Friday, December 12, 2014

Celebrate: Knead a Chapter & Freebies!


This week I'm celebrating:
1) My muse is back! She said she's been gone the last two weeks to a Muse Retreat in the Catskills, but the tan lines and the umbrella drink gave it away.  She was undoubtedly just lying on the beach in Ber-Muse-da, enjoying herself.
2) I wrote Ch 2. The fourth version. It's better than the first three versions. Or not. Or maybe? 
3) What's with the upside down, kneading cat, you ask??  I have no idea.  But that's what I feel like. Upside down, but it's cool.  Just hanging.  Writing a chapter.  Might be good, might not be.  Kneading the air.  Kneading the chapter.  It's all good.  :)

What do you think upside down, kneading kitty means?




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 Dec 12, 2014:

Free eBook of Your Choice – Amazing author C. Lee McKenzie is offering two winners their choice of any of her ebooks (SLIDING ON THE EDGE, THE PRINCESS OF LOS PULGAS, ALLIGATORS OVERHEAD, or DOUBLE NEGATIVE) Go to Carol Kilgore’s Contest Page and enter. (ends Dec 31)

Free Mystery Novel or $25 Gift Card – You have 5 chances to win either the novel, DEADLY RUSE: A MAC MCCLELLAN MYSTERY by E. Michael Helms, or a $25 Amazon gift card via rafflecopter on Book Freebies, Contests, Sweepstakes, and Giveaways. (ends Dec 23)

Free NA Contemporary Romance and $25 Gift Card – Enter to win both BECOMING HIS by Mariah Dietz and a $25 Amazon gift card via rafflecopter on Book Freebies, Contests, Sweepstakes, and Giveaways. (ends Dec 30)

$25 Amazon Gift Card – to celebrate the cover reveal of EVER DARKENING by Janeal Falor, she’s giving away a $25 Amazon gift card via rafflecopter on Mythical Books Blog. (ends Dec 30) 

Free Fantasy Novel & Swag – Win a print copy of CHANDREA - RETURN OF THE AVATAR QUEEN by Marlene Winn, plus a handmade fairy, and cards via rafflecopter of Mythical Books Blog. (ends Jan 4)


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! 


44 comments:

Cherdo said...

The kneading cat would be a good enough muse for me. I'm critter crazy. Have a good weekend, Lexa!

Suzanne Furness said...

I love the kitty! Glad your muse is home safe and sound after her travels, sounds like she is refreshed and ready to go. Well done on that chapter.

Kate Larkindale said...

I just knead a kitty… I just wish I wasn't so allergic to them.

Medeia Sharif said...

Glad you're writing. That's a cute cat.

Have a great weekend.

Elise Fallson said...

Great to hear your muse is back! Can you tell her to send mine back asap? I have a sneaking suspicion my muse is sucking on an umbrella drink in Ber-Muse-da too. Love the kitty. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think it means cats are weird...
Glad the muse is back. Now, put her to work.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

It feels good to get busy working after being stuck and/or unmotivated to write for awhile! Enjoy your Muse's help and go get that WIP!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome how you're working on the WIP. Glad things are going well for you.

Cathrina Constantine said...

So fantastic that your muse decided to come back!!!YAY!!! Have a great weekend! love the cat!

Gothic Flamingo said...

Welcome back, sun-tanned Muse! Glad to hear she's already back to work for you. :)

Mere Joyce said...

Glad the muse is back...good luck kneading your chapter! Have a great weekend, =)

mshatch said...

I think upside down kitty is just feeling happy and content. Lucky cat!

Glad your muse came back :)

Leandra Wallace said...

Kneading kitty means it's going to be a nice, chill day, in which you and the muse coincide peacefully. And perhaps there will be chocolate too...? This is my prediction! ;)

Vanessa Morgan said...

I think the kitty means that you're in need of a cuddle and someone to tell you that your chapter is indeed good ;-)

messymimi said...

Kitty is happy, and i'm happy your Muse is back, tan line or no!

DMS said...

Glad your muse is back and it sounds like she had a much needed vacation. Hopefully she is back to work full time. :)
~Jess

Elizabeth Seckman said...

The news of your muse was immensely amusing. So glad she's back.

I took advantage of all the freebies. I could possibly make more money following all the freebies than I get in royalties.

Marilyn Parel said...

If upside down is cool, go with it. I'd stand on my, rather than lay on it, too. Happy weekend.

Lori L MacLaughlin said...

Ber-Muse-da -- funny! I think the cat is saying, "Don't you wish you were me?" Glad you were able to get your chapter done. Happy Weekend!

T. Drecker said...

Glad your muse is back; even they need a break every now and then. And when they come with a kneading cat, even better! So cute!

Stephen Hayes said...

Sometimes it's helpful to look at the world from a different perspective, like an upside down kitty.

I sympathize with your struggle; those first few chapters are so critical, yet so hard to get right. Take care.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

"bermuseda" hahaha. And omg the kneading kitten is clearly telling me to adopt a second kitten! I so want another and I can't stop thinking about it :)

Geena Bean said...

Thanks for sharing the freebies, Lexa! I'm heading over to check them out as soon as I comment=)
I love how your muse went on vacation and caught a tan. Very cute!! I'm glad she is back and helping you "knead" your chapters!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

My first thought was that Kneading Kitty was playing the magic trick, "Find the jellybean."
"Is it in this paw - no. It it this paw - nooo."
Then by magic, Kneading Kitty pulls the jellybean from behind your ear - "Here it is!!!"

I love those little umbrellas. Glad your muse returned.

Kim Lajevardi said...
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Kim Lajevardi said...

Love the kitty, looking forward to the chapter and excited to see what else your muse has in store.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

One chapter at a time results in a book. Keep on writing.
Kitties like to be different. This one's just letting us admire her/him.

Cathy Keaton said...

If only I had a kneeding cat like this! My life would be set. :)

T.F. Walsh said...

Looks like a pretty relaxed cat:) Yay for the return of your muse.

Stephanie Faris said...

Yay to the muse coming back! At least she got a good vacation out of it.

Lady Jai said...

I love the upside-down kneading kittie. It means happy and it makes me smile...so...happy!
and happy it is when your muse returns! ♡

Jamie Dement ( LadyJai )
http://caringforaveteran.wordpress.com
http://writebackwards.we3dements.com

Birgit said...

Love the pussy cat and don't you wish we could all be that bendable:) Glad the muse is back!

cleemckenzie said...

The muse is back! That fickle pickle took time in the Catskills? I bet the kneading kitty was her idea. You know a little jab at your writerly self.

"Na na na na. I've been on vacation. Miss me much?"

They're often mean spirited. I speak from experience.

Anyway, I'm getting ready to roll over and put my paws in the air. A tummy scratch would be good.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Kitty is very cute. It's probably ready to massage your muse to keep it working! so glad things are back to normal for you.

Ava Quinn said...

So glad your muse is back on the case. And that chapter is finally getting kneaded into shape. :) Thanks for all the fun freebies!

Lara Lacombe said...

I love it when kitties 'make biscuits' like that! Glad your muse is back! :)

JeffO said...

Cats are strange.

Heh, if your muse-cat went to the Catskills, she probably came home because of the foot+ of snow and stopped at a tanning parlor on the way. Glad you've made progress!

Milo James Fowler said...

Welcome back, Muse! Glad you're making progress -- that's always a good feeling.

L.G. Keltner said...

Yay for the return of the muse! I hope you're having a great weekend!

klahanie said...

Hey Lexa,

A cat in knead is a cat, indeed. The cat has had an upside down cake and the cat is actually right side up after eating the upside down cake.

Foxy Freebies. I'm quite liking the look of that fox. I'll leave it at that.

Any mention of a blog hop is completely ignored by me!

Hope you had a nice weekend, Lexa.

Gary

Lynda R Young said...

Sometimes a trip to Ber-Muse-da is exactly what a writer needs.

TBM said...

I guess muses need holidays too. Happy writing. Cats are odd, but so lovable.

SA Larsenッ said...

Obviously, I'm late for the Friday, but that cat... Maybe he/she is practicing how to strip a Christmas tree of all it's shinny ornaments. (Yes, I can relate.)

LD Masterson said...

I'm pretty sure the kitty is doing some sort of yoga move.

I gave my muse a break for Christmas but she better get back here on December 26.

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