Monday, August 6, 2012

Buccaneer Blogfests: Reflections of a Booty Lovin' Pirate

Banner by Cody Underwood

I've seriously lacked the energy to do much reflecting recently, but have forced myself to sit down and write this post. I hope it finds all of you in good health. I've been stuffy and coughy and meh with a not-so-lovely summer cold. No fun, no fun a'tall! But enough of that! It's reflection time.

I signed on for the Buccaneer Blogfest with a less than stellar follow-through record.  I was 0 for 2 in completing a blogfest, and was determined to make it all the way through this one. As soon as I hit the Publish button on this post, I will officially have been successful in meeting that goal, though it was touch and go there for a bit.

I realized about midway through the first week that I could either blog or read blogs, but free-time wasn't going to allow me to do both. I wasn't wrong. The blogfest no more started when I got slammed with a massive project at work which required putting in extra hours, a sick nephew, home improvement projects (which are still less than half complete), and more rounds of editing for Fade. And I had about 2 weeks to get it all done before four of my favorite people flew (or drove) in for my first actual vacation (read: staycation) in 2 years. Yikes!

Measuring his Super-Heroness
It's all gravy, baby. If caring for a special kiddo like Losh while juggling college and work teaches you anything, it's that you can, in fact, be Super Woman when the need arises. Aside from the half complete home improvement projects and the cold from hell, I survived the month! And the blogfest!

Go, me!

Sadly, I'm still woefully behind on reading other participant blogs, but I am bound and determined to catch up on as many BB posts as I can in the coming days. I may be slow, but even turtles get there eventually. :)

Participating was a lot of fun, I've met a lot of amazing people, and I learned a few things along the way. Such as:

1. Train robbers wing it. Pirates plan ahead and schedule things in advance.
2. I like pictures. Lots and lots of pictures! I also save them in the most random places...
3. Scheduling posts for 12:00am (or 12:01am) makes me feel accomplished. Seriously. There's nothing like waking up the next morning, knowing that your to-do list is already down one item.
4. A pirates favorite thing to do is argh-you.
5. I like big booty-s and I cannot lie. You should like them too. And enter to win some of my booty here.

That, my loves, is a sound edumacation for a pirate, don't you think? ;)

Thanks Sharon, Courtney, and everyone who participated for a great voyage!

If you haven't had enough of my insanity just yet, never fear! I will be blogging here, there, and everywhere in the next couple of months because Fade will be released on September 7th! You should definitely join in the release festivities for a chance to win more of my booty! :)

xoxo,
A.K.M.

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