Monday, October 20, 2014

Bucket List Blog Hop!

Wahoo!  I'm so excited for this blog hop.  It sounds so awesome and fun and I'm thinking I'm going to be adding some fabulous items to my own bucket list after I visit everyone else!

The Bucket List Blog Hop is co-hosted by Sherry Ellis at Mama Diaries and Susanne Drazic at Putting Words Down On Paper.
I've thought about making a bucket list several times throughout my life and this is the perfect time to get one done and document it where it can't get lost! (I did one before but I cannot find it.)  Anyway, here is my bucket list in no particular order.  I can't wait until I'm done with work today so I can go around and check all of yours out!

1.  Visit New York
2.  Visit Washington D.C.
3.  Visit more national parks (including but not limited to Yosemite, Zion, Big Bend, Joshua Tree)
4.  Visit Europe (England, Ireland, Scotland and more if ever possible)
5.  Write full time!!
6.  Look into my family tree (did this once before but didn't get very far)
7.  Take my daughter to Kleinfelds or one of those famous wedding gown dress shops - we've talked about how we're going to do this whenever the time comes. :)
8.  Meet some of my blogger friends in person!
9.  Spend one entire month JUST reading books - no working, just read, sleep, and eat. :)
10.  Learn how to plant and grow a vegetable garden.
11.  Do a one year RV trip around the good ol' U.S.A with my husband.

I'm sure I'll think of lots more things to add to this list but it's a good start.


Monday, October 6, 2014

A Bucket List and a Faire!

There's a couple of really fun events coming up that I wanted share with you all.

First up is the Bucket List Blog Hop!

This blog hop sounds super fun and is being co-hosted by Sherry Ellis at Mama Diaries and Susanne Drazic at Putting Words Down On Paper.

The Linky List to sign up is HERE!

Next is the Realms Faire!

Calling All Authors and Writers

The lovely M. Pax is seeking your help in getting the word out about this year’s Realms Faire. The faire is about you and helping you gain some visibility for your work. It has several opportunities to help you do that. 

  1. Be a sponsor and donate prizes. This gets you listed on the Realms Faire scrolly and pages. The events giving away your swag will mention you. 

  2. Test your mettle in the joust. People will be cheering for you for five days straight. You will get a spotlight on one of the five days. You get a nifty badge. Limited to 10 knights.

  3. Duel with words in Dueling Bards. You and your work are spotlighted on one day. Limited to 10 bards.

    Be a sponsor  /  Be a Knight  /  Duel as a Bard

    Check out these awesome events - I hope you sign up!



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

IWSG: Shock and Awe

Wahoo!  It's the 1-year anniversary of The Insecure Writer's Support Group Website!  I can't believe it's been a year already since it was launched!

I also cannot believe it's October already - where does the time go???

My insecurity this month is on being a mother and my children moving away to different states!  My son, just got married on Monday - my husband and I only found out a WEEK ago from Monday that he WAS getting married - talk about a shocker!!  My speech during the wedding was that he is becoming an expert at Shock and Awe - it's the second time in a year he has dropped such a bomb on us.  Sigh. 

We literally went through all the stages of grief - from trying to explain he should wait to finally acceptance and then planning a wedding in about a weekend!  It was crazy!  And he's moving to California.  And now my daughter has told us she's moving soon to Colorado!  I don't know what I'm going to do without either of my children close by - I had always hoped they would never move away and I'm hoping I'll be able to handle this - I'm worried I'm going to get depressed!  At least I still have our youngest (dog-child) and I know he will never move away or get married.  :)

Anyway, what kind of shockers have you had recently?

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Click HERE to check out the other blogs for this monthly bloghop.
For more information or to join IWSG, visit the Insecure Writer's Support Group Website.