Friday, January 8, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-January 8, 2016


It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

It's been a heck of a week for me.  I co-hosted the Insecure Writer's Support Group on Wednesday.  That kept me plenty busy, but as always, it was a lot of fun. The IWSG admins also announced the winners of the anthology contest that day, and my short story "Felix Was Here" was selected as the winner.  I'm not going to lie. When I first found out that I'd won, it was a shock.  The competition was stiff.  You only have to look at the list of entries that made the anthology to see that.  Heck, you only need to look at a list of IWSG members to know that's the case.  We may be an insecure bunch, but there's plenty of talent to be found.

Anyway, since that happened, I have a guest post appearing on Monday, January 11th on the IWSG website about submitting to anthologies.  If you're interested, check it out!

Life is starting to settle back into a regular routine after the holiday craziness.  That'll be good for my writing schedule.  As much as I love that time of year, normalcy is a good thing too.

One of my closest friends is expecting a baby girl any day now.  Her due date was actually January 6th, so it's just a waiting game at this point.  I know she's anxious and ready to get it over with.  This is her third child, so she knows as well as anyone how hard it is to guess when the baby will decide to make an appearance. 

What would you like to celebrate?



13 comments:

  1. So again, congrats LG! I can imagine the wonderful feeling of disbelief at first! I'm sure it's a fantastic story. I hope this augers well for your whole year. I'll be interested in reading your article on submitting to anthologies. Don't read much about that.

    What would I like to celebrate? The birth of my first grandchild! Daughter due in a couple of weeks.

    Denise :-)

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  2. A thrilling week for sure! Congratulations again! I can't wait to read all the stories. So awesome to be included. Looking forward to your post! Happy normalcy!

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  3. You did a fine job co-hosting the IWSG and your story rocked - no wonder it won.

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  4. Again, congrats on your winning story LG!!!! Have a nice weekend and I love the holidays, but like you said, normalcy is good.

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  5. I can't wait to read your story and the others once the anthology is ready. Congrats again!

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  6. Getting back into our routines is good. Congrats on your story. Happy weekend.

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  7. Congratulations on being the winner! So exciting for you! I hope your friends' little girl makes her appearance soon. waiting is hard. :)

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  8. You had a busy holiday season, but such great news to liven things up! Good luck to your friend on her impending birth, and have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  9. Huge congrats on getting into the anthology... how very cool indeed:)

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  10. Wow, congratulations!

    You were a great IWSG co-host--thanks for the hello. :)

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  11. Congratulations not only for blogging for four years but your winning success. Have a great weekend and thanks for co-hosting :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  12. Congrats on the anthology selection. Great things here. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

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