Monday, March 26, 2012

My Thanks, a Road Trip, & the A to Z



First, I want to thank all of you who came by last week and spread the love at my happy news.
I've had 82 comments so far.  82!  You've all warmed this old gal’s heart, let me tell ya.


Anyway, this week, I’m away from home, on another college tour with my son.  We’re visiting three universities he’s been accepted to in Arizona.  And may I say how awesome it is to be out of that dreary Seattle gloom and rain?  We get only the occasional—like once every 3 or 4 weeks—sunny day, so I’m kinda lovin’ Arizona right now!


I did want to take a brief moment to thank two of my fellow Sapphire Star Publishing authors, Amy Gregory and Mandy Baggot.  Amy tagged me for the Lucky 7 Meme, which I just did here a couple of weeks ago.  And Mandy gave me the Versatile Blogger Award which I posted on here last August.  Also, my friend Lady Gwen over at Run Gwen Run gave me the Sunshine Blog Award, which I will tackle when I get back or sometime next month. That one should be fun since it's all about my favorites.  Thank you so much, ladies!  Please feel free to pay them each a visit.  They’re all talented writers. 


Lastly, I will be participating in the A to Z April Challenge beginning April 1st.  I’m #349 on the sign up list and I’m scared to death of this whoppingly huge challenge.  I will be posting everyday for the entire month of April, except on Sundays.  Besides the A to Z, I have revisions, and this time those revisions are for someone else, someone important—like my publisher, so while I will be visiting as many new blogs as I can during the Challenge, I might not have enough time to as visit many of my old supporters as I would like, but this is temporary.  I promise to be back commenting as soon as I’m done revising, which I hope will only take a week or two or three at most.

So far, I have only 15 days worth of posts for the A to Z, but I hope to be able to fit one in each day even while tackling revisions.  

If you are doing the A to Z, have you prewritten all your posts, some of your posts, or are you flying by the seat of your crazy-ass pants?  


18 comments:

Jaye Robin Brown said...

I've got A-K done, hoping to get L-Q done this week then I'll be crazy-assing it for the last bit of the alphabet :0)

JeffO said...

Enjoy the trip!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Enjoy Arizona! Hope one of those colleges is a good fit for your son.
And sorry, I have all of my posts ready.

Eva Gallant said...

My son used to be the conference planning manager at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort in Phoenix. Love Scottsdale, except for in the summer!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Yup, it's raining in Seattle as I write this, but we had two warm sunny days (haha - enjoy what you can) :-) Have fun in AZ, and I will see you when you're done with the revisions. So happy for you, girl!

cleemckenzie said...

I'm doing them ahead, otherwise, I'd be totally whacked by the end of the first week!

Good luck with the great college hunt! Very important life step.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Have fun on your road trip. I can't wait for A to Z. I've already scheduled a couple of posts. =D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Enjoy your trip through Arizona. We used to live in New Mexico and I so miss the desert.

Finished scheduling my A to Z posts two weeks ago. Bring it on.

Lynda R Young said...

I was hoping to be organised for this year's A-Z but alas, I'm not. I've given myself this week to get my proverbial into gear ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Enjoy the sunshine for me! :)

S.P. Bowers said...

My grandpa used to teach as ASU. Good luck on those visits, and on the A-Z. I might try it next year, this year just wasn't good.

Joylene said...

Eighty-two posts! You know what that means--you're terrific and people know it.

The Desert Rocks said...

Just heard the wonderful news!! Congratulations Nancy and good luck with the April challenges.

Nicole Pyles said...

Enjoy the sun for me! I'm in Portland and its raining as we speak. Good luck on the A to Z challenge...I'm not taking part this year but I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else fairs!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I can't believe with everything you have going on, you're much further ahead on A to Z than I am! Have a great time in Arizona! Best of luck with your son's decision! Julie

M Pax said...

Enjoy the sunshine, Nancy.

Yes, I'm doing the challenge. I have all but Y and Z loaded up. I'm doubling up so I don't have to post everyday. It just helps me out to do that. I still have to write, and edit, and get promo together, and the observatory opens soon... So, I had to find a balance.

Safe travels to you and your son.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Congratulations on your book deal, Nancy! That's awesome!!

I'm not doing A-Z challenge, but I look forward to reading a lot of people's posts.

Have a wonderful time traveling!

Katerina Bent said...

I thought of Bella in the Twilight books when you said this: "And may I say how awesome it is to be out of that dreary Seattle gloom and rain? We get only the occasional—like once every 3 or 4 weeks—sunny day, so I’m kinda lovin’ Arizona right now!"