Wednesday, October 28, 2009

To The Great Blogs I Read

It's a few days before Halloween and I'm feeling a little ragged. Baking and party planning not to mention that we have been pulled out of town every weekend for something important. And, I NEED a laptop! I've said my prayers to the Laptop Gods. October has been our "not at home" month! Looking forward to November and here's to hoping my hubby and I get some Saturday's watching movies by the fire.

So, I'm a little uninspired in the blogging department. I thought I'd instead highlight some other bloggers that are writing pieces that talk to me.

The Storyqueens Castle reminds us that when purchasing those holiday gifts, BOOKS are one of the best gifts. Thanks Storyqueen. I'm a big book buyer for the kids in my life because toys drive me nutts but I may just include the adults this year.

Barrie Summy made me feel that pang of want when I saw her picture of her author's paperbacks of "I So Don't Do Mysteries". Congrats Barrie, I hope they sell like hotcakes!

Thanks to The Virginia Scribe for posting about your webcast with Kate DiCamillo and specifically for reporting that when she comes up with one of her eclectic fun names, she writes it down to save for later. I write down everything but not names. Maybe that will help!

B.A. Sanderson at The Writing Spectacle reported that many writers query when they feel their work is "good enough". Oh my! (Did that sound like June Cleaver?) I can not imagine feeling that way and submitting. Now, I can imagine the editor feeling that way when I submit!

And, here's one that makes you cry and laugh. My blogger and local Fauquierian, Susan McCorkingdale is fighting one of life's battles no one deserves. She is keeping her sense of humor. And, she can use your prayers!

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful blogs, everyday. Now, I'm off to bake cookies, ready my daughter's school project, pack the kids' and my husband's lunches and try to find the shower!


  1. Thanks for the links. I read Susan's post and now I am laughing and crying too!

  2. Have fun! Thanks for the blog links :)

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you and all your friends for the prayers. Glad you laughed, too. I mean, sometimes, you just gotta. :-)

    Love you, Susan

  4. Ack, I meant to comment yesterday. Where does the time go? Anyway, thanks for linking to my post, Jennifer. I don't know how many writers are doing this, but even if it's just one, it's insane.

  5. Thank you, Jen. We are kindred spirits, gal. I enjoy reading your blog too! One of these days we have to meet at a conference.

  6. I hear ya! I'm going to the SCBWI in Arlington. my first and i'm really excited! I'm volunteering with the food committee which sounds busy but I like. Except that I have to be there at 7:00 and it takes me almost an hour to get there from the sticks!