Friday, November 8, 2013

Celebrate The Small Things- It's November!

It's Friday and time to Celebrate the Small Things with Viklit.  As always, click on the link to learn more, sign up, hop around, etc.

Well, I have got A LOT to celebrate this week! 

Halloween was a banner day for me  Not only because it was my favorite holiday and I got to celebrate with my favorite activites, and not only because I was chosen as one of the winners for the Spooktoberfest flash fiction contest (Jackie from Bouquet of Books wrote me an awesome congratulatory e-mail praising my story and telling me about all the fantastic goodies she'll be sending me in the mail- yippee!!) but also because I won the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!  How absurdly lucky am I?

Lara Lacomb is going to be sending me a signed copy of her newly released book, Deadly Contact!  I got to read a little excerpt from this story which she posted on her blog a while back and I absolutely LOVED it!  I am so excited at the prospect of receiving my very own signed copy in the mail, I can't even tell you!

Especially because from now until December 1st Lara is hosting another giveaway on her blog.  If you, like me, are lucky enough to have either a paperback or e-book copy of Deadly Contact and you snap a picture of yourself with it and either tweet it to Lara or post it on her Facebook page you will be entered to win either a $25 Amazon gift card or a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card!  I can't wait for my copy to come in the mail so I can start snapping away!  (Go here to learn more.)

It's NaNoWriMo!  So, I was talking to my parents last night and they asked how I was doing and, of course, I started complaining about my novel and how incredibly, excrutiatingly difficult it has been to write.  I am just a tad (read: way) insane and it's not even week two!  My scenes (if you can call them that) are boring, uneventful and downright annoying.  My plot is nowhere to be found.  I can spend hours trying to get one single, solitary paragraph out and I feel like banging my head against my computer.  "It's pretty damned torturous", I told them.

But then they asked what it was about.  And boy, if you ever want a person to talk forever, just ask them about their novel!  I went on and on about my main character, what happens to her, who's after her, what's gonna happen in the end, how I'm already thinking of book two and so on, and so on, and so on.  And my mom said "Wow- you really love this don't you?"

And I realized- she's right.  Yes, it is nothing short of maddening and yes it can be insanely difficult and horrfically excrutiating and yes I could talk your ears off about what a mess it is and how much I'd really like to just burn the damned thing.  But at the same time, it's the most fun I've ever had while writing.  Seriously.  And thank god my parents reminded me of that.

Thanks for stopping by to celebrate with me!  Now hop along, and celebrate some more!


  1. Sounds like you did indeed have an amazing Halloween!

    I also wanted to let you know that I featured you in the Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest.

  2. Congratulations on the win!
    And sounds like you got yourself all excited again for your NaNo project. Take it and run! Or rather write...

  3. Congratulations! I'm really enjoying NaNo right now, it really is a fun way to write.

  4. What a great reminder for how much much fun NaNo really is. Yes, it's crazy and all, but so worth it in the end. :)

  5. You had a lot of victories on Halloween! Congratulations, Bev, particularly on winning the writing competition. That's splendid!

  6. Reading about how much fun you are having writing and talking about your novel really made me smile. Can't beat it! And what a wonderful Halloween you had, congrats! Not surprised you were one of the winners as I loved your story.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Glad you are excited about your NaNo project. Get those 50 k words out.

  8. Its great to receive a signed book! Especially since most people read ebooks these days.

    I still need to sign up for NaNo. Will do that today.

  9. Congratulations on winning such awesome stuff, Beverly! Glad to hear you're writing project is going well. Have a great weekend.

  10. Hi, Beverly. CONGRATS on your win and best wishes with NaNoWriMo.

  11. Spooktoberfest was a lot of fun! Glad you're doing so well in Blog Land!

  12. We forget sometimes how much we love writing, don't we? ^_^
    Cheers to a project you love! And more congrats on Spooktoberfest!

  13. Woo hoo! Keep going with NaNo! You can do it! :)

  14. Congrats on your win! Good luck with Nano and hurrah to have been reminded of how much you love it!

  15. Good luck with the NaNoWriMo, keep hitting those keystrokes!

  16. I'd say it's very fortunate for your novel that you love it, if you're feeling that frustrated trying to write it. hehe. I'm sure it will all come together & you'll hit your stride!

    I love NaNotime. :)


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