Friday, August 8, 2014

Celebrate the Wheel? Blogfest & Freebies


For August 8th, I'm celebrating --

Wait!!

Is it really August? Not only August but the SECOND WEEK in August?

How did that happen?

Every day I'm doing the things on my list -- blogging, returning comments, emailing, FB-ing (yes, that's a word!), doing crits for people, writing a group newsletter, reading in my genre, trying to revise my WIP, and changing the bandages on my poor toe (UGH!).  So how is it that I'm SO FAR BEHIND??

This week I'm celebrating that I keep running on my hamster wheel even if there's no end in sight...

Anyone else feel they're running and running but never getting anywhere?



International Potluck Blogfest
Do you have a favorite recipe? A dish everyone loves?
Share it with us! 


Beth Fred, Medeia Sharif and I are hosting the International Potluck Blogfest on Tuesday, August 12. Here are the rules:
~ Put the bloghop badge on your post.

~ Post the cover of a book you love (it can be your own) with a food and/or recipe from the book, or a food from the MC's region, or any food you just like!
~ Link back to Beth, Media, and Lexa. All three of us.
~ A copy of Beth's Finding Hope, Medeia's Snip, Snip, Revenge, and Lexa's Soul Cutter, plus a $10 Amazon gift card will be given away via Rafflecopter!

I look forward to your foody posts. Sign up below.






Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Fridays Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's suggestions for Aug 8, 2014:

Free MG Fantasy Novel Broken Branch Falls by Tara Tyler. “It’s tough to be a goblin in high school.” She’s giving away a copy plus goodies and an Amazon gift card via rafflecopter HERE (ends Aug 31)
Free YA Novel of Your Choice to celebrate the release of Compulsion, a YA southern gothic novel by Martina Boone (it sounds awesome!). Go to the rafflecopter giveaway on Literary Rambles. (ends Aug 31)

For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com



This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 


33 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

Careful that hamster wheel doesn't spin you into oblivion. I think it's impossible to keep up with the online world unless it's your full-time job. think we should concentrate on moving forward, not keeping up and at that it sounds like you are a rock star!

JeffO said...

It must be hard running with that toe of yours! I think we all feel that way sometimes. The challenge is knowing what to keep and what to drop. Have a great weekend, Lexa.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, we're well into August already. No idea how that happened either.
Hope the blogfest is a big hit next week.

Marilyn Parel said...

Time surely isn't waiting on me either! Where does it go?
Enjoy your weekend.

Birgit said...

I feel like my hamster sits down for a bit, goes to the fridge and grabs a beer:) Oh well Yes I can't believe it is August and I had so much planned and, well, I am that hamster:)

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Enjoy the precious present :)
Thought provoking post :)

Winter Moon said...

I honestly don't know where July went to...and I honestly don't know how most people appear to keep up with their blogging, 'FB-ing', tweeting and work. There just aren't enough hours in the day!

I hope your toe gets better soon.

Have a great weekend :)

S.K. Anthony said...

The last thing I know it was February. No clue what's going on around here. And yes! I do feel like that wheel keeps spinning and not much to show for it, ugh. I suppose we keep running, though, right? :)

Yay for the blogfest, I hope it's a bit hit!

Heather Musk said...

Right now I feel like I'm doing a lot of running. I'm sure I'll get somewhere eventually :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

Between writing and painting I feel like I'm running endlessly on a hamster wheel. I'd love to have more time for reading.

Mark Murata said...

Thanks for Foxy's Freebies.

Mason Canyon said...

I am definitely one of those who feels like she's running on a hamster wheel too. I'm still trying to figure out what happened to spring and here summer is winding down. Looking forward to the blog hop next week.

Kate Larkindale said...

I'm like you - I can't figure out where the year has gone. And I have nothing to show for all those months that have drifted by. My hamster must have gone on vacation!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

August? Did someone say August!

Cathrina Constantine said...

August started out pretty good. I'm out of the hamster wheel and making a wee dent in my wip...Hope your toes better soon. Have a good weekend.

mshatch said...

Oh boy can I relate to being far behind. I'm always asking myself, what am I forgetting?

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I spent most of my life on that treadmill, but not anymore. I have found the right pace for my life now and only jump into the race when I want to. I have earned this time of life.

Tara Tyler R said...

youre awesome, lexa!
and you and i could power a city with our wheel spinning!!

Lara Lacombe said...

Make sure you take time to rest! :)

Leandra Wallace said...

Mmm, books and food, my two favs! I'm getting ready to do some reading and I've been wrestling w/myself over making a gas station run for some snacks... =D

L.G. Keltner said...

I've been wondering how we're so far into August too. The time has sure flown by! Have a great weekend!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lexa - I really should do your blogfest - but it might get included into my running post - such is life - August is here .. gotta keep my head down ..

Cheers Hilary

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

We all feel like the hamster sometimes, but you've got a lot going on. I think you should give yourself some extra credit! Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend.

TheCyborgMom said...

I was thinking the same think about August! Although, it being August is the least of my problems. A few weeks ago, I almost wrote 199? on my check...so that shows you where my brains are at! LOL Happy Weekend!
~Katie

Murees Dupé said...

I'm with you on the hamster wheel. Hope your toe feels better soon.

Kim Lajevardi said...

It's because time is really a sentient being that LOVES messing with us. I'm convinced of it.

Medeia Sharif said...

I sometimes feel like I'm in the wheel, but then something good happens that makes me aware that I was actually going somewhere.

cleemckenzie said...

Oh yes. That wheel is at my house, too. I try to take a positive look at it and say I'm burning calories so I can chow down at the International Potluck Blogfest.

cleemckenzie said...

Oh yes. That wheel is at my house, too. I try to take a positive look at it and say I'm burning calories so I can chow down at the International Potluck Blogfest.

cleemckenzie said...

Oh yes. That wheel is at my house, too. I try to take a positive look at it and say I'm burning calories so I can chow down at the International Potluck Blogfest.

Heather Holden said...

I always feel like I'm running without ever getting anywhere, too. The fact that it's already August is even making me full-on flail, haha!

Jay Noel said...

Mid August now. Kids are starting school. It's just crazy.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm on that hamster wheel with you and the road has no end in sight.
Hope your toe is well soon. Maybe you'll catch up then.

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