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!