If you've had time off blogging, welcome back! Hope your holidays were awesome! But...no easy little segue back into the fun and games that blogging offers us, no indeedy. We know this is IWSG week (and a little birdie tells me that the Anthology winners are to be announced), but some of us have been banging our heads together to come up with a welcome treat for you all. Not one, but two, blogfests for February, to make sure we get right back into the swing of things. February is historically the month of romance, so what would a February blogfest be without romance?
So, numero uno...
A special blogging event inspired by a collaboration between Arlee Bird and Guilie Castillo-Oriard (thanks Guilie for the cute badges). Joining these two romantics will be Elizabeth Seckman, Yolanda Renee, Denise Covey and the ever-romantic (cough! cough!) Alex J Cavanaugh.
Lost and Found: Valentine's Edition - February 1st!
Here's the guff:
Do you remember that special feeling of love found? And who hasn't experienced the emotion of love lost? Some of you might have even lost a love only to find that person later for another go around.
This challenge asks you to tell your fictional/non-fictional story about love -- lost or found -- in the first special Valentine's blogfest for the month of February.
Your post can be a short fiction, an essay, poetry, or even a song--let your imagination run free. Any genre is fair game, be it romance, historical fiction, memoir, fantasy or science fiction. After all there are no limitations when it comes to love. There's no word limit, but common sense shows that short and sweet is the go!
Don't be left out! Sign up to participate by adding your link to the list wherever you find it...it's up there in my sidebar or on any of the bloggers' sites mentioned above!
Most of you are familiar with WEP (Write...Edit...Publish). Yolanda and I have got it together for February and are saluting, you guessed it, Valentine's Day. (And rousing applause for Yolanda's awesome badge-making skills!)
Now some of us love Valentine's, others hate it. Our blogfest gives you a chance to write about this 'romantic' day in whichever way you wish.
Some ideas to get your creative juices going...maybe the angst of young love waiting for a Valentine's card from a school yard crush...the outsider who misses out and sees all her/his friends getting loads of cards (not that she's/he's worried about that)...the nasty boyfriend who texted her on Valentine's Day to break up with her...or, the husband who surprises his wife with a secret Valentine's Day trip to the place of her dreams...etc etc.
The WEP linky will go up soon on the WEP website, as well as further information for this challenge. Posts are on the third Wednesday of the challenge month. This time it's February 17 - 19. Please consider joining us for our first challenge of 2016. There is an Amazon Gift Card of $10 for the winner. Judge yet to be confirmed.
Thank you for coming by!