First there was the Entrecard Comment Rush which landed on my last-but-one post like a wonderful ton of bricks. (I'm going to post something about what happened last Sunday when the 'rush' started right in the middle of my roast chicken dinner preparations but enough of all that for now).
Then I submitted my recent 'Accordion Teacher' post to the PlotDog Press WOOF Contest and it got selected THEN they gave my an Arte y Pico Award. I mean, how much love can a young man like me take in one week?
The WOOF Contest is really a very good idea.
PlotDog Press post links to the weekly-submitted writing posts and other blogs vote on their favorites. Here's the scoop on it, I recommend you have a look.
Want in to join the next WOOF? The next contest ends July 4. Submit a link to your best writing post of the week using the form at the bottom of this page. Participants, repost the link list below within a week and you’re all set.
Top 5 Picks
Ken Armstrong - The Accordion Teacher
Jennifer M Scott - Things Unsaid
Miss Write - Single Yellow FemaleBROUGHT TO YOU BY PLOTDOG PRESS FEATURING:
Dead Play: Chapter 14 - "What happens when it isn’t play…"
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PlotDog Press is a blog that is very well worth a good look.
My initial reaction to it was twofold.
First I thought it was a difficult blog to find my way around - I still feel that but I've now got used to it. Was I alone in thinking that, I wonder?
Second I thought it was going to be cute and cuddly like the 'little dog at the keyboard' in their graphics.
As I soon found out, it is anything but.
The writing on there is often tough and often challenging. Try some of the novel and script extracts and you'll soon see what I mean. There is also some candid and interesting writing-about-writing on this blog.
I'm pleased to have got my name on there for my accordion post.
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Finally, for now, a little housekeeping.
I'm going on two weeks holiday at the end of this weekend. If there's any computers where I'm going (I think there might be) I will try and post something 'live from the scene'. But, just in case, I've scheduled a string of posts to come online while I'm away.
That's the 'experiment' thing I was doing with the 'Happy' post last week - just making sure I knew how the scheduler worked (... I didn't, as it turned out).
I only mention all this 'cos I will be slower than usual to return comments and return card drop.
But I'll be back soon and I think I've got a few goodly posts lined up for then.
So I hope you'll come around and enjoy the scheduled posts and I'll see you on the 'flip side'.