I am launching a SELF STORAGE YES CONTEST today. To enter, all you have to do is tell me, in 100 words or less, about the truest source of YES in your own life. What makes you light up, wake up, feel most alive?
I am giving away signed copies of Self Storage, along with items won during a self storage auction, to five winners.
You can send your entry in one of three ways:
1. Post it as a comment with this post (if you don't have a blogger account, be sure to include an email where I can reach you)
2. Post it as a comment on www.myspace.com/selfstoragenovel
3. Send it by email to gaylebrandeis at gmail dot com, with YES as the subject line.
However you send it, please do so by March 1, 2007.
Maria Ruth gave her husband the orange YES above for Christmas one year. She tells me "It was not a quote from the last line of James Joyce's Ulysses, but the answer to the usual questions husbands ask their wives" and writes:
The same overwhelming power of YES--from tips of toes to tingling scalp--came when I decided to write Rare Bird: Pursing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet. As I wrote in my book, I just couldn't say "no" to this bird, nor to the telling of its strange life history, nor to the scientists who had been working so hard and so long to unravel the mystery of its secretive nesting site. Getting to "yes" is a real victory for a writer, don't you think?Yes, indeed.
I look forward to hearing what makes YOU say YES!