Friday, March 17, 2006

I am very competitive!



Okay this is the one thing about me that is positive and negative at the same time. I am very competitive. Always have been and probably always will be. So that's why I try to do things that I enjoy the most because I always put myself in it totally. But sometimes I don't want to be too competitive because the rewards are not enticing enough so in those instances I don't get involved. But a reader who read my book Backroom Confessions really enjoyed it so she nominated it for an award. The award is called the "New Author Award" and is being ran like a contest. You either win this title one or two ways, on popularity or book purchases. The winner gets a 7-day cruise with some of the top authors in the country, one who has a very successful and profitable publishing company. Get this I am not fond of being on the water, especially since the tsunami so first or second place is not my goal. But I am too competitive to come in last. Now if truth be told, the folks in the poll on the top have sold more books than I can dream of doing for right now. Some have outsold me, the newbie author almost 10-1. So I am just glad to be even on the same poll as they are.

This is the problem. I hate losing so bad that if I come in last place to me that's pretty bad. Even though the 20 authors in the competition topped out of a total of 130 authors who were nominated. That makes me proud but I hate losing so much that I have even thought of asking them to drop me. I know that is bad. I really considered it until it occurred to me that this could be the best marketing ploy I could ever have considered because it is free. So I am getting good publicity because these are big time book sellers that am in the line up with.

So check out the poll and while you are there vote for me. I am running a contest that someone can win a beautiful picnic back pack and two signed books. Just visit my website at
www.prioritybooks.com and read about the contest. If you decide you want to keep this sister in the top ten (I could live with that) just vote for me. The longer I stay in the more I keep the free publicity. Just go to: http://www.cushcity.com/displaypages/votingnew.php, scroll down to Rose Jackson-Beavers and click then go down to end of list and click vote. Why do I want to end up in the top 10 position? The free publicity. I could never afford this kind of publicity for several years. The cost of publicity like this runs about 6500.00 per quarter. It not only helps me but it also gives exposure for my other authors. I need your vote.

29 comments:

LivingSingle said...

I voted for ya!! Good luck!!

for_the_lonely said...

I am heading there now, and voting for ya!!! Best wishes to you!

Love,
Sarah

TeeBee said...
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TeeBee said...

voted for you!!! I tried to vote more than once, but I got a slap on the hand. Best of Luck to you!

Organized Noise said...

You got my vote

Shawn said...

voted for ya

Ruben said...

I can relate because I have a competitive streak that is down right crazy.

SmartBlkWoman said...

I vote for you!!

Good luck.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I will go there now too!

TTD said...

i voted for you.. good luck!

Carolina Introvert said...

I'll vote for you too - good luck!

Brotha Buck said...

I voted! Also, very nice website you have. I didn't know you were into publishing, though I think you may have eluded to that on my other site.

BostonPobble said...

done and done! keep us posted!

Berry said...

I think it is awsome that you are a published author. Best of luck!

Stacy-Deanne said...

The only drawback to this contest was that I had another author buddy in it too but I voted for you, Rose. You are a winner in my book hands down plus you work so hard that you deserve this. I do hope you win. About being competitive, I think it's very healthy careerwise. I am a go-getter. I don't know if I am necessarily competitive but if I see a challenge I go for it. And yes I try to be the best and sometimes better than others, LOL! It's the reason for my drive. I think this is good because it pushes us to be the best. Love you!

***Double_Oh_No*** said...

You've got my vote, sister! I am also going to see about getting Backroom Confessions ordered at my college library if they don't have it already.

I am all about competition, too!!!

AsianSmiles said...

goodluck Rose! saw your website and i think it's great. i admire the way you managed to balance your competitive spirit and your generosity to other people. that's rare.

M-Dubb said...

OK, Rose. It's about 5 a.m. and I voted... uh... You are doing some big things!

kathi said...

I voted for you too...and if you win the cruise, to show you how much I love ya, I'll take it in your place. :)

The Gig said...

Wow, what an accomplishment! I definitely hope you win or at least stay in the race. If your book is anything like your blog posts, it definitely is a winner. I enjoy reading your blogs.

May the LORD be with you in this undertaking. I will vote for you.

chele said...

You've got my vote. Good luck.

crallspace said...

I saw that EXACT picnic set at a garage sale for $10. Should've taken it, I know.

Dee said...

DONE!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Clare said...

Voted :).

eye said...

I want to know if you are finding the career as an author rewarding. Is it paying off? Is writing your only source of income. I voted for you too.

ByeBye said...

Congratulations Rose!!! You have my VOTE!!!

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