Friday, November 16, 2012

Oh How I Miss You Blogfest

Hello everyone:
Today is Alex J. Cavanuagh's 'Oh How I Miss You,' Blogfest. I signed up because I really miss a blogger buddy.

Jules, at Trying To Get Over The Rainbow. Jules and I used to exchange e-mails so you can understand that we formed a great friendship over the miles. A little over a year ago, Jules started work again and had to put blogging aside. I really miss her sense of humor and fantastic insight.

The great thing is I can highlight blogger friends that are current as well.

I love Denise Covey of L'Aussie Writer. She is such an encouragement and fast friend. Denise came up with Romantic Friday Writer's which is currently postponed until after the madness of NaNoWrMo. Which is National Novel Writing Month and we are in the middle of it. I appreciate Denise for her great critique, her insights into more than just writing and her Aussie friendship. When she posted last month that she could watch the whales from her balcony, I wanted to go for a visit. Watch out Australia, this crazy American just may show up one day.

A new friend who I met while visiting all the excellent Romantic Friday Writer's post is Yolanda Renee at Defending the Pen. Yolanda has also become a critique partner and together we are writing ourselves into a frenzy. Well, maybe not a frenzy. LOL

So who would I miss? Well, of course I'd miss everyone. I can't imagine life without you. But in addition to Denise and Yolanda I'd really miss Alex. I mean, wouldn't you? I don't know how the man does it. He writes and blogs and works to boot. Good thing he takes a break to watch movies. So here's to Alex J. Cavanaugh, the master mind behind this blogfest.

It is so wonderful to become friends with those who share little snippets on their blogs. I never would have met any of these wonderful ladies if not for blogging.

When December rolls into our lives there will be another blogfest at Romantic Friday Writer's called, Holiday Spirit Blogfest, Dec. 12 - 21. This is a two part blogfest, one with recipe's the other a Christmas memory written either as an 800 word story or a special memory that you'd like to share. I suspect, I may have to write a story. One of the wonderful things that I have brought away by participating in Romantic Friday Writer's is that, yes I can write short stories and flash fiction. I never before believed I could and now I'm winning awards. So I hope some of you will join us.

Thanks for stopping by.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Nancy!
I miss Jules as well. Sent her an email but never heard back from her.
And I mentioned the holiday Spirit Blogfest today.
Thanks for participating in ours!

Yolanda Renee said...

Too funny, Nancy, but so apprecaited. Thank you so much, hope your frenzy is slowing down in time for Thanksgiving. I'm going to really push it so I can finish NANO before the holiday. I say that and then I'll find an excuse to push it off till next weekend! Although, I did get my husband to do all the shopping. Food is packed into the fridge, wonder if I can get him to cook it too? Hmmmm how to pull that off! :)
Thanks again, have a wonderful holiday!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I miss Jules as well, along with Jody. I hope you always still in the blogverse! Have a wonderful weekend, Roland

Ella said...

I listed Jules as well! Her stories were priceless and for the most part I'm betting true, lol.

Great post Nancy! oh, this holiday blogfest sounds wonderful~ I love that you are winning awards! Congrats!!!
I have been thinking about flash fiction-I might give this a try!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy .. I vaguely remember Jules .. and I see two or three of you miss her.

Denise is great isn't she .. now Alex is on another planet - so pleased he's around ..

Your RFW concept is fun .. and the holiday blogfest spirit is coming up - cheers for now .. Hilary

Michael Di Gesu said...

I remember Jules.. Hers was a great blog to visit.

Of course, I mentioned Denise too. She's been such a great friend to me over the years.

Great choices, Nancy.

Sherry Ellis said...

So many great bloggers mentioned!

Dani said...

Hey, I'm visiting, too!

Nancy Thompson said...

Yes, Alex is on so many list, including mine.

Matthew MacNish said...

Thank you, Nancy! It's been a great blogfest so far.

The Golden Eagle said...

I really miss Jules' posts, too. Her blog and perspective was very unique.

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Alex
You're welcome of course.

Hi Yolanda
Had to mention you.

Hi Roland
I will be if I have anything to say about it.

Hi Ella
I do hope you join all of us at RFW's for the Holiday and after.

Hi Hilary
LOL, yes Alex transports from another planet regularly.

Hi Michael

Hi Sherry
Yes, there are.

Hi Dani
Nice to see you.

Hi Nancy
Just had to mention him he does so much.

Hi Matthew
Yes it is.

Hi Golden
I agree.

Wow, thanks everyone. Friday's are hard for me to get around but I will be visiting you all over the weekend.

Denise Covey said...

Hi Nancy, I'm really not blogging much but I like to keep in touch with my very close blogging buddies, and I am so honoured that you consider me that way also. Jules is wonderful, as is all the people you mentioned.
Thanks also for plugging RFW. I'm so looking forward to a big splash for Holiday Spirit...:D

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Denise
You're welcome and I'm looking forward to the Spirit too.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Awesome choices!

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Joylene

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Trying to Get Over the that blog title!

Nas said...

Hi Nancy!

Great choices! I would also miss the insights from tehse lovely friends!

Southpaw said...

This was a great blogfest. We tend to follow so many blogs that we can't visit them all so it nice to get a push back to old favorites.

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Elizabeth
It really is a great title.

Hi Nas

Thank you both for stopping by.

M Pax said...

I remember Jules. It'd be sad if bloggyland no longer existed. What fun we all have. :D

N. R. Williams said...

Hi M.
Me too.