Monday, April 01, 2013

Posted by Laurel Garver on Monday, April 01, 2013 10 comments
Easter arrived with a flurry of activity. Between a press deadline at work, my daughter's nine-day spring break (still in progress), choir rehearsals, and many details that go along with moving a congregation into a new church building (like making new liturgical hangings and cleaning/organizing nursery supplies), we're feeling a bit stretched thin. A nap might be in order today.

How was your Easter?

A few things I'm looking forward to this month:

April Fool's Day hoaxes and jokeses, precious. As a perpetually late-adopter of tech, this tickled my funny bone:



April is National Poetry Month, so it's prime season for me to get out and about in the blogosphere to talk poetry (and Muddy-Fingered Midnights). Here's my schedule so far:

April 4 -- My self-pubbing journey with Michelle Davidson Argyle
April 8 -- Tips for beginner poets with Connie Keller
April 12 -- Interview with Anne Gallagher
April 17 -- Writing through fears with Jennifer R. Hubbard
April 18 -- "Stories that Sing -- Poems with a Plot" with Caroline Starr Rose
April 24 -- All Things Strange and Beautiful with Jessica Bell

For many bloggers, April is the A-Z Challenge. Many creative themes happening this year! As part of the fun, my novel Never Gone will be featured on Michael DiGesu's blog for letter N. I also enjoy popping around reading the entries, even if I'm not able to maintain the blog-a-day schedule.

Would you like a guest post for National Poetry Month? I have some dates available in late April. Are you doing the A-Z? What's your theme? 

10 comments:

  1. Happy National Poetry Month!!! Every April I like participating in Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-A-Day Challenge on his Poetic Asides blog. Do you know of it? It's a great way to stretch my creativity and challenge myself! Here's the link in case you're interested: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. That sounds very cool, Laura. Every Day Poems is doing some similar challenges--reading or writing a poem a day through April. I'll be stopping by to see what you do with it. Write on!

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  2. Sounds like you've got a busy schedule. I'm not doing A-Z either.

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    1. One of these years I will hop in. I think it's really a matter of writing up the posts far in advance. I'd have to put it on the calendar for the summer perhaps.

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  3. Very cool, and what a great month to be out promoting! Here's a nap for you wrapped with a golden bow. Careful though, if you crinkle the wrapping it might escape. =)

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    1. Thanks, Crystal. It was great to kick off the tour at your blog.

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  4. Ah, the A to Z challenge... I enjoyed it so much last year, but this year, I don't have the time or energy, due to health issues. But I look forward to reading new posts every day by fellow bloggers.

    Good luck on your blog tour - sounds fun!

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    1. I does look like a lot of fun, but also a big time commitment. Sorry to hear about the health issues. I went through that last year, so I totally hear ya.

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  5. loved the pack mule required for delivery of YouTube on steep grades :)

    looking forward to your blog tour!

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    1. Me too! And hey who can resist a SASE for sending comments? It's so 1990s. Snort.

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