Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cordially Invited

You, my favorite followers, (and all my fabulous lurkers) are all cordially invited to two very fun events.

One event is happening in mere moments.  It's the second official game of WIBIJ, and it begins TODAY at 1PM EST.  It's a crazy scavenger hunt designed to promote community and connect people to cool blogs.  And it's a great way to blow off steam from writing.  Everyone is welcome.  We talk about it here.  Thanks Casey!  The fast track speed game (sounds awesome, doesn't it?) goes from 1:00-2:00.  The first contestant to submit an unscrambled clue wins the First Place Award.  The game continues for 24 hours, so people can play at their leisure and submit really awesome comments at all the game blogs.  The person with the most amazing comment (after 24 hours) wins the Best Comment Award.  And, signing your blog up for a future game is a good way to get more traffic to your blog!  Come join in the fun!

And, the second event is a very awesome Friday Feature, here on this blog, this friday--an interview with the wonderful Dena.  She writes picture books, and is subbing one right now to publishers.  And, she just sold a short story!  This writer is moving and shaking!  Check out her blog, so you can ask an informed question on Friday--she'll be by to answer.

And--I just want to say a big thank you to everyone for creating such an awesome community here.  I don't think I say thank you enough.  Thank you for supporting each and every writer that I interview.  It means a lot to me that you ask such great questions and are genuinely interested in their writing methods and writing journey!

And I thank you all for embracing WIBIJ.  I hope you have as much fun with it as I do!

See you there!  

21 comments:

  1. Thanks to you for providing the water cooler. Thanks for Paul Greci for coining it (he did say it first, right?). And I'd like to thank all your followers and writer interviewees for being here. Your structure and their (our!) attendance is what makes it all work!

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  2. Paul did apply the phrase water cooler to my little blog. And then I ungraciously stole it!

    I'm so glad that the friday features are well loved!

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  3. Hope it goes well!!!! I just tweeted a reminder.

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  4. I'm really hoping the kids give me time to focus this time! I've got my reputation at stake!
    Can't wait for the friday feature hehe!
    THanks!

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  5. Thanks, Heather! I'm excited to hear from a PB author. Yay! :-)

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  6. Dena--your game went great, I think! And, I'm looking forward to Friday, too!

    Shannon--it's nice to have the different genres represented. Coincidentally, the WIBIJ game theme today is picture books--all the game blogs are PB writers/illustrators.

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  7. awesome!! good luck with everything!! :D

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  8. Hope you had fun with WIBIJ today!

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  9. Tahereh--thanks for stopping by. You had me ROFL at your blog when I clicked over!

    MG--it's been so much fun, and the game is still going!

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  10. What a fun idea to foster the blogging community!

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  11. I'm so amazed at you guys. This is a great idea and kudos to you. Wish I had time to play with you, but just wanted to say you guys rock.

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  12. Heather - thank you for such a cordial invitation! It was a blast playing today. I'll check in on Friday, too. Your Friday interviews are awesome.

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  13. Heather. Clearly I need to start reading blogs in the morning instead of at the end of the day. Way too tired to play at this hour, but I always look forward to your Friday Features! And thanks for the supportive community you create!

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  14. Stephanie--The game is so much fun!

    Terry--You're sweet! Thanks.

    Kris--Awesome job with the game. Thanks--but the credit is really to all my fantastic interviewees and everyone who leaves wonderful questions!

    Lori--ha. I would be too tired at night too. I can't wait for Friday-should be a great interview. Thanks for being a part of this community! It's quite something.

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  15. Hi Heather! I got home at 10 at night after leaving for book seminars at 9 in the morning...poor me! Unfortunately 13 hours straight of seminars and teaching is not condusive to SMART thinking...so I didn't enter the game....well actually, I'm rubbish at that type of thing at the best of times....However, it seems that a lot of people had a great time. So, I take my hat off to you guys and beg to admire from the sidelines! In ADMIRATION for you SMARTIES. Ann Marie

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  16. Ann Marie--Maybe we'll make you official circus cheerleader! Thanks for thinking of us--we did have a blast. I hope you are recuperating, and eating something yummy!

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  17. CHEERLEADER?? Oh yes! I'd LOOOVE to be a cheerleader and wear pom poms and a frilly pink ballerina style skirt!!!I even have our donkey and could ride side saddle in the ring wearing my cute outfit!...would have to remember to trim down the nasty body hair though..went out last weekend and forgot to do the right leg...ooops!
    Drinking ouzo on the rocks and found Matthews hidden cache of chocolate..yummy. There'll be hell to pay tomorrow but...hick...enjoying the tipsy feeling now..hick..See why I DON"T have the mentality for your games? Way above my head guys.

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  18. I'm hoping someday to come across a hidden cache of chocolate--yum! That makes it sound even sweeter! I'm sure no one noticed your right leg. I'm so excited that you'll wear your pink tutu and ride donkey--does he have a circus performer name? Do you?

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  19. Heather - you ASKED, so;

    Introducing,

    DASTARDLY DUDLEY DUNSTABLE DONKEY
    and
    THE AMAZINGLY AGILE ANN MARIE
    and
    her EXCEEEEEDINGLY HAIRY RIGHT LEG..

    (are you kidding? EVERYONE noticed my right leg...I had monkeys swinging through the foliage)
    In keeping with the circus imagery - got to put in something literary! Oh, no. Finished Mat's SUPPLY of choc....now I know that Peter has a cache somewhere...sos, gotta go on a SCAVENGER HUNT......

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  20. Woo-hoo! A SCAVENGER HUNT with CHOCOLATE at the end? That's better than gold at the end of the rainbow!

    Your performing names and colorful descriptions have left me with a very vivid picture of you entering the ring on DASTARDLY DUDLEY DUNSTABLE DONKEY with leg hair blowing in the breeze... Too bad I'm no illustrator! (Or maybe it's better if that image never escapes my brain...)

    Thank you, AMAZINGLY AGILE ANN MARIE!

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