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


  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.

  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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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! :-)

  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

  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...


  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!

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

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


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