Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday, Friday, so good to me

The reason this Friday is so good is that its page on my calendar is completely blank.


Although I am going to make a quick grocery store run, today will be all about NaNoWriMo word count and getting some blog posts pre-scheduled.

Many Guests

I have three guests next week. My visiting authors represent memoir, mystery and romance, something for almost everyone.

Northern Colorado writer Pat Walker will be here Monday...her memoir, Dance of the Electric Hummingbird, describes her spiritual awakening at a Sammy Hagar rock concert and how her life has changed since that experience. I read an early draft of Pat's manuscript, a wonderful mix of inspiration and entertainment, and am now one of her biggest fans. I plan to be first in line at her December 1st book signing.

This Old House

Margot Kinberg blogs about crime fiction at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist... and was kind enough to use my first mystery, The Prairie Grass Murders, as one of her examples in a post called "My House is Out of the Ordinary". Many thanks to Margot for the mention and for quoting from my story.

The Versatile Blogger Award

Wyoming mystery author Cindy Keen Reynders passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to me this week. This is a really nice award. If you want to see the seven facts I revealed about myself back in July of 2010, follow the link to: More Award Fun -- Two for the Price of One.

I'd be most pleased if you'd pop over and join Cindy's new blog as a special thank you from me. You'll find her at Saucy Lucy Wisdom: Aunt Gladys and Cindy talk about the writing world. Aunt Gladys is one of the delightful characters in Cindy's mysteries.

I'll reserve the right to pass this award on again in a future post. Thanks again, Cindy.

And now we return to NaNoWriMo, especially since I fell a bit behind in word count yesterday. Sigh!


Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Oh, I love those days when you don't have to be at a particular place at a particular time. Aren't they great!? Good for you to keep powering through NaNoWriMo :-).

Thanks very much for the mention, too! I really think you convey such a wonderful sense of place when you write; I was happy to include your description of the house in my post.

...and congratulations on a well-deserved Versatile Blogger Award! Woot!

Kathryn Elliott said...

I love, love, love blank calendar days! It really is the simple things that make me happy! Looking forward to the upcoming posts.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Pat. Keep writing!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

But you have the whole day to catch up!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Just checking in for a minute, then back to work. As everyone knows, when there's a long day ahead and we know we have plenty of time to write, that's when the day is most likely to slip past while we have another cup of coffee, add two other errands to the grocery store run, and spend way too much time on the Internet. I'm trying not to do that...

Anonymous said...

It is not that I need any books, but you have reminded me that I had to have "The Prairie Grass Murders". And even though it is ridiculous with a Kindle book, I am glad I got the one with the cool green and brown cover ;)

Dorte H.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, Dorte. That cover was designed by a student at University of Colorado whose mom is a writer friend from Denver. I thought she did a great job.

Cindy Keen Reynders said...

Thanks, Pat!

Arlee Bird said...

Wait a minute! A spiritual awakening at a Sammy Hagar concert? This I've got to hear.
My NaNo count is dismal. I am way, way behind.

Ann Carbine Best visits Wrote By Rote on Saturday 11/12/11

Dean K Miller said...

It was an honor to see you yesterday as part of your break from right back to it! You go girl!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Cindy, can't wait to read your next book. I sure hope Aunt Gladys makes a return appearance.

Hey, Arlee -- Yes, Pat's memoir is a gem. I think the concept alone is going to bring her a huge audience.

Thanks, Dean. I did it. I caught up the word count about 8:00 last night. I hope I don't fall behind again though. That bugged me.

GigglesandGuns said...

Wow, Pat, you were sure upbeat as you wrote this. Hope you accomplished all you set out to do.