Monday, May 7, 2012

Reflections, Backworlds, Robot Haiku, and Blog Blessings

A to Z Reflections

I tried to be organized, and some of my pre-written posts were good, some of my seat of the pants posts were better, and sometimes I just had foot-in-mouth (or is that toes on the typewriter/keyboard) moments for both posts and comments. I thought I would have time to visit more posts, but I made sure that I stuck with 10 minimum a day, and although I didn’t get out to visit that many, I made some new, good friends – blogging buddies that I hope will be lasting blog buddy friendships for a long, long time.

There were amazing posts out there. I loved so many, but there were a few that had me completely hooked:
L.G. Smith’s travel posts that start with American Abroad
Angela Brown’s Abby and Basil story which starts here:  Abby and Basil

 Alex J. Cavanaugh's Shout Out Posts - who doesn’t love the encouragement of the Ninja Captain? 


M Pax is celebrating her book launch of The Backworlds.  Today her guest post can be found at Frances Pauli's blog Speculative Fiction.  M Pax is a scifi lover, with an awesome job at Pine Mountain Observatory where she works as a docent in the summer. Her blog, Wistful Nebulae is a great place to hang out and find both science facts, and the joys and challenges of writing science fiction. So go and join in on the celebration!

The Backworlds After the war with Earth, bioengineered humans scatter across the
Backworlds. Competition is fierce and pickings are scant. Scant enough
that Craze’s father decides to hoard his fortune by destroying his son.
Cut off from family and friends, with little money, and even less
knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze heads into an uncertain
future. Boarding the transport to Elstwhere, he vows to make his father
regret this day

Robot Haiku

Today's the last day to enter Nate Wilson's Robot Haiku Contest! Go check it out!

Blog Blessings

These are posts that blessed me over the weekend – they hit me in the gut with thought-provoking words, or lifted my soul with inspiration, or gave me a practical bit of advice to grab onto as a lifeline. Check them out and enjoy!
 Crossing the Line by Marion Jensen

When a Man Loves a Woman by Tamika Eason

 Are your children acting crazy? Maybe they need more of you - by Sarah Mae


M Pax said...

Thanks for helping with Backworlds, Tyrean. You're awesome.

Glad we bumped into each other during the challenge. That made it worthwhile. :)

Kela McClelland said...

Your posts were enjoyable and though I didn't comment on them all, I tried to make sure I read them every day. I'm glad I found your blog during the challenge. I look forward to reading more from you. And thanks for coming by my blog as well :)

And YAY M Pax!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary rocks!
And really glad you liked my theme this year.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Tyrean. I'm so glad you enjoyed my little blog opera. Abby and Basil took over and just ran with it, dragging me along by the collar for the fun of it. :-)

You provided such wonderful tips of creativity and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I look forward to continued interactions as bloggy buddies!

Tyrean Martinson said...

M Pax - it made it worthwhile for me too! Glad to help with Backworlds!

Alex - Loved your theme this year!

Kela - Wow! Thanks!!!

Angela - me too! :-)

Arlee Bird said...

Glad that you made it through the alphabet successfully in April. Thanks!

A Faraway View
An A to Z Co-host blog

Dana said...

Congrats on making it through the challenge! I wish I would have found your blog sooner. :)

Tracy said...

:) hah, Yes, I tried to do the 10 posts daily and well, time just got away! Oh well...

Tara Tyler said...

lots of great announcements! awesome!
i did the robot haiku too =)

SueH said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

I think this year the numbers were just overwhelming - it will take me months to get round everyone....

BTW - I love the memory verses in your sidebar! (Might have to replicate that on one of my blogs!!)

SueH I refuse to go quietly!

Twitter - @Librarymaid

Nate Wilson said...

Thanks again for pointing people to my contest! I didn't expect anyone to do it once, yet here you are linking off a second time. I appreciate it.

I tend to plan out my writing. But yeah, like you, during the A-Z I find that some of my best posts come when I'm flying by the seat of my pants. Or rather, writing by the seat of my-- no, that can't be right. All my pants are illiterate. My best posts were written as I was seated in pants. There, that'll work.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Lots of great information you passed on here.
Thank you!

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations on a successful A to Z month! I think it's a great accomplishment. :) Thanks for a!ll the links

EvalinaMaria said...

Congratulation on finishing the challenge. During the challenge I didn't visit as many blogs as I would like to but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with the reflection post! I am so glad my journey brought me here.

Evalina, This and that...