The Last Day

The "Do the Write Thing for Nashville" auction is almost over. The last round goes up today, and it will last until Monday at midnight. We’ll also have a closing message, and t-shirts for anyone who wants to make a small donation.

But man, it’s been (and still is) a WILD ride. It’s been a dream, and a roller coaster, and pretty much two weeks of bouncing up and down upon receiving emails from the likes of Lisa McMann, Meg (freaking) Cabot, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and so many more. More than 200, actually, if you consider only the items we were able to use, and almost 500 if you consider ALL of them.

It’s also been two weeks of chugging diet coke, of not sleeping, of very long hours, a few neglected edits (I’m so sorry, Abby, I’m working on them!!!), and so on. But for every small down, there have been a dozen ups, and the fact is, no amount of fatigue will ever weigh down the SHEER JOY I have at being able to organize this with Myra and Amanda.

Somehow our small dream of raising a few thousand dollars exploded. At this moment we stand at $60,000 and that’s with three rounds left to close.

We managed to find our way into GalleyCat, Publisher’s Weekly, and about 8 straight pages of google when you search "do the write thing for Nashville". We continue to be shocked and humbled by our publishing community and the incredible support, through donation, bidding, and CHEERING. We could not have done this without our cheerleaders.

To all of you, thank you so, so, so much. And with that, we are HONORED to bring you the final round of the "Do the Write Thing for Nashville" auction (And my editor is in this round!).


It’s been an absolute pleasure hosting this.


9 thoughts on “The Last Day

  1. tltrent says:

    I’ve said it via email to Myra, but I also want to say it here to you–you ladies are AMAZING! I was away when this started happening, or I would have offered something (but I think we’ve you’ve gotten is far more awesome than anything I could offer), but I’ve been so impressed at the spirit y’all have shown for yourselves and Nashville. AWESOME.

  2. veschwab says:

    Aw, thank you SO much, Tiffany. Really, I think the only reason we are still conscious (or something close) is because everyone has been so incredibly supportive and helpful. We really never imagined that this auction would become ANYTHING like this. It surprised us every day, and the bidders and donors surprised us, and I think we are all permanently humbled.

  3. jenwriterr says:

    You rock for doing this, V!

  4. mguibord says:

    I salute all three of you fabulous women- this has to have been a non-stop marathon of work. But what a wonderful accomplishment! I’m sure the support has touched the hearts of many people who were affected by the flood. So well done!

  5. kaz_mahoney says:

    It’s been an absolute pleasure WITNESSING you guys hosting this; watching as everything unfolds. I feel unbelievable proud of all you – and proud and happy to be a part of this wonderful community.
    *\o/* *\o/* *\o/*

  6. veschwab says:

    Aw, thanks Jen!!! It’s been an adventure :)))

  7. veschwab says:

    Thank you so much. It has indeed somehow been both a marathon AND a sprint, and I know we’ll be taking a little downtime once it’s over 🙂 But it’s been an absolutely incredible experience for us, and we’re so happy to be a part of it, and to have been able to help our community 🙂

  8. veschwab says:

    Aw, well thank you so, so much bb. The excitement has been one of the only things keeping us upright!!!
    *big big hugs*

  9. jmeadows says:

    You are wonderful. 🙂

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