Man... I feel terrible for just disappearing, but this week has been a tough one. And...
Well... I don't see my workload as getting any better in the near future.
Which, of course, means that I won't be able to do a News Day either. So. I think I'm going to let it fall away. Instead, I'll try and post one or two interesting links whenever I find something worth sharing.
I'm really sorry to do this, but I just need to make life easier on myself somehow.
BUT! For now, the Paying Forward Awards and the Word Master Challenge will be continuing for now.
Here's a recap, for those of you unfamiliar with these two events.
Paying Forward Awards
The Paying Forward Awards are basically a way for the blogging community to make some of its members' day. We do this by recognizing and rewarding excellence. But I can't do this alone. I need your help. If you have anything that you think will make someone's day that you feel you can give as a prize, please become a sponsor. When I say anything, I mean anything. From query crits to care packages to vouchers to beta reads to e-copies of books and everything in between. Nothing will be turned away and nothing will go wasted. Also, I'm willing to reciprocate by hosting guest posts and/or interviews to promote your book or blog etc.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com with "Paying Forward" as the subject. You have until 23 June 2013 to volunteer.
Please note: I can only take gifts offered by e-mail, as I can't always reach everyone through the comments.
The theme for May/June is:
Take your favorite famous book. Write a scene from it. In a totally different genre.
Bonus points if the reader can guess the original book without you telling us. More points if you can do the scene without it strictly being from the book itself, but we get the same sense from it.
Word Count: No more than 300 words.
Closing Date: 30 June 2013
Prizes: $10 Amazon Voucher or a 10 chapter critique by me or a query critique by me.
PLEASE NOTE!!! Don't enter your link until you've written your entry. I want to be linked directly to your Word Master Challenge Post. NOT to your blog's home page. Also, please make it clear that the entry is in fact for the Challenge. I don't want to wonder about this later. Easiest way to do this is to copy/paste the badge above. Or to start the post's title with "Word Master Challenge". Go to this link to enter.
So yeah... that's me for today. I'll be having to rethink my blogging now, because I need to fit it into many many other necessary activities. Any suggestions?