloons*

My life's ambition is world domination. Seriously. It will happen. So get on my good side now. :D

Vicki Rocho said...

Checking out the link now...Thanks!

~Kit~ said...

My lifes ambition, hmmm, I'm somewhere in between being a ninja or moving to South America to raise my own Llama farm. This is pretty much the only thing I'm sure of: I do not want to work at Mcdonalds. Also I never got my Hogwarts letter so I feel like a failure at life. Maybe I'll be a flight attendent.

Well I'm young I've still got time ;)

I linked all three on my facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/kirstyn.nichole?v=wall

And I tweeted all three!

http://twitter.com/Kit_nichole/status/16473103664

I also did a blog post for them because I didn't know how elso to link them...

http://www.readingteen.net/2010/06/i-am-so-beyond-excited-for-launch-of.html

~Kit (I can't wait for Adversary!)

Anya said...

My life's ambition is to finish a book! I sooo wanna finish a book! I'm just kinda scared to really start writing and keep writing till the end...I have had two great ideas but I just...i don't know. I really hope one day I'm gonna finish a book..and publish it..oh yes that would be great :) Along with an around -the -world- tour haha

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AnyaKapllani/status/16476641162

I hope this contest is international:)

Thanks!

Peter Smith said...

I've got one of those crazy life ambitions: to live a happy life and to have a positive impact on the people around me.

Oh yeah, and revenge against my enemies.

Peter Smith said...

Oh yeah, and I linked to Ganzfield.com and the book trailer on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/peterfsmith

Disgruntled Bear said...

Thanks, DL! Excellent and worthy ambition! (I thought it was to find a blogger in South Dakota!) :)

Emily, the first rule of World Domination is...don't talk about World Domination! :)
http://litworlddomination.blogspot.com/

Kit--have you considered the enormous possibilities of ninja llamas? No one will see what spit in their face.

Disgruntled Bear said...

Hi Anya. Best of luck on the book! I started writing my first novels in high school. I finished my first novel 14 years later, while raising three toddlers in Istanbul. Yes, this contest is international, although some of the prizes can't be shipped out of the US. If you're a writer, though, I suggest you go for the critique, which can come from anywhere.

Disgruntled Bear said...

Thanks for the links, Peter!

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

I want my children's children to tell stories about me, read my blog archives and scrapbooks.

Linked on my blog www.montanamarynotmartha.blogspot.com

Linked my Facebook Leah Sloan

Lua said...

My only ambition and dream is to be a published writer :) I’m making progress, just finished writing the first draft of my novel and I’m on my way to get my MA degree on Creative Writing in UK this September…
I’m so happy for you- you must be on cloud nine! :) Can’t imagine what I would do when the day comes!!

Disgruntled Bear said...

Hi Lua!

I've got to say--it's a pretty cool feeling. Best of luck with the book--what's it about?

Disgruntled Bear said...

Leah--I'm now a follower!

Jessica said...

I have many ambitions...

Right now, I'm focused on raising a child who will be a responsible, caring, and happy adult and will call his mommy often.

I, too, would really like to publish a book! I wrote my first book in high school and I think it helped me get accepted into college (though it didn't get published). I have a few ideas, but need time to write...

~Kit~ said...

Oh my gosh. That never even occured to me before, I have found my calling.

~Kit

Disgruntled Bear said...

And the final winner of the giveaway is...Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha)!