I am a proud mom. My daughter has started her own business helping writers who want to use her services to create a book cover, book trailer or to format their work for kindle and smashwords. But that isn't the only reason that I'm proud of her. Look at this beautiful picture that she took with my Droid phone and turned into a blog award. This is a nearby park that I took the children to when they were small. Do you see the mountains in the background? It's early spring so no leaves on the trees yet. She will be posting even more wonderful pictures so stop by either of her blogs to take a look.
Need I say more?
Like all blog awards there are rules:
1. Link back to the person who gave you the award. Tiger85 at Tiger On My Bookshelf.
2. Tell us your favorite thing about blogging.
3. Give Tiger's Delightful Blogger Award to three friends.
My favorite thing about blogging is all my wonderful new friends. I treasure each of you. (This might become a cliche, but it is heartfelt).
1. Holly Ruggiero...Holly is a wonderful and talented blogger who creates fabulous works of art that you can purchase. In addition, her blog tackles unusual pieces that makes my writing research so much easier. Think, colors and gemstones and what the old tales say about them.
2.Michael Di Gesu at In time.... Michael is a romantic who aspires to ya fiction. I have watched his writing improve over the course of about six months since I first met him. He is a great friend who will bend over backwards to encourage and help whenever he can.
3.Siv Maria at Been there, done that. Siv is a new friend with a great sense of humor. She's an American married to a Norweigian guy and lives somewhere in that chilly country. If you haven't met Siv, your missing out.
So my friends, here's a little bit of sunny Colorado to brighten your blogs.
(Tiger is also selling these photos, check out the link at the top right).
I also want to thank all my new followers. Welcome.
Last, my thoughts on the A - Z Challenge. I purposely posted mostly short YouTube fun, facts and songs to help those who were tired of reading get a break. I hope you all enjoyed it. I signed up for this challenge in February and never dreamed that my life would become so busy. I struggled to make it to the blogs that I did and felt bad I couldn't do more. So my experience was mixed. Do I think this is a fun challenge? Yes.
That said, I probably won't participate again. It's not to be rude. I currently have two books available online and request for more in the series which surprised me with the short story. I also have a novella with my critique partners which will also be a series. In addition, I am working on some art to share with you all and to sell or giveaway, including the book cover for my novella. My time has become limited. With that in mind, I am cutting my blogging schedule to three days, Monday, Wednesday and Friday with an occasional post for news up dates. I am adding a notify me by email button if you'd like to learn when I have a new release. No spam I promise. I will spend an hour or two everyday, except weekends, visiting all of you. The blogging community is the best writer's group I have ever belonged too.