Project: Smoke In My Eyes
Towards the end of the 2015 season, I started putting feelers out there in the internet asking for fan submissions for BadGroove asking for a paragraph or three about Tony Stewart to memorialize and celebrate what Tony Stewart means to the fans. I have had a couple of submissions come in (view Smoke In Your Eyes submissions) already.
Then I got a great idea while driving to work the other day. Why not capture these thoughts and put them in a book that we (as fans- every one who submits a story will have their name on their story as well as at the beginning of the book) can give toTony.
What I need from you:
The only thing I need from you, my fellow Tony Stewart fans, are your stories your own words (I will do spell checking and the like but will not change your words). It can be about anything Tony related (including but not limited to): why you are his fan, what being his fan has meant to you, a personal experience with him, a favorite piece of merchandise…it can be anything Tony related and how it relates to YOU!
I have to get at least 7 (can do more) to make it worth the while of putting together the book. I currently have 2, plus mine that is three so I really only need 4 more.
So please help me with Project: Smoke In My Eyes- a book about Tony by his FANS. So all I am asking you for, my fellow Tony Stewart fans, are your stories. I want them to be in your words- but don’t worry I will spell check them. You can email them to me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also include any pics that YOU HAVE TAKEN if you have some- maybe meeting Tony, you in your favorite Smoke Gear, a vanity plate you might have- anything Tony centric that might go with your story. But the trick is YOU must be the photographer. If you don’t have a picture to go with it- - don’t worry I will add my own pictures. Don’t let this dissuade you from sharing your Smoke In My Eyes story with us (and Tony).
For right now we will say that the deadline for your stories is going to be August 1st 2016. This deadline might be extended depending on the response I get so keep your eyes peeled here. This will give me enough time to proof the spelling on everything and put it into book format.
NOTE WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING SUBMISSIONS….Thank you to all who participated!
I am pretty sure I will be using Shutterfly to make the book. If it turns out like I am imagining it I can also have it available for you to purchase through Shutterfly. I have created books before through shutterfly – and often give them as gifts (most recently I did books of my newphew’s baseball photos for my parents).
Please note: I will not be profiting on the book AT ALL. What you pay to Shutterfly (should you chose to do so) is to have your particular book printed up- it will something you will pay directly to Shutterfly and they will ship directly to you – I will have no part in that. The book will likely be kind of expensive- but if you sign up for a shutterfly account they are often sending promo coupons through email and can catch it on a good deal. You don’t have to purchase the book to have your story included.
Stories received: 4 (1/28/2016) Stories received: 5 (2/1/2016) Good news! We have enough stories to make the book happen so submit yours today! (5/16/16) I am currently working on compiling the book- I got a lot more submissions that I had anticipated so it’s taking a bit -Stay tuned. (10/25/16)
The book has been completed and ordered. If you participated in the book you should have gotten an email from me and from shutterfly with the link to view the book. If you haven’t received your link yet please contact me at email@example.com