Contest to Celebrate My 900th Post!

This is my 900th post!

The last milestone was my 800th post, which featured the first sentence of a story, milking a cow, and lots more.

Prior to that, I celebrated my 500th post with a week-long contest and a recap of all the posts that had gone before, including a very handy list of all the books I'd reviewed, plus blog awards and writing snips and author interviews and writers' houseparties and Charles II and so on. I'd really like to do that for today's post. Unfortunately, I don't have time to go through 400 posts one by one. Maybe when I hit 1,000 I can make the effort, especially since going through the list of posts has gotten me intrigued about all the authors I've reviewed or interviewed.

Instead, I'm going to share a few random ones from the last 400 posts that leap out at me based on their titles:

30-day Song Challenge


Reading a Book is Like the Star Trek Revolving Door

Speaking of Star Trek -- Wil Wheaton!

30 Things I Want To Do

How do you read?

I'd forgotten I'd appeared in Real Simple magazine!

For the 2012 A to Z Challenge, I listed my favourite books.

For the 2013 A to Z Challenge, I had no theme! I started with A is for Astronaut.

The 2014 A to Z Challenge was based on our move to Geneva, Switzerland. There were lots of photos!

I hosted a virtual writers' conference, for everyone missing out on the Surrey Conference that year.

Research weirdness!

My favourite coffee mug

If I was doing a proper summary of all the posts, I would have an entire group called ...And Then There Was Neil. It all started with An Unexpected Post About Neil Gaiman. Things have been very exciting since then!

I missed the Insecure Writer's Support Group day last week and didn't have a chance to introduce myself. For the benefit of an ROW80 update then, here's what I'm working on:

Larksong, a romance set in the summer of 1914 in Canada. First draft being typed up into second draft.

Druid's Moon, a paranormal romance set in Cornwall. Final draft, needs editing based on agent and beta feedback.

Three historical romances with interconnected characters, set in 1470-1493 London and Barcelona and Constantinople: Captive of the Sea, Out of the Water, and Rome, Rhymes, and Risk. The second novel was written first and is out on queries. The other two are in various stages of editing.

There are others, including my recent NaNo draft and short stories, but those are the main projects. Currently I'm focusing on completing the typed draft of Larksong -- and getting back into the Alfred Russel Wallace transcriptions. The goal for this week is to print the latest batch and start typing them.

And now, let's break up all that text with some fireworks!

(from the Living in Geneva blog)

900 posts! Contest! Woo!

Very simple really --
anyone commenting on this post over the next week is eligible to win a 20$ gift card for books.
Your choice!
Amazon, Indigo, BookDepository, AbeBooks, whoever does online gift cards.

Thank you all for reading and for being such a great blogging community.
Here's to another seven years and 900 posts!


Fallon said…
congrats on the 900th post! And good luck with your projects.
Linda G. said…
Woo-hoo! Congrats on #900! You rock the bloggin'! :D
Unknown said…
900 posts! WOW!
Congrats on so many posts and for finding so many cool things to write about.
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Sarah Meral said…
Wow 900 posts, that's awesome. Congrats Deniz!!
StratPlayerCJF said…
Wow! Congratulations! That's a LOT of posts!

I love how diverse your topics are, too.

Here's to another 900!
Zan Marie said…
900!!!!! Zowie! That's a lot of fun, entertaining posts, Deniz!

Keep on writing...and editing. Your stories need to be read. :-D
Chrys Fey said…
900 posts? WOW! I've just recently passed 200. Haha! :P I wasn't around for those first 900, but I will be around for the next 900. ;)
Tammy Theriault said…
Gosh dang!!!! That's amazing!!
Unknown said…
Congrats on reaching this milestone! Here's to the next 900! :)
Crystal Collier said…
900? That's epic! I think if I counted all my guest posts, I might be 200 posts heavier, but just on my own blog? I'm only about 420. Granted, I only blogged monthly for a couple years, so... You are a rock star!
Nine hundred - that is awesome. Congratulations!
dolorah said…
Thats a lot of posts! Congrats. I remember some of those posts, all were intriguing.

Great contest; I love winning books.
Geo. said…
900? Thank You!
J.L. Murphey said…
Congrats on 900! To many more years of blogging. WTG Deniz!
Anonymous said…
That's so awesome! I'm also in the hundreds, but have to check my number. I love seeing dedicated blogging.
HI Deniz - you have achieved much ... and no mention of that little soul who made her way into the world last year ... Congratulations and good luck with the contest ... 900 - and I love the way you've correlated how it's all happened .. cheers Hilary
Current said…
900 is a wonderful achievement! Congratulations, and good luck with all the future posts.
DMS said…
900 posts is great! I love the post "And then there was Neil." He's a master of the craft of writing! ~ Jess
Anonymous said…
900! I'm barely up to 9! Congrats on your dedication. I'm a ROW80 participant, looking forward to becoming a new follower. :-)
beste barki said…
900 posts! You're doing great.
Deniz Bevan said…
Woo! Thanks to everyone who entered!