Wednesday, January 5, 2011

100 Words and a dash of shame...

Happy Wednesday, all!  Have you checked out Elena's 100 Words for $100 contest yet?  The $$$ comes with participation and mama (aka "I") needs the cash, so jump on over RIGHT NOW and enter!!  You've got until Jan. 31st - so PLENTY of time to come up with a mere 100 words.  It's so easy!  Here's mine:

Kat fell to the soft wet earth, which cushioned her knees in mud and stained her brand new denim jeans rich brown, and let the tears fall in curtains as she pondered over her own sad fate of which she had solely brought upon herself with her callous disregard of John's heart, with her very good lies, with her snap judgements and unforgiving nature, and with the long-held secret she'd carried and should have told him about because it would have cleared up everything and made things right for them to be together, finally, after so many lonely years.

(Ok, well maybe not so easy....)

But, this totally challenges your writing.  Yes, that's right!  It's a writing EXERCISE, which is good for a writer's soul - so DO IT!  Come on.  Pop on over.  You know you want to.  :)


(Thanks, in advance, of course!)

Ok - so now for the shame part....it comes in threes.

#1 - My little sis, the great esCait, TOTALLY kicked my can in my NeToReMo challenge!!  10, count them, TEN books down in the month of December to my measly little 5.  AND she throws it in my face a little on her blog - so sweet.  :)  But, looks like she read some amazing books that I'll definitely be adding to my TBR list.

#2 - The fabulous Maria McKenzie, over at Reading, Writing, Romance passed on to me The Versatile Blogger award a whole week ago and I'm just now getting around to thanking her!  Thanks, Maria!!  If you haven't checked our her blog - pop on over asap, please!  I'm supposed to name 7 things about myself, now - and pass this on to some other wonderful bloggers, which I fully intend to do!  On Friday... :)

#3 - I also told my blogging bud, Jen @ Unedited, that I would blog about her fabulous 1 year blogoversary giveaway (last Sunday, whoops!)  She'll have been blogging AND writing for 1 (count it) ONE year on Jan. 20th!  And have you seen what she's accomplished?  Truly amazing.  And she's celebrating with a very wonderful and generous giveaway.  So, if you haven't stopped by to enter and give her some blogoversary love - do it today!

(I hope that was ALL I had to make up for....)  I've seen a plethora of events, blogoversaries, blogfests, and contests out in the blogosphere!!  Great things are happening in 2011 so far.  Make sure you don't miss out  and Happy Writing!  :)

9 comments:

Elena Solodow said...

Your entry is logged. You've brought the prize money up to $12! Nice...

The Happy Whisk said...

Wishing you good luck with this.

Shannon said...

I think your entry is great and as far as the whole shame thing goes - blame the holidays, lol. We're all playing catch up! =)

Carol Riggs said...

WOW, 100-words that is ONE sentence? Crazy, haha. Congrats on your Versatile Blogger award from Maria!

Jess said...

Ha! I laugh in the face of your alleged "shame." If I had a dollar for everything I'm behind on...

Lynda Young said...

That's definitely a challenge! Best of luck :)

Jennie Bailey said...

Excellent entry. I've struggled with that one, which is why I don't have one posted yet. And your sister beat us both! I only managed 8 books. I slowed waaaay down at the end because I had a tough time getting through the last one I was reading. I'll pop over to your sister's blog for some reading ideas!

Julie Musil said...

Great job on those 100 words! I need to pop over to Elana's and check it out.

Abby Minard said...

Ooh, that's a good entry! Those look hard! I'm going to have to check it out. And congrats on the award!!