Friday, March 29, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

As part of my ever-expanding list of connections to other writers that has been growing exponentially in recent weeks, I discovered VikLit over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author and, subsequently discovered this blog hop.  Having completed and posted my #FridayFlash yesterday I am free to finally create my own list today!  So here we go:

My FridayFlash piece: I’ve never considered myself a poet.  I dabbled in it in high school and after creating a number of horrifically angsty pieces I sort-of gave up.  But every now and again I write something that just requires that format.  And this week’s piece really did.  I’m celebrating both the fact that I was brave and bit the bullet to put it out there AND that it seems to be getting good reviews.  Maybe I am a poet after-all.  (Not!)

My very-first totally random Twitter Shout-out:  This Wednesday while checking my e-mail I stumbled upon a twitter notification which informed me that my friend Chuck Allen- who writes some of the most heart-warming and poignant stories I’ve ever read- gave me a #WriterWednesday shout-out just for being encouraging and (*squee*) a “darn good writer”.  It’s been an ongoing theme that the support pouring in from other writers is just blowing my mind but it’s even better when it comes out of nowhere!

The up-coming A to Z Challenge:  I’m simultaneously in a state of panic and overjoyed excitement.  Panic at the fact that so many other writers seem to have already scheduled their posts while I *ahem* have not.  But crazy excited at the energy of this thing- so many writers (passed 1500 today!), so much encouragement, so many new blogs to discover and amazing people to meet.  It’s gonna be absolutely amazing!  I’d say I can’t wait but I can because I need the weekend to schedule at least the first few posts if I’m gonna have a chance of keeping up with this thing.

And now that I’ve gotten my list posted, I’ve got some hopping to do (which is terribly appropriate given the upcoming holiday).  See you all on Monday!


  1. I'm doing the A-Z challenge. I'm getting excited about that. Good luck with that. And yay for the twitter shout out. It's great to know there are people out there who are happy to support us up and coming writers :)

  2. Congrats on all the achievements!
    See you during the A to Z!

  3. Don't worry--I haven't pre-written my posts for A to Z either. I'm going to try to get some done this weekend, but I'm definitely not as organized as some others out there!

    See you Monday! :)

  4. Yay for the flash-fic and the compliment from Chuck Allen! Good luck on the A-Z hop. I admire anyone who does that. It's way too much work for me -- I'm too busy lounging on the couch, watching TV and eating bon bons. lol

  5. It's amazing how nowhere can take up so much time... you know, all of these social media?

    Yeah, and I don't understand how people can have all their posts for the A-Z completed! I can't see myself staying focused enough to be that efficient. Maybe, once this challenge is over, May's celebrations will all be about completing the challenge!

  6. Love the shout out for you, that's neat getting recognition!

    People have the A to Z stuff written? I am still trying to figure out topics for all the letters! Color me impressed. Or terrified.

    Nah. Just impressed.


  7. Hey, I'd like to let you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. I hope you'll share the love and pass the award on to other fellow bloggers :)

  8. Welcome to the Friday 'Pat Yourself On the Back' Club. Congrats on this week's achievements.

  9. If I hadn't scheduled posts over the last couple of weeks, I would have failed on the first day!

    Lovely to meet you, and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  10. This has been quite the challenge in so many ways. I'm sure it will be wonderful to keep in touch with so many new bloggers on our journey.

  11. This was my first year with the A to Z Challenge and I tried to visit as many blogs as possible. Today was my first post for Celebrate the small things and I'm enjoying it very much. I've read and met some wonderful people on their blogs. Everyone seems very supportive.


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