HAPPY MAY 1st! CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the A-Zers... You ALL deserve a round of applause! Do you hear it? IT'S DEFINING!!!!!
I would like to THANK all of you who have made this challenge SO SUCCESSFUL. A special thanks to you for supporting my 26 featured authors... I know it was an added monthly expense, but imaging the HOURS of pleasure you will have from 26 different reads. And the VARIETY. From love stories to ZOMBIE DOGS... AND EVERYTHING in BETWEEN.
I would like to share with you a bit about how, at times, I felt overwhelmed with the challenge. For several weeks I had VERY limited wifi access and this HUGE challenge to write and POST. At times I honestly think I wouldn't be able to do it. BUT for the first time, this pantser actually plotted. Yes, I wrote my post before the actual day they were due. AMAZING for me. For the first two years I did this challenge, I wrote the posts the day before. This year I had to plan around my wifi. It worked.
I stayed ahead throughout and had almost all my intros written by the 22nd. The last two I took a few days off, and yet I still had them done before 26th.
As many of you know I had a difficult and challenging theme. I wanted to help my fellow bloggers introduce their fantastic creations. I am happy to say I pleased my author friends and their admirers. So my point is, when you do something from the heart, you will succeed. Our writing comes from our hearts and souls. I may take time, but we will succeed! So don't give up that writing dream. I certainly won't. With each new day, post, comment, I take another step in my journey. I am proud and honored to have all of you for company. At times we may feel lonely and abandoned, but ALWAYS remember, you have a friend just a step away.
Today I also have an announcement. I was asked by Steven Tremp to help host a fantastic and much needed blog hop about HEALTH! You know I have had several health and fitness posts in the past, well now Steven Tremp, Alex J. Cavanaugh, L. Diane Wolfe, and myself are your hosts on Wednesday, May 29th.
As you know, many writers have very little spare time to take care of themselves. With work, family, and stressed of writing, fitness and eating right is not on the list.... Well I am here to tell you IT SHOULD BE! And this hop will help motivate you. We will offer tips, advice, and inspiration to get you started AND to keep you going. So why not join the hop and add your name to the linky. All you have to do is tell us how you keep in shape. And if you don't ... YET ... now is the time to start.
And my illustrious co-hosts, the Ninja Captain AND L. Diane Wolfe have guest posted on my blog on this actual subject... so we do practice what we preach... LOL.
Now that the temps are rising... so should you ... get out and smell the flowers with a brisk walk. It clears your head and you will feel GREAT!
Why not take a bike ride this weekend? Pack a healthy picnic and after your six to ten mile ride, find a picturesque setting and enjoy.
Have a great weekend everyone!