I wasn’t planning on posting today. Dani Greer, she of the Blood-Red Pencil and the Blog Book Tour, says she’s going to issue a blog-post-a-day-for-a-month challenge, and it’s hardly a challenge if I already do it, is it? So I was going to stick my hands in my pocketses, gaze at the ceiling and whistle nonchalantly while I let the day pass without posting.
HOWEVER, I got an email from Karen Syed at Echelon Press (my–ahem–publisher), instructing all her authors to check their names in the catalog and make sure all their links were there and active. So I went, and I was like–OMG! (Oh, my goodness, you know.) OMG OMG OMG! I’m in a freakin’ publisher’s catalog again! I love selling short stories–LOVE it, do you understand? (clink, clink), and being in LOCUS is a trip–but there’s something so heart-warming about seeing one’s name in a publisher’s catalog.
Lalala-lalalala! Doin’ a happy little dance!
WRITING PROMPT: Write a character who intends to refrain from doing something but does it anyway. It can be a bad thing or a good thing.
This Saturday–second Saturday in August–is Community Unity’s annual World on the Square celebration. 🙂
My church’s Second Saturday Supper Club–Corydon Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) no we don’t handle snakes– is coming for the first time, and I’m afraid there won’t be any food left at the free tasting buffet by the time they get there. It’s supposed to be a taste of the world, but so many people take full portions of everything, all the food goes too quickly and all that’s left at the end is nachos.
So I’m going to make a couple of things and hold them back until the church folks are scheduled to show up, enough for them and then some.
I think I’m going to make pasta e fagioli–also known as pasta fazool. It’s good as a soup and, if it sits around too long, as a stove-top casserole because the pasta has absorbed all the liquid. I think I’m going to use Rachel Ray’s recipe.
If you’re in or around Corydon, come on by. Bring food. 😉
This from Sherry Wachter, aka Bodie Parkhurst:
Today I’m introducing my sure-fire cure for writer’s block on my blog–The Finn. And I’m starting a monthly contest–add your two cents to the Finn story I’ve started, and you just might wind up with a free book cover design. Once a month I’ll put all contributors’ names into a hat and draw a winner. That lucky person gets three free book cover design sketches, one of which I’ll refine for printing. Check it out…