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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Things other people are doing


Today was supposed to be the day I answered some of those questions I got tagged with, but I've got a few bits and pieces that I wanted to pass on, so you'll have to wait until next week to find out what my favourite colour is :-)

Hands up if you're doing the A -Z challenge? Now, keep your hand up if you haven't got all your posts together yet. Well, if you need a hand with the letter P on 17th April, Madeleine Maddocks of Scribble and Edit is running the Plotting Blogfest. (It's open to pantsers too!). So if you've got any tips or hints to share, and a post shaped hole on that day, go here for details and sign up.


If your brain is already overloaded trying to get those posts ready for next month, L. Diane Wolfe from Spunk on a Stick is running the Sad Songs Blogfest on Friday 30th March. We all have those songs that move us, or threaten to break our heart. Here's where you can sign up to share them with everyone else!




Finally, Unicorn Bell is running 'A Picture Paints 1000 Words'. Go here to sign up, and between 26-28 March post a story of 1000 words or less inspired by one of the ten pictures shown. There are prizes for this one, too!




One more thing before I sneak off to bed with my dragon-tattooed girl, a blogging friend of mine, Kayeleen Hamblin, from Kayeleen's Creation Corner announced today that her husband Greg has left the writing closet and is joining us all in the light. He has a brand new blog, so if you have a couple of minutes, it would be great if you could drop by The Gregwriter and say hello :-)  

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  1. Lots of blogfests before the Challenge begins! I'm doing the sad songs one. Bet no one thinks my songs are sad though.

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  2. Thanks for the shout out! I appreciate it.

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  3. Wow! Lot's of busy bloggers. That was nice of you to mention the new blog. I'll have to go check it out.

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  4. I'll stop by Greg's new blog and hit the Follow button. Anything to help a newbie in Blogdom. And I'll have to see what I have planned for P for the A to Z Challenge. Too tired from my blog tour now though to do anything but relax for a while.

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    1. Indeed, you could at least take the weekend off :-)

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  5. Wow, tons of great blogfests coming up. Aprils is going to be a busy month.

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    1. Aye. I think I'll spend May sleeping :-)

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  6. Ohhh, cool new blogfests :) Thanks Emily.

    .......dhole

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  7. Thanks for these links Sarah, but I think I'm too busy chasing up people for my A-Z posts to do any of them, lol!

    Denise

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    1. No worries. I don't think I'll be entering, just spreading the love :-)

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  8. It's nice to know what else is out there. I'd be busy with A to Z in April, but I might check out some of these links just to see what these other events are all about.

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    1. Indeed, it's nice to keep up with the news :-)

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  9. ...wow, busy slate. I'm interested in the Picture Paints 1000 Words, but not sure if that tedious calendar of mine will allow it ;)

    El

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    1. I hope you can squeeze it in, I love reading your stuff :-)

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  10. Greg is my new friend.

    Ps... Sarah, *what* was(is?) the name of the comic who showed us his knickers every week... per the one blog hop pic up on top?

    (Man, what a sentence :)

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    1. I know you know now, but I'll reply in public - Kenny Everett :-)

      Also, love the comment you left for Greg :-)

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  11. I love seeing all the blogfests! Don't forget that the A to Z blogging challenge is about to start on April 1st. It's quite the blogfest.

    I used to participate in them all the time. Now I'm afraid I wouldn't do well in any of them because they require time!

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    1. The A to Z is the only one I didn't remember to publicise! Still, I guess the word is well and truly spread on that one :-)

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  12. Thanks for the heads-up on everything that's happening! Popping off to follow Greg right now.

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  13. Whoa,

    LOTS going on Sarah. I used to be so good at posting blogfests, etc. It's nice to see someone on top of these because they are so important to share with our blogger friends.

    Yes, I am doing A-Z, and haven't written one yet. EEK! BUt I hope to try for the 1000 words blogfest. and the sad songs. Will I have the time? I hope so.


    Off to follow Gregg now.

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    1. I hope you get a chance too. And don't worry, I don't even have a theme yet :-)

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  14. Wow...so much going on. Thanks for the info

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  15. woweee!!! busy, busy, busy this blogland!
    i'm doing the sad songs one, are you?

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    1. I really wanted to, but it's next Friday and I have a Musical Impression celebrating a new release on that day. It would probably be filled with 80's stuff anyway!

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  16. Thanks for sharing all of that, but I think I'm going to just focus on the A-Z Challenge - I've only got five written and I was hoping for more!

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    1. If it makes you feel better, that's five more than me!

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  17. Oh my... So many things going on... I wish I had the energy and the time to follow all these things. Sigh... I am doing an a-z challenge though.. Good luck with it all, Sarah!

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    1. Oh no, I'm with you - just the A to Z. I'm only the messenger :-)

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  18. I don't know if I'd call it the writing closet... More like the writing wardrobe... or the writing chiffonier. Yeah, that seems classy, right?

    Thanks for the mention. I'll be sure to write good stuff to live up to the promotion!

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    1. Oh, that'sthe perfect tagline - 'Escaping the writing chiffonier'. It's one of those lines that people think should make sense :-)

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  19. I have yet to write a single post for A-Z. I think I shall have to spend the weekend getting some prepared so that I'm not overwhelmed.

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    1. I'd like to say I'll be doing likewise, but I know myself :-(

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  20. I may be nuts, but I'm going to play it by ear with A to Z. We'll be just starting our road trip, so I think things will come up on their own. I'll go visit the new guy!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Greg. I reckon you'll get loads of inspiration on your trip :-)

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  21. I'm doing the A to Z challenge; I was thinking I had a good start with 4 or 5 posts written already. At least I have the topics chosen for the whole month! Yikes.

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    1. Well, you're definitely ahead of me :-)

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  22. Okay, wow, lots going on--thanks for the info!!

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  23. I'm a plotter with manuscripts, but I'm pantsing A-Z. I have nothing done in advance.

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    1. See, that surprises me. I don't know why but I thought you've have all yours done by now. I'm feeling better :-)

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  24. I love that Kayeleen's husband is coming out of the closet with his writing! That's fabulous. I remember making that choice, too. It's a scary one.

    Thanks for all the blogfest info!

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  25. I hope to join the A-Z challenge next year. I wanted to join this year, but we ended up moving (spent the last two months getting everything out of our house) and downsizing and now are living with the Early American Cardboard look. Now that I'm babysitting Mr. Short Naps full time, I'm too tired to unpack anything when I get home, so this moving business is way more challenging than the A-Z challenge. If I can participate next year, I'll smile and be thankful that the chaos of moving is long past! Thanks for letting us know about the blogfest and 1,000 words contest. Best of luck to The Gregwriter! I'll head on over and say hello!

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    1. You have so much on your plate right now, I'm impressed you're still standing! Sitting this one out sounds like a good idea :-)

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  26. I hadn't heard of the Sad Songs Blogfest. Thanks for the heads-up!

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    1. You're welcome. Are you going to enter?

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  27. Thanks for sharing these, Sarah!
    To date, I've written a few A-Z posts... and there's ONLY 8 days left... YIKES! Better get moving...

    I'm particularly interested in the Sad Songs Blogfest... I know lots of melancholy tunes that resonate... really touch that spot... wonder if I'll manage to squeeze it in? *sighs*
    So many blogfests - so little time...

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    1. That's the one that I liked the sound of - I've got a ton of 'em. Sadly it clashes with something else :-(

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  28. People are doing a lot of things in the blogosphere! :)

    Thanks for all the news.

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    1. Aren't they? It's like they're squeezing it all in before April :-)

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  29. So many awesome things happening.... thanks for sharing.. now I have some new places to check out:)

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  30. Sarah - Thank you so much for filling us in on these doings. Goodness knows where you find the time to keep track of all of this, but I'm glad you do!

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    1. It's easy. I procrastinate in other areas :-)

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  31. Yep. I signed up for A-Z. Am hopeful that I will be able to do at least half the letters this time.

    Those other blogfests sound fun too.

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  32. So I did that A-Z fest last year and was an utter failure at it. I made it through R. *shakes head* I won't even try this year. I am not sure I have 26 things to say all year, let alone in a month:)
    Good luck!

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    1. 18 out of 26 is not failure woman! At least this year you can watch the insanity and cheer us all on :-)

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  33. Love the button for the plot blogfest! And a big welcome to Greg!

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  34. Wow! So many fun things happening! And I've never attempted the A-Z challenge. My brain can't handle it. LOL

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    1. Well, if mine ends up exploding, you know why ;-)

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  35. I am doing the A to Z Blogfest. I'm up to S with my pre-scheduled posts, so I'm doing pretty well.

    There are so many things happening! Thanks for the heads up.

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  36. I'm definitely doing A to Z. I had a ball doing it last year. I've already scheduled a couple of posts.

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    1. I really should make a start myself :-)

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  37. I'm doing A-Z and am not feeling confident about it. Oh well...I'll try anything once.

    I like the Picture paints a 1000 words blogfest. Sounds interesting!

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    1. Well, I for one will be by to visit you :-)

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  38. I've got A-E written, and I have a draft post where I'm pinning up all my topics as I think of them. These other fests look great, but I really think I'm going to lie low til April so I can get prepared. Going to say hello to Greg, though, I know it's hard getting started.

    And to answer Mark's question... that would be Kenny Everett. :)

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    1. Thanks for saying hi to Greg. You're right, it's tough at the start! You're better organised than I am :-)

      ... AKA Cupid Stunt :-)

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  39. I'm not doing the challenge :( maybe next year but I just couldn't make it happen this time.

    I am, however, looking forward to reading everyone's posts. They were so much fun last time around.

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    1. I think you might have the smart idea :-)

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  40. Aaaaaah! Too much other stuff to do before the A to Z Challenge starts!

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    1. Well, if you will publish books and win video competitions ... :-)

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  41. Bless you Sarah for giving my blogfest a shout out. I think i might have a go at one of those others you've mentioned too. Let me know how much you enjoyed Dragon Tattoo? Is it scarey?

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    1. You're very welcome.

      I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to, although it definitely needed another edit. (Too much description of computers and food!). It wasn't scary, although there were a couple of unpleasant scenes. One in particular was very nasty but I do think it was necessary. I've just started the next one.

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  42. There's so much going on. It's fun though. I love bloggyland.

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    1. Me too, the most fun you can have whilst staying legal ;-)

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  43. Love that last picture :-)
    (and no I am not doing the A-Z thingy)

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    1. I'd definitely like to live there :-)
      I just took a look at your blog, now I'm hungry :-)

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  44. I just wrote my T post. I'm almost there!

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    1. I'm really impressed by organised people. So April should be smooth sailing for you :-)

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