So… Today marks the beginning of a change in my blog schedule. At least for the month of NaNo (as in National Novel Writing Month-November, aka NaNoWriMo). I’m so used to blogging three days a week, and the last attempt to cut back was not successful. I’m afraid this is addictive, but I’m going to give it another whirl. Mostly because I’ve already written 15,000+ words since the first – and I want to try to get in another 60,000 or so. Gotta free up some time. And then there’s Thanksgiving…
In anticipation of a marathon of cooking and baking…in seventeen days!…I found this…
Because I so appreciate shout-outs from my favorite bloggers, I decided I’d like to start sharing with you some of the posts I enjoy each week.
First up is Colin Falconer over at Looking for Mr. Goodstory. How important is freedom of speech? Important enough that some will try to stop it at any cost. Check out his thought-provoking story about how readers and writers are banding together after a tragedy in, After the Dark, Light is Born.
And I’m loving August McLaughlin’s new series on sexual empowerment for women. She is very open and gets straight to the point, and does so in a way that makes me smile. Read the first installment here at, (gulp!) #GirlBoner: An Introduction. Well…we might not be exactly like guys, but something happens.
It’s been a little over a month since I read Shelly Immel’s 44 Acts of Kindness but, as always, her articles always inspire me…and this one was no different. In fact, it makes me a little more conscious of what I can do to make other people feel better. Maybe the person who secretly paid for my uncle’s meal at a favorite restaurant a few days ago read it, too.
Finally this week… Breeana Puttroff, author of one of my very favorite series, The DuskGate Chronicles, is getting ready to release the fourth of what I hope is at least five books, Blooms of Consequence. Check it out…and then if you like YA Fantasy, you might want to read the first three. Trust me, if you do, you’ll be chomping at the bit for Blooms.
Kristy, you are a joy. I’m glad to hear that 44 Acts of Kindness post stuck with you. The experience certainly stuck with me!
Apologies for my late response to this lovely lineup of yours. We’ve had stomach flu, surgery, and more at our house lately, so I am just now catching up with all the fun people I know online, and finding all the treasures they gave me while I was taking care of business IRL. Thank you for the mention!
And congrats on your success so far with NaNoWriMo! I honor your intention to steal writing hours from someplace other than your sleep schedule! Good luck with it all! XO
Shelly…wow! It sounds like you need a good dose of dull and boring for a while! I hope you and your husband are better now (and that he wasn’t throwing up after shoulder surgery! OUCH!!!).
Still dreaming of catching up on sleep here. It’s not looking very promising in the immediate future. 🙂
Thanks for the shout out Kristy. Good luck with the stuffing! And I’m honoured to be included alongside August’s Girl Boners!!
I was happy to include you, Colin. You always post such interesting stuff. And I’m not going to need any luck with the stuffing. If my turkey starts singing to me, I’ll be calling someone from Guinness…or more likely, Ripley’s Believe it or Not. 🙂
Congrats on your new schedule, Kristy! Sounds like a big and important move, sorta like… Girl Boners. (Kidding! Kind of. ;))
Thanks so much for the sweet shout out. And best of luck with NaNo!
Thanks, August! And glad to do it. I love anything that helps women grow and become more confident in everything they do. (even if that includes….girl boners). 🙂