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NaNoWriMo mid-month survival kit + WRAPPED UP FOR CHRISTMAS unboxings {& giveaway!}

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Today is a very special video because I
have two unboxings for you. Hey there, my name is Katlyn Duncan and I am
a traditionally published author and ghostwriter. Today I’m coming to you from the
floor because it’s kind of just a sit on the floor type of day. Today I have
two unboxings for you. One of them is my unboxing for my Christmas festive romance, Wrapped Up for Christmas. I will put that in right after this one. I just received
a package today, it is from my friend Amber. Right before NaNoWriMo a bunch of
authortubers got together to do sort of a secret swap for a NaNoWriMo survival
kit. Well I have to say that gave me a full day’s worth of binging. I felt like
it was my birthday so a few of my writing friends we got very jealous and
we wanted to do one ourselves. So, Kevlandia if you are watching this is my
audition for next time. If you’re interested in checking out the unboxings
I will link in the description box below the playlist. So this is sort of our mid-month NaNoWriMo survival kit. So I received my package today and I wanted
to show you what’s inside of it. Okay first of all I’m seeing a card here oh
there’s a whole bunch of wrapped gifts in there too . So I’m gonna open the card
okay this says ‘Heck Yeah ‘ love that it’s so sparkly whoo
I swapped with Julie front pages and pens and I did something very similar
I will link hers in the description box below along with Amber’s channel and
also Rosie’s channel that was our group of four that we swapped so she put
numbers in here on what’s inside I’m gonna go through them in order of number
without looking at this until I open that gift alright so here is number one
I have to say this is very pretty wrapping paper I love it they are pens
alright so number one says every writer needs tons of pens hopefully this set
helps your world stay colorful house sweet and these will definitely help
I love pens and these are really nice ink joy pens
in many different colors number two is this one so we have some post-its very
cool it says finding your notes quickly is a
must hopefully these will help you always find your place yes they will
thank you so much number three Oh more sticky notes I love
that it’s a typewriter so cool so it says even more important is being able
to write notes quickly hopefully this item will bring a smile when you have to
jot things down it will definitely make me smile I love this number four
it’s a Shakespearean insults mug this is so cute look at that and it’s one of the
bigger mugs I love I love big mugs and I cannot lie this says stuck in your story
make a cup of tea or coffee and relax hopefully the words inspire you or just
make you laugh I love this that is so fun thank you so much amber I will
definitely be drinking out of this very soon lately with my NaNoWriMo project I
have been writing that early in the morning so that will definitely be
coffee and if I do end up having to work on it at night it will be tea lastly
number five ah this is amazing and I will write 500 words and I will write
500 more oh my gosh I love that song so this is finally every writer needs some
encouraging words hopefully this will remind you to keep going I love this as
congrats you made it this far I hope these items push you to keep going your
secret nano Santa amber amber thank you so much I
absolutely love this and I cannot wait to put this in my office I had a lot of
fun doing this I was so excited when Julie got my package and I’m so excited
to unbox my own and use all of these things for the end of NaNoWriMo
currently I am sitting at about 31,000 words for my nano project and by the
time you see this hopefully I have a bit more than that but I’m having a lot of
fun with it I am a bit stressed so this is a nice pick-me-up for me to keep
going through the rest of the months I am aiming for 80,000 words
I am a nano rebel on the other side where I am writing frantically to get
this word countdown next up you will see my unboxing for wrapped up for Christmas
which has already released in digital version and the paperback version and
audiobook version will be out December 12 2019 so here we go so I received
something very cool the mail today now before I open it for you I just wanted
to have a little discussion about why this book in particular is so special to me
wrapped up for Christmas is my 12th published novel in 2013 I was published
with Karina UK which turned into HQ Digital which is a digital first imprint
now if you haven’t watched any of my videos quickly digital first means your
book will be in a digital format first always having the option of other
formats such as hardcover paperback and ebook my debut still taking came out and
I was over the moon it was so exciting needless to say I was
quite devastated when a lot of people people I knew people I didn’t know asked
me when is my real book coming out when can I hold it when can I go to the book
store and buy it now is that time because I do have paperback copies of my
book sure I may not get past pages that a lot of people show on Instagram but
it’s the same process the editing is the same everything is the same and I’m
going to America for you it’s my book I can’t even believe it it’s so beautiful
so here’s the front the back you can pause it if you want to read it on the
side this took a long a long road to get here and it’s so beautiful I’m so happy
I have several copies here I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet
obviously keep a few of them for myself so that I can put them on my bookshelf
and see my real books I guess no my books are always real and they always
will be no matter what format but I am grateful to be able to pick it up
anytime that I want and look at it and be so happy that I was able to have my
dreams come true I hope you enjoyed those unboxings I wanted to share with
you a giveaway so two winners will receive a paperback copy of wrapped up
for Christmas the first winner will be a United States
winner I will sign and personalize this book if you want and the second winner
will be an international winner unfortunately due to shipping costs I’m
unable to send one of my copies but I will order it from Book Depository for
you so as long as Book Depository ships to your address you are eligible to win
now all I’m asking for you to do is just one entry so in the spirit of giving I’m
asking you to donate a book whether it is new or gently-used to a family member
a friend a charity shop a bookstore a library my local library has a bookstore
that I donate all of my books to so comment below and let me know what book
you plan on donating or already have donated with this emoji so I know you
are interested in entering the giveaway also if you could let me know if you are
a United States resident or an international resident that would be
helpful for me separating the entries now you do have an opportunity for an
extra entry if you subscribe to my channel hit the little subscribe button
below and comment again to let me know if you are a subscriber if you’re
already subscribed you’re eligible now this giveaway is for 18 years old or
over or if you have parental consent because I am asking that the winners
share their addresses with me and I want to comply with all of the rules this
giveaway will go until November 27th and I will pick a winner on or around the
29th now you will be informed of winning I will comment on your comment and let
you know that you are the winner whether it’s the US or international and I will
have you email me with your mailing address
and I will get the books shipped off to you right away thank you so much for
sticking around to the end I wish you the best of luck at winning this book I
hope you will enjoy it and I look forward to seeing all of the books that
you are donating for this holiday season if you enjoyed this video do give it a
like hit that subscribe button and then enter below and hit the little bell
notification next to it so you know the next time I upload a video and I’ll see
you soon NaNoWriMo NaNoWriMo so I got it so
exciting I don’t even know what to say we can stop

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7 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo mid-month survival kit + WRAPPED UP FOR CHRISTMAS unboxings {& giveaway!}”

  1. Katlyn Duncan Author says:

    How much do you love bookish mail?? I'm so excited to see what books you're donating this holiday season. Be sure to enter the #giveaway to win #WrappedUpforChristmas! 📚📚📚

  2. Chelsie Davis says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one!

  3. Steve Gagner says:

    Congrats! 📚 My wife and I just donated several boxes of books to the school she works at as well as Goodwill. I’m in the middle of my first NaNoWriMo (44k today!) and this would be a cool gift for my wife, putting up with me this month. 😊 📚 We’re in US

  4. Paul Howlett says:

    I regularly give my books to Life Line, an Australia Charity. I usually have a "Shopping bag" full of books of all kinds. I write for a weekly writer's group. I write on a set topic, usually about 400 / 500 words. We all read out our written works during a 1.5 hour meeting. Keeps the creative juices moving…I am International.

  5. Jess says:

    Congratulations on getting your book baby in paperback format! I recently purchased the ebook version as a reward for myself for reaching a goal on NaNoWriMo. So far I'm loving it!

  6. Lori McEntire says:

    The cover is beautiful! Congratulations on being able to hold your book in your hands. The next books we will be donating are a set of picture books by Dave Ramsey teaching kids about money. We received a second set and plan to donate the others to our local library. I would love to be entered to win and I am a subscriber 🙂 I am in the US

  7. Amber McManus says:

    Yayyy. I’m so glad you liked all your gifts and I’m so so so excited for you to have your physical book in your hand!

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