Thursday, October 02, 2008

Around the Blogosphere Today

Well, of the three articles I have to do for that mental health reference book, the ones on Neuropsychology and on Transvestism are completely done. The third one on Fear is pretty much done except for polishing and putting together the annotated bibliography. The deadline is not until October 17 so I’ve got a bit of time. I hate letting deadlines creep up on me so I usually have stuff done ahead of time. Can you say, “obsessive?” I knew you could.

Several things are happening around the local blogging group that I wanted to call attention to. Many of you may already know of these. But:

First, lets all send good thoughts and prayers to Bernita and her husband, who is in the hospital.

Also, Moonrat is holding the “Mischief Fights Cancer raffle,” where she is raffling off her editorial talents to help someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. This could be a good chance to get feedback on a manuscript or query letter, and help a good cause at the same time.

Travis Erwin is also promoting a good cause on his blog today, about helping kids’ education, and, especially, getting them to read. Check it out.

Sarai has a contest going where you can win a free book.

Belatedly, I forgot to add that Shauna Roberts is also running a contest where you can win a book over on her blog, where she has an excellent interview with writer Jade Lee. More possible free books, folks.
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37 comments:

Rick said...

I dropped by Travis's blog already based on your recommendation, and what a very cool idea. Now I'm headed to your other recommended blogs so you can heave some time to work in peace and quiet! Thanks for the recommendations.

CrazyCath said...

Thanks for this. Good thoughts being sent over now and I will try to check the others out later.

Charles Gramlich said...

Rick, thanks.

Crazycath, much appreciated.

Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks for the updates.It was useful since I've been working hard and visiting fewer blogs than usual. I've already gone to Bernita's to leave my best wishes.

In other news, I'm having a contest this week in which one can win either a historical romance or a fantasy romance (winner's choice).

Lana Gramlich said...

What do I win on the "I live with Charles Gramlich" contest? Chicken wings? Please, oh PLEASE say chicken wings! <:D

Heff said...

"Visit Heff's Bar and Grill, where NOTHING important ever goes on."

Steve Malley said...

And I... should probably write another post.

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Charles,

These are all really wonderful things. It's good to see people trying to do things that make life better. And good wishes to Bernita -- seeing a loved one in pain is awful beyond words.

Scott said...

Thanks for the tips, Charles. It's good to see folks helping out however they can.

Miladysa said...

You will have it finished in no time at all I'm sure :-D

Sorry to hear about Bernita. I'll pop over and then visit the other links as well.

Lisa said...

Congrats on getting so much work done! I envy your discipline.

Charles Gramlich said...

Shauna, Cool, I'll be stopping by. Contests for books are the best. I should have mentioned this one in my links. Sorry about that. The only things that cling to my brain are what I've done in the last ten minutes.

Lana Gramlich, and what did I bring home this evening? Yes, I'd say so. He shoots! He scores!

Heff, see, there you go with an agenda. Man, I hate those blogs that are "about" stuff and all.

Steve Malley, or at least think it.

Michelle, it's hard that there are so many worthy causes sometimes.

Scott, it is something that makes the blogosphere strong, and cool.

Miladysa, I'm sure she'll appreciate it when she gets back.

Lisa,thanks. Please do know that my comments about the politcal post do not reflect badly on my respect for you. This is why I posted about hating political posts the other day. I should always just keep my mouth shut. There's no winning, even with someone who you basically agree with.

Erik Donald France said...

Congrats on finishing so many writing projects. And good health and best wishes to those hurting, especially.

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Jack said...

I admire your ability to meet your deadlines early. Thanks for highlighting those other blogs.

BernardL said...

I'm with you on deadlines. Get 'er done. :)

Leigh Russell said...

I enjoyed (with a wry grin on my face) your post about 'literary agents' but you didn't address the question: are they gremlins or elves?

I don't have an agent myself (only a publisher tee hee) but, like you, an agent once expressed enthusiastic interest in my work. Should I feel pleased because the rejection that followed was very polite and generous? When I'm a successful author, I may choose not to have an agent at all... (remember I write fiction - or is this wandering into the realms of fantasy?)

Greg Schwartz said...

my prayers are definitely with Bernita and her husband. thanks for the heads up about the contests! glad you got those articles done early, that's always a good feeling when you have time to spare.

laughingwolf said...

done, for bernita and hubby... will check the rest when i can

have a good weekend!

Charles Gramlich said...

Jack, it's because I'm a nervous nelly and get to anxious if I wait too long.

Bernardl, definitely, and thanks btw for the great reviews of Swords and Wings on Amazon. Much appreciated.

Leigh Russell, I've written that fantasy...uhm story before myself in my head. It always works out wonderfully. ;)

Greg Schwartz, if only I used the time productively. sigh.

Laughingwolf, thanks, and you too.

ChrisEldin said...

Good on you for being ahead of the deadlines!! I can be the same way, because I know if it's too close to a deadline, I tend to choke.

Thanks for the heads up about everyone around the blogosphere. My thoughts are with Bernita as well. I hope things are all right.

jason evans said...

Really hoping Bernita and her husband (and family) are doing okay.

Monique said...

I'll check them out. Thanks for this.

Travis Erwin said...

Thanks for the shout out Charles.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Charles,

You are a wonderful person. Everytime I come here you are always offering help or trying to promote others. Indeed your wife is very lucky and we are as well because we have you here.

Soft love,
T

MarmiteToasty said...

non of the prizes are as good as me marmite give-away I had LOL

popping over to read the blobs you mentioned, hoping they dont make me cry....

x

Charles Gramlich said...

ChrisEldin, I'd never survive as a full-time freelancer, with the deadlines all the time. My nerves wouldn't take it.

Jason Evans, yes, sending white light their direction.

Monique, I appreciate the support.

Travis Erwin, no problem.

Tara, thanks. You're making me blush.

Marmitetoasty, I love giveaways. Sorry if I haven't been around as much as I normally am. Will hop over to your blog today.

Ron said...

Hi Charles!

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday.

Nice meeting you.

Hey, glad I stopped by to find out you're a writer! How cool. I'll definately check out your book links sometime this week!

Enjoy your weekend!

X. Dell said...

Thanks for the news. I'm assuming the papers you're writing are going to make it into some academic journal. I'd appreciate it if you'd let us know when and where they'll be appearing.

Jo said...

Wow! So much happening on the blogs lately. I never have time to visit everyone on a regular basis.

Your article on Fear sounds very interesting. Will we have a chance to read it?

Barbara Martin said...

I have already left heartfelt wishes for Bernita and her husband.

the walking man said...

So uhh Charles is it because my nervous system is compromised that makes me want to be a fearful transvestite?

Just continue to keep us informed eh? Now go finish the paper!

JR's Thumbprints said...

I'm off and running--time permitting.

Donnetta Lee said...

Good for you, Charles, for mentioning these. I have to go back and do some catching up on previous posts. Have had the old fashioned crud for 2 weeks and it's been hit and miss. You sound well. Stay that way! D

Charles Gramlich said...

Ron, thanks. I appreciate your visit.

X-Dell, it's actually an encyclopedia project, generally meant for college level students, but I'll make sure to indicate when they come out.

Jo, part of my contract is that I can't publish it online, but it will be in college and public libraries eventually. The series that is.

Barbara, I hope they are OK. I've not heard anything, unless there's a post today.

Mark, could be that pesky amygdala bothering you. Those things go wrong so often. lol.

JR, tims is a many fleeting thing for sure.

Donnetta, sorry to hear you have been under the weather. Hope you are improving. I've been feeling pretty good fortunately.

ARCHAVIST said...

Thanks for bring all this to my attention. I'll be checking out all the blogs you mentioned.

Charles Gramlich said...

Archavist, hope you enjoy.