Taking a Break From Things

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I believe I’ll be taking a break from the “Up to 12 Words Challenges” for a little while.  I am trying to finish this novel and I need to cut out some of my extras for just a little while.  I will post from time to time as the mood strikes me and let you know I’m still alive, see if y’all are still alive, and let you know how things are going.

I will be checking my Facebook Writer Page that you see to your left on a daily basis, since this contest (involving my upcoming book) will be going on every day from July 15 through the 31st, so if you’re participating in the contest, I’ll probably be talking with you each time you submit a name.

So, just a little heads up.  I’ll be checking in at least once a week to post.  This will probably go on through August and maybe a bit longer.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

I wish you all well and talk to you soon…

*smooches*

 

Photo courtesy of shutterstock.com

For Those Attending My Online Event

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For those of you that have Liked my Facebook writer page and clicked “Going” on the Event, I plan on posting images of what the character looks like, or at least a resemblance.  Those images will be on my writer page, so check out the photos and perhaps you can become inspired to come up with a name or names for the character.  2 more days to go and I’m super excited for this party to get started!  Thanks to all who have joined so far!  It’s gonna be fun!

Yo! Yo! 5 Days to Go!

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I’m so excited!  The count down is on!  5 days to go, y’all!

If you’d like to participate in the upcoming contest, it’s super easy!

Step 1:  Click facebook.com/adjustingyourfocus

Step 2:  Click Like

Step 3:  Join in on the event calendar

Contest rules and instructions are posted to the event calendar.  Check it out!

Up to 12 Words Challenge – Week 6

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This is the 6th week of the challenge.  Thanks to the participants last week!

Please add to the story and you can add up to twelve words.  You can add to a sentence already constructed or create a new one.  It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence.  You can add one word or twelve words or any number in between.  If you want to delete a word, that will count as one of your words but rather than delete it, use your tools to draw a line through it.  If the last sentence is left unfinished, please finish so the story can make sense.

New rule:  If you’d like to participate more than once, wait for someone else to add before you add again.  Perhaps even if 2 or 3 people play, we can still continue the story.

Also, some still submit to previous weeks, so those can continue, as well.

Just copy the following sentence or the last complete entry in the comments, make your addition and simply leave it as a comment.  Easy peasy.  I will come back frequently to update.  Feel free to add to your blog and do a pingback so your additions will show up here.

Here’s the story, thus far:

 

I knew if I made it out of this alive, I would have a lot of explaining to do, but hey, I was buoyed up because I believed that God was my strength.

 

 

Thanks Gerry!  Thanks Patrick!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican Hat Dance

Mexican Hats, July 2010 roadtrip

So this week’s prompt from Photo Friday is RED.  Hope you enjoy these Mexican Hats!

I know I’ve posted this photo before but it’s the first thing I thought of, plus I was daydreaming of a road trip from which this was taken.  Oh, I long to be on the road, traveling as far as our vehicle will take us.  Some prefer to fly but I prefer to see everything up close and personal every stretch of the way to wherever I’m going.  You never know what little flea market, (fruit stand, hole in the wall restaurant with the best food eva, little out of the way store full of little treasures…) you might find on your adventure.  And the scenery is always lovely.  Well, depending on what route you take or where you’re off to.  Usually, there’s always eye candy to be found on every road trip.

For those of you who celebrate Independence Day, have a Happy 4th of July!!

Up to 12 Words Challenge – Week 5

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This is the 5th week of the challenge.  Thanks to all who participated last week!

Please add to the story and you can add up to twelve words.  You can add to a sentence already constructed or create a new one.  It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence.  You can add one word or twelve words or any number in between.  If you want to delete a word, that will count as one of your words but rather than delete it, use your tools to draw a line through it.  If the last sentence is left unfinished, please finish so the story can make sense.

Just copy the following sentence or the last complete entry in the comments, make your addition and simply leave it as a comment.  Easy p.  I will come back frequently to update.  Feel free to add to your blog and do a pingback so your additions will show up here.

Here’s the story, thus far:

 

A great flash of light filled the sky.  I realised my sunglasses did not work, I thought never buy cheap.  You lift me to starry heights and long to live within your…..

 

 

Thanks Gerry (Storyteller #1)!  Thanks Patrick (Storyteller #2)!  ;)

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