Monthly Archives: November 2014

Celebrate the Small Things-NaNo-Family Visit-Cover Reveal

Hello blogger friends. I’m a couple of days late for this posting; it’s Sunday instead of Friday but I still have time for the Celebrate the Small Things. It’s the meme brought to us by Viklit at Scribblings of an Aspiring AuthorIt’s one of the easiest blog-hops around. Post anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog.

Sign up by clicking on the image, Celebrate the Small Thingsand hop around and celebrate with others. Make sure your blog post has a link to the sign-up as well, so other bloggers will be able to sign-up and hop around too

After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Viklit’s awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:


Diana Wilder
LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge
Katie @ TheCyborg Mom
CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse

This has been a busy week for me, and I’m celebrating it all. I’m celebrating working on my NaNoWriMo novel (word count to be updated again tonight), my daughter and her close friend Samantha visiting me Friday morning into Saturday afternoon. They helped me run some errands, took me to eat pizza and did my laundry for me. I heart them so much. 🙂

Dragon of the Stars Cover Reveal - New book by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh

Dragon of the Stars Cover Reveal – New book by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh

I am celebrating the fact that one of my mentors and inspirations, the amazing writer and author Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh just had the cover release of his upcoming novel Dragon of the Stars, which is officially due to be released on April 7, 2015. Isn’t it an amazing cover?

This awesome man is also the founder of the Insecure Writers Support Group and actively participates and co-hosts many other blog hops and challenges. If you aren’t currently following him, you should. It’s almost impossible to feel bad about myself with him in my corner! Click on either his name or image to check out his site and the Insecure Writers link to check out the IWSG website. I’m confident you’ll be glad you did.

I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve been feeling better than I’ve felt over the past couple of weeks and that I’m STILL HERE!! 🙂

That’s pretty much it for this week everyone. I just want to remind you all that while I’m participating in NaNo, I will continue my fundraising efforts until the end of the month. If you’re interested in donating, please click here or on the image on the upper right hand corner of my blog. All donations go directly to NaNo. hanks for keeping me motivated~

What have you celebrated this week?





Insecure Writers Support Group-Quotes and NaNoWriMo

Hello bloggers, writers, and wielder of the mighty pen. It’s November 5, 2014, the first Wednesday of the month. We know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

Click on the Image to Join

Click on the Image to Join

Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh , my hero and one of my mentors, founded this wonderful group and it’s become a safe haven for writers of all kinds. We even have our own website & Facebook Page.

The purpose of this group is for writers to share doubts, fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who’ve “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, completes edits, finds the perfect critique group, publishes work, or has other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

Co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are:

LG Keltner, Donna Hole, Lisa Buie-Collard and SL Hennessy!

Pay them a visit and thank them for all their work!

I’m keeping it simple since I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I’m going to post a few quotes that I think will help encourage me. Come by & cheer me on by commenting; blog posting will be light this month, but I’ll be checking comments here and my other blog lilicasplace.


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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~Bill Cosby

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. ~Steven Wright

Be obscure clearly. ~E. B. White

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. ~Miguel Angel RuizI have to focus on this one 🙂

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. ~J. K. Rowling

That’s all for now. Until next month…happy writing!