New Creation Blog Fest & More

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My lovely fairy friend Summer over at “My Inner Fairy” is hosting a blog fest today. To which I thought would be very simple, look here are the rules:
  1. Pick one ending sentence from last years stories, your favorite one that you wrote.
  2. Write one brand new starting sentence for a story you have been thinking about, or something off the top of your head. But it must be your first sentence.
Sounds simple, yet most of you have a ton more material than I to pull from. I do encourage you to pop over and check out the other entries. I do have other items to get to so here are my entries. 

For my ending sentence:
But can you hear…   the whisper of the wind?    Check it out.

For my yet to be written:
All Abigail wanted to do was sleep and yet the mere sight of her bed stole her breath away.

Yet to be written, don’t ask. It is a story in my head that has been mustering for 2 months now. Abigail does have a story. Why the link to my ending? As a rule my ending line has nothing in common with what the story builds you to, thus the link. You will have to follow the link to understand.

Now on another topic. Mr. “Famous, Gonna be a rockstar.” Alex thought me special enough to hand an award to. I thought it fitting to thank him during a blog fest because he actually taught me what in the blue blazes they really are.

Alex of Alex J. Cavanaugh fame has been a most inspiring follower. Though he is a man of few words they are just what you need to hear. For him to consider me special was an honor, my hat is off to you my blogging buddy and a most heart felt, sincere thank you.

As for passing awards on, it is like pulling my hair out, it hurts. All of you followers are special to me but I would like to pass this on to:

Vicki Rocho @ Rambles & Randomness, a new friend who has a great sense of humor and a killer pair of pants.

Summer Ross @ My Inner Fairy, a special blog friend and yes the host but she has cheered me into doing something with all these crazy stories floating around in my head.

Mary @ Giggles and Guns, I just love her cartoons, sense of value and she just makes me laugh.

NR Williams, Fantasy Author, because she just E-Published and she needs support. Check her out on her blog tour.

Last I would like to add I have succumbed to a schedule. My intent is to post Monday, Wednesday and Friday but being female even that is subject to change. I need the extra time, the goal is to write and hurt myself doing home improvement!

Until Friday,


Roland D. Yeomans said, 

Congrats on the neat award. You certainly deserve it. I like your ending sentence best. But endings are always best to me when they're haunting. Have a great tomorrow.

Wait. It is tomorrow! Whoops. Roland

January 5, 2011 at 1:11 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

great post!! and congrats for being awarded yet again :) !

January 5, 2011 at 4:27 AM  
Francine Howarth said, 


Neat: co-ordinated sentences, they could be from one piece of work.

This I've noticed is becoming a recurring theme within this blogfest! What does that say about usas writers? ;)

Congrats on awards, too.

January 5, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Ellie said, 

Congratulations for the award!

I like the way you ended your story with a question. I've never thought of doing this before, but your ending has left me wanting more. Great last line.

Poor Abigail. What has happened to make her bed frighten her so? I hope she gets her full story soon.

January 5, 2011 at 7:03 AM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Congratulations on the award! :)

I love your ending sentence. The beginning sentence is intriguing--I wonder what caused her to feel that way about her bed.

January 5, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Congrats on the cool award, dudette, you deserve it!

Love your ending sentence, but I especially like your beginning one.

Happy Wednesday, that rebel, Olivia

January 5, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Scheduling works! And that award is well deserved.

January 5, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

Great sentences Jules, very curious about her bed now! I can't wait to see what you write this year! Thank you so very much for passing the award on to me *~* fairy flutters....thank you fairy much for participating.

January 5, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

Very intriguing about Abigail.. I need to know more.

Nice to meet you and happy writing!

January 5, 2011 at 9:06 AM  
Elena Solodow said, 

Yeah, what's up with the bed?

January 5, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

OMG, you made me laugh out loud. Luckily I'm alone so I didn't have to explain myself! Thanks for the award -- it's so purty! It'll go great w/my new jammy pants. LOL

January 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Damyanti said, 

Nice to meet you and thanks for your comment :)
Would love to know what stole your MC's breath away!

January 5, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
gideon 86 said, 

Congrats on the award!

Both your lines are amazing. SO intriguing .


January 5, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Margo Benson said, 

Ooh, what a haunting final sentence! How awful for Abigail, my bed is a sanctuary, I'm worried for her. Congrats on the award.

January 5, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Dan said, 

Great story. That's last line fits it perfectly.

Your opening line works well: What's the big deal about the bed? And then we read on to find out.

January 5, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Love this exercise.

Congrats on the awards and to your winners too!

January 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

Congrats on the award!
Both your sentences left me wanting more but the ending was my favorite.
Thank you for the award. I love making friends laugh and/or think.

January 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM  
February Grace said, 

Loved the lines, will check out the link!

Congrats on the award too!


January 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

I add my congratulations.

I saw your comment on Karen Walker's post and came over. I was following you awhile back but then I got a Blogger glitch and had to start over with followers. So I've signed in again to follow.

You have a lively and interesting blog! I love your black and white photographs on your January 1 post!

January 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Congratulations on the well deserved award.
The fest sounds interesting.


January 5, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Aww, congrats on the awards, you definitely deserve them.

Don't you think schedules are so restrictive? But without them, I end up in chaos.

Good luck on the home improvement. I've done it several times in different homes and it is such hard work but man oh man it feels good when you get done!

January 5, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Wendy Tyler Ryan said, 

The line about the wind speaks to me. The elements will always prove a strong character in any story.

January 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Really cool sentences! Congrats on the award.

January 5, 2011 at 3:33 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Thank you so much Jules. I appreciate the award and the shout out. I won't be able to pass it along until February, but I will.

Wishing you all the best with your home improvements. I have a mental picture of you typing with one hand and hammering with the other.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

January 5, 2011 at 3:53 PM  
Elaine AM Smith said, 

That is a lovely lilting ending. Abigail must have a lot in common with my daughter only usually it is me who is lost for words ;)

January 5, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Old Kitty said, 


I'm just catching up with the lovely Summer's blogfest entries!

Your last sentence - how intriguing and a very evocative way to end!

Your first sentence - I'm hooked - poor Abigail - it makes me wonder as to what's going on!

Thanks for sharing
Take care

January 5, 2011 at 5:32 PM  
colbymarshall said, 

Congrats! I am with you- I'm intending to post more, too, and my schedule changes with the wind.

Also, YES! I'm on Networked Blogs on Fbook...I have no idea what is up with my RSS feed. Hopefully the networked blog feed will work.

January 5, 2011 at 9:31 PM  

I'm seeing this blogfest all over. I can't think of a good opening line to follow my last line. Okay, here goes nothing. I'm on my way over.

January 5, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
Danette said, 

The ending sentence is haunting and the beginning and- well, we've all been that tired at some point or another, right? Very nice!

January 6, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Margo Kelly said, 

Wonderful! Fun blog. First time here. :)

January 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Congrats on the Award my friend!!!

Been busy my first week back at work (after 2 weeks off).. but I've been thinking about you and wanted to stop by and say HELLO!!

Hope your new year has started out Wonderfully!!! Take Care!!!

Lots of Love & Big Hug,

January 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
MT said, 

Congratulations on that award and to those you've passed it on to - isn't it fun to make connections with other writers? Have a great week. :)

January 6, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Tammy said, 

Great sentences! Congratulations!

January 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Love the sentence idea! Congrats on the award! Awards are fun, aren't they? :)
Happy weekend to you and your blogging gang,

January 6, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
L'Aussie said, 

Hey Kentucky Woman, great entry in the Creation Blogfest. Apologies to Summer, I missed this somehow. Also congrats on your award and to those you passed it onto. Lovely.

Don't know if my blogroll to you is working yet, so I thought I'd give you advance notice of the Getting Published series I'm hosting, starting next Wednesday. I'll be hosting real live authors telling us how they got published. What a blast! Hope you can come by and join in the fun and awesomeness.

I've just got no idea how to stick to a blog schedule. As long as I can get 3 good posts out a week, I'm in blogging heaven. Good luck with yours!

January 7, 2011 at 2:57 AM  

That beginning sentence is interesting. Why does the bed take her breath away??

Thanks for sharing your words in this blogfest. I signed up late for the New Beginnings fun, but I'd love to hear what you think of my two sentences.

January 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
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