Wednesday, May 4, 2016

IWSG - COMPLETION

The Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts are Stephen Tremp, Fundy Blue, MJ Fifield, Loni Townsend, Bish Denham, Susan Gourley, 

THE INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP



As far as insecurities go. I've at least a dozen this month, but no time to dwell on them. I'm pushing them aside to get back to the mundane stuff for awhile, but before I go I'll do my A to Z Wrap-Up!


COMPLETION

I did it, and from what I understand so did you! We finished the A to Z Challenge, and while I fell behind a few times, I managed to catch up. The oddest thing that happened was when I realized, right after my Z letter posted, that I hadn't added the official letters to my Murderous Imaginings Blog. No big deal right. It was 2 AM, but I quickly replaced the A to Z logo with the proper letter. I bet none of you even noticed.

I know the A to Z reflection posts are being scheduled for the 9th through the 13th, but I may not show up for that. It depends on too many variables and I did want to say Thank You, for a great A to Z Challenge. To the organizers, hosts, minions, participants and especially the commenters! Well done! Don't forget to pick up your survivor badge!

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new bloggers and loved all the different themes. I really, and I mean categorically appreciated the shorter blogs. Those blogs made my day! However, to be honest, some of those longer ones, where I was hooked on the continuing story, well; those were wonderful too, because damn it, I just had to know what happened next. LOL

These are just a few of the blogs that impressed me the most:

Guilie
 & Dog Rescue
Kathleen Valentine & Meet My Imaginary Friends
Light Traveler Kate & her Paris Journey
Megan Morgan & The Worst Romance
Melanie Schulz & Flash Fiction UBook
Patricia Garcia & The Prophet & the Child
Rosa Temple & It's Just Coffee
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles & The Case of the Cursed House
Vidya Sury & Mindful Living 
Zeljka & Traveling thru Eastern Europe


Anyway, it's over, and I'm going to take a break. I really, really need to take a break. Therefore, for the rest of this month, I will be doing anything but blogging. I will be writing, daydreaming, and repairing family connections that I've been ignoring.

I wish you all a great month, but I think a few of you will be joining me. Rest, write, and soak up that great spring sunshine (it's supposed to rain all week, oh well). I'll see you all again in June!


The winners of the drawing for a copy of all three books in my Murder Trilogy are:

Defending the Pen – Sophie Duncan

Murderous Imaginings – Melissa Sugar


Everyone, have a great month!


34 comments:

  1. Have a great month! You deserve a blogging break. You had a super busy April!

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  2. Wishing you a fantastic and productive writing month, Yolanda. Thanks for supporting my blog throughout the Challenge. It was a lot of fun.

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    1. Thanks, Nicola, the challenge was fun, but back to reality! :)

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  3. That's why I just can't participate anymore in the A to Z. I admire those who still do.

    Enjoy your month off with writing.

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    1. I completely understand! It's a chore that takes away from everything else. I'm going to appreciate every moment! Honestly, I can't wait to wake up tomorrow! :)

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  4. Congrats! Enjoy a well-earned break. I sat this one out, so I've had my break and looking to get back out there this month!

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    1. Welcome back, Nick. We'll catch up later!

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  5. Take a break! You were such a huge help to me last month, you deserve it.

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    1. Thanks, Alex, I so appreciate all your support. I'm just glad I could help!

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  6. Congrats on finishing the Challenge! You deserve a break now. Enjoy.

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    1. Thanks, Chrys! Wishing nothing but the best with Seismic Crimes!

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  7. Take the break indeed, sometimes we all need one. Except maybe if you're a crazy cat lol

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    1. I'll give you that, Pat, you are one crazy cat!

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  8. Enjoy your break! I'm seriously considering taking one myself.

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    1. Well deserved, Bish, I say go for it!

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  9. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself & I think a break is definitely in order. Congrats to the winners of your books! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lexa, I am going to enjoy it! Tomorrow morning will be the real test! :)

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  10. Enjoy your break! After finishing the A to Z challenge, you deserve it!

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    1. Thanks, Loni, just wrote a new flash, at least I haven't forgotten how to write. :)

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  11. I can imagine how badly you must need a blogging break after April. I may try the Challenge next year, but right now I need to spend all my time on my WIP. Enjoy your break, you've earned it!

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    1. Thanks, Ken, my WIP is calling to me too, both of them.

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  12. Thank you for the wonderful snippets from Murder & Obsession. I have to admit I was so hooked with this third book that it awoke the hunger to find out what happened before, and that I stopped at page 60 in Murder & Obsession and purchased the first two books to read them is something that I don't regret. You have woven a superb trilogy. Enjoy your time out from blogging. I look forward to getting back to my WIPs too.

    Thank you also for highlighting my blog in this post. I appreciate it. It was always a pleasure to see you drop by.

    Take care.

    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    1. Thanks so much, Pat, I'm thrilled to know you've enjoyed the books. Your A to Z Challenge posts, The Profit and the Child was wonderful!

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  13. I've really enjoyed writing for A to Z every year, but the reading exhausts me. If only I could just not teach for the month and only write and read!


    @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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    1. It's a huge job, but if you get the opportunity, so much fun, the topics are amazing!

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  14. Happy, May! And congratulations on another successful A-Z. :)

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  15. Here's to a relaxing May filled with coffee, wine and WIP words!

    The Discovery of Dragons and Parallels

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  16. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z! I hope you come back from your break feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to go. :)

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  17. Congrats on finishing Yolanda. I enjoyed my break, but did not find my "write voice". I think I may have stayed away too long and have lost the interest. Here's hoping you come back refreshed and ready to murder that next project :)

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  18. Have a great month off. I'm planning on on going blog lite this month and next. I'm going to try and catch up with a few blogs and posts this week, then I may disappear till the beginning of June.

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  19. "I know the A to Z reflection posts are being scheduled for the 9th through the 13th, but I may not show up for that."

    Good for you for doing what works for you. These rules they make up, just stupid. You do you, and what works for your blog. Not what someone else thinks you should do.

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