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.