A to Z is here! And, we have reached the finish line! It's time to party! Celebrate! Enjoy!
I've part of the Muffin Commando Squad! C. Lee Mckenzie (leader extraordinaire), Carrie Butler, Yvonne Ventresca, Donna McDine, Patricia Lynne, Tara Tyler, andTammy Theriault. Love these ladies!!!
My theme has been celebrations! All month long, I've celebrated authors and bloggers who have inspired me with their determination, spunk, and style.
Today's Z author: Zan Marie is a sweet, Christian blogger who writes poetry, prose, and fiction. Enjoy the shade of the cherry tree at her blog. :)
And, check out her latest book, An Easter Walk
And now, it's time to celebrate my blogaversary and the end of A to Z 2015 with short "versary" post and a Giveaway!
I started my blog in 2009 (I can't believe it's been that long!) without any knowledge of what I was doing. I didn't research. I didn't know about following or visiting other blogs. I knew nothing.
But, I took the plunge anyway.
I didn't have many followers for a while.
My posts read like some doubt-filled, half-crazed writer's journal with bouts of faith and Bible study.
This is the whole entirety of my first post:
Blogging and using facebook are new to me. I hope that I can explore my writing and create a space is encouraging to writers, Christians, friends and family online.
I'm actually amazed that I had a mission statement.
And, it's still true to today:
I hope to explore my writing and create a space that is encouraging to others.
Somehow, I have followers. I think it's because I learned to visit other bloggers and make comments. :)
Thank you for sharing this journey with me!
I appreciate your comments, your e-mails, your kind words, and your wonderful encouragement.
And now, for the prizes/giveaways:
1. Free Eye Candy for Everyone! It's even calorie free! :)
2. Real Chocolate (Hershey's Milk Chocolate) for the first three continental US visitors with comments and e-mail addresses in the comment boxes.
3. A first page critique for visitor #10 (with comment and e-mail address).
4. Free E-Book Copies of Champion in the Darkness with this Smashwords Coupon which is good only through May 2nd.
Coupon Code: RZ33N
5. My usual freebies:
Ashes Burn Season One: Ashes Away - part 1 of an experimental, micro-fiction series following the lives of three characters in a fantasy setting. Kindle Nook Kobo Smashwords
Happy A to Z Finish!
Celebrate the Small Things: I kind of went for the super-sized celebration a day early! :)
What are you celebrating today?
See you for IWSG on May 6th!