Today is about announcements. Teasers! Awards! Contests! Milestones!
And one grumpy note about Blogger Comments. I have been having trouble making my comments stick--have to scroll down and click publish a few times. Hopefully, nobody left a comment after the first click and it didn't take. I went to the Help page and found many people are having problems. Some have lost all old comments, some are getting wrong counts. So check to be sure your comments are not being lost, and leave Blogger Help a message if you have problems.
On to more fun stuff. Shannon O'Donnell at Book Dreaming awarded me the Superior Scribbler, which is too cute, and, yes, I have been writing since that age, for sure. I'll pass it along, as well as the One Lovely Blog Award I received from Liza and Shannon, in the near future.
Today I want to shout out to Beth Revis, who has signed with the amazing Writers House (if you haven't taken the online tour of their site, you must). She is holding a contest to celebrate, and you really need to check her out. Beth is super.
Drum roll. Trumpets, please: I want to invite everyone to a super-fun blog party Monday. Sherrinda at A Writer Wannabe came up with a fabulous idea for mistletoe season--excerpts of kissing scenes. A bunch of writers have signed up and anyone can play. Post a scene you've written and then enjoy bloghopping to savor what is going to be a wide array of smoochiness. Sherrinda has put up a widget with links to the players' blogs. Swoon away.
And finally. I let it slip by, but my last post was my 100th. And that seems like a milestone since I only stuck my toe in the blogging water seven months ago. I'd like to thank everyone who drops in to read what I have to say. I am grateful to all who have left comments and become followers. I so love this community of writers who encourage, teach and support one another.