Whether writers of fiction, poets, artists, assembly line workers, teachers, or housewives (insert your or your mother’s occupation here, of course), the role of our mothers in our lives will never be insignificant.
So, here’s to mothers everywhere!
Just so you know, it’s customary to wear a white carnation or buy them for your mother today. It symbolizes the purity of a mother’s love.
Another tidbit? The founder of Mother’s Day advocated (read: fought violently) for it to be rescinded when it became too commercial.
What are you doing for your mother today? What have your kids done for you?
Who are your favorite/least favorite mothers in literature and why?
This is not a long post. Just here to tell you that my goal for the Gump-A-Thon is 2k a day. It evens out to 58k at the end of the 29 days. EIGHT THOUSAND WORDS MORE THAN NANOWRIMO. I just do not even know what I’m doing to myself.
Join us over in the WriteWriteandWrite.com chat room if you fancy some writerly company, bottom of the page. =] Some of us will be write-a-thoning, others won’t, but we always love the company.
A Paige Full of Words
I’ve decided to rekindle Featured Blogs on G&L!
First Featured Blog of 2013 is actually a brand new blog itself. A Paige Full of Words is written by a girl who, judging by her handful of posts, I can identify with completely. When she has an idea she’s passionate about, it consumes her. She supports an organization that encourages writing love letters to strangers (not unlike Operation: Beautiful that I’ve been plugging for ages now). She’s honest and soul-bearing and full of life. There have been few posts to her blog so far, but the second I started to read it, I knew that this was a blog I would happily subscribe to.
Oh, what ties this into G&L is that she’s also a writer. =P
I look forward to more of your musings, Paige. Thank you for sharing yourself with the world. =]
So, I’ve been trying to think of a way to revamp my blog and get all you lovely people back to enjoying my posts instead of listening to my excuses. I got this post in my inbox from For Bloggers By Bloggers. It encourages bloggers to create a little “tribe” of other bloggers to keep one another accountable and work at mutual posting enthusiasm.
Naturally, this appealed to me. =] You know how I love my writer friends. And, as many of you ARE my writer friends, you know how hard it is to keep us motivated a lot of the time. I’ve got a few tendrils of interest already, but I’m looking for a couple more bloggers to round out our crew. I have two slots to fill, so read the info-blurb below and, if you’re interested, comment your email address or email me directly from the Contact Me page. We’ll get rolling on seeing if this is right for you. =]
Blogging Team Info
Salut! Below is everything you’ll need to know about the “tribe” of bloggers I’m aiming to get together under one blogging banner. I haven’t thought of a quirky name yet, so if you have any ideas, I’ll toss them around to everyone for consideration.
Seven bloggers. Each using their own blog site, preferably with some sort of posting schedule attached to it. (If you don’t have one, I can help you implement one or brainstorm.)
A weekly group chat via Facebook, tinychat, Skype, etc will take place to keep everyone abreast of the seven blogs and their plans. It also helps keep everyone accountable. This project takes some level of commitment, and we want to make sure everyone is up for it.
Should a blogger need help making posts now and then, they are more than welcome to ask the group for guest posts to round out their week.
You do NOT have to post every single day, but we will try to make sure that at least one of us is posting every day. It’s flexible, so don’t be intimidated.
What Will We Do?
Post writing-, reading-, author life-related content on a regular basis.
Guest post on each other’s blogs.
Comment regularly on each other’s blogs.
Create a monthly newsletter (either individually or “tribe”-wide.)
Support and promote each other’s work.
Post the group logo/button/banner (forthcoming) somewhere visible on your blog. If you like, you can also create a page dedicated to the group, but it’s not mandatory.
Plot Development: How to write the climax and ending of your novel.
If you’re at all like me, you have trouble writing endings. I don’t want to make this a lengthy post. I only wanted to share the above link, and encourage you all to have a look at it. =]