Just a brief (for me) post today. I’ll try to post something more profound later this week. I know, I know, I’m not keeping to my newly published blog schedule, but my life is a bit frantic right now. I have one more medical test today then I have to start applying for a multitude of financial aid and scholarships for my son and that takes priority. But I do have a few things I wanted to mention:
First, and most exciting for me…I booked BoucherCon 2012! Yes, I finally scraped the cash together and booked my first writer’s conference for October. Now I have to get the airfare.
Second, I need to spread the love and thanks around to three lovely fellow bloggers:
Ø To Jamie Ayres for sponsoring a wonderful contest to celebrate her 100th follower. She invited twenty-one followers to submit their queries to be judged by literary agent, Nicole Resciniti, who would then, hopefully, request a partial or full from one lucky entrant. But by some miracle, Ms. Resciniti requested fulls from two talented writers and partials and synopses from the rest of us!
Ø To both Nick Wilford and C. Lee McKenzie for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Both have wonderfully written blogs, so if you haven’t gone over for a visit and followed them yet, hop to it! (Since I've done this award twice, I won't repeat myself.)
Lastly, I wanted to let you all know about two blogfests being held in February, because I think these bloghops are the best and easiest way to meet new writer/bloggers and acquire new followers, and heck, bloghops are fun! So here they are:
Ø Nicki Elson has teamed up with Mary Pax and Suze at Analog Breakfast for the Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest being held on Friday, February 10th to ask one simple question: Who was/is your 80’s celebrity crush? If you're interested, go check out these wonderful bloggers and sign up.
Ø DL Hammons has joined forces with Creepy Query Girl, KatieMills and my two online writer crushes, Alex J. Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish to sponsor the Origins Blogfest. “On Monday, February 13th, you should post your own origin story. Tell us all where your writing dreams began. It could be anything from how you started making up stories as a child, or writing for the school newspaper, or even what prompted you to start a blog. How about stories about the first time somebody took an interest in your writing, or the teacher/mentor that helped nudge you along and mold your passion, or maybe the singular moment when you first started calling yourself a writer. It all started somewhere and we want you to tell us your own, unique, beginnings.” I think this one will be a blast so head on over to any of these blogs and sign up using the Linky Tool.
Well, that’s it! I hope you all go visit my wonderful blogger friends and participate in the blogfests. After spending the last week battling two snowstorms, one ice storm, and yet another wind storm, I’m off to conquer the world…or my corner of it, anyway. Have a great week!