- Okay, I’m not sure how to rate this, so watcher beware I found this over on Sloan Parker’sblog earlier in the week.
- Coming December 1st, Ciara Knightis turning her weekly “Did I Notice Your Book?” feature into a blog hop.
Be sure to stop by to see what book I choose.
- The Bayard/Lamb 2012 Campaign Tour will be stopping here next month. Stay tuned for the details.
- Congrats to Louisa Bacio for her Romance Reviews Nomination — The Vampire, the Witch and the Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome is steamy deliciousness
- We had a bit of the sad this week. Our long-haired piggy, aka the Mountaineering Guinea Pig, passed away. It came as a shock. One morning he’s scurrying around in the cage with his pal and by afternoon he was gone. We had an appropriate funeral. We’re undecided if we’ll try to find another one with our smooth coat piggy being so established.
- Had a fantastic #1k1hr with @Zakillian, @MaxineDuckworth, @mohio73, @Adam_Ortyl, @MMMReader, @KarenStivali, and @JuliaLizzBeth on Thursday, putting me 1113 words closer to being caught up with NaNo.
- This week’s word count:
- Sunday: 1698
- Monday: 1728
- Tuesday: 2254
- Wednesday: 1101
- Thursday: 2912
- Friday: 1341
- Saturday: 349
Definitely closer to NaNo standards
- I’ve continued to be good about writing and scheduling blog posts ahead. Wasn’t a ROW80 goal but I’m glad it has worked itself into one. I’ve maintained my goal of commenting on three blogs (usually more) per day and I’ve tried to make at least one of those not a regular.
- Twitter and Facebook…still struggling to find my groove. I’ll have a good day then a lot of bad, if not complete avoid, days. Definitely must find a balance here. So another update where I’m not sure I made my goal of three updates (not including blog posts) per week.
- The turkey is thawing in the fridge for Thursday If you want to try a new recipe, or two, Tiffany White has a delicious Thanksgiving Mash-Up.
29 May 2011 4 Comments
in General, Organization & Productivity, Writing Tags: blog, blog awards, blogging, challenges, DB Smyth, edits & revisions, goals, Joely Sue Burkhart, Kristen Lamb, Martie Groenewald, MayNoWriMo, Nicole Tom, Raelyn Barclay, Stazia Charles, SynTAROTis, Tiffany A White, Twitter, WiP, writers, writing
Earlier this week Erin Brambilla nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Wow. Thank you Erin!
Here are the rules for The Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 5 new-found blogging buddies.
4. Contact the winners to congratulate them.
7 random facts about me :taps finger against chin: hmm…
- Your shoe size really does increase with each pregnancy. Sigh. I went from a petite 6 to an 8.
- I recycle everything. A very frustrating thing in Vegas where the recycling truck only comes once every two weeks yet we have twice a week garbage pick-up.
- I have my Aunt Gina’s original recipe for Haggis. The only problem is I don’t have 200-300 people to feed it to if I make it!
- I was the first child, on both sides of my family, to be born in the States.
- I can’t watch TV without something to do in my hands. Cross-stitching usually but I’d like to get back into knitting.
- Living in Vegas is the furthermost I’ve ever lived from an ocean.
- I love to bake. Can someone wave the magic no calories wand so I can actually enjoy what I bake? Please. Pie trumps cake any day of the week! (And yes, Erin, I think a pie post on National Pie Day is in order.)
My nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award go to…
- Book-Wrym-Knits — I first met Nicole through our mutual friend Joely Sue Burkhart. Knitter extraordinaire, Nicole makes me wish I wore socks! She’s @ca_bookwyrm on Twitter.
- DB Smyth — Deborah offers up thought-provoking blog posts. She even has a cool “I am a writer” button for anyone who needs the extra kick in the pants. She’s @DB_Smyth on Twitter.
- Tiffany A White — Tiffany is a friendly member of Kristen Lamb’s #MyWANA Twibe. If you’re ever in question about what to watch be sure to check out her Tele-Tuesday posts, she’s got y’all covered. You can find her on Twitter as @Tiffany_A_White.
- Stazia Charles — I met Stazia through Twitter (@StaziaCharles), she’s fun and friendly and I’ve recently started reading her blog.
- SynTAROTis — I met Martie through Twitter (@SynTAROTis) and love the spreads and insight.
I joined Joely Sue Burkhart’s writing challenge in the hopes of finishing the first pass of revisions on my WiP.
Forth weekly update…not bad but not as good as I’d hoped. I knew going in this section needed the most work and it’s slow going. I’m not as confident as I was last week that I’ll get this revision pass done before the wee beasties are out of school for the summer. I am, however, pushing onward.
To make it accountable, I said:
- Act One (16K) the first week
- Act Two, part one (16K) the second week
- Act Two, part two (16K) the third week
- Act Three (16K) the forth week
How did working toward your goals go this week?