Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bad Blogger

I've been a bad blogger.

I'm sorry. Life has gotten crazy. I've had to buckle down on my blog schedule. (Check blog schedule to the left...)

Don't worry. I'll make it up to you.

A few things I haven't mentioned but are coming up very soon!

You see my trusty Blue Willow Bookshop badge? Look to the left... it's super cute, I made it myself... if you don't see it yet, I've provided a bigger picture for you to enjoy!



So what is this??? Only the best bookshop in town... if not in the WORLD! I love it, the staff is always sweet and the authors that stop by are just as SWEET! So if you're in Houston or in the surrounding area you should click the badge on my sidebar and check out all the awesome authors coming into town!!

October 4th - 7:00pm - Alexandra Adornetto
She's 18 and already wrote 4 BOOKS! One is a YA titled Halo, and then middle grade novels The Strangest Adventures! You should check them out, they're amazing!


October 19th - 5:00pm - Tony DiTerlizzi
Author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. He will be at Blue Willow to discuss and sign his newest YA novel, The Search for WondLa. For those of you who don't know he co-creator and author of the Spiderwick Chronicles!

I also wanted to let everyone know on top of me joining NaBloWriMo in October I'll be joining NanoWriMo for November, so for all those who are participating let me know and I'll be your writing buddy!!! My username is Jen_Unedited! See you there!

37 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

I may join Nanowrimo in Nov. I'll make sure I save your link and check out your blog post during that time.

CD

Alexandra Crocodile said...

I'm SO joining NaNoWriMo! My name is "vintage stories", and I'd be very happy to be your writing buddy!

Mary said...

Impressive schedule but I notice the absence of eating and sleeping. LOL
Don't know about NaNoWriMo as I'm having a hard enough time with NaBloWriMo.

Boonie S said...

Life sounds to be very hectic for you right now. Take care.

All the best, Boonie

Serena said...

I wont be joining NanoWriMo this year just dont feel confident about that much pressure but i do aim to next year.

Sandy Shin said...

I will have to visit Blue Willow Bookshop at least once, definitely. *crosses fingers*

Ooh, I'm also doing NaNoWriMo! I will probably start writing before then (because I want to be finished with the rough drafts before the onslaught of finals), but am still aiming for that elusive 50k. :)

DLCurran said...

Wow - I thought I was busy!

I'm so in for Nano this year - I'm under desviado and would love to be writing buddies! Last year was my first and I didn't finish... shootin' for the golden rings this year!!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Blue Willow sounds cool. I'm doing NaNo as "lizwrites." Can't wait!

Kimberly Franklin said...

That's a super cute badge! Hope you have a great weekend!

KarenG said...

Blogger is bad too, and makes it really hard for us all to jump around and visit blogs, comment and do all the rest. It's not just you. I've noticed a lot less activity on blogger lately. So cool you're doing NaNoWriMo!! It's coming up fast *yikes*

RaShelle said...

Hey Jen - you ARE a busy girl. I'm doing NaNo too. I'm Historian40. I'll go find you.

Hannah Kincade said...

No worries, mate! I've been so busy too!! I'm doing this horror fest and NaNo next month (buddy me!) and I feel overwhelmed so I feel ya!

I've been having such a hard time hitting everyone's blogs and whatnot. That's what I'm trying to do right now. Eeek!

lettucehead said...

Yay for Nanowrimo! This month will be interesting and maybe by November everyone will be good at updating :)

Laura Marcella said...

Blue Willow Bookshop sounds charming! Now I want to go to Houston just to visit the bookshop–and meet you of course, Jen!

I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year, too! Though I don't know what I'm writing yet, lol. My name is Sunshine21. Friend me!!!

I was checking out the NYT best seller lists for a post I'm doing next Friday, and "Halo" is #6 on the children's chapter books best seller list. So cool she's an 18 year old bestselling author!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm doing both Na events as well.
And I'm grateful I can blog from work (most days) as I'd never keep up otherwise.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I envy you your town. So many interesting authors are coming to visit. You want to know how much of a literary wasteland my town is?

The only author they have is me.

Now, that's a wasteland! LOL Roland

j.leigh.bailey said...

I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year--my i.d. is J. Leigh Bailey (big surprise, yeah?)

Good luck with your many responsibilities!

Aubrie said...

Sometimes I visit Houston, so I'll have to shop by that bookshop!

I'm thinking about doing NaNoWriMo this year!

beth said...

Thanks for the sidebar love.

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like a great bookstore.

I've missed having you around. Life gets in the way of blogging - it can't be helped.

aspiring_x said...

it's nice to see your book store love!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss jen! its ok that you cant get her so much cause of being soooo busy. everyones got lots to do. i like that bookstore badge you made. maybe some day i could go to houston and got to that store. whats NaNoWriMo? i didnt ever hear of that before. i hope you have a nice sunday.
...hugs from lenny

N. R. Williams said...

Life does tend to get in the way. I'm playing catchup today.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Meika said...

Yay for NaNoWriMo! I added you as a buddy :)

The Words Crafter said...

That's cool about the authors visiting, wow! Sounds like you're pretty busy. Been there myself lately. Sigh....

Don't get overwhelmed and have a great week!

Jai Joshi said...

I love independent bookstores! There are no many around where I live but I try to support them as much as I can.

Next time I'm in Houston I check out Blue Willow.

Jai

Lynda Young said...

I'm LynFaw in NaNoWriMo. It will be my first time :)

Jennie Bailey said...

WHERE do you get the energy for all of this??? I'll be at NaNoWriMo. JennieBailey is my name! I'll look for you!!

Jan Markley said...

Sounds like an awesome bookstore. Congrats on doing NaNoWriMo! I've never done it!

tywo said...

The badge is really cute! Independent bookstores are the best.
Have a good week.



LOVE!

Andrea Allison said...

I'm doing Nano again. We can be buddies if you like. My name is "sthrnwriter". :)

Guinevere said...

I'm doing NaBloWriMo now and NaNoWriMo in November too! If you want to be NaNo friends, I'm OceanRunner. I'll look you up next time I'm on, too. :)

Guinevere said...

Oh oh oh, if you'd like to enter (and post my giveaway on your sidebar, if you'd like... I understand if you just want to keep it to books!) I'm doing a pretty neat art print giveaway on my blog:
http://thisisnotnotmydayjob.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaway-sweet-writing-art-from-citrus.html

Jerry said...

Dang. You're in Houston! With a Bookstore to boot. I reckon I need ti sneak over there soon.

Clara said...

Damn woman! Every day of october? Respect! I cant do it, no way, but I wish you all the luck in the world girl! =) And that bookshop is so cute!

Em-Musing said...

Good post today. Ooooo! NaNoWriMo scares me. Don't know if I can do.

The Golden Eagle said...

Wow. That is some schedule! I'm sure you can do it though! :)