Tuesday, June 08, 2010

tons of good news

Lots going on in our part of the blogosphere...

First, a bunch of his friends have put together a huge online party, complete with prizes, presents, and games, for the release of Stephen Parrish's new book. And writing contests. I know "contest" is the magic word for a bunch of addicts around here, so run off and submit!

Next, devilish good news, my very dear friend Ellen Oh has just signed with the stellar agent Joe Monti. I'm SO happy for her. I know a lot of you guys know and love Ello as much as I do, so this is a big victory for the team!

Finally, he's so modest that I had to figure it out for myself, but very very long-time EdAss reader and commenter Charles Gramlich just had a book come out! Bitter Steel, a collection of epic fantasy stories, is available from Borgo Press.

As for me, I'm still icky-busy over here (you know, though, in a good way). But I will be doing Saturday's Write Your @$$ Off Day! The official goal is 3,000 words in one day, but my goal will be just to devote a couple steady hours to writing. I'm still working on that project that came to me in my dream, just like what happened to Stephenie Meyer.

That's all for now!

18 comments:

Amanda J. said...

Woo, I need write your a$$ off day! :D Good luck with your own writing, and thanks for the links!

Lisa K. said...

This has been a week of bad news writing-wise for me, so it's nice to pop into a post that's sharing so much good news. Thank you for the links. I'm heading off to check them out now!

Claire Dawn said...

I'm all about the Write your A$$ off- except I like my A$$ and I'm so keeping it. 3000 words are going down!

Whirlochre said...

I'm with Lisa K — good news is always heartening. Well done to all.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hey, thanks for the plug. And I was so happy to hear about Ellen's coup. I will definitely drop by Stephens big event.

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Congrats to good news recipients. Yes, I need a write your a$$ off day. Happy writing every one.

Ebony McKenna. said...

I write each morning and hit the wall after a couple of hours. I wouldn't be able to go all day even if I had absolute serenity. My brain just can't take it :-)

But best of luck to everyone and I'll be writing anyway. I hope I can manage about 1,000 words.

oh dear - the word verification is "promiz" so I guess I promiz to write!

Precie said...

Yay and congrats and congrats and lots of luck!

So happy for all involved!!!!!

WendyCinNYC said...

Yays all around!

Laurel said...

I'm reading The Taverneir Stones by Stephen right now and it's super! A couple of my family members have already read it and everyone has blown through it. Stephen has good buddies because he is a good guy. It's easy to be excited for someone like that.

GO ELLO!

And, Charles, that sounds awesome. And right up my alley. I'll be trotting off to find it as soon as I finish up TTS. Congrats!

Bernita said...

This is lovely, lovely news!

JES said...

Woo-hoo -- congratulations, Ello and Charles!

And I'm desperate (desperate, do you hear me?!) to have my a** written off. Saturday can't get here soon enough.

Anita said...

Congrats to Ello!
And I'll be all over the writing on Saturday.

Merry Monteleone said...

Moonie,

You totally rock out loud!!! Thank you for linking Stephen's site.

YAY, Ello!!!!!!!

Posey said...

I love write your a$$ off days!

lynnrush said...

Yeah! Love all the good news going on!!

_*rachel*_ said...

Woohoo for everyone!

And thanks for the reminder for Saturday. I think I'll have enough time to do it.

Lauren said...

Wow, that is lots of good news. It's always so motivational to hear it! Thanks for sharing the links!