Saturday, June 1, 2013

The 2013 WordCount Blogathon

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Hello and Happy June!

I'm participating in Michelle Rafter's 2013 WordCount Blogathon, which means I will be posting every day this month. That is the goal, at least! The last time I tried to blog every day of the month I made it through a whopping seven days, but I actually have a plan this time so I'm hopeful that I will make it to at least day eight. :D

One of my goals for the month is to share posts relating to my interest in animals and animal rescue issues. That was something I had in mind when I first started this blog, but I've really strayed from it over the past few years. This summer I plan to start a spin-off blog to highlight rescues in my area, so I am going to get that started here on this blog during the Blogathon. 

I'm also looking forward to highlighting the amazing writers who make up Untethered Realms, the writing group I had the pleasure of joining last month. And of course I will be participating in the usual bloghops and helping to spotlight other writers while also sharing a bit more about my novel Polar Night.

So that's my plan for what I hope will be a busy and productive month. But I'm not able to get started just yet, as I will be in the car and driving back from Martha's Vineyard when this post goes live. I'll be back to my regular blog visiting on Monday, June 3 and I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone then!


The Aquinnah beach on the Vineyard - where I wish I still was! :D






15 comments:

  1. Animals and authors - good combination. (Might even be the same thing sometimes!) You made through April's Challenge, so I bet you can do this one.

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  2. My first month long blog was the A-Z in April which I managed, but not ready to do another one just yet! Good luck at completing it :) x
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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  3. Good luck with it Julie. Love your beach photo :-)

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  4. Nice beach! Hope you enjoyed your vacation. Best on your blogathon.

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  5. Good luck with the blogathon Julie! Sounds interesting.
    That pic is gorgeous...
    Writer In Transit

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  6. I posted every day in the month of April and am still not recovered LOL

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  7. Wow, a post every day?! I don't think I'd be able to handle that. Good luck with the challenge!

    Also, I love how you'll be highlighting animal rescues in some of your posts. A spin-off blog for that sounds like an excellent idea!

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  8. That will be interesting, Julie!! Two of my favourite things, animals and books/authors!

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  9. Looking forward to hearing from you and please share about your vacation too!

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  10. Thanks for sharing the pic - it looks like your vacay must have been wonderful. I wish I was there, too! Have a safe trip home and good luck on the up coming bloghop adventure! :-)

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  11. Hi Julie - hope you're having a good trip back .. and I bet you wanted to stay by the beach: so would I!!

    I know you've a love of animals - and I'm sure these stories will roll onto the page .. we'll enjoy some good stories ..

    Happy blogathon! Cheers Hilary

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  12. Hello, Julie

    I'm delighted to hear of your love for animals. We have six dogs (only one non-rescue) and eight cats (all rescue and two of which are quite disabled).

    I'm working like mad on getting my first novel finished but will pop in when I can, even if it's only for a minute.

    Another animal lover/writer...

    Regards

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  13. @Alex, thanks, I hope so!

    @Suzanne, thank you!

    @Annalisa, thanks so much, it's my favorite beach in the world. :)

    @Mary, it was awesome, thanks!

    @Michelle, thank you!

    @Karen, LOL, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up the same way.

    @Heather, thanks so much!

    @Carolyn, my favorite things too! Thank you.

    @Laura, I will, thanks!

    @Lexa, it really was, thanks so much!

    @Hilary, thank you, and I did so want to stay at the beach. But it's good to be home too.

    @Fe, oh, how wonderful, I'm so glad to meet you. Good luck with your novel!

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  14. Ahhh beaches, summer and time to regroup. And of course you know I'm a dog-dog fan!

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  15. @Julie, I do! Always great to know another doggie lover. :)

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