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Monday Featured Blog… Becomes Friday Featured Blog!

Hello!

Miss me? Yeah, I know. Not really… LOL

I hope you had a nice time last week. I’m sorry I only had a chance to make it to some of your blogs last week ;o)

My time away was good! I got to know my characters a bit – which was the point, but I have to admit, I’m having a hard time with this part. I’m really not sure what else I can do. I’ve interviewed them, put them in situations, found celebrity photos of them… I think I’ll just go back to the rewrite and see where it goes!

Well, as the title to this blog denotes, I am changing the Monday Featured Blogs to Fridays. Basically, I find that I have little time these days on the weekends to write those posts, so instead of eliminating them altogether, I chose to switch the day. So we’ll see how this goes. I’m going to try and blog a little more during the week about what’s going on with writing and such.

So look for Sara’s blog, The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler this Friday!

I just learned that my Bowling League’s pot is $600! So, time to buckle down and get serious – wish me luck ;o)

Have a wonderful Monday!

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Monday Featured Blog – Regan Leigh


Hello Folks!
I hope your weekend was great. Mine was subdued, but good. Nothing new to report ;o)

Well, we have another great blog – they all are aren’t they? LOL. Regan is a great friend and fabulous Beta! Don’t get any ideas – she’s all mine ;o) Just kidding…

She has a fantastic blog over at Regan Leigh Her posts are random and quirky…hey sound familiar… We have a lot in common which is why I was so lucky to find her on twitter one day ;o)

She loves to blog about music, writing or whatever fancies her at the time. If you haven’t seen her haunting, beautiful book trailer for Mallory’s Story you can find it Here She also has a great post on Lay vs. Lie (I know it helped me) You can find all the grammar goodness Here.

She’s also having an awesome contest where you can win a copy of The 3 A.M. Epiphany by Brian Kiteley! You can find it Here

Regan is a wonderful person who’s willing to help anyone who needs it. I’ve read her writing and I can tell you, it will be in the stores someday. She knows emotion, and she knows it well. Her story Hayes, actually brought me to tears. Yeah. That. Good.

Her profile Info:

I’m an aspiring author. That’s who I am in a nutshell. 🙂

I used to write as a kid. Even into high school, I wrote short stories. Something happened when I went to college and grad school. I started to hate reading. Not only did I hate to read because of all the required texts, but I had lost my desire to write.

I didn’t regain my desire until October of 2008. That’s when it hit me. How could I have forgotten? I’m a writer.

I started writing every hour I could spare, and after three weeks of non-stop writing in January of 2009, I had three hundred pages. It was like my muse was pushing me aside and typing it for me. I had no idea how I was writing so much and so quickly, without feeling tired. I lost sleep, but I didn’t even miss it. I wanted to be writing all the time. I still feel that way.

I know that I may be writing for years before anyone actually enjoys my finished product, but that doesn’t really discourage me much. My only real fear is that I’ll stop writing. That can’t happen. I won’t let it. I’m a writer and I don’t want to forget that again. So, no matter how stressful it is to think I may be writing complete crap each day, I’ll keep doing it.

You can find her on Twitter as ReganWrites

I also want to thank some of my peeps for awards I got recently! Anyone who wants them can have them ;o) If I had time I’d pick some people, but instead – take em if you want them – you are all wonderful and deserving ;o)

Ann over at All Write with Coffee gave me the Prolific Blogger Award – thanks so much- check out her uber awesome blog as well ;o)

Medeia over at Medeia Sharif gave me the Creative Writer Award! Thank you so much Medeia – check out her fabulous blog!

And… the super cool Madeleine over at Wordbird has given me the Honest Scrap award! Wow, that makes 4 times!! Thanks so much Madeleine! Check out her awesome blog as well ;o)

If you missed my first attempt at a book trailer – you can find it Here. Welp, that’s all I got for today! I hope you all have a wonderful Monday ;o)

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Monday Featured Blog – Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent


Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend ;o) I did, we got a new doggie – he’s 1 year old (same age as Maya) He’s a Shepard/Retriever Mix. Here’s a pic ;o) We love him!

Well, we have a really awesome featured blog today. I expect most of you are following her, but for those who have not had the pleasure, meet Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent – Rants and Ramblings – On Life as a Literary Agent. Her blog is packed full of helpful posts on anything writing. A recent one that I really connected with is Where Rubber Meets Road. The last words in this post are just so eloquent and relevant.

“When your moment of truth comes, remind yourself: They told me it would be hard. This is what hard feels like. I can do this.”

Another great one (trust me I’m finding it hard to pick just a couple – all her posts are fantastic!) is Craft – Story – Voice in which she discusses what makes her say “Yes” to a submission. It’s great stuff folks!

There are certain literary agent blogs every aspiring author should follow – Rachelle Gardner’s is one of them. I learn something in every post – about myself, about writing, about publishing. She has it all. Trust me on that ;o)

Her profile info reads –
I’m a literary agent, a writer and a book editor. I’m the wife of a firefighter, mom of two amazing daughters, and a follower of Christ. I love music, books, Starbucks, American Idol, and everything outdoors.

You can find her on Twitter as RachelleGardner.

Onto another award! Wow, I feel so loved lately – lots of awards ;o) Emily over at The 2010 Numbers Game gave me the Sunshine Award – very cool, thanks so much Emily – make sure to check out her wonderful blog!

I would like to pass this along to all of you – because you all make me smile and bring sunshine to my life ;o) I know I’m cheating, but I can’t pick and choose who to give sunshine to. Come on… ya know me ;o)

If you missed my 2nd Vlog – you can check it out Here. I answer the questions to the lies I told on Friday ;o)

I hope you all have a great Monday – Enjoy ;o)

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Monday Featured Blog – Natalie Bahm – Wife, Mother, Writer


Hello Folks,
I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was a bit subdued, but that can be okay ;o)

I hope everyone’s V-day was scrumdiliumptious! My hubs and I ate some pizza and stayed in. It was just lovely.

I’m happy to say that our puppy, Maya is without her cone as of Friday. She’s thrilled, and so are we!

We have a fabulous blog today. Natalie over at Natalie Bahm, Wife, Mother, Writer blogs about writing and various aspects of her life.

She recently attended the SCBWI conference and posted some stuff she learned. A particular helpful post for me was this one Write what YOU want. It’s chocked full of great insight into writing, confidence and not writing for the trends.

One post that touched me a lot was It Takes Time. It’s a fabulous installment about how we are all beginners at one time. It’s beautifully written (like all her posts.)

If you’re not following Natalie’s blog – you don’t know what you’re missing. She is a creative, insightful and kind blogger. You can tell by her posts that she is caring too. I enjoy her blog a lot, and know you will too ;o)

Natalie’s profile Info:

I’m a 29-year-old mother of three and I write novels for children and young adults. I am represented by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency.

You can find her on Twitter as nataliebahm Here

So, last week I read The Hunger Games & Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I loved both books and I am now eagerly awaiting the third in the series! If you haven’t seen the cover yet, here it is ;o)


I can’t wait. Any books you can’t wait to come out?

Have a great Monday ;o)

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Monday Featured Blog – Lost Wanderer’s Writing Blog


What’s up?
The weekend went well – nothing out of the ordinary… Puppy’s a little perturbed at us – check out the pic at the end of this post – so sad…

I’m so lucky to follow such wonderful blogs! It makes these Monday posts so much easier, and today’s another great one! Our Featured Blog today is creative and informative. It belongs to Lost Wanderer over at Lost Wanderer’s Writing Blog .

She has a really cool and helpful series of posts on the writing process, you can find the latest installment Here. Her posts are organized and thought out – unlike someone’s *cough* You will learn something new each time you visit – I promise you that ;o)

She also recently asked how formal our writing is. She even posted a pic of her super sleek handwriting in her own writing journal. You can take a looksie Here

Another favorite post of mine is the dinner party with fictional characters – ingenious really. Check it out—> Dinner Party with Jane Austen’s Heroines

Her Profile Info:

Attempted recording of an aspiring author’s journey…well, at least some recording, after all there is such a thing as privacy even in this mad mad world of networking addicts.

Find her on Twitter as lostwanderer5

Go on over and take a gander at what she has to offer ;o)

I’d like to thank Cammie over at My Mental Marathon: Revising a Novel in less than 1 Year for the Superior Scribbler award. Check out her blog when you get a chance – it’s fun and insightful! Since I’ve already received this once, I’m going to skip the rules and such and just say thank you so much Cammie!

Welp, we had to get a cone for Maya (the rottie pup) she was recently spayed and was licking the incision so bad that the sutures were beginning to separate – I know, yuck! She just looks pitiful with her new cone… See for yourself… She did find a ball – but we had to take it away, she was getting too excited.

Can’t deny her cuteness even in a cone. She does not like her cone of shame.. LOL (Love “Up,” if you haven’t seen it – do!)

Well that’s all for today – enjoy your Monday! Look for laugh.write.play.’s first guest post with Jamie over at The Variety Pages tomorrow – she’s going to discuss branding ourselves LOL – no not actually “branding” ourselves… getting our name out there. Ha

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