Monday, September 04, 2006

countdown to blog crawl!

the pimps are gathering backstage. the lights have been dimmed. someone is playing a wheezing accordion with clattering keys.


edit and update: some people are having trouble with the video code. if you received it in an email, it could be broken and it would probably be easier to cut and paste it directly from the youtube site.

Pale Immortal video

if you look to the right of the video screen, you'll see the embedded code. just cut and paste that -- and cross your fingers.

here's what i think we should do tomorrow, september 5: once you've posted on your blog, come here and leave a comment. that will give us a number, and also give everybody involved an easy link to your blog. i really like the blog crawl idea, and think that might be the best part of this thing.

here is a rough count right now:

30 on the pimp squad list
10 not on the list who've said they will post
20 from GCC -- my online book-tour group
10 people on myspace

these figures are rough, and i'm tempted to knock off about 20 for those people who forget or are unable to post. that brings it to 50 -- a number I'm thrilled about!!! i have to confess i never in a million years thought i'd get close to 100.


Daniel Hatadi said...

Because Australia exists in a not-too-distant future ... looks like I'm first!

I'll add my comment to the list tomorrow.

anne frasier said...

oh, wow. it's always tomorrow there. i like that. :)

thanks, daniel!

i'll be putting up the official sept 5 post around midnight central time.

emeraldcite said...

it's all ready to go at midnight!

angie said...

How super cool & groovy! I got my post hanging out in draft land, just waiting for Sept. 5 to roll around. :P

Sandra Ruttan said...

I think this is such a cool idea. You rock Anne!

anne frasier said...

thanks, guys!! i'm pretty excited about the whole thing. of course it wouldn't be exciting at all if people hadn't been so willing to join in! THAT is cool!!

Anonymous said...

Who's got the bail money?

(I like to be prepared.) :D

anne frasier said...

oh my god, yes. good thinking, jason.

Avid Reader said...

I have already got my post up and ready to go for tomorrow. I bought the book last night and am reading it right now. Will post a review as soon as I'm done. Good luck!

I'll leave a link later tonight.


Kel said...

It's going to be really cool! =D

Anonymous said...

Here's a funny thing! Now that I've moved to the new Blogger-beta... I can't post comments?!

k, they left a few things out in their planning, duh.

In any case, here's what I was trying to say, only now I must post anonymously:

I'm about to go prepare my post now, but gimme a few shots of ouzo first, eh? I have to work tomorrow, so the "party" aspect must begin immediately! Lorem ipsum dolor, woot!

Congratulations on another successful release, Anne. :)

That's me, bekbek. :)

Jeff said...

The countdown begins. This is fun!

I love this line, Anne:
"someone is playing a wheezing accordion with clattering keys." :)

anne frasier said...

woot! thanks so much keishon!! it's so nice to see a reader from years ago here. it's like family. the nice family, not the crazy family.

kelly, i'm feeling a kind of christmas eve tingly thing. and i don't mean that in a sexy way.

well damn, bekbek!! i hope they get the bugs out of the upgrade soon! maybe you can post anonymously and put a link in the post. i hate for you to miss the crawl!!

jeff, just a few more hours! there's a pere ubu song with clattering keys. i've been trying to remember the name of it for two weeks because i wanted to put in on itunes. can't remember. but the clattering keys are stuck in my head.

Jaye Wells said...

I finished the final touches on the party decorations. Now I just have to wait until midnight to post the directions. Looks like it's gonna be a wild time.

Mary Louisa said...

My entry is ready to go. Just waiting for the Witching Hour!

emeraldcite said...

I may post a little early. I'm usually a night person, but lately, I just can't seem to stay up...wonder why....

anne frasier said...

jaye, can't wait to see the decorations!

mary louisa and emeraldcite: don't stay up just to post. some people have posted already. it's not a big deal! it's midnight somewhere! and hey, i just realized you're both an hour closer to midnight than i am. heck, post the durn thing!

Christa M. Miller said...

Mine's in draft mode too. I'm going to try to stay up till midnight, but like drinking, what I want and what pregnancy dictates are too often incompatible. ;) So I may end up posting later tomorrow morning sometime.

"someone is playing a wheezing accordion with clattering keys" reminds me of a Tom Waits lyric, or at least his style!

This is exciting, Anne! I'm so pleased for you!

emeraldcite said...

I'm good to go. I set the date and time so it at least appeared that I stayed awake for the big bash ;)

I'll toss a comment on the official post sometime in the morn.

Fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Twilight Pimp reporting.

Here is my party line: Book Release Party. Let's rock!! Er, I mean, let's play an atmospheric piano sonata. *hiding his bottle of Tequila*

Christa M. Miller said...

Cool, it's up. Just in time, too. I knew the hormones would win out tonight.

Nighty-night, and have a great time tomorrow!

anne frasier said...

thanks, christa! i'll go peek! i hope you can stop in tomorrow!

emeraldcite: goodnight! see you tomorrow!

jason: twilight pimp. :D that's so funny! be sure and stop by tomorrow so you'll have a link on my final post!

Shesawriter said...

Book Trailer. Book Trailer. Book Trailer.



I know. I'm bad. :-D

anne frasier said...

LMAO!! *gasp*

i've so conditioned myself to saying VIDEO that i sometimes forget about that whole cease and desist ordeal! so funny!!!

anne frasier said...

christa, thank you so much!

Jaye said...

'K, Anne, done and done! Posted the cover, the trailer, and links to your blog, the Pale Immortal site, and to your Amazon page. ;-)

anne frasier said...

you sweetie! don't forget to come back and post tomorrow for the crawl!!

Shesawriter said...

Anything for you, my dear.


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Diana Peterfreund said...

Good luck, Anne! My (GCC) post is up at:

Anne McAllister said...

By the time blogger finally cooperated enough to allow me to post, I think I was the 100th blogger. But it's up, as you know! What fun this was! Write faster, Anne, so we can do it again!