Thanks again to all the participants of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Every month you guys share the most amazing things and work so hard to encourage one another. It’s just amazing. Special thanks to my co-hosts this month, LG Keltner and CM Brown. You did a fantastic job, ladies. I’ll be contacting potential co-hosts for December this weekend.
Karen at A Peek at Karen’s World is hosting her annual blog awards again! Nominate your favorites now.
Michael Offutt’s sequel to Slipstream, released last May, is out now – Oculus! Check his site for ordering options. Congratulations, Michael! You’re a writing machine. You’ll have three books out before I even finish editing my third…
David Powers King won the I’m Thankful for my Readers Blogfest, hosted by Tara and VikLit with his poem, Who Ate My Pie Crust? Well deserved win, because it was hilarious. I was even mentioned:
I asked her - no luck, so I expanded my riot,
by asking Alex Cavanaugh, a starship pilot.
"I hope you catch a red-handed culprit soon,
but I have 100 comments to write before noon!"
(And yes, I did write a hundred comments before noon that day!)
Don’t forget the I Miss You Blogfest is next Friday! Perfect time to show your appreciation for special blogger buddies.
I received several cool gifts this week. My publisher said soon I’ll get more mail than they do!
I won a zombie package from Susanne at Putting Words Down on Paper which included these cool items:
And I was completely surprised to receive two bags of Hot Tamales from Angela Brown and Gwen Gardner! Thank you so much, ladies! You are both super special.
I need to ask for Hot Tamales more often!
I started this blog.
I’d signed the contract for CassaStar and my publisher told me to get my butt online.
I had no followers. My blog was plain. And my first post was a lame “Hi, I’m Alex…”
And now, three years later… whoa!
Almost 1700 followers, over 500 posts, and my blog definitely isn’t plain anymore. (Can’t confirm the non-lame posts though.)
This journey has been nothing short of incredible. I’ve made so many awesome friends and you’ve been supportive beyond my wildest hopes.
Thank you everyone for your support, your comments, and your friendship. It means the world to me. Today, I am not just a man of few words. There just aren't words to describe my appreciation.
Think we should celebrate with some Hot Tamales, don’t you?
Animated films this time!
1 – What film won the first ever Best Animated Film Oscar in 2001?
2– Who voiced Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
3 – What was Disney’s first animated feature movie?
4 – What animated film featured rats and singing slugs?
5 – Who voiced Gru in Despicable Me?
6 – What was Disney’s 50th animated feature movie?
7 – Who voiced the title character in Rango?
Did you enjoy the IWSG posts this week? See some cool new books and news today? Envious of my gifts and the Hot Tamales? (I’ll share!) Know any of the animated film trivia? Going to see Skyfall or Lincoln this weekend? And where were you three years ago today…?