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Very Inspiring Blog Award

Hey all,

So Christine. B. Ross has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Link: http://wordsspilled.com/2015/01/07/very-inspiring-blogger-award/. Thanks Christine! 🙂 I am exceedingly flattered, especially because I’ve only been at this for a short while and did not think I had much presence in the community. It comes with a few rules that are as follows:

  1. Thank the one who nominated by linking their blog and display the award emblem.
  2. Nominate some other blogs (15ish or so) and link them.
  3. Mention three things that inspired you the most in the last week or so…

I did some digging about this award and found it it’s rather unique. It’s sort of like those old chain emails that passed on collections of jokes, except it passes on goodwill. Their doesn’t appear to be any method for voting, and that makes it mean more in a way. It’s a token of gratitude that someone chooses to call you out personally as someone that has touched them. You can follow the chain of nominations back through quite a number of blogs. I couldn’t find a source, but it’s lovely to see people reaching out to each other. On that note, there’s no way I can think of fifteen blogs that I could nominate(again with the not having been here very long), but there are definitely a few I’d like to recognize. They are as follows:

The girl in the flowery dress: https://girlintheflowerydress.wordpress.com She’s a person whose been through a lot in life and holds onto some viewpoints that tend to make you enemies. I respect and admire her strength to be who she is.

Beautiful life with cancer: http://beautifullifewithcancer.com/ . This woman is kind of astounding. She’s a mother, a cancer survivor and patient with Addison’s disease. Inspite of that, she’s a very uplifting person. For living life on hard mode, cheers to you.

Pete Dekon: http://petedeakon.com/ He’s done what I think many bloggers have dreamed of, and published his book. Congrats for making it to the finish line mate.

I’m sure there are many more who deserve it buy I am still quite new and learning my way around.

Alright then, I believe that’s everyone I can think of. This was good. It’s fitting to start the new year with some spreading of cheer. Thanks again Christine!

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New book project and blog nomination!

It has been an exciting day! I recently launched a new five part book project(like unhooked and letters to my father). It’s a comedy, and I’ll be posting the first part as soon as I’m done with this. I’d post more about it, but I’ll let it speak for itself. I’ll say no more other than that I’ll be adding new parts every 3-4 days.

I also was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blog Award Link: http://wordsspilled.com/2015/01/07/very-inspiring-blogger-award/. It’s a great honor and as soon as I get some sleep I’ll be posting more on that. I’ve been blazing away at a keyboard nailing out the first part of Baby Team Six, so I really need to go to bed. All in all though, very exciting day.

Unhooked update

Greetings everybody! I can see there are still a lot of people reading unhooked. I’m still working on it, and I thought I’d give you an update. A reader who is an editor in real life has volunteered to edit it. I’m almost finished with my second draft, and I’ll hand it over to him in the next couple of hours. After he has handed it back to me, I’ll do a third draft, and then I’m going to make it available in a couple different packages.

First, I’ll be publishing it to Amazon, so there will be a link where you can download it for free for the first five days it’s up. I’d like to make it free permanently, but as far as I can tell, that’s not an option. I will have the ability to make it free again periodically, which leads to the next option.

Second, once the Amazon version is no longer free, I’ll publish a PDF here, and link some instructions for you to send it to your kindle account, so you can read it that way.

Third, it will be published in its entirety here as well. I’ll open up a new page called published works where I’ll link to the fully edited story and all options for you to obtain it. I’ll edit the current publicly available version to make the reader aware a new version is available.

Fourth, for anyone who really wants a hard copy, if you send me a message with your address I can send a physical copy to you. I don’t anticipate many of these, so I’m not charging for them. If this turns into a popular option you can always make yourself a hard copy with the PDF, or I can look into a way for people to order hard copies on a more permanent basis. I can’t think of anywhere that will do that for free, so there will likely be some cost for this if a large number of people want a hard copy.

I think that about covers it. I will say again I am continually surprised and delighted to see so many people reading unhooked. It has truly humbled me to be a part of this, and I have been reminded at every step of the way, that I am only half responsible for this. Every one of you who has read this had made it your own, and whenever you tell me about your experience that is very clear to me. It’s almost like a new story, and I love hearing about what your experience was like. So thank you for reading, any questions, comments, concerns, or criticisms, let me know.

Cheers people!