My Weekly Update – Good Week

Highlights

I received my first paycheck as a writer this week.  I ghost wrote a blog post for a beauty blog and that’s all that I am liberty to say about it.  It pretty exciting to be a paid writer and I have another assignment due this week. Super proud of myself. I’m not going to strike it rich anytime soon, but it’s satisfying being able to earn money doing what you love.

How did you feel when you sold your first book, first, poem, first article? 

Award

My new blog friend and book club host M.L. Swift gave me the The Leibster Award.  Thanks so much M.L.

Blog Anniversary

I’m a little late with my anniversary plans.  Since my actual anniversary was in February, I decided to celebrate the beginning of my second year of blogging by reaching out to some amazing writers to ponder and guest post on “Why do I blog?”. I received some insightful responses and can’t wait to share them with you.  See the schedule below.

  • March 12 – Tameri Etherton
  • March 19 – Vikki Thompson
  • March 22 – D.C. McMillen
  • March 25 – Alex Cavanaugh
  • March 27 – Misha Gericke
  • March 28 – Mark Means
  • March 29 – EM Castellan
Post to Ponder
What I Learned from the Editor: Round 1 by Jordanna East – Its great to understand your bad habits. May save time in your next project.
Writing Madly to a Deadline and then Not Submit by Jennifer M. Eaton – Do you have this type of integrity and respect for your work.
The First Time We Met:  Memorable Characters and First Impressions by Felicia Scotzig – I can’t decide which character is my favorite.
Out of the Mouths of Babes by Jemi Fraser – How does your story stack up to the check list?
New Followers
Mark Riddle
Damyanti Writes
Jason Alan
 
Next Weeks Schedule
Tuesday – Anniversary Guest Post – Tameri Etherton
Wednesday – Trust in Me Blog Blitz
Friday – Got Green Bloghop – get your irish stories ready.
Sunday – My Weekly Update
 
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My Weekly Update – Merry Every Day and Happy Last Year

Blog of the Year

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Thanks to Vikki at The View Outside and Kitt at Inner Wild Kat for nominating me for Blog of the Year.  From what I understand I need to collect six stars, but I am thrilled with just the two.

The Blog of the Year rules, you can find here.

My Nominations are: 
Innerwildkat
Michael J. Holley
The Peasants Revolt
Amanda Fanger
Chris Stocking
 

#TBSU – The Blog Scratchers Union

I am honored to be a member. Thanks so much to Seumas Gallacher. Seumas is a bloggers blogger. A great supporter to the every day blogger and I am happy to have meet him.  Please visit Seumas and other members of the Union. You won’t be sorry.

Other Cool Awards

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Big thanks to Vikki and Karen by best blog buddies on the world wide web.

You both have been amazing to me and I appreciate all the support and encouragement and the quality content you both create on your blogs.  Great example for any new writer.

Answers to a few of their questions:

  1.  Bucket List #1 – Publish a Novel
  2. Favorite Sport to watch – Football; Favorite Sport to play – Golf
  3. Dancing or Bowling – Dancing
  4. Favorite Holiday – Christmas
  5. Eye color – Brown
  6. TV Time – 3 hours per day, but I am on the computer through 2 of those hours
  7. Wear to bed – tank top and shorts (not too sexy, right)
  8. First things I do when I wake up – read emails on my phone, then twitter, then blog post, then I am late.
  9. Pet peeves – dishonesty for no reason, inconsistency and people who smack when they eat
  10. Pairs of shoes – to many to count
Post to Review
Why Becoming an Author is not for the Faint of Heart! by Author Kimberly T. Matthews
What Romance?  Get Your Beat Sheet Here! by Jami Gold
Blog Tour Ideas:  Getting into Character by Felicia Scotzig
New Year’s Resolution for All Writers – The Patient Edit by Author Donya Lynne
Why You MUST Keep Your Eye on the Prize by Shelli Johnson
5 Keys to Starting Over with Style at All Groan Up
Kiss it Off by Angi Black
 
New Followers
Stephanie Hurt
The Vagabond Filmaker
Daniel Abram
The Mind of RD Revilo
L.Leander Books
Jumeira James at iNation
Radaronelson at Seasons of Insanity 
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The Vagabond Filmmaker 
Daniel Abram
The Mind of RD Revilo
 
Next Weeks Schedule
Tuesday – Merry Christmas – SQM – The Christmas Story
Thursday – SQM – It’s a Wonderful Life
Sunday – My Weekly Update – 2013 Goals