Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A to Z Blog Challenge: The Letter T

The Write Game's Theme 
AtoZ Blog Challenge

Stuff I Learned or Laughed at from Bloggers in the 2013 A to Z Challenge .
All you gots to do is identify the Mystery Blogger each day. I’ll give you hints when I can. I'll post the answers and the winner each Monday.

Now we're at the last week + for winners.

Week 4) an ebook of The Princess of Las Pulgas 
Week 5, almost) A signed copy of The Princess of Las Pulgas 
(If you already have one of the prizes, I'll figure something else out!) 


1) identifying the most bloggers correctly=2 points.  
2) leaving witty comments=1 point or more depending on glibness
3) adding to the information and making it more valuable=2 points 

Take a Break

Mystery Blogger T’s 2013 theme: "Writing your first novel."

T is for Take a Break.

"Once you get to the end of your first draft, you'll fall into one of two camps.

The "OMG THIS IS AWESOME WRITING!!!" Perky Writers and


If you're lucky, you'll be on an island in the middle. And friendly with campers on both sides. Actually, I think this situation is by far more preferable to either of the above camps.Come chill out away from the terrible over-confidence or the negativity. How? By taking a break. Catch up on t.v. Write something else. Paint. Take that non-writing holiday you sort of planned."

I took this advice.

Who is it? This blogger has bravely committed to a five year project.

SIGN UP or VISIT the others who are on this AtoZ Challenge and check out the HOSTS:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post


  1. That would be Misha Gericke! Yay, and I didn't have to hurt my brain by thinking too hard lol!!

  2. Shoot Alex beat me again. I'm kinda sad that the A-Z is nearing the end. I've enjoyed getting to know some of the bloggers.

  3. Very good advice. Sometimes stepping away is exactly what you need, whether you fit into either camp, or are resting on the island in the middle!

  4. I slept later this morning--got out of bed at 5:22 in time to have breakfast with my wife and see her off from work. So others beat me with the correct answer which this time I knew! Misha Gericke (sp?) The 5 year plan was the key hint for me. I know she has a plan to earn so much per month within 5 years or something like that, but I forget the exact details of the plan. I'd like to achieve her goal! Pretty cool for a young lady like her to be so motivated and have a plan in place.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    1. I was impressed. I don't have a plan for the next breath, let alone the next 5 years.

  5. Finally one I know again - Misha! :)

  6. Oh even I know its Misha :D

    At the moment I'm taking a break, well actually it ends tonight, because I'm being an 'Emo writer.'

  7. I won't guess since I saw the comments as I went to type in my answer. Great advice from Misha! A break after the first draft is definitely necessary. :)

  8. Taking a break is sometimes a great idea. It gives you a fresh perspective and few eyes to see what you've written.

  9. Misha Gericke. Great blog!

  10. Five year project would be Misha Gericke. It's definitely good advice to take a break and then come back to a manuscript. You'll see things with fresh eyes.

  11. The five year project definitely makes me think of Misha. :)

  12. Ooh....this one I actually know....Misha Gericke. Gotta be her, and yes, great advice!!

  13. 5 year project has to be Misha. :)

  14. I know only because of the 5-year tip. That's Misha Gericke.

  15. You hit it perfectly, and awesome timing for me! I just finished draft 3 of my synopsis, and am waiting for edits from CPs for draft 3 of my manuscript. I needed someone to tell me it's okay to take a break.

  16. My guess is Misha! (okay, okay, I read the comments... ) :)

  17. That's Misha. I read this post :)

    Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2014, My Latest post

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  18. Hi celebrity, Lee, yes that Lee, not the one who mentions his breakfast, Lee,

    I'm trying to catch up with you alphabet fanatics. So much so that It's three thirty on Thursday morning. Do I get bonus points? The star prize? The superstar prize? Cookies?

    Ahem and of course, I deliberately let the Ninja dude get here first. You're welcome, lurking Ninja dude.

    Now then, Misha has this site very similar to the name of Penny's book, which is "My First Bark". Not to be confused with Misha's, "My First Book."

    Thank you and goodnight, superstar Lee. Time zones!

    Your starstuckest fan in the wee small hours,


    1. I'm so glad you let Alex in ahead this morning. Don't want him sulking.

  19. I agree with the break. Sometimes when I get to involved in my work, forcing myself to sit is bad. If I let it sit overnight, I can usually come back with more ideas and new perspectives then I previously had.

    1. I know. It's so hard to tell when it's time to stop.

  20. Perky vs. Emo writers - sounds like it's time for a dodgeball game. I do enjoy Misha's blog. A least blogging late, I get instant gratification on the mystery blogger.

  21. HI, Lee,

    This has GOT to be Misha... She is an amazing writer from South Africa, I believe and just received the rights back to her book! Thankfully it all worked out or her, but she had some major problems a while back.

    She is kind and always pays it forward! YAY. Misha!

  22. That's Misha Gericke! She has such a good sense of humor - and she's needed it to brave recent publisher troubles...

    I'm more of an Emo Writer ("This thing sucks!!") and am guilty of doing too much of that "Take A Break" stuff. I'm more in need of a good swift kick or two! lol

  23. It's Misha.I enjoy her posts about her journey, although I know she went through a rough time recently.

  24. I love breaks. Always feel refreshed after. :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — T is for 'Teen Wolf' (and 'The Twilight Zone' and 'The Tomorrow People')


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