New Blogs!, Ongoing Blog Blitz, and ROW80 Round Three Final Check In

It's the end of another round of A Round of Words in 80 Days!

If I sound excited, it's because I've actually been consistent this round; typed a few hundred words each day, and even did some formatting on the Alfred Russel Wallace letters I've been transcribing. I just need to double check all the words I wasn't able to decipher at first glance and then I can send off this batch.

Caught up on a teensy bit of blog visiting too, especially voting on the WRiTE Club final. And here are two interesting (brand new!) blogs:

The Nature of my Memories: lovely flowers and nostalgia

Desserts and Drawings: one drawing and one yummy recipe per week

Plus the Blog Blitz, hosted by DL Hammons, is still going strong!


"...what would it be like if the support, encouraging nature, and community spirit of the blogosphere were ever focused on a single blogger? ... Sign up on the [linky list], making sure to record your email address, and you’ll instantly become a member of the Blog Blitz Team. Then from time to time, I will select a deserving blog (that must be part of the Blitz Team) and a specific date. I will then email the team members that information and on that date we all will go out of our way to visit that blog and leave an encouraging comment on their most recent post. I'm talking about hopefully a 100+ comments appearing out of the blue in one day!"


Part two of the figurative language writer's exercise is up on the Forum; here's the short version of my scene, featuring characters from Larksong:

From the aviary, the chittering of the birds suddenly rose. He pictured Alice as she'd been yesterday, straight as a goal post, with that elegant thin-limbed stance. Her shoulders back, and both palms held tirelessly high in the air, as the birds swooped in and out, taking seeds from her hands.
A wild image came to him, of himself grabbing her about the waist from behind, birds and seeds scattering every which way as he buried a kiss deep in her neck.
"What in blazes?" he muttered, and turned away from the house. "Pull yourself together, man!" He tried to focus once more on the building opposite and the finances of his country club daydream. Yet the image of Alice in the aviary, flushed by his kisses, would not leave him.

The full scene is over at the Forum, if you'd like more of George and Alice.

Do you use figurative language often or sparingly?

Which blogs would you recommend for the Blog Blitz?

Comments

Hart Johnson said…
Oh, that blog blitz idea is fascinating. I will have to check that out--it would be a good day to send out your real biggest powerful punch, eh? Glad the ROW80 worked well for you!
Good for you!
Trying to remember who has been Blitzed and who hasn't...
Great scene with George and Alice! The Blog Blitz is a fun idea! Congrats to whoever is next on the list!

Julie
J.L. Murphey said…
Great scene. Yes plenty of figurative references. I've been a somewhat absent member of Blog Blitz for over a year now. Yeah! On reaching your Row goal.
I really appreciate the scene you wrote. Nice use of figurative language. It's really well done!
Connie Keller said…
Great scene! Love the images.

Happy Blog Blitz Day!
Zan Marie said…
Congrats, Deniz! I've loved the Blog Blitz from the start. DL is such a creative guy! Thanks for introducing me to his blog and blog fests!
Jacquie said…
Stopping by today. Happy blitz day and congrats
Funny you should mention the Blitz! Happy blitz day :)
Feather Stone said…
Enjoy the 'blitz', LOL.
Carol Kilgore said…
You been busy and consistent. Excellent!
Chrys Fey said…
Happy Blitz Day!!! And thanks for telling about those two new blogs. :)
Hi Deniz - you're amazing at how much you cover .. congratulations on your Alfred Russell Wallace letters - that must be such an interesting project.

You really are covering all the bases .. blog blitz - brilliant idea ... and your figurative paragraphs from Larkson .. yes I can see him sweeping her off her aviaran floor ..

Now I need to check out your two new blogs ... and who would I recommend - they're lucky - whomever .. cheers Hilary
Jeremy Hawkins said…
Do you want to dance or do the Ballroom Blitz? Happy Blittzing!

Jeremy [Retro]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!
[Being-Retro]
Amy Jarecki said…
Happy BLITZ DAY! Have fun :-)
Erin L. Funk said…
Love the imagery in the scene you shared! Happy Blitz Day! :)
dolorah said…
Hi Deniz; this is Donna Hole under my new identity :)

Great excerpt. And congrats on getting your words accomplished and those translations completed. I didn't know you were a translator. what language?
I love that figurative language exercise!
Happy Blog Blitz Day!
Enjoy!
DL Hammons said…
Hey girl! Thank you for introducing us to those new blogs...and the kind words about WRiTE CLUB and BLOG BLITZ. A little birdy suggested I point the BLITZ spout your way, and the timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Enjoy your BLITZ day! :)
Carolyn Brown said…
Happy Blog Blitz Day! What a coincidence that you posted about the blog blitz the day you are blitzed! lol!
Susanne Drazic said…
Hi, Deniz. So cool that you should mention the Blog Blitz in your post because you are being blitzed!! HAPPY BLITZ DAY!!! : )
Fancy being blitzed when you've just written about it.
Happy blitz day!
Natalie Aguirre said…
Awesome you mentioned the blitz group and you're blitzed. Happy Blitz Day!
Deniz Bevan said…
You guys really aren't kidding? I have been blitzed? And I just happened to mention it too. How neat is that? :-)
Kelly Hashway said…
I love that your post is about the blitz and we are blitzing YOU! :) Happy blitz day!
Kelly Hashway said…
I love that your post is about the blitz and we are blitzing YOU! :) Happy blitz day!
Kelly Hashway said…
I love that your post is about the blitz and we are blitzing YOU! :) Happy blitz day!
Christine Rains said…
Yay for DL and his great idea for the Blog Blitz! Happy Blitz Day! :)
Stopping by and saying hi from the Blitz! :)

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
Miranda Hardy said…
Congrats on your accomplishments this month!

Happy Blitz Day!
Karen Walker said…
Ha ha ha - you write about the Blog Blitz and then you are blitzed! Congratulations.
Jennifer Kreft said…
Happy Blitz Day! (Are you psychic?)
Laura Marcella said…
Funny you should write about the Blog Blitz...when you're up to be BLITZED!! :) Hope you have a great day, Deniz!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines
An answer to your question... I'd recommend YOUR blog. Happy Blitz Day! :)
And by the way - happy Blitz day!
Tim Knight said…
Happy Blitz Day :)
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Well congrats - someone nominated you! Happy Blitz Day.
Loved your aviary scene!
Sarah Ahiers said…
speaking of blog blitzes...

Happy Blitz Day!
Dani said…
Happy blitz day!! What a perfect post, right!
Suzanne Furness said…
Knock, knock.
Who's there?

It's the Blog Blitz Team!

Have a great day :)
J.L. Campbell said…
Not it's your turn to be blitzed, Deniz. :)
Elizabeth Hein said…
Happy Blitz Day. Love the blog.
Chippyminton13 said…
I wonder who will be Blitzed next... hmmm... let me think. Oh yes, it's you!

Happy Blitz Day!! :)

Chippy
L.G. Keltner said…
Yay for you for advertising the Blog Blitz! Happy Blitz Day!
simlabarki said…
Happy Blitz day! I'm glad Emily lets you keep up with your writing!!
Nicki Elson said…
Ooh, very nice snippet.

And how appropriate that you are being Blitzed on this very post!

Happy Friday. :)
farawayeyes said…
How 'bout that Blog Blitz thing?
What are the chances?

The new blogs sound great, I'll have to go and check em out.

Also, love your snippet. I also need to go and check out 'the rest of the story'.
PK Hrezo said…
LOL I love that you got blitzed on this post!!! HAPPY BLITZ DAY DENIZ!! :D
Jenni Enzor said…
Happy Blitz Day! How cool is that that you blogged about that today? I love figurative language, although I sometimes have to kill those darlings. :)
Kim Van Sickler said…
How about your blog? I hope George stops just daydreaming and gets busy with Alice!
Marci Koski said…
Blog Blitz, huh? Sounds great! And, happy blitz day! :D
Greg Pattridge said…
I nominate you for the next blog blitz. Whoops, too late. Congratulations. Your blog looks very interesting and I'll be back to snoop around some more.
Michael Di Gesu said…
HOW APPROPRIATE!!!!!

HAPPY BLITZ DAY, DENIZ!!!!!!!
Mary Hill said…
Happy Blitz Day. ;)
Happy Blog Blitz Day to you!!! Enjoy. Eva
Lara Lacombe said…
Happy Blitz Day, friend! :)
Jeff Chapman said…
Happy blitz day. Best of luck with your queries.
Mary Hill said…
Nice to meet you and happy Blitz day too.
GSMarlene said…
What a fun blog! Happy Blitz day.
Lynda Dietz said…
How fun that you got to be blitzed on the very blog post where you've promoted it! Happy Blitz Day!
Corinne OFlynn said…
Happy Blitz Day! You've been busy!
I love your blog! And this one you posted especially--great timing, ha! happy blitz day! :)
cleemckenzie said…
Blog Blitzing! And I'm a figurative language lover. So figurative away.
Donna Smith said…
A blitz in a blitz day! Happy day.... I'm late to the party today, but still wanted to wish you well!
Jeff Hargett said…
The Blog Blitz is a marvelous idea. I know it's been a major boost to several during "low" times. Oh, and a few hundred words each day is accomplishment. Kudos to you on that.
Shah Wharton said…
Happy Blitz Day! Great scene and congrats on all your work. X

shahwharton.com
Deniz Bevan said…
Gosh, this is exciting! Thanks everyone!
Emma Adams said…
Happy belated blitz day! :)
Rhonda Albom said…
What a perfect post for your own blitz day. Happy Blitz Day!
Stephanie Faris said…
LOVE the idea of the blog blitz. Congratulations on being so productive. Nothing feels better!
Trisha F said…
YAY, you haven't posted again since you got Blitzed! :D I got here just in time. Often I don't know the people we do Blitzes for, but I'm so happy to see you featured! Happy Blitz Day, Deniz!!
Susan Stuckey said…
happy blit day, Denitz :-)
I believe I recommend you for Happy BlitZ Day!
Zan Marie said…
WoooooHoooooo! Happy Blitz Day! Deniz, you deserve it!
Suzanne Sapsed said…
Haven't read all the comments, but guess by now you've realised that you couldn't have picked a better day to mention the blog blitz! Happy blitz day! xx
Happy Blitz Day! Seems appropriate for your post!
Medeia Sharif said…
It is going strong. We're blitzing you.
Nice post! How appropriate!

BAZINGA!

You've been blitzed!

I hope you had a great day!

Heather
Elise Fallson said…
What a perfect post! Happy Blitz day! :D
dawnall said…
Sorry to be late. Hope your Blitz Day went well.
M Pax said…
You've been keeping busy, Deniz! Happy Blitz!
BECKY said…
Hello Deniz! I'm technically on a Blog Break, but since DL is a good buddy of mine, I'm trying to keep up with the Blog Blitzs. It's great to meet you! I hope to return to your blog and learn more about you in the near future.
Happy Blog Blitz ~~ and have a beautiful, blissful weekend!
Kate Larkindale said…
What a great post for Blitz Day!
Al Diaz said…
Happy blitz day! You are the luchy one this time. Dragon Hugs!
Yikes, I'm late for the Blitz party, glad to see you had a full house!
Nas said…
The Blog Blitz sounds fun!
Leandra Wallace said…
Ooh, I loved that excerpt! Super good! And happy blitz, sorry I'm a bit late... =/
Arlee Bird said…
...and speaking of blog blitzes--

Have a happy blitz on your blog!

Lee
Wrote By Rote
Susan Oloier said…
Your passage was so beautifully written. I like figurative language, but used sparingly. I think you did a fine job.
Happy Belated Blitz Day!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks everyone! #gleeful
kmckendry said…
Happy Blitz day a few days late! I love the short piece.
J. Lenni Dorner said…
Very interesting.
Have a Blitzriffic day!
I believe I use figurative language sparingly.
K. Nowinsky said…
Sorry I'm late - Happy Blitz Day :)
Deniz Bevan said…
Thank you so much, all of you! I'm going to try to visit all of you, but it might take a little while :-)

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