5000 and counting!

5000 views jae

I can’t believe how my lil Lit and Scribbles is getting all grown up and viewed. I know the 5000 mark happened a couple of weeks ago, but dang people, it was going to be the end of the world. I might never have reached 6000. Anything could have happened!

Either way, welcome to the 5000 celebration!

So it got me thinking. What could I do for a 5000 hits party? 5000 things of awesomeness? I don’t have 5000 followers or blog posts—yet. Well, since the trend lately has been animated gifs, I thought why not mix that with 5 of the biggest events make one, because one is hard enough while linking to the 5 biggest events that have happened while I’ve been on the blogosphere.


I went to the Backspace Writers Conference and posted all of my notes. There I met a lot of new friends, including the ladies over at Mystic Cooking. It certainly was a lot of fun to go back to NYC again, check out a few sites and eat very well. I learned a lot at the conference too, some of it hard to swallow at first, but it made me do a major rewrite on SHADE that probably helped me win at other things that happened later in the year.

Jae New York City

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My 100th Post Party

100 posts scribbles

Sorry my peeps, no Friday Flix this week, because I realized last week or so that I was fast approaching 100 posts. It’s hard to believe I could think of 100 things to write about. And if we’re being honest, I’d have to thank Row80 for making a lot of those posts possible.

But as is Scribbles tradition here, we celebrate benchmarks, and to do that I’m presenting a bit of Lit and Scribbles history with the top ten posts that you liked best (based on views of all time), and some comics for your enjoyment. This is a momentous Scribbles occasion after all.


The Next Big Thing. This is a blog hop post I was tagged to do by Brian, which explains in further detail things about my novel. If you haven’t done one, consider yourself tagged. It helps prospective agents and your readers know more on what exactly your book is about. I especially found the actor/actress who would play your characters section helpful, because now I’ve gathered photos of what I picture my characters look like. It takes a lot of time, but I think it’s worth it.

jae scribbles tardis

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Row80 & Pitch Wars News!

I’m so sorry, you guys. I’m soooo late in putting out this post. It’s been a busy day, both on the net and IRL. I don’t have a picture for you to look at today, but there are plenty of entertaining things below. And big news.  First the goals:

  • Write at least 3 short stories intended for publication.  I’ll probably try my hand at several more than three, but the hope is to find three gemstones among the rocks.
    On hiatus.
  • Read the helpful books to prepare me for the editing fest that will be late November early December on SHADE.
    Still working on Story. It’s been kind of busy lately, but if I can find a few spare hours I’m sure I can polish it off this week.
  • Have read all 201 available Anton Chekhov’s short stories, sprinkled with Hemingway and Bradbury.
    I’ve read 50 of 201 Chekhov short stories. No new progress.
  • Polish SHADE to pure awesomeness.  I’m still under 98,000 words with all the editing I was able to do, but there’s big Pitch Wars news coming below.
  • Don’t Dessert December. So it’s my co-workers fault. No seriously! They brought in a froyo machine that will be running until the 21st. But at least it’s froyo, right? Right?! Aaaaaah!
  • The Holiday Book Read! Okay, Pitch Wars teams have been announced, so now that it’s only medium stress to edit and not super high stress (at least it is right now), I’m fairly certain I can squeeze in a couple books. I’ll have to go over my library queue and see which books are the lucky ones.


Pitch Wars teams were announced this morning and I am pleased happy super-di-dooper ridiculously excited to announce that I’ve been selected as a mentee! My mentor is Marieke Nijkamp and I think we’re about as good a match as they come. We geek out over the same things, and most importantly, she’s excited about helping me. We’re going to pwn this contest!

When I read the email early this morning, I immediately jumped up and did this.

And then I might have done a little bit of this.

But I think I’ve got it contained now—at least while anyone at work is looking.

Yeah, I’m super, super, super excited about this and soooo glad I get to work with Marieke. I think this will be a lot of fun. Marieke and I have a team motto. It goes something like:

I’ll keep you update on our Pitch Wars progress. Right now we’re in polishing stage. Marieke will help me polish up SHADE as well as prepare a pitch she’ll send to participating agents in January.

How are your goals going? Any fabulous news from your end? What do you think of our team motto? Feel free to cheer us on via Twitter under the hashtag #pitchwars  You can follow Marieke here.

I’m off to have some more celebratory froyo! Woot!