Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrate: Eternal Optimist & Giveaways

Sometimes when I'm writing, I'm in the ZONE! The chapters are well outlined, I come up with ideas to make them even better, words flow, and my novel is zooming off my keyboard!



I become so optimistic! I'm sure that my terrific progress will continue on forever. I start fantasizing about getting my book done in 3 months -- 
and it will be AWESOME!



Then things start to happen. BAD things. 

Some are just inescapable.


Some are pure laziness 
or bad news that gets me down.



I return to work eventually, 
but my SUPER productive streak has vanished,
and I've become Pokey-the-turtle.



Sometimes, a break is in order,
and I feel RECHARGED when I come back!



Then . . .
I become so optimistic! I'm sure that my terrific progress will continue on forever. I start fantasizing about getting my book done in 3 months -- 
and it will be AWESOME . . .


The strange life-cycle of the Eternal Optimist.


How about you? Would you consider yourself an optimist? A pessimist? Or a realist?


My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



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** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **


 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 Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for March 24, 2017:

Free Anthology Women’s Non-Fiction – Win Still Me…After All These Years an anthology of touching and poignant memoires written by LDMasterson, Susan Swiderski, Pat Garcia and many others. The authors are giving away 2 print copies and 2 ebooks. Enter via rafflecopter on the LD Masterson blog(ends Apr 2)

Free YA Sci-Fi Paperback – Win Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Burns about an uneasy stalemate between alien invaders and Earthlings that last for hundreds of years—until now. Enter via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (US only; ends Apr 3)

Free YA Fantasy Time Travel – Win The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, about a girl who flies to fantastic times and places aboard her father’s time-traveling ship. Enter via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (US only; ends Apr 3)

Free YA Contemp/Humor Paperback – Win Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain. “In the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary, a lovably flawed high school student chronicles her life as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth." Enter via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends Apr 2)

Free $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Maon: Marshal of Tallav by Cailin Briste, the author is giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon or to Barnes & Noble. Enter via rafflecopter on the Romance Novels Giveaway blog. (ends Apr 10)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Dangerous Code by Stella Marie Alden, about a terrorist bomb on a bus with an NYPD cop and code writer who have limited time to de-fuse it. Enter via rafflecclopter on the Romance Novels Giveaways blog. (ends Apr 1)


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
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