My original post about the blogfest didn't get a lot of interest, so I was all set to say, "Oh, well, never mind"... and then that entry skyrocketed to the top of my "most popular" list. Goodness. Knocked Megan right out of the spot she's had for two months.
So, I'm proceeding. If it turns out some random spasm of Google sent people to my Blogfest post instead of the cute kittens or whatever they were looking for, well, then I guess we'll cancel the blogfest later, yes?
So! Here's my nifty little badge. (I like fireworks.) The challenge is: Write about something disastrous happening at a New Year party. Did your MC's worst enemy wear the same dress as she did? Did the roof fall in? Did the annoying neighbour down the street turn up drunk? Did someone get a hangnail? You get the idea. Give us your New Year adventure in 1000 words or less. Post between December 26th and January 1st (although the linky is open now, so you can really post any time, if you're planning to make next week blog-free).
First prize: I'll feed your mailbox with A Texas Legacy Christmas, and also some bookmarks that an overly-zealous bookstore sent me. Also, an interview (format to be decided once we see who wins) and a guest post on the Cheeky blog.
Second prize: I'll feed your mailbox with a pretty Austin postcard, and you'll also get a guest post slot.
Third prize: Another guest post.
And just to be even-handed, my non-blogging friends can post their New Year's resolutions in the comments during the same time period. I'll draw one from a hat, and the winner gets a blog interview!
Here's the linky (feel free to grab it for your post):