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Shane here from Laughing At My Nightmare, and I’m finally recovered from PhlegmDeath2014 which is what I named the illness I had a few weeks ago. It was a doozy, but I took lots of medicine and did lots of breathing treatments and drank about 45,000 cups of tea and now I’m good as new!
I made this video to announce an awesome new contest that I’m launching for my upcoming book.
Quick backtrack: if you don’t know who I am or what laughing at my nightmare is, let me give you an extremely shortened version:
1. I’m Shane Burcaw
2. I was born with a muscle disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy
3. Basically: as I get older, my muscles waste away. It’s very lovely.
4. I write a blog about the funny (and sometimes serious) shit that happens in my life as a result of my disease, like how old people always talkkkk tooo meeeee likeeee thissssssss.
5. I’ve turned the story of my life into a memoir also called Laughing At My Nightmare that comes out on October 14th. I truly believe this book can change the world by helping people see their lives from a new perspective. I’m on a mission to make this book as successful as I can.
Okay now we are all caught up! Now back to the contest I mentioned before.
The Nightmare Challenge is very simple: all of you are going to have the opportunity to vote on several different challenges for me to complete. Based on how many new preorders I can get starting tonight, I will be:
1. Posting an a cappella music video of a song of your choosing.
2. Dying my hair a color of your choice.
3. Getting a tattoo of an image of your choice.
All of you are immediately eligible to vote once a day over on shaneburcawbooks.com so as soon as this video is done, go vote on the challenges!
Now here’s the very important part, this only works if it results in a bunch of new presale orders, so I’ve set benchmarks of 250, 500, and 1000 new books sold for the three challenge levels. My publisher will be sending me updates about how many new pre-orders I’ve gotten and I will constantly update shaneburcawbooks with the latest number so you know how close I’m getting to having to do the challenges.
My hope is that you will vote every day, but also that you will pre-order your copy to make that number climb higher and higher.
I truly believe you will enjoy my memoir, it shows a very intimate glimpse into my life of living with SMA, both the serious and the funny. I really feel like this is my chance to make an impact on many lives, but I’m going to need your help!
Before I end, I want to make the exciting announcement that an awesome local business here in Bethlehem, BSI Corporate Benefits, has decided to jump start this contest with a purchase of 50 books! That means only 200 until the first challenge level is reached!
Okay, let’s do this!
Your chance to make me get a tattoo of a T-Rex in a wheelchair.
You, a Californian, grow up with an understanding that California is the most beautiful place in the world, a blessed place. Whatever the attributes of anywhere else, they ultimately falter in comparison. No blue was ever so satisfyingly white as a California blue, no trees anywhere else feature such a grayish-purple green.
And it’s true enough, and true-enough keeps you in a place for an awfully long while, and I do miss the Sonoma coast and the endless boulevards of LA and the very, very pink color that the white buildings turn at sunset. But even dingy Jamaica Bay is pretty in a sunset, and it turns out many not-Californias are pretty for all sorts of reasons.
The Earth is a generally attractive area that offers something for every taste.
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