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Friday, March 21, 2014

Celebrating My A to Z Theme Reveal . . . and I'm back!

This hop comes with easy instructions: Sign up, post something to celebrate, 
hop around, cheer on others, and bask in warm glow. Full instructions and badge *here.*

This week I'm celebrating that I'm back to blogging! Sort of. I'm glad to report I wrote a lot, but probably not enough. I revised a lot, but I'm not close to being finished. And apparently while I was gone I forgot how to celebrate without adding a "but," I'll work on that. Still, I made progress and that's what counts!

Also, I did finish my A to Z posts, which brings me to also celebrating:


As a make-stuff-up-er I have a few words I decided I should share with you guys. I’m not sure if I should say, “You’re welcome,” or “I’m sorry,” but it is what it is. For the most part, I channeled my inner “me” to make these up. Let me tell you: it was daunting. Which is surprising since I write books for a living (hahahaha for a living, hahaha . . . for a living, please). Ahem, anyway. They’re all made up—not all necessarily by me—and I’m sharing them with you because I care about enriching (or messing up) your vocabulary. Or you know, because I signed up for this crazy A to Z challenge for the first time and I had nothing else I could write about. So yeah . . .

* * * Warning: these are silly. You will not gain brain cells. * * *

What are you celebrating?
If you're participating, what's your theme?

64 comments:

  1. ANY progress with writing/editing/blogging is worthy of a celebration. That's some tough stuff!
    Love that you made up words. We used to have a game like that and my brother was scary good at making stuff up that sounded real.

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  2. Welcome back. I love silly, so I look forward to your posts.

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  3. Welcome back. Nothing wrong with silly.

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  4. Welcome back to bloggy-land!

    I can't wait to see what words you're going to share with us, not long now ...

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    1. Thanks, Heather! :D

      It's right around the corner...brace yourself, it's mind boggling (not the good kind) lol

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  5. I'm looking forward to laughing everyday in April (except Sundays) from your blog posts. Welcome back to blogging

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    1. Oh Nana, my umm...creativity might haunt you even on Sundays. I'm a little bit sorry, but only a little bit ;)

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  6. I'm going to laugh on Sundays too, because I know the other six days will be enough to leave me laughing on the off day each week.

    So glad to have you back with all your happy hopping and silliness!

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    1. This just means you're perfectly brainwashed. Any ideas how I work the same charm on the rest of our bloggy friends? lol

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  7. *waves* Welcome back! Getting any writing done is always worth celebration. And I love silliness. Looking forward to your posts!

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    1. *Waves back* And welcome back to you also! You were missed that whole time you were gone ;)

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  8. Silly is a good thing. Well... it can be. Sometimes.

    I trust you. Here's to April.

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    1. Oh you poor, poor Fox you...trusting me with a blank page/screen/blog post draft thing is dangerous business...

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  9. Welcome back to blogging,Katherine. It can be fun to make words up, but don't forget to start with 'A'! I can tell there's going to be a lot of fun. I'll drop by again.

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    1. Thanks, Fanny! It's good to be back :)

      A is going to leave you speechless, come back after though, it won't be as bad (at least not until you get to X). I'm sorry in advance o_0

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  10. Make up silly stuff! We'll enjoy it.

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  11. Nice to see you. I too am back after a short break.

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    1. Yay, we get to enjoy being back to the stress and awesomeness together lol

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  12. I'm glad you're back and I love your theme choice. Looking forward to the fun. :)

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    1. Thank, Julie! I hope you find it fun...if not your eye lids will be toned by the end of April with all the eye rolling :P

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  13. Huzzah for silly and made-up words! Go Shakespeare . . . I mean, S.K.!
    And way to go with your writing progress!

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    1. No you had it right. Shakespeare is what the S stands for....O_O lol

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  14. Sounds like an interesting theme :)

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    1. Well, its something..."interesting" is a good word for good or bad. Come find out next month if you dare, Laura...if you dare.

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  15. Sounds interesting...and like how you write for a living...hahahaaa. Just finished reading Kinetic will be posting a review with my review partner Nana Prah in the beginning of April. Good Read!

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    1. Ooh thank you for reading Kinetic! I look forward to reading your review :D

      Yeah, for a living...even my laptop is laughing at me o_0

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  16. Congrats on getting a lot done on your revision - keep that up! Your theme sounds like fun. I look forward to some laughs. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lexa! It feels good to get some good work done. If only I was finished...sigh.

      I hope you do laugh. Mostly I hope you don't run away and never come back...so come back. Be a daredevil!

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  17. Made up words are such fun. Can't wait to see what new words you have for us. :)

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    1. Can't wait for you guys to see! No, actually I can wait. I'm a bit nervous...

      Have a great weekend, Ayden.

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  18. My theme is take a nap. I edited till 5 a.m.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You know, Janie? I love that theme. You edit late, I revise late . . . it seems like napping is the best idea ever!

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  19. I enjoy silliness. I love made up words.

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    1. Awesome! This means you're my perfect victim :D

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  20. Finished with your A - Z posts already! You da bomb, girl! Creative too - can't wait to read your made up words :)


    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Writing Tips
    Effectively Human
    Lots of Crochet Stitches


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    1. Thanks, M.J. ;)
      I might have gone overboard with trying to be creative at some points, but its the fun and the exercise for your brains that makes them work. I think.

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  21. I used to have a bad habit of using "but" in way too many sentences. Just nix those babies. Your theme sounds fun--I will definitely be back to see what you've made up.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I hope I don't disappoint :)

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  22. Welcome back, Katherine, we missed you! So happy you got lots done on your new book.We are happy that it's officially Spring, even though the weather doesn't know it yet! Happy weekend.

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    1. I missed you guys too, Deanie ;)

      You're right, the weather sure doesn't Spring is here yet...sigh :-/

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  23. As a fellow make-stuff-upper, I can appreciate made-up words! Or are they custom-made words? Because sometimes the word you need just doesn't exist! Can't wait for your A-Z posts!

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    1. Oooh just you wait to find out...just you wait, Rebekah!
      Enjoy your weekend ;)

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  24. Welcome back! Silly is good. Especially for an event like this, when we'll all be lagging on energy mid-month. Looking forward to April!

    Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan, participating in Blogging A-Z April Challenge.

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    1. Yeah, I thought it might be a nice break in between reading informative posts. Come here for a mental break...or breakdown... lol

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  25. Sounds like you're out to enjoy the A to Z :). I am intrigued about what your imagination is going to present us with in April!

    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    Fantasy Boys XXX

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    1. Oh I'm pretty serious about enjoying the A to Z lol

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  26. Sounds like fun! All the best and I hope you enjoy your first A-Z.

    http://cmbrown-books.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I'll see you around for you A-Z also ;)

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  27. I like silly... light-hearted and fun!
    You'd probably love my "If Books Could Talk, What Would They Say" theme... it will be silly but lots of fun!
    See you around on the A to Z circuit Katherine!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. I'm all signed up to follow your blog, Michelle! And I know I'll enjoy your theme :D

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  28. This should be fun! Can't wait to see your new words.
    I'm going the miscellaneous route for the A-to-Z challenge :) writing, rambling, and recipes...
    elsieelmore.com

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    1. Miscellaneous is good! It will be a surprise everyday ;)

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  29. Made up words are fun! :D
    And welcome back to blogging!

    anna @ Deeply Shallow

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  30. Glad you are back, can't wait to read your post for A-Z.

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  31. I loooove this theme! Hey, Shakespeare made up words---you can too.

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    1. I feel like I'm his black sheep descendant. Shakespeare would be proud I'm making up words...but would cringe if he had a chance to read them... lol

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