This week I'm celebrating:
Writers Every time I participate in IWSG I am overwhelmed- really, absolutely floored- by the support, generosity, encouragement and floods of heart-felt TLC I receive from other writers. This community just astounds me and every time I get reminded- nay, smacked upside the head repeatedly with the realization- that these genuinely caring people are out there fighting the good fight against their own internal critics it gives me strength to keep fighting mine. You guys take my breath away and I am so, so grateful for you.
Blog Tours This coming Monday (September 9th, for those of you who like calendars) I will be hosting Yolanda Renee as she tours the intarwebs in support of her book Murder, Madness & Love. She will be talking about why conflict is vital to a good story and giving us some insight into how she created the conflict in her story. For those of you who don't know Yolanda let me just tell you that she is one of the nicest, most fun and most supportive ladies I've met and I have no doubt that I will have a ball hosting her and that we'll all learn a lot from reading her post.
Pumpkin I know it's just marketing but I totally fall for it. I stopped and got myself a pumpkin muffin on the way to work yesterday cause I love those things so damned much. I love that they're selling pumpkin doughnuts, sticky rolls and cakes in the bakery now. And I love that pumpkins themselves are starting to line the entrances to a lot of stores I pass by.
I start bitching when they bust out the Christmas decorations in the beginning of October but when they start out with the hints of Halloween at the beginning of September I'm all for it. Why? Because Halloween is my favorite holiday EVER! Plus, we gotta get a move on if we're gonna have some fun before the blob (as in it eats everything in its path) of Christmas gets here!
Did you guys all participate in IWSG? (If you did and I didn't stop by please leave me a comment so I can fix that!) Are you coming by Monday to read all of Yolanda's insights on conflict? What do think of the pumpkin craze? Let me know, your comments make my day!
Now, as always, hop along!