Friday, April 18, 2014

Celebrate the small things

Celebrate The Small Things is the weekly celebration, hosted by Viklit. Thanks, Vik, for the wonderful meme to celebrate the happenings of the week, no matter how small or big the celebration. You rock!

Celebrations for the week:

  • My 16 yr old's inductee ceremony into the National Honor Society. So happy for him!
  • Happy blitz day to my soultwin, Dani, @Entertaining Interests. Pay her a visit! (And go HERE to see what the blitz is all about!)
  • Easter weekend. Of course, I'm excited for the easter egg hunt for the kiddos and the goody baskets, but also to celebrate ... Jesus is risen! :) Happy Easter!!!

What celebrations would you like to share?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

EYM and Dear Lucky Agent Contest

EYM is a weekly meme where Dani and I ask a question or discuss a topic for other bloggers to share and learn more about each other.

Please join us HERE!

Topic, from March 24: Name one favorite character of your own or one that you've read.

This is difficult. I love so many characters! For the sake of this meme, though, I will choose one....
Hazel Grace from John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. I absolutely adore her. She's one of the strongest characters I've had the joy of reading.

Book description:
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Contest news! It's the 15th “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. DLA is a recurring online contest with agent-judges and amazing prizes. Every contest has different requirements, but this one is for young adult fiction. This contest is live through EOD, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Please go HERE for more details on this awesome contest!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

IWSG - #18

Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds. His co-hosts for today are Hart Johnson, Chemist Ken, Candilynn Fite, Terri Rochenski, Clare Dugmore, and Lilica Blake!

To join, click on the links and post on your blog the first Wednesday of every month. Sign up and meet some awesome people.

I'm feeling "eh" lately. I don't know if it's lack of motivation or lost inspiration or what, ... or maybe it's because, I'm unsure of myself. Actually, the first two reasons might be causing insecurity to take over. 
So I dug into my hat of quotes (a file where I store them) and chose this:

"Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it's only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up." ~ Jane Yolen

***I think blogging could be added to that quote as exercising the writing muscle, too!!!