Five for Friday Links, and Don't Forget the Campaign Challenge

Lots of upcoming events in October!

Jennifer Hendren's By The Pale Moonlight has an awesomesauce book trailer (ask me why I like that word, awesomesauce. I don't know, but the fact that Lord John Grey has been called such on the Writers Forum might be a reason).

The Fourth Round of A Round of Words in 80 Days starts on Sunday, and on Wednesday, there will be a party! "For all the participants who just finished Round 3 of ROW80, anyone who plans to post their goals and dive into Round 4, and the amazing people who supported the ROW80 writers throughout the year (y'all REALLY deserve a drink!)." Join the #ROW80 party on your blog or on Twitter. There will be music and jello shots!

Wednesday is going to be busy for two other reasons:

First, it's the second month of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex Cavanaugh. "Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time."

I may or may not have my first queries out by then and will be feeling very insecure indeed.

Second, it's the first day of the Rule of Three Blogfest! "The Rule of Three is a month-long fiction blogfest, where we’ve created a 'world', the town of Renaissance, and challenged you to create a story within it. The story will feature 3 characters of your creation, who will be showcased on your blog on 3 different Wednesdays, following the Rule of Three. The 4th Wednesday, we’ll have the culminating scene."

I'll be writing my entry this weekend. I've also got book reviews coming up! Carole Anne Carr's Thin Time, Jessica Bell's launch party for String Bridge, J. C. Martin's The Doll, Nadja Notariani's Claiming the Prize...

As for item five (hey look, I actually kept track), the Second Campaign Challenge ends on Monday - enter if you haven't done so, and please visit the participants (my entry is the post below the last one, on this page). Vote here for your favourites.

Here're all the bloggers in my campaign group, Historical Romance:

1. Raquel Byrnes

2. Dora Hiers

3. Liz

4. The Bird

5. L'Aussie

6. Julie F

7. Melanie

8. Angie Cothran

9. Sheery

10. Romancer

11. Angelina Rain

12. Katie

13. Brittany

14. Joy Allen-Debra Efert

15. Myne Whitman

16. Marcia

17. Raelyn Barclay

18. Maggie Fechner

19. Claire Robyns

20. Trisha at Word and Stuff

21. Vanessa Hancock

22. Scribbleandedit

23. Bri Clark

24. Meika

25. Gwendolyn Gage

26. ebarrettwrites

27. Brynne Betz

28. A well of words

29. Mels blog

30. Kerrin H

31. Ann

32. D. J. Kirkby

33. Allie

34. edgyinspiration

35. Misty Moncur

36. Heather Justesen

37. Tara W.

38. Romance & Beyond

39. Kerry Freeman

40. Nadja Notariani

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Nadja Notariani said…
Ack! A review!? Gulp....Great! Now I'm feeling insecure! Good Grief!...Well, guess you know the theme for my post come Wednesday. Insecure Writer's Group...I fit right in. Ha! ~ Nadja
Michael Di Gesu said…
Wow! Thanks for all the reminders Deniz. I need to get busy myself.

I have to do the Campaigner's challenge AND the rule of three. I also have an author interview next Friday. This weekend will be INSANE! But fun ... I hope.

Have a great weekend. I think of Montreal often especially every time I go for a latte. I finally found a descent one here, but there still not as good as there. I can't believe I'm home sick for Montreal, but I am.
Melissa Bradley said…
What an exciting month coming up! I can't wait to check out your Rule of Three posts. And I am so loving the Insecure Writers Support Group. It's great being able to share my fears and being able to support my fellow writers.
Trisha said…
There's so much going on this month! I signed up for NaBloWriMo so I figure I can fit any other thing I want to do this month into that. ;)

Thanks for the link to my blog Deniz!! Glad to be in your group! :)
S.P. Bowers said…
exciting month! Good luck on sending out queries. I'm soooooooooooooo excited for you.
L'Aussie said…
Deniz, you are such an organised person. It is insanely busy around this time isn't it and i have a big family wedding which is taking up a lot of time. So many things to write for I just can't do it all ATM. Thanks for reminding me I'm in the Historical Romance group, gulp. I'm in more than one group and have lost track. I didn't get time to enter the challenge this time.

Hope your writing's going strong. I'm helping Jessica too. Have a hoot of an interview ready.

So, why do you like the word awesomesauce? ;)

I'm participating in the IWSG and the Rule of Three blogfest, too!
Deniz Bevan said…
I wouldn't worry Nadja :-) I'm looking forward to reading it!

Aww, I don't blame you for being homesick for Montreal, Michael. I'll have a latte for you tomorrow!

I hope I can do a good job on the rule of 3, Melissa. Haven't started drafting yet...

Aww, thanks Sara!

Can't wait to see that interview, Denise! Love coming by your blog, you've always got interesting stuff going on.

Ah, awesomesauce. You know what? I think I like it because it's a 21st century-ish word but not silly shorthand (like l8er) - it's a long word!
Jemi Fraser said…
Wow! You're a busy lady - there's so much going on in the bloggy-verse! :)
Trisha said…
Congrats on getting your paper edit 'transfer' done!! I'm just at the beginning of mine, but I'm glad to be through the first stage at least. As for being 'done', I definitely don't feel that any way at all. hehe
Deniz Bevan said…
Isn't there just, Jemi? There's so much activity!

I don't feel done either, Trisha!
Myne Whitman said…
SO much to do, so little time. Thanks for linking to my blog.
Deniz Bevan said…
That's how I feel Myne!

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