June 2, 2011


Don't worry.

I have not been eaten by a bear.


It's just that we are in the middle of high-school-graduation-8th-grade-play-rehearsals-and-performances-baby-shower-shopping-8th-grade-graduation-ceremony-and-party-planning-and-shopping-wedding-related-hysteria-vacation-planning-along-with-the-general-busy-ness-of-daily-life so I'm finding it a little hard to keep to my schedule... :)

I hope you all had the opportunity to read at least some of the entries in Cally Jackson and Rachel Morgan's tension blogfest.  I thought it was really fun to enter, and to read all the other entries (although this morning, it was practically impossible to vote on a winner!)

It was such fun that I'd like to do a blogfest, too!

But not tension, because that's been done :)

So here's my question:  what do you think would be a fun blogfest?

300 words about character? Or setting?

One-paragraph plot synopses?

A one-sentence pitch contest?  (Ooh - that sounds like a good one!)

A limerick contest (maybe on a certain topic)?

A segment of dialogue?

Other brilliant suggestions?  (But remember, this is a children's writer blog, so all ideas should be appropriate for kids, MG, or YA.)

Please let me know what you think would be fun, and what you might consider entering.  (It's more fun with lots of entries!)

I'll look forward to your responses!

P.S.  If you'd like to join me in hosting the blogfest (as Cally and Rachel did it together) please let me know that, too :)


  1. Since I've been a bit lame on getting on with the limerick idea, I'm happy to go in with you on that one or another for that matter. :)

  2. Oooo, a limerick contest sounds fun (as long as you keep Nantucket out of the subject possibilities)!

  3. Catherine - oh, yay! That would be fun!

    Jess - I love Nantucket. We go there almost every year for our family vacation - heading there in a couple weeks actually - so maybe the limericks should be about Nantucket - but only with child-appropriate rhymes :)

  4. This sounds fun!

    Hmmm... What about a main character's darkest secret? Something they don't want anyone else to know but which is key to their personality...

  5. The limerick idea is a good one! :)

  6. Good to hear about the bear! I just had one of those months my self. :-)

    I actually stopped by to say 'thank you' for your support during my A-Z blogging month. I've created a fun "no strings attached" blog award for you and all of the other awesome bloggers who offered feedback and encouragement.

    You can view the award and my thank you note here:

    Hope you are well and that I see you around in the future!



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