Blog Love For The Day: Pimp or Promote–Round 2!

Friday is always about love here at More Cowbell. Whatever form that takes…

THIS Friday it’s about love and appreciation from me to you. Once again, I’m taking a page out of Chuck Wendig’s book and throwing open the doors of the comments section for one of the following:

  • Tell us about one of your projects that you’re excited about – a hobby, a blog, a book, a new direction your writing is taking you. You decide. Just tell us all about it in the comments! The rest of us will jump in and “ooooh and coo” at you, and potentially offer you tons of unsolicited advice about how to promote your project further.
    Note: Try not to lose your head over this in the length department – I don’t want to have to edit your glory.
  • Pimp out somebody else’s work – this can be a favorite author, blogger, post or book you’ve read, a wonderful teacher or just someone who had profound influence on you as a writer or a person. The rest of us will jump in and “ooooh and coo” over this too.

I know, I know…you’re a well-mannered bunch (*snort*) that restrains yourselves from shameless self-promotion or pimpage on somebody else’s blog. But today you’re invited…and not just because I’ve been under the covers sick all week. I want to hear about what’s exciting in your life today. :-)

To start the pimping off right, I’m going to heap compliments on a collection of blogs that rocked my world over the past few weeks.

Jami Gold continues to knock my socks off – this time with Can You Fast Draft?

NakedEditor, Tiffany Lawson Inman’s guest post at Writers In The Storm was superb: Don’t Let Thrillers Hog The Freezer!

If you’ve ever raised kids or hung out with one for very long, this Message With A Bottle post will make you laugh your face off. Check out how this Stay-At-Home-Dad entertains himself through the challenges of staying home with his kid!

Also on the Stay-At-Home-Parent front, I just discovered Give Me A Valium With My Latte, a mommy blog like no other. (Thanks to Diana Murdock!)

Renee Schuls-Jacobson moved me to tears with this confessional on being a “Mean Girl” way back when. I can only say BRAVO to her for turning into the warm, caring person we know today and sharing her story. I found it when I explored her wonderful blog and saw this link.

Some of you might know about my Risky Baby Business series that runs here at More Cowbell on Saturdays. It’s about pregnancy and babies, particularly those that are in the highest risk category like mine. I did a post on miscarriage about a month ago and came across this beautiful post in my research. I warn you, it’s a tear-jerker about post-partum depression in moms who lose babies.

Often I find author interviews somewhat “meh” but I learned a TON from Stacy Green’s interview with Allison Brennan – you must read this!

Note: Next Monday is going to be VERY exciting here at More Cowbell!

  • Stacy Green is redeeming her Life List Milestone Party prize with a guest post from yours truly at her fantastic blog, Turning the Page.
  • I’ll be splitting my time between Stacy and the Bayard/Lamb 2012 Campaign on the 14th when Piper and her space-saving running mate, The Lambo, take center stage here at More Cowbell!

Here’s the Bayard/Lamb Campaign’s creative solution to the EU Bailout, if you’d like to get a sense of them as candidates. I’ll also be asking for thier stance on important issues such as health care, jobs and their favorite types of Undies.

Speaking of Undies, I’d be remiss for not giving a shout-out to the #Pantypeeps who’ve had me in stitches for several weeks now: K.B. Owen, Natalie Hartford, Angela Peart, Lena Corazon, Nicole Basaraba and Barbara McDowell. David Walker has even joined the fray. All of their blogs are Ah-Mazing!🙂

Now for the Promote Category!

For those of you who are new here, below are the posts that were the best-loved by “The More Cowbell Posse” (aka the amazing readers that hang out here with me).

Enjoy.🙂

All right, it’s your turn. Rev those engines…Let’s see your best pimp or promote!! (Or as Chuck Wendig would say, “You. Comments. Go!”)

Happy Friday!
Jenny

About Jenny Hansen

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81 Responses to Blog Love For The Day: Pimp or Promote–Round 2!

  1. K.B. Owen says:

    Hi, Jenny! Thanks for the shout-out! You guys are the coolest peeps ever to hang out with. Hope you’re feeling better!

    I have two things to share, one about myself and one about someone else. I know a lot of you are familiar with Marcia Richards, but if you’re not, head over to her blog: marcia-richards.com. It has humor, history, nostalgia, pop culture…all put together in a very engaging writing style. I’m especially grateful for how generous she has been – she let me borrow bits from her posts TWICE in the past few weeks! Thanks, Marcia!

    I had a crazy-good thing happen to me on Wednesday this week. Usually I’m grateful for viewing stats that get up to the 80s for daily hits (although it’s not always up there). During the day Wednesday, I was SHOCKED to find that views of my belly laughs post was climbing rapidly: 289, then 560, then 1,000! It finally peaked at over 1,600 views. Holy crap on a cracker! I thought someone was digitally pulling my leg. Turns out a couple of StumbleUpon users had picked up my post and featured it on their pages. Those StumbleUpon peeps must have huge followings, and I’m really grateful! Of course, I’m back to the normal stats since then, which look really teeny on the current bar graph, LOL. But what a fun ride!

    Thanks for the pimp-and-promote opportunity, Jenny. Have a great weekend!
    Kathy

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    • Sherry Isaac says:

      Ah. Kathy, I was one of those who stumbled upon. Thanks for stumbling upon my FB page and Twitter in kind.

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      • K.B. Owen says:

        It’s great when the system works, isn’t it Sherry? I got to meet a great peep in the process!

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        • Marcia says:

          Oh Kathy those stats are awesome! Congratulations! I guess you found something you can build on!
          Thank you so much for your promote luv! The writing is a community full of folks who want to help each other and I have so much fun doing my part.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I agree that Marcia ROCKS!! Will you be joining LifeListClub anytime soon? Huh? Huh?

      I loved that Wednesday post and I’m not at all surprised that everyone else did too. It’s exciting to see a post take off and those are some serious numbers!! I’m so happy for you – you way deserve it. Thanks for sharing.🙂

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      • K.B. Owen says:

        Thanks, you guys! You’re making me blush…or is that a hot flash? *grin* You all seriously ROCK. Looks like I’ll be discovering MORE cool bloggers thanks to this post, as if the ones I’m reading already don’t continuously challenge me to do better!

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    • amy kennedy says:

      Wow! That’s awesome K.B. — I’ll check out Marcia Richards too.

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    • Awesome, Kathy! I love your belly laughs post. I guess StumbleUpon is a great place to be🙂 I hope they will pick your posts again and again!

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    • Woot woot on the blog stats Kathy – wow – amazing and so deserving! Loved your belly laughs posts – it rocked! And yes…love Marcia!🙂

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  2. Hey Jenny, I love to see new posts from you in my early morning blogcheck. It’s becoming an addiction and a much better start to the day than checking the newspapers *gag…eck* !
    K.B., your belly laugh posts deserve all those hits. Hilarious! And you’re right about Marcia Richards! She’s one of my AWE-mazing “WANAsistas” (not to leave out one “bro”, Kerry Meacham.) Blame Kristen Lamb for getting this gang together! I want to promote them all but the list is too long so slip on over and check out my blog roll where they are all listed.
    My novel, The Bridge Club, is finally on Amazon Kindle Direct http://amzn.to/v2rrpG with a new cover (thanks for your help, Carrie Spencer!) since iUniverse owns the cover art on the original. Also had to slightly change the name to The Bridge Club, a novel.
    As a newbie at this publishing game, which edition do I promote? Do I give them equal time? Does it matter? Any and all advice gratefully received!
    Thanks for this Jenny – hope you are feeling better and ready to rock the birthday Conga Line!

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  3. Hi Jenny!

    Thank you for the shout out. That mean girl post was among the hardest pieces I’ve ever written, so it is with great trepidation that I accept your cowbell. I’m not proud of my actions back in the day, but I am proud that I was able to exorcize some old demons at Kelly K’s blog. I hope people will also visit my happier posts at my blog at http://rasjacobson.com Have a great weekend!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Renee, I hope you’ll ring the cowbell loudly – you deserve it. It’s never easy, at least not for me, to say I was wrong. To do it publicly is both brave and compassionate, and a testament to who you are today.🙂

      And yes, everyone DO go look at her happy posts because those are awesome too.

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    • Marcia says:

      I’m going to go read your post, but first a big ((hug)) and kudos for being brave enough to write such a post.

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  4. Laura Drake says:

    Very cool idea, Jenny! I’ll start with me (I know, you’re shocked.)
    My novel is in submission – going to acquisitions next week! As long as I can’t sleep for the excitement anyway, I’m cranking on my recalcitrant WIP.

    Now, on to you. I know, I owe you because I gave you the buggers this week.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY!!!! You’re now officially outed. Teach you to call me a biatch.😉

    Also, get cranking on that book – The Donald (Maass) has a sparkly new agent, who loves MEMOIRS!!!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I got outed on Facebook yesterday – and all the birthday wishes kept me company in bed with my humidifier and hot herbal packs. Whoo-boy, it rocked.

      I’m SO EXCITED about your book going to Acquisition. I can’t wait to announce it and organize your blog tour.🙂

      What? The Donald has a memoir lover? Ooooooooooh…

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    • amy kennedy says:

      Yay! on subbing your novel!

      And Happy Birthday Jenny! It’s my nephew’s Bday too.

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  5. Jami Gold says:

    Thanks for the link love, Jenny!

    Hmm, what to rave about… How about how awesome my writer friends are? Seriously, haven’t we all met the best people through Kristen? 🙂 The support and friendship I’ve found has been incredible. I’m less than 10K from finishing my current WIP (on a deadline for a contest entry) and I’ve had so many people cheering me on, helping me sprint, etc. *hugs* You all are the best!

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  6. Catie Rhodes says:

    Jenny, what a great set of links. Here I am on Friday with nothing to do (that’s a lie). Now I’ve got all kinds of cool stuff to read.

    I’ll pimp myself (of course). Today’s blog is about the New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot and later stories of the abandoned prison being haunted. I titled it The Devil’s Weekend:

    http://catierhodes.com/2011/11/11/the-devils-weekend/

    I’ll also pimp my good friend Stacy Green. Her Thriller Thursday posts (about true crime and/or paranormal) just get better and better. This week, she talked about Clara Harris who ran over her cheating husband (three times) in the parking lot of a Houston Hilton.

    http://stacygreenauthor.com/2011/11/11/thriller-thursday-broken-heart-or-calculated-murder/

    Thanks for the opportunity.😀

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      That’s some fabulous Pimp and Promote you’ve got there, Catie…bravo!

      It’s nice to see you here at More Cowbell…I can already tell you’re going to scare the crap out of me again with that post! I don’t read you late at night. I also love that Stacy’s Clara Harris ran over that man 3 times. It’s got a certain symmetry to it.

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    • Marcia says:

      I love your Freaky Friday posts, Catie! Your writing and research is awesome, too. Wish you were still in LLC with us.

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  7. Stacy Green says:

    Thanks so much for the love, Jenny! I enjoyed interviewing Allison – she’s a very down to earth lady. And I’m looking forward to your guest post. I think people will really love it.

    As for pimping, I have to say I love K.B. Owen’s blog. Her Water Cooler Wednesday’s are always hilarious. And I have to give a shout to Catie Rhodes. She comes up with the coolest history lessons and best ghost stories. I love a good creepy tale. And a blogger I would encourage everyone to check out is Annie Boreson (www.annieboreson.com). She’s a tremendous talent whose posts are always interesting.

    Thanks again, Jenny!

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  8. amy kennedy says:

    I agree Jami — I’ve “met” such cool people. Thanks Jenny!

    Longtime reader, first time pimper: The other day I picked up a Christmasy decorating/crafty/recipe book, read through it and then was literally knocked back a step by the bright light bulb above my head. That light bulb said: You and your sister and your mom could do this! You guys are brilliant! Well, your mother is:
    http://joankennedy.com/
    So, we are launching our blog Those Kennedy Women. It’s all about re-newal, renew your house, your wardrobe, your life. We’ll also have lots of holiday stuff. Still in the planning stages, but I have a page saved on Blogger, and we are formatting it and planning as we speak.

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    • Marcia says:

      That’s sounds exciting, Amy! I’ll be watching for it…I love anything about renewing and the holiday stuff is right up my alley! I think you gals will do well with that blog. Keep us posted!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Ooooh, Amy, that DOES sound wonderful. I’ve got friends who’ve been threatening to put me on What Not To Wear for YEARS and they would love for me to actually care about my closet with some renewal. I love holiday stuff too. Launch soon, OK?

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    • Sounds sooo exciting Amy! I can’t wait to see it launched. It sounds uberlicious!

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  9. Good morning, Jenny! First of all, thanks for the mention! I so appreciate it!

    There are so many amazing writers in our Twitterverse, it would take me days to list them, but I DO think about them all the time! One writer I wanted to promote is Richard Goodship, author of The Camera Guy. Right now he is on an incredible journey with his novel, a road that I’m certain many of us dream of being on. I’ve read the book, and I was really impressed. Apparently the higher powers that be were impressed as well, because The Camera Guy is being made into a movie! I’d love to see a blog about the process…perhaps we can convince him.

    Anyway, my hats off to those I follow! You all rock!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Thanks, Diana! I love YOUR blog (hence, the shoutout!).

      I haven’t heard of Richard Goodship but his stuff sounds like I need to go take a peek. My favorite thing about this Pimp & Promote is getting to see who y’all are excited about that I haven’t found yet.🙂

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  10. Hi Jenny,
    I have to say that 1) I think you passed your sickness through cyberland over to me. jk. But I am feeling icky. I better hit the garlic. 2) I soooo want to watch Mean Girls now. lol.

    As my brain isn’t full functioning at top notch, I’m going to re-read the post now and check the links.🙂

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    • Marcia says:

      Aww Nicole, hope you feel better soon!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Nicole, you know it’s just give, give, give all the time here at More Cowbell!

      Seriously though, I’m sorry you are sick. I think all the cooties have gotten together and formed a posse this year. This is the worst cold I’ve EVER had. I’ve been sleeping 15 hours a day for more than five days. Thank God for my husband.

      So take your garlic and vitamins, but get some sleep. Zicam is always my friend too.

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  11. Piper Bayard says:

    Great mashup, Jenny. Thanks so much for the shout out.

    Kristen Lamb and I are going on a Campaign Blog Tour as part of our Presidential 2012 bid. Thank you so much for starting us off next Monday.

    If you haven’t checked out Ellie Soderstrom, you’re missing out. Thanks for the blog.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      You are welcome, Piper…I can’t wait to help launch the campaign on Monday.🙂

      I’ve hung out with Ellie on myWANA and Facebook but I haven’t been to her blog lately. I’ll go back, on your recommendation!

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  12. Marcia says:

    There are soo many blogs I love reading…do I have to choose just one to promote? My faves are More Cowbell, KB Owen, Gene Lempp, all my WANA-sistas, The Creative Penn and all my Life List Club writers…every single time I visit their blogs I find something that either makes me laugh, shiver, cry, say ‘oooh’, or learn. For WANA check out #WANA711 on Twitter and for Life List Club writer’s check Jenny’s or my blogroll.
    I have an interview today(admittedly interviews don’t get much in the way of views but I like them anyway) with a friend who entered poetry to a book of essay and poetry collections. If you’re interested in a great place to publish a small piece of work and a publishing company that works to empower women and some of the proceeds goes to women’s charities, then please come visit today. Secondly, I just got back a critique on a short fiction piece I entered in a Women on Writing contest. I had made the first cut in the contest and now waiting to see if I made the top 20. Anyway, there was nothing critical in the critique except a typo! They loved it all! Very exciting for my first contest.
    Great idea Jenny to do this today. Loved reading everyone’s posts!

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  13. Catherine Johnson says:

    Wow, I’m going to have to bookmark all this. Sorry to hear you’ve been ill. I should have know that already. Blame my lack of a netbook this week😉 (got broke)

    I would like to shout out to my favourite author Jody Hedlund and her amazing book The Doctor’s Lady. No doubt you have heard of it, but have you read it yet? I’m going to buy it for three women in my life for christmas it’s that good!

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  14. Oh wow, two of my favorite bloggers in one spot makes for a very happy Friday. I’d like to pimp out friend and wana#711 sista Tameri Etherton’s A Cup of Tea and Sorcery blog. http://tamerietherton.com/ Normally she’s one of the most upbeat, sweetest people on the blogging planet but last week her post on Miscommunication and the sometimes fragile mother/daughter bond made me cry. If you want to laugh, Check out Honey Badger’s You Tube video on Tameri’s blog. I promise that you’ll come away with a new attitude…

    For me? I’m on target with my self-imposed deadline for Donald Maass. Ooooh Jenny, you need to send to that sparkly new agent of his once you complete your memoir. I’m sure you know he’s terrific ( he really truly is ) and it sure seems like they run a great office. Ok, I’ve been here long enough… thanks ladies. This was fun!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Hey, Kate…thanks! I read that post on her mother and it broke my heart. I’ll have to go back and see the YouTube video. Of course to my twisted mind, Honey Badger sounds like a Southern Belle Porn Queen.

      I’m excited about that sparkly new agent that LOVES memoirs. I’m in. I’ve just got to keep up my Saturday baby blogging to help me finish the damn thing. I’m getting back to NaNoWriMo as soon as I’m up long enough.

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  15. This is a great idea. I first must pimp both Sanemoms.com and Mommyshorts.com because both of the women over there have been incredibly generous and besides they have great blogs, albeit different. As for promoting myself, I have a musical written with Laura Hall (Of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” fame) called “Room to Grow” that needs backers and a book, “Searching For My Wand”, a novel that I hope to publish before Christmas. You can read about both at my blog, bridgetstraub.com. Lastly, feel better. It is no fun being sick as you know, so hugs and good wishes to you.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Awesome, Bridget! Thanks for stopping in. I always love to find out more about great mom bloggers. You saw my two current faves up top in the post.

      You know, Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way) does musicals…that’s just amazing that your creative mind can do that.

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  16. Oh wow! Glad I got on here today🙂 Thanks for the shouts n’ love! For someone who is under the covers and sick sick sick, I am very happy that you had the energy to snake your hands out from under there to write your blog. Your strength and general pep for blogging is something I aspire to.

    Yup. I’m saying YOU ROCK!

    Lets see…current projects? Well, I am excited about the current class I’m teaching – I am learning so much from these writers and about myself throughout the teaching process. Very cool experience. So cool in fact that I have decided to teach an advanced version of Triple Threat Behind Staging A Scene, in January.

    My brain is a churnin’ with new ideas for future classes and new editing services that I can provide for you hotshot writers🙂

    It’s pretty amazing I have any space in there for anything else, but I am also churnin’ on a book idea for myself…I can’t say what it is yet because it involves me and many hours in the swimming pool to really see if I can pull it off. My first splash down will be tomorrow.

    I know, I know, totally strange and criptic, right? Teehee!

    I have to give a shout out to my mom ( Margie Lawson, creater of Lawson Writer’s Academy and the EDITS System) for pushing the writing world into focus in the past few years. And i have to thank an ex-jerk-face-boyfriend for being the ass that he was and providing the motivated leap back to Colorado for me to find myself again.

    But most of all I have to give super-big-time-props to my hubby, Sean, for supporting me in leaving the day job (that provided free health benefits and a steady paycheck) so that I could teach, edit, and write full time.

    I feel very blessed to be able to stretch my creative legs in the writing world and to have access to all of you wonderful people. Kudos to you.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Oh, Tiffany!! I’m so excited that you’ll be teaching that class in January. Right ON! You rock too, Sista!

      I give huge props to Sean for picking you and your mom for raising you AND being the best give God ever gave the writing world. You Lawson/Inmans got all kinds of talent (and grit).🙂

      I’m glad you made it over!

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  17. Tia Bach says:

    Love this idea, Jenny!

    In addition to writing a follow up coming of age story with my mother, I am leaving the nest and writing my first solo YA novel. I’m so excited, but writing two novels at once has proven a bit daunting. Plus, after an award-winning and co-authored debut, I’m worrying about living up to my own standards and going solo. Exciting and nail-biting times!

    I read a wonderful new indie YA book… Turning Point by Melissa Luznicky Garrett. If you love a novel about dark secrets with memorable characters, this one’s great. She’s also got a great blog… Someday When I’m Famous at http://mlgarrett.blogspot.com.

    I love your blog, Jenny, and your giving nature.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Wow, Tia! Compliments and new directions in your writing. You be sure to stop in EVERY time we do Pimp and Promote, OK??🙂

      I like all this stuff you’re sharing…I’ve got to go get busy with all this…..

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  18. Kathy says:

    I’d like to pimp Kaye George, whose first mystery novel, CHOKE, was published in May by Mainly Murder Press. Her heroine, private eye wannabe Imogene Duckworthy, is a cross between Lucille Ball and Inspector Clouseau. And I’m not saying that just because Kaye is one of my critique partners. Her book is funny! (http://travelswithkaye.blogspot.com)

    And Kate Shrewsday (http://kateshrewsday.wordpress.com) writes wonderful blog posts on everything from a walk in the forest near Windsor Castle with her dog, Macaulay, to an explanation of Schroedinger’s cat.

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  19. *hanging head as I wander in late to the party and survey the love*

    Hi birthday girl! You know, you can rock that B-Day spirit on past the day. Great post and I so hope you are feeling better. Thanks also for the fab shout out! Pantypeeps forever!!!

    So many of the blogs I love have been shouted out already. I will forever send praise and love for my #WANA711 peeps! They are not only a go-to and steady support, but also great to learn from (like Kerry Meacham, our resident guy, who inspired me to do ROW80 and to get the steady WIP writing done). I’ll also shout out the blog of mystery writer Elizabeth Spann Craig. She is the goddess of finding and tweeting great writing links and her weekly mash-ups keep me busy reading and learning.

    As for me, I’ll shout out my getting back to work on my first novel (yeah!) after being sucked into a whirlwind of the day work world. For a lifelong pantser, the plotting and outlining work I’m now learning to do made it easy to jump right back in. Dare I say good stuff? Hope I don’t lose my pantser card for joining the plotter dark side.🙂

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      You’re never late over at More Cowbell…we like to party ALL the time!! I’m so glad that the WANA711 crew is giving you the support you need and getting you back to your WIP.

      Elizabeth Craig’s Twitterific posts on Sunday are a gift to the writing world, in my opinion. You already know how much I adore her. That’s a well tuned Pimp & Promote muscle you have there, Barbara!!

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  20. amyshojai says:

    Okay, I’m late the party, too. Jenny slapped me upside the noodle-holder to get my ass-ets over here and do some PIMP-ICITY. So.

    Two projects, really. The thriller WIP is “this close” to the finish line! The gut-wrenching slash-and-burn rewrites done, now 3/4 through the next-to-last edits, with eye to final sweet-tweaks over Thanksgiving weekend, woot! And then on to my editor & first-readers for some ash-kicking comments (“what were you THINKING!?”).

    Second project is a “dramedy” musical “KURVES, THE MUSICAL” co-written with my theatrical partner-in-crime, 14 original songs fully orchestrated, cast of 8. First read-thru with cast set for Nov 29, rehearsals start Jan 2, performance at Rialto Theater in Denison, TX first weekend of February.

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Amy, I had NO IDEA your were doing theater (and a musical, no less)! Color me amazed at the sheer talent you’re holding up in that noodle-holder of yours.

      I wish I lived closer, I’d go to your dramedy and bring 20 of my friends. In the meantime, I shall pimp you out to all the people I know who can get to Denison, TX the first week in Feb!

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  21. Okay, A) I can’t believe I missed your freakin’ birthday! I LOVE birthdays!!

    So, Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!

    Let’s get together so I can take you out for a belated birthday lunch. Preferably when you won’t need to bring the humidifier and herbal packs. Those just aren’t as sexy as they sound.

    OMG, I can’t believe Kate pimped my blog! Thanks my sweet WANAsista!

    Which brings me to my pimping… All of the WANAsistas (and Bro!) are amazing, as mentioned previously. They are all on my blog under Circle of Friends. If you want to laugh so hard your sides hurt, check out Natalie Hartford. If you want your soul to be touched, that would be Diana Murdock. Kate MacNicol has a new series on why it’s hard to lose weight and I’m excited for the next post. Jillian Dodd always has hunky men to drool over, and of course, More Cowbell is a riot no matter what you’re posting. Except the baby posts. Sometimes those make me cry, in a good way. Barbara McDowell has great pop gossip and fun flashbacks on her blog. Okay, before this gets too long and you have to edit me, I’ll stop. But seriously, there are so many good blogs to pimp!

    I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been to make all these amazing friends. Huge virtual hugs to all of you! Thanks Jenny for letting us share the love.

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  22. Fantabulous idea Jenny (sooo not surprised…you are ahhhmazing after all…)! And thank you for the tremendous shout-out. Seriously…sniff…I can’t say it enough how grateful I am to have found such a warm, wonderful, and caring blogging community (not to mention funny as all hell). My experience since taking Kristen’s class has been astounding and I can no longer imagine my world without y’all in it. And the weird thing, I know we all reside in different areas of the planet but…in a lot of ways…you all feel like my BFF next door and I love that!
    I definitely want to give a shout out to the WANA711 peeps (you can find them all in my Circle of Friends) cause they all rock. And honestly, all the WANA blogs out there rock after Kristen has had her “way” with them *insert evil laugh*! We are all drinking the WANA kool-aid and liking it!
    As for projects etc to announce, I don’t have much to say. I am into Chapter 2 of James Scott Bell’s book on plotting and structure and I love it. I am also reading the Sweet Potato Queens for fun and LOVING it as well. Looking forward to getting into the plotting part of my book but also not rushing it as I know I have sooo much to learn yet…trusting the process…
    Just havin’ an all around good time on the blog, on everyone else’s blog (as I, along with my dear ol’ hubby, like to blogjack on a regular basis), and on discovering the joys of Twitter.
    And…here’s to you Jenny! For being quite simply an uberliciously fantabulous person! The world is a brighter place with you in it so Happy Birthday and here’s to YOUR best year yet!
    HUGS!
    Word….

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Thanks, Nat!! I can already tell it will be a great year! How do you go wrong with all this Blog-Love in the world? I agree on the WANA Kool-Aid…I’ve been drinking it and I love it. And Kristen definitely helped me to see that I could embrace my inner Cowbell and make a go of this blog thing.

      p.s. I’m soooo glad you’re loving the Sweet Potato Queens. I thought you would.🙂

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  23. I am so far behind, but I wanted to give you a heads up that I’m pimping you out this Friday on my FabOoolousness post. I’ve also shared your pregnancy blogs with my bestie who is due in about seven weeks. She’s freaking out, just abit…. 🙂

    I know I’ve been quiet, but I love you just the same! I hope to catch up on my favorite blogs this holiday weekend. Luvs

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      COOL!!! Not only I get to hear from you, but you’re reassuring me that you still love me to pieces…YAY!! I shall tune in for your Fabooooolousness, as I try to each Friday. I adore your blog.🙂

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