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Thursday, December 26, 2013
December 26th Challenge
it’s Christina –
Boxing Day! So have any of you actually received a gift from your employer
today or has that tradition completely gone by the wayside? Since I’m from the
US, we don’t celebrate Boxing Day. But because I write historical fiction, I’m
pretty good on what went on two hundred years ago; however, I’m a little foggy
on the modern traditions. If any of you would like to chime in on your Boxing
Day traditions, I would love to hear about them.
next year I should run my book promo through December 26th. What do
you think? Would a book be an appropriate gift to give/receive on Boxing Day?
This year’s promo went well. There were over 400 people who took me up on my
free book offer for Taking Chances, and seven of those folks also downloaded A
Second Chance as well. Now if just 2% of them would post a review, I’d be over
Twitter account is buzzing again. I have eighteen new followers in the past few
days. I really wish I could figure out what causes these spikes in followers so
I could continue to cause them, but I still haven’t a clue.
I am very happy I did not wake up at 4:30 again this morning, I was still up at
6:30, and after a second late night in a row, I am seriously dragging this
morning. Since the girls are spending the day with their cousins, I think I
will straighten up the kitchen, throw in a load of laundry, and then settle
down for a long winter’s nap. I can tell I’m getting run down, so if I want to
avoid getting sick, I think a day of rest is in good order.
that note, I shall bid you a fond farewell until tomorrow. Wish you a glorious
day, and happy writing!
Your Last Challenge
Okay, I have been pondering this photo since I posted it as
a challenge four days ago; and to be honest, I still have no clue what this
creature is, but I have narrowed it down to three possibilities. Because of the
nose and mouth, I thought it might be a cat, but then, although they are not
really long, the ears made me think it could be some type of bunny. As an afterthought,
I thought it could be a camera trick and the animal is not really as large as
it appears, so maybe it is some type of guinea pig.
The intent of this challenge was to give you a photo of some
real, but unusual, animal and for you to make up a story about a unique pet you
have or gift you gave/received, something, and I was going to do the same; but I
got so distracted by trying to figure out what this thing is, I can’t even
think of a story to tell. So if any of you out there has a clue as to what this
thing is, please enlighten me.
Your Next Challenge
Write a story containing
the following three words: brush, mirror, shadow.
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong,
just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to
criticize what someone else has written. Go.