Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Best Disappearing Act EVER

I am not a born blogger. Because of this, I get two (month-long) get out of blog free cards per year. I'm playing one for the month of April. I might keep coming around on Wednesdays, and introducing you to awesome doggies. (But probably not.) I could show up and challenge you with a random contest. (But don't count on it.) This card entitles me to one month blogging free in order to write a new book, so the disappearing act you are about to witness is for a good cause. If you see me around on the internet too much, kindly tell me to take a hike and get to work. Here's where I thank you for your support---especially over the last three months of launching madness---here at Dog Fact #9, and out in your communities, spreading the word. You all ROCK. Like ROCK ROCK ROCK. I'll be back in one month with more fun. Until then, happy spring (unless you're in the southern hemisphere, where it's autumn--in which case, happy autumn.) Random Linkage: Here's an interesting interview with my virtual neighbor, Polly. Her memoir is wonderful and I hope someone swoops it up quickly once she gets it out there to agent-land again! Some personal insight here on the origin of Fred Livingstone. Winner of the Fictional Bitching Contest This was really tough. ALL the entries were great, and thank you all for entering. We narrowed it down to Derek, EM Reads, Stephanie, Erika, and then pulled from a hat. The WINNER is: Erika! (I've emailed you) I loved your entry because I think we all wish we had a pirate in the kitchen for moments like that one. EM Reads, stories like that make me happy that I don't do diets. Or broccoli. Blech. Stephanie, I am so with you with the pen-in-bathroom-eeewww. And Derek--thanks so much for coming by. Your entry was a really great piece of writing. Thanks so much for entering & I hope, come May when I'm no longer invisible, you'll come back and play some more. I have some doozies planned. Be good! See you in May!

6 comments:

sraasch said...

Have a very productive, relaxing blog break! You'll be missed :)

Erika Lynn said...

I am happy I won, sad you are going on a blog break and thought I would share that my story was completely true until the pirate part. Instead of a pirate I just had to deal with his yelling, accept his bad tip and go back in to the kitchen a cuss him out to the rest of the staff.

Thao said...

Congrats to the winner. And good luck with the new book, Amy. I'll make sure to nag you to get off if I see you online for too long : D

E. M. Reads said...

Thwarted AGAIN! Ugh! But... congratulations Erika! I really liked your story!

Amy - Diets do suck. Unfortunately my french fry lovin' has landed me in diet purgatory again. It's a vicious cycle.

Derek said...

yes...congratulations to Erika...

and thanks so much for the kind comments on the story...

I hope your blog fast writing month is productive and look forward to your return...

Sadako said...

Also hope the month is productive. Have fun!