Monday, July 23, 2012

ksm - where to begin

I had a weird dream the other night about Tom Cruise. He's not my fave, but I had just seen the latest Mission Impossible and his breakup has been at the checkout stands recently, so...Anyway, the dream gave me a great idea for a short story! So I wrote it up and shipped it off to Lemon Twist Press who is looking for submissions to a short story anthology. The stories take off in any genre stemming from an item purchased at a second hand shop. It sounds great and they are accepting through August! Give it a look!


WRiTE Club just sounds awesome, doesn't it? The first smack down is July 30. Make sure you read all the rules and good luck to the contenders! I love the badge for it too! Thanks to DL Hammons for being the referee!


Two new announcements:

Christine Rains's FEARLESS comes out next month and she is hosting a release blogfest for it. Childhood Monsters Blogfest! Aug 7-9. Cute and Scary!

and

Unicorn Bell - a wonderful writing help site - is hosting an improve your Query contest with editors judging! See site for details...

And with August right around the corner, don't let August 1st sneak up on you - it's a Wednesday and the Insecure Writers Support Group will be meeting!

Lots to see and do! What's news with you?

20 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Lol at dreaming about Tom Cruise! I love that it inspired a story though!

I am SO looking forward to Christine's bloghop and book release!

VikLit said...

Great that you were inspired to write a story and sent it off! Fab!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tom Cruise is still good for something, right? Good luck with the short story.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks for all the links and info. Have a great Monday/week! :)

J. A. Bennett said...

I hope your submission does well! I always like a good short story contest :)

Leigh Covington said...

I have the craziest dreams. It makes me worry about myself! LOL. I'll have to check out the Write Club. Sounds cool!

Gossip_Grl said...

Nice posting, and thanks for the Lemon Twist, will definitely have to check that out! I am not writing for the Write Club but participating in daily reading and voting. It sounds like a fun event! Best wishes on your story submission. :) Enjoyed reading your posting today!

Rena said...

Eeep, a dream about Tom Cruise? That's pretty funny. Thanks for posting about Lemon Twist. I'll have to check that out.

Christine Rains said...

A dream about Tom Cruise? Eek! Thank you for the mention. I'm excited for the blogfest. :)

M Pax said...

The Tom Cruise dream sounds better than mine. Sounds like an interesting anthology.

There's lots going on in August. Did you join Write Club?

Heather M. Gardner said...

Weird dream. Did you have ice cream before bed? I find that causes mine.

Thanks for all the info! Great timing on the query contest.
Heather

Samantha said...

Write Club sounds fantastic!

Great. I'm going to dream about Brad Pitt.

Emily R. King said...

So much good stuff going on!

DL Hammons said...

Thank you for the WRiTE CLUB mention! Can't wait to get the ball rolling! :)

Lisa Regan said...

Thanks for all the links. Yeah, you can't go anywhere or turn on your TV without seeing Tom Cruise. He's not my fave either but I do like several of his movies. My faves are A Few Good Men, Top Gun and The Last Samurai. Hah, now I'll probably have a dream about him! Good luck with your story!

Lynda R Young said...

So many great things are happening around the blogsphere!!

Tara Tyler said...

kyra, me too and yours too!
vik, thanks!
alex, at least he's not as bad as charlie sheen or mel gibson, yet
madeline, you too!
JA, me too, they are fun - but the word count usually messes me up...over or under
leigh, i have been most of the summer, doo doo doo doo
gossip girl, thank you! that was sweet!
rena, i bet you could come up with a doozie!
christine, i'm excited for you!
mary, I am still on the fence...but might have a story to share (surprise!)
heather, it's usually tequila for me, ha! and good luck with your query!
samantha, hmmm, brad pitt movie lately?
erin, you know it!
DL, right! i love the anonymity!
lisa, those are great movies! hope it's a good dream!
lynda, sure are! hard to keep up!

Angela Cothran said...

Tons of stuff going on! Love the new summer blog look :) I just want to know how you got a picture of my house for your header?

Brinda said...

I'm so glad I haven't dreamt of Tom Cruise but glad he gave you inspiration. *grin*

I will take advantage of checking out all you links. Thanks!

michelle said...

You are always ahead of the pack when it comes to info about challenges/contests/blog hops...