Archive | March 2013

Pre A-Z Challenge

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It’s my favorite time of the blogging year: The Blogging A to Z April Challenge. In case you don’t know what this is, we (and I mean well over 1500 participants) will post every day in April except for Sundays. We begin April 1st with the letter A, the 2nd with B, the 3rd with C, etc. ItΒ  can be themed or completely random.

And of course I’m going completely random this year again. So, be on your toes. And I can’t wait to meet new bloggers along the way. That’s one of the great benefits to participating in this blog challenge. You meet new people from all over the world!

Sign up and be a part of something wonderful. Our hosts this year are: founder Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out, Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Tina Downey at Life is Good, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0, Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Matthew MacNish at The QQQE, Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Livia Peterson at Leave it to Livia, L. Diane Wolfe at Spunk on a Stick, and Nicole at The Madlab Post.Β Β 

You can sign up here at Alex J. Cavanaugh‘s blog!

And for anyone who signs up for my newsletter during the month of April will be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift card good for B&N or Amazon (winner’s choice) and a special prize package including my two ebooks, The Swan Cove Murders and Secrets of Jenkins Bridge.


Regular Schedule

I’m back and hopefully it’s to a normal schedule once again. I’ve been very busy with my edits for Boneknapper, completing my CNA (certified nurse assistant), and of course the ever running after a 17 month old constantly on the move. He has now learned how to climb on the sofa (Ugh) and has hit that stage where he wants me on the floor playing with him at all times lol. I forgot how fast time flies by when keeping him occupied. And when his bedtime comes, I’m just as exhausted as he is.

I’m working on creating my first newsletter set to send out April 1st. So, if you haven’t signed up yet, look over on the right side of my blog and click on ‘subscribe to my monthly newsletter’. Sign up is very simple. This first one will be short and sweet with some exciting news (at least to me it is. I’m sure it will be to you, too). And of course, feedback is more than welcome. You can even say, ‘your newsletter stinks’ or ‘the background color is ugly’ or whatever. I relish feedback.

Now, I know I’ve said ‘Boneknapper is in the final edits before sending off to publisher’, but see above. I printed the entire manuscript (yup all 231 pages) and scribbled all over nearly every page. This will be the last time I do it before sending it off though. I know it will never be perfect and am afraid I’ll mess the whole thing up if I keep overanalyzing it. So, I just need to make all the changes, deletions, and add-ons in my computer. That may take another couple of weeks as J.J. continually pushes my buttons to see what he can get away with….

Off to visit everyone’s blogs to see how much I’ve missed πŸ™‚