Friday, May 18, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness and Other Stuff

I'm on my way up to Michigan for a skating competition today.  Wish Alyssa luck!

Anyway back to business, I wanted to get in on the Random Acts of Kindness Blitz that Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are holding over at The Bookshelf Muse to celebrate the release of their book, The Emotion Thesaurus.  The idea is to celebrate and highlight the people who have encouraged us along this writing journey.  There are so many people that have helped me that I can't even name them all.  But I'd really like to highlight two special bloggers who have really inspired me.

PK Hrezo- she always posts lots of awesome writer tips, highlights lots of blogger friends and is very generous by giving away lots of great stuff.  She was my first non-family follower and she really boosted my spirits by commenting on my posts and replying to my comments.  Thanks PK!  :)

Talli Roland- author extraordinaire and all around great gal!  Talli hosts many of her author friends on her blog to give us insights into the publishing world.  I also love her posts about life in London, one of my favorites was about the men in red pants. So funny.  I always leave her blog smiling.  She also helped inspire confidence in my blogging by commenting  frequently on mine.  Thanks Talli! :)

You ladies both exude so much positive energy, you're awesome!  I went out to my garden today and picked you some flowers for all you've done.  Thanks so much!

I'm also excited today because I just got Jessica Bell's new book of poetry, Fabric, and Alex Cavanaugh's first book, CassaStar. (I know I'm late getting this one!)  I've got lots of reading to do!   :)


I just hit 42,034 words in my WIP!  YIPEE!

Who would you like to thank for encouraging you?  Any cool plans for the weekend?  How's your writing going?

Have a fabulous weekend!

Kathy :)


  1. Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for purchasing my book!:) Yay! And yes, PK and Talli are a couple of the coolest kids on the "blog". Oh look, I made a pun. :o) haha.

  2. This was nice! I like the flowers you picked too.
    Great job on your WIP! Keep it going!

  3. Oh, yay! Thank you so much for your very kind words. They've totally made my day! :) :)

    I'm giggling at Jess's pun!

  4. Both ladies are awesome! And thanks so much for purchasing my book. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. I know both these ladies and they are amazing. Have fun in Michigan, my home state!

  6. Good luck to Alyssa! Your flowers are beautiful.

  7. Hi Kathy! Sorry I'm soooo late getting over here. Today is my first day since last Monday I've been able to sit down and blog. Shame on me, I know. But it was the only way I could finish edits on my new WIP. But yay, I"m done! Rounding out at 68k! And big congrats to your progress!!!
    Thank you so much for the kind words! Wow, it makes it all worth it when I read your post. It means a lot. And I remember back when I first followed you... your blog has grown so much since then. So awesome and well deserved! Good luck to Alyssa and thanks again! It's always a pleasure visiting you here. :)