Friday, October 9, 2009

Totally Random Friday

A few things today, in no particular order.

1. I still haven't received my ARC of Janice Hardy's THE SHIFTER. Boohoo. :^( Dang slow postal service. Maybe this afternoon? I'm about ready to go buy a copy and then maybe use it for a contest. Hmm. We'll see. I have a 40% off coupon for Borders that I have to use anyway...

2. Christine Fonseca has created a new blog called Growing Up Gifted. She's just getting started, but there's already great info there about gifted children. If you even think you might have a gifted child, it's worth checking out. Great insight there about how the gifted mind works.

3. Like forever ago, Stina Lindenblatt gave me the Premios Dardos award. Thank you, Stina. I'm supposed to pass it on to five other people, but I'm having a hard time narrowing it down. So, happy Friday! You're all winners!! Woohoo! :D

4. Susan R. Mills (formerly Lazy Writer) has a great post up today on her blog, A Walk in My Shoes, about marketing ourselves as authors. Definitely worth checking out.

5. Tere Kirkland (formerly TereLiz) of the The Lesser Key has a great contest going on. You could win a copy of Jessica Verday's new novel THE HOLLOW.

6. I'm often inspired by other bloggers for my posts, but today someone was inspired by me. :) I know. I can't believe it either. Yesterday, we talked about whether you should wait to query your first novel until the second novel is done. Roni at Fiction Groupie has a great post today expanding on that. And she has some very good reasons to wait.

7. In an effort to keep my personal life personal and protect my kiddos, I'm making my family blog private. If you're interested in having access to that blog, leave your email address here, and if I know you, I'll invite you. :)

8. I came across this video, and I thinks it's just incredible and had to share. These amazing little girls are 6, 7, and 8 years old.

Happy Friday, all! Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Just read Roni's post, and you ought to be very proud of yourself, Abby!

    Have a great weekend!

    And thanks so much for plugging my contest. (Turns out someone else is giving away five copies right now on their blog, so it might not have been the best timing, lol)

  2. Wow, those little singers are amazing. Maybe your book will come in the mail tomorrow. (I've got the same coupon from Borders that must be used.)

  3. Have a good weekend Abby. Congrats on the award :)

  4. Have a great weekend Abby - And thank you so much for plugging the new blog...I am getting excited with it. The conversations are so fun!!!

  5. Good to be back and catching up! missed you mucho me amiga..LOL

  6. Thanks for linking back to me and for inspiring the post in the first place. :)

  7. Congrats on your award, and thanks for the shout out!

  8. Oooh, I'll have to check out that post about waiting to finish your second novel before querying your first. I didn't wait, so I'm interested to see why I should have.