I have no guest blogger to announce for tomorrow. However, I would like to remind everyone that I love hosting guests, especially guest authors with new releases to promote. If you check the schedule in the sidebar, you'll see plenty of openings in June, July and August. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you my guidelines.
What I'm Reading
One unpublished novel for critique.
And at the same time, I'm working my way through Stephen King's Under the Dome. I'll have lots more to say about King's book when I finish. I will say I'm loving it. And I'll also say I wish I had bought the book after I got my Kindle. My arm muscles are sore just from lifting this monster-sized hardcover into my lap.
My Giveaway if I Get 300 Followers by May 14th
I invite everyone who visits here this week and next (by midnight Mountain Time on Saturday, May 14th) to become a follower if you have not already done so. And feel free to spread the word on your blog, Twitter, or whatever.
Be sure to leave a comment and a way to contact you (in your profile or in the comment), whether you follow the blog or not. If I reach 300 followers by the deadline, I'll give away one $25.00 gift certificate from amazon.com.
I'll be selecting the winner from comments left between now and the 14th. Remember, it's not the "follow" that enters you in the drawing, it's the comment you leave. I'll count one comment per person each day as a separate entry.
A Great Wrap-Up Post for the A to Z April Blog Challenge 2011
Check out Jenny's post My A-to-Z A-to-Z at The Writing Bug.
A Post All Bloggers Should Read
Is Blogger Copyright Dead? at Problogger Blog Tips. This article addresses blog "scraping" and other illegal reproductions of your original blog posts.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference 2011
Here's another plug for Colorado Gold scheduled for September 9, 10 and 11 in Denver. The RMFW website has the complete brochure and workshop descriptions available online. Don't forget there's a contest associated with this conference. The deadline to enter is June 1st.
And over the next few weeks, many of the agents and editors attending the conference will be interviewed for Chiseled in Rock blog. My interview with Rachelle Gardner was published yesterday.
Auntie Pat Says...
Writing is like exercise. We procrastinate and resist and make excuses--all to avoid doing the very things that make us feel great. It makes no sense.