Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Check-In

Are any of you still following this blog? It's okay if you are. I'm not going to post too much here, but I thought you would want to know about this post on my groovygrrl blog. Enjoy.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Finished! With today's post, we are finished with NaBloWriMo for another year. Please add a comment to this post, telling what you enjoyed or learned. Or hated, as the case may be.

Thanks for playing along! See you next year!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Three Days Left!


What always amazes me about this project is how effing fast it goes. October always flies by. Is it because it's my busy time of year? Or because I'm making myself busier? Or am I turning into an old coot?

Or is it D) all of the above?

Three more days! You can do it!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Update

In Martha's World: ginger snaps. Yummah!

writtenwyrdd has the most interesting disclaimer I've ever read. Who doesn't know that reviewers get books for free?

Boop's Babbles is Baking for a Baby.

use real butter shows us the awesome Diwali feast, featuring Kitt and Manisha, as well. Whee!

Author Interview: Me!

I was interviewed!!! Just wanted to share with all of you. I feel so very busy and important. :)

Amy Skips Blogging: Film at Eleven

I blew it.

I, the leader of NaBloWriMo, didn't blog yesterday.

How can you look me in the eye? My respect in the NaBlog community is surely gone.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Updates for October 21

Just wanted to let you know that I work on these updates throughout the day, so if I accidentally miss your update, please leave a comment so we can read you!

Without further ado:

Karen shows us what 35 weeks looks like at the big cozy

Helen isn't quite wordless on The Adamis

Amy shares a link to Gifts for Yule that makes me wish I lived in Denver at groovygrrl's weblog

D. Lynn shamelessly borrows a great plot mapper idea for screenplays or novels at Writtenwyrdd

Tammie camera-dumps and shares a few more thoughts about pumpkin patches (heh) at Irregular Tammie

Rayna muses on the Festival of Earthen Lamps at Coffee Rings Everywhere

Missolea gives us the rundown on Flash Forward at Her Affectionate Heart

high over happy posts pictures of cairns she's spotted while hiking

JEM gets all giddy over crafting Solstice gifts at Jessie Earth Momma

Jen reports on a health scare for her beloved Kaweah (all is well now...yay!) at use real butter

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Updates for October 20

Howdy, y'all! (Ooh, an update with a Southern flair. Like Flickr, but with fewer photos...) Updates so far today:

Dancing and musica aplenty over at R-o-h-i-n-i-f-i-e-d

Manisha questions our food-buying habits on Indian Food Rocks

Betts goes to great lengths to make her post today at Damn Yankee

Bird and Little Bird shares a picture of the very secure Mr. Fox

Lisa tells a funny bathroom story at Lisa in California

Charlotte posts some beautiful family portraits at N.E.O. Moms

Pamela shows off the bulletin board she and her family made at From Barbie to Words

Somebody's looking for Halloween costume inspiration over at confessions of an addict

Cruella Collette goes nutty for squirrels (get it??) at The Giraffability of Digressions. And llamas. Whew.

Meera gives us a recipe for kidney beans curry at Enjoy Indian Food

Romey proves a pigeon can be an effective special teams member at Romey's Ramblings

Karen shares pictures of her little elf at the big cozy (and provides a link to the pattern and yarn with which she gnomified him!)

Helen feels out of the loop at the The Adamis (and sustained a couple of nasty burns while feeling this way)

Tammie wonders what is UP with church pumpkin patches at Irregular Tammie

Hart muses on unpleasant blog comments and standardized testing at Confessions of a Watery Tart (and gives a shout out to another NaBloWriMo blogger! Woohoo!)

D. Lynn links up to a friend's blog (featuring lovely dogs) at Writtenwyrdd

tunneling thru gives us a list of the books she's read on the 100 Books I've Read dealio spreading throughout the universe

Helen relays some important info about the power of the internet when it comes to book publishing at Straight From Hel

Aleta writes about how much fun she had attending her husband's high school reunion at Fleur de Aleta

Aaron muses on the transmogrification of nonfiction discourse into fiction. Or perhaps just bloodthirsty Democratic lizard women. You decide over at a stroke of deLay.

Christine showcases some adorably grotesque Halloween miniatures at CANDID CANINE

high over happy shares a recipe for cashew cookies that made my mouth water--and reveals an unknown truth about cashews.

Rayna offers a fun Halloween drabble at Coffee Rings Everywhere

Monday, October 19, 2009

Drowning, but okay

We are more than halfway there! Just under two weeks to go, and we've done it. I've created a habit, I believe, but it is difficult for me to do updates. So today, let's do it differently.

Leave a comment, and we promise to visit the blog post you mention.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Update for October 16

Good morning, folks! Check out the good reading materials below:

Tunneling Thru offers a glimpse of the first Diwali celebrated at the White House

Helen discusses the effect of online writing on the publishing industry at Straight from Hel

Aleta gives some important advice about credit cards at Fleur de Aleta

Aaron shares part three of his Western anthology at a stroke of deLay

Rayna muses on a Diwali tradition (and traditions in general) at Coffee Rings Everywhere

Christine posts a picture of a lovely miniature witch she dressed at Candid Canine

D. Lynn links up to an article about editing to improve writing at Writtenwyrdd

Martha praises future heirlooms In Martha's World

There ya go! Some of these are from Thursday, so if you're like me, you need to get cracking and write Friday's post.

Take the time to visit these guys while you're at it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Update: We Rule

Conch-to-Be discusses her athiest views in a series of posts about religion and science. Some of these posts still have no comments, which I find surprising. You must have some reaction to what she's saying--it's rather forthright.

Confessions of an Addict seems to have fallen by the wayside. Time to play: Taunt the Addict! Go post a comment, urging her to get back on the bandwagon.

Wintersinger's post on fetishes is particularly interesting. This link IS safe for work. ;)

Hungry? Check out high over happy's post: Broiled Prawn with Miso. Yum! Are those your photographs, high over happy? They are incredible.

Tunneling thru shares thoughts on marriage, as viewed through the lens of romantic pillow talk. Video included! (no, not that kind of video!) Also, anyone know Hindi for the translation?

And I? I have kept up this week. Hooray! I am getting into a groove. My post last night seems weird, but whatever. Not every post can be perfect, right?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Posting Every Day

Roll call! Who has been posting every day? I've noticed a couple of folks missed a day. Guess what?

You're still in!

This challenge is just that--a challenge. We do our level best to create a daily writing habit. But life happens, and I understand that there are other things in the world that take priority over a blog.

As in life, no matter how far we go down the wrong road, we can always turn back.

Turn back! Turn back to blogging!

I'm a little dramatic.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

New Game: Taunt the Insurance Nerd

Dave the Insurance Nerd has not posted AT ALL in October. Please go to his blog, and post a comment to his latest post, telling him to get crackin'! He needs to use that blog.

Pear Tart

Laura at Red Eft Studio is the devil. The devil I say! Go see, and try not to pass out from drooling.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

More Updates for October 4

More updates, folks!

Helen posts the schedule for the Texas Book Festival at Straight From Hel (wish I could go)

Aleta tips her hat to firemen at Fleur de Aleta

D Lynn Frazier gets rid of her brain fog at Writtenwyrdd

Rispa battles with love at Rispa Frances

Tammie tempts with apricot tarts (okay, they're bars, but I was being all alliterative) at Irregular Tammie

Danette gives her thoughts on a holiday at There's a Place I Dream About

There are still more updates to do, but the kiddies are calling!

Updates for Sunday, October 4

Hi there! This is an incomplete list (everybody is writing up a storm), but check out these blogs:

Cruella Collette measures a popular movie against the book that inspired it over at The Giraffability of Digressions

Pamela spotlights a beautiful waterfall at From Barbie to Words

Annie offers an adorable fox stuffie pattern at Bird and Little Bird

Helen says she's got nothin', but you can learn how to pronounce the name of a famous cactus correctly at The Adamis

Dan gives us a verse about dormitory sex rules (!) at The Haiku Commentator

Meera shares the recipe for a sweet snack she grew up eating at Enjoy Indian Food

More later...I need to write my OWN entry for today!!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

First Saturday Update: Three posts by the end of today.

I will probably only be able to update once per week. I have invited Heather (I'm Not Hannah) to also make updates here. We've got a lot of blogs to follow!

I'm glad Use Real Butter is back. Those photos of fall foliage are lovely.

Coffee Rings Everywhere shows why she rocks with her story that was published in Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul. Awesome!

From Barbies to Words is doing some photoblogging. Apparently she does book covers? Have a look.

Giraffability is sick. Boo!

Go smooch Her Affectionate Heart and tell her how much you love her freckles.

Aaron DeLay is on a great roll. Check out his blog setup--NaBlo all the way, baby.

Aaaand that's all I've got in me right now, as you might understand if you've seen my To-Do lists. Also, since today is the first day off in 12 in a row for me, I'm going to run errands, attend a bridal shower, and go to ROLLER DERBY tonight! My life is about "active relaxation" apparently.

Keep blogging! You should have made three blog posts by the end of today. Keep it up, folks!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Let the Blogging Begin

We are finished adding bloggers to our list. The deadline passed, and I have a life to lead. So, if you are visiting us for the first time, please know that all the bloggers on the list to the right are committed to posting once per day for the whole month of October.

Your reading material boredom has just been eradicated.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Time's up!

That's it! I've got one more blog to upload, and that's it. We are set for NaBloWriMo 2009! I will email our logo to all bloggers who has emailed me privately, so you have the option of displaying it.

Let the blogging begin!

15 minutes!

We're almost finished adding bloggers! Email me privately if you want to participate. 7pm mountain time is the deadline.

33! Two hours to go!

Two more hours to our deadline of blog acceptance. No word yet on emotional acceptance or parental acceptance.

But blogs? Yep, we'll still take 'em.

Please give encouragement and kisses to NotHannah (aka Heather), who volunteered to design a button for our blogs! We can share the NaBloWriMo love all year round! Heather, you rock.

Two more hours! I'm excited about how many participants we have. Keep up the good work, folks!

29 confirmed--5.5 hours to go! Oh, and peer pressure works.

We have 29 confirmed bloggers! I am still waiting on a blog link from writtenwyrdd.

Peer pressure works! Kitt has agreed to join us! HOORAAAAAAAY!!

There is still time to join in the fun. Email me privately with your joiny message and a link to your blog.

Last Day to Join Us!

Today is the last day to join NaBloWriMo. At 7pm mountain time (-7 GMT), I will stop accepting bloggers, and will delete the rest of the list at the bottom who are unconfirmed.

And tomorrow, we start blogging! One post per day, every day in October--you can do it! You might take a page from Aaron Delay, who is setting up a daily topic schedule: Mondays are religion, Tuesdays are politics, etc. This might help to keep you organized. Those who blog about food (we have several) might choose Mondays for Butter, Tuesdays for Bread, and Wednesdays for vegetables.

But what do I know? Maybe you've already got a bunch of ideas lined up, and you are ready to roll. I, for one, have no ideas, and will just write what comes to mind at the time.

Tell your friends about our challenge. Last day! Last day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


We have reached 20 bloggers! I have kept Kitt on the list, but she is not yet confirmed. Peer pressure, anyone?

If you are just visiting, please consider joining our yearly blogging challenge. We join up and agree to post to our blogs once per day, every day in October. If you want to do this, too, please send me a private email (under the pumpkin) with a link to your blog, and I'll add you. Come join in, make new friends, and get a super blogroll. You will never lack reading material again!


Eighteen confirmed bloggers for NaBloWriMo! Hooray!

There is still time to join. Send a private email to the address below the pumpkin with a link to your blog, and your commitment to blog once per day in October. Hooray!

Now, everybody go over to the Kittalog and convince her to join us. :)


Yowza! We are at 16 confirmed bloggers for NaBloWriMo--National Blog Writing Month. This is something that I decided, and so we're doing it. I've been hosting it for the past two years--this is my third year. Hooray!

The deal: Blog once per day in the month of October.

The prize: Bragging rights for a whole year.

The benefit: Create a habit for blogging, or writing every day, or self-promotion. However you view it, blogging every day is a good thing.

Does Twitter count? What if I Tweet every day? NO.

To join: Send an email to me at my email address below the pumpkin. Send a link to your blog, and a statement saying that you want to join. That's it!


Keep up the promotion, folks. Good job! Use Twitter and Facebook, as needed.

To join:

Send me an email at the address on the right, in the text under the pumpkin. Send a link to your blog, and let me know you want to join. It's that easy!


We now have 14 confirmed bloggers for NaBloWriMo! Hooray! Today and tomorrow we have the chance to spread the word, so let's do that.

Folks who are new to this site and idea:

NaBloWriMo is a blogging challenge. Those of us who agree to participate will write one blog post per day (on our own blogs) during the month of October. I will post periodic updates on this blog, so that we can learn about who we are and what we do and isn't that fun?

Yes, it is.

If you want to accept the challenge, please email me at the address under the pumpkin, with a link to your blog.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Thirteen confirmed bloggers! Keep up the good work, folks!

12 Confirmed Bloggers!

I love the power of the Inernet. 12 confirmed bloggers in a few short hours! Blog about us, link to this post, and get the word out.

Join us for a blogging challenge: once per day, we write a blog post, during the month of October. Easier than writing a novel, but often more difficult than finding matching socks while getting dressed at 5:30am. So, I recommend getting up at 5:00 and blogging! It's what I did last year!

C'mon. What are ya--chicken?

10 Confirmed Bloggahs

The ten bloggers at the top of the list are confirmed! If you haven't sent me a private email already, please do so. I want to create a contact list this year. I'm not gonna spam you, I promise.

Also, if you haven't already, please subscribe to this blog. That way, you will get updates on the project when I post about it.

Keep promoting today and tomorrow. I'll cut off the sign-up process at 7pm mountain time on Sept. 3o, 2009. Cutthroat!

Joiners, do this.

To all who wish to join our NaBloWriMo fun times, please send a joiny message to me, (Amy) at my email address on the right, below the pumpkin. I need to make a contact list for all bloggahs.


I have commented on all the blogs on our blogroll, or emailed folks (whose emails I have), asking if you are participating. You have exactly two days to decide!

Please link to my previous post about NaBloWriMo this year, and blog about it! Let's see if we can't bump up our blogroll and get some new blood in here. I've already received one response of a person bowing out. I understand! Believe me! I can barely believe I'm doing this again, myself!

Let your Facebook peeps know, Tweet it, whatever. Blog, blog, blog!

NaBloWriMo is ON.

I don't care how tired I am. This thing is on, and I'll do it.

One blog post per day in October, 2009! Tell yer friends!

I think this year I will tell my Facebook friends and see who bites. Let's get a huge blogroll, people!

This Year

I am so tired, and I don't know if I can rally myself to blog every day in October. Does anyone want to take over this project?

Please forward this post to anybody you think would want to participate or run this thing. I'm so dang tired.

But even now, as I write this, I kinda want to do it. *sighs*