Friday, May 1, 2015

Celebrate: Progress & Freebies!

Happy dancing 
to celebrate a great week!
(Especially after the last
yucky week.)

This week I'm celebrating:

1)  The Evil Spammer is gone!  I closed the linky about 10 days ago but the spammer continued to post.  Argh!  However, whatever cached site the spammer was using must have finally updated to show no sign-up window.  The spammer disappeared last Sunday.  For a moment I thought maybe he/she/it had stopped spamming people with sex links out of respect for the Sabbath. (lol!)  But Monday was clear too.  Then Tues. Then Weds and Thurs. And now today is spam-free too!  I'm thrilled there aren't 30 spam links I have to delete from the master list every day!

I've decided not to re-open the linky (for a while anyway).  I'll have to input people manually, so I'll be changing the main Celebrate page to show my email and instructions to write and ask to be put on the linky.

2)  I finally finished my short story revision and sent it off to my group!  Once I get feedback and edit, I'll publish it -- I'm so excited!

3)  After changing header banners on Twitter every day for weeks, I finally found one I liked. (Silly thing to obsess over, but I'm weird like that.)  I'm starting to enjoy interacting on Twitter and have reached 875 followers.  Not a bad start!

4)  I'm doing a good job organizing a blog hop for May 30-31 (more on that next week).  I'm reading/reviewing books for other authors.  I'm making promos for my books and beginning to schedule what, when, and where I post.  It's hard to keep up with social media, and I need to be more organized about it.

How do you keep your social media things organized?

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

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, 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)

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 May 1, 2015:

Free Book of Poetry - Celebrate's own Carole Anne Carr has her book Kaleidoscope FREE on Amazon until May 5. Pick up your free Kindle copy now on Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Free YA Urban Fantasy/Mystery – win a copy of The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl via entry form on page on The Children’s Book Review site. (ends May 29)

Free Bestselling SF Collector’s Edition novel – win a collector’s edition of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner via the entry form on the page of The Children’s Book Review site. (ends May 22)

Free $20 Amazon Gift Card and Free UF Novel – to celebrate the release of Revelations by Jennifer Carole Lewis, she’s having TWO GIVEAWAYS. Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card via rafflecopter on Romance Novel Giveaway blog. ALSO win one of 2 print copies of the book by entering a Goodreads giveaway via a link under the first giveaway. (ends May 15) 

Free $50 Amazon Gift Card – to celebrate the release of Adrenaline by Sunniva Dee she’s giving away a $50 Amazon gift card via rafflecopter on Romance Novel Giveaways. (ends May 20)

GREAT DEAL! Free $50 Amazon Gift Card - to celebrate the release of The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception by Suzanne de Montigny she's giving away a $50 Amazon gift card via rafflecopter on The Single Librarian blog. (ends May 14) ONLY 20 PEOPLE HAVE ENTERED - YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING IS VERY GOOD! GO ENTER NOW! I DID! :)

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)

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