Friday, October 7, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things


Another good Friday morning to one and all. It's a sunny, sunny day here. Hope you are well and Hurricane Matthew is not banging down your door. It's time to celebrate the things that made us chipper this week with our host, AUTHOR OF BLOODWALKER!, otherwise known as Lexa Cain, and her awesome co-hosts: L.G. Keltner (also celebrating a new release) and Tonya Drecker (yep, also an author).

Here's what's cool:

1. I wrestled my short story for the IWSG contest down to 6K. They have lowered the word count requirement to 3K from the original lower limit, 5K. Dude, they should just give their unused word count to me!

2. We have an outside cat, Mr. Mistoffelees. Even though we're right smack dab in the middle of suburbia, all sorts of visitors come to partake of his food bowl including: other stray cats, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, raccoons, and a little fellow that looked like this:


I love the tiny toes!


3. My daughter has entered an Instagram contest for the best picture featuring the cover of Joey Graceffa's new YA novel, Children of Eden. This morning she was thrilled to pieces to find her entry among the most popular. If you are part of the Instagram thang, you can go here to like it and keep her dreams of winning alive. The prize?  A Skype chat with the author.



What's new with you this week?

25 comments:

  1. Uh, isn't that little animal like a rat or something? Not sure I'd want it around my house, but just looking at the picture I guess it does look kind of cute.

    Congratulations to your daughter. What a thrill it would be for her to win that chat.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  2. It's a opossum!
    Good luck to your daughter - hope she wins.

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  3. We're on the Gulf Coast of FL so we're good, but we're sending positive thoughts to everyone on the East Coast!

    Fingers crossed for your daughter! :)

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  4. That's great about your daughter! Glad you had a great week!

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  5. Congrats to your daughter! That's great and she should be all smiles. The toes on that little guy are cute. :) And I hear you on the word count.

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  6. Your daughter is lovely. I'm not part of Instagram, but I hope she wins. Matthew is knocking, but we won't let him in. He's no longer expected to visit us directly. He's sending plenty of wind and rain, though. The frogs are singing.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. Congrats to your daughter! I'm not on Instagram, but I'll wish her good luck! That looks like a 'possum to me. We have some around here. They're kind of cute in their own way. Good luck with your story!

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  8. That is an absolutely beautiful picture of your daughter! she is lovely and the cat is adorable. Wishing her the best of luck.

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  9. You can have all my unused words! I always seem to be coming up short on my writing. Just toss a few words my way! YAY to your daughter. She's adorable, and that's a great picture.

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  10. A kitty and a book - you can't go wrong with that. I'm on instagram and will go vote for your daughter's pic as soon as I hit publish on this comment. Good luck to her! So cute. :)

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  11. Your daughter has a lovely smile. Wishing her good luck in the competition. You have a lot of visitors to your garden. Except for the birds, only slugs seem to like mine 🇬🇧

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  12. That pic of your daughter is adorable! No wonder she's among the faves! I love the 'possum pic too -- it sounds like you have a zoo on your hands. lol

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  13. Your daughter is really adorable and that cat is a total cuteness. We should always be grateful of little things that are happening in our life because each day is a miracle. We don't like to be the people from Resumes expert review who end up being unappreciated and miserable.

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