Friday, January 16, 2015

Celebrate: Down Time & Freebies

My husband's a musician/singer who works in hotels.  He and a bunch of his musician friends have been laid off along with other staff as the hotels go into snooze mode for the winter.  It's been tough to keep a job in the past few years for obvious reasons, but we carry on.  

Instead of moaning about it, we're planning to do some home improvement projects in the next few months, like enclosing our balconies, cleaning out closets, throwing away boxes of junk, and replacing our old water tank. 

This week, I'm celebrating free time that can be used any way you want!  If you're facing employment challenges or waiting to hear from an agent or publication, consider it a time for DIY projects or simply lounge around and enjoy the quiet life!

What do you do when life unexpectedly gives you some down time?

My kind and wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

Celebrate The Small Things Sign-Up Linky:

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EDIT - There were typos in a few of the links. I visited every site and changed broken links. All fixed now!! :)
2nd EDIT - OK, had to go in again and change a few more addresses from "http" to "www" b/c apparently this linky doesn't like "http." Go figure. Crossing my fingers every link works now. 

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 Jan 16, 2015:

Free eBook of Your Choice – Bish Denham is offering a signed copy of Anansi and Company or A Lizard’s Tale to two winners. Go to Carol Kilgore’s Contest Page and enter. (ends Jan 31)

One of Two Free Novels – win either From the Fifteenth District (literary collection) by Mavis Gallant or The City of Blood (mystery) by Frederique Molay. Fill out the entry form on France Book Tours blog. (ends Feb 1)

Free Kindle Copy of Historical Novel – win The Secret Diary of Eleanor Cobham by Tony Riches by commenting and leaving your email on Unusual Historicals blog

Free Fantasy Novel - Win a print copy of Burned by Flames by Jeaniene Frost. Just leave a comment on the Wicked Scribes blog. (ends Jan 27)

Free Easy-Reader/Chapter Book Children’s Book – Win a hardback print copy of Hissy Fitz by Patrick Jennings (Egmont Publishing). Fill out an entry form on The Children’s Book Review blog. (ends Feb 8)

Free YA Post-Apocolytpic Horror eBook – Win The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris via Rafflecopter on My Book Addiction blog. (ends Jan 26)

$20 Amazon Gift Card – Win an Amazon gift card to celebrate the release of Raven—Chronicles of Steele (Steampunk) by Pauline Creeden via Rafflecopter on My Book Addition blog. (ends Jan 22)

Free First Page Critiques by Dianne Salerni (author of The Eighth Day series, HarperCollins 2014) and Marcy Hatch (author of West of Paradise, WiDo 2014). Get the email address from their blogs. Openings available for February and March!

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)

 Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list on Lexa's Blog, and then 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! (Originated by VikLit)

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