Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sunday's Shameless Self-Promotion

The wise, talented and discerning Diesel at Mattress Police is having an incredibly erudite contest in which he wants his readers to recommend books for him to read over the next year. He has already gotten many very good suggestions to read books by published authors. I am suggesting he read a new author and get in on the ground floor of a future blockbuster.

Diesel should read my NaNoWroMo 2006 novel Happenstance. While I myself have not read it yet, I do know that it is short so it wouldn’t take up too much of his time.

I suggest you check out Diesel and see what his contest is about.

In other news around the nation (well ok, just my neck of the woods), Quilly has inspired me to get back into my health routine of walking everyday. Fine, the fact of the matter is that I am jealous and not a little competitive and she is a loser. I hope my other health buddy, Jenn is still walking but she is very busy making all of her Christmas prezzies.

And finally, I say global warming is a good thing when I still have roses blooming in December.


  1. Walking, writing, taking cool pictures, and reading my blog, you are one awesome woman, Nessa.

  2. Going to print off the novel and i'm looking forward to reading it.
    Congrats nessa for finishing it you should be very proud of yourself!

  3. writing a 50,000 word novel is a fantastic achievement, you deserve to self promote all you like.

  4. Congrats ! Congrats... I tried to comment on "Global Warming" but could not get to the comment page...maybe too much fruitcake... Am headed to the links on this posts. Thanks.

  5. Grunty: You make me blush. I’m off to start your first story, as a matter of fact.

    Tina: Thanks Tina.

    Bazza: It makes me feel all wiggly inside when I say I’ve written a novel.

    Swampy: Glad to see some of the vodka is wearing off, although you make a lovely drunk.

  6. Way to go Nessa! Those who self-promote have more chance of getting their books into the hands of readers. I had to cut roses roses in November to get the yard winterized, freaky!

  7. Well I didn't have a chance to read the whole novella but I love your cover!

  8. Keep self-promoting until you graduate.

  9. Indeed! Global warming rocks! Thank you Al Gore! And thank you for the internet too. ;)

  10. You are rockin' and rollin' all over the place, sistah! Way to go!

  11. Oh, Nessa, I feel bad that I have not kept those up. I was into writing those when Grunt Ahoy! wasn't as popular and I had time to write. The "Way of the Wax Jacket" is just beginning and "Tales of an Irresponsible Time Traveler" hit a road block. The cool thing is, I now know where to go with that one. I need to pick that one up again. Please defend me if the Gruntonians get upset with me taking off to my serial blogs.

  12. Go Nessa, go Nessa!
    You are on fire, writing and walking and all, wow.
    I would be inspired by all this if I was not so tired.

  13. Hey Ness, no I'm not. I'm being a lazy good for nothing vegemite and I rationalise by the fact that I've joined a gym and will start next year. Sort of. Right now am trying to learn to love my girth...

    (Texas fudge cake and chocolate chip cookies and pecan chews, ostensibly baked for other people, but which require tasting, do not help either)

  14. You're Tagged with 6 Weird Things About You...details at my asylum.

  15. Jenn's comments of baking and sure testing are so true. The first of the year will be here shortly and we can all remember our goals; for now enjoy the holidays!
    Pleased to be aquainted with the author of a new book...great happening! Best wishes.

  16. Kat: Thanks. They are saying snow flurries tonight.

    Jenny: Welcome and thanks. That’s an inverted photo of an old building on the way to Florida.

    BB: I have a Doctorate now.

    Dan: Al Gore is precious.

    Cindra: Hippin’ and hoppin’ too.

    Grunty: I am reading the Time Traveler one now. So far I’m fascinated. I will defend you to the death; D

    Logo: Well I know you must save your energy for that beautiful new ride you are sporting between your legs.

    Jenn: Everything sounds so yummy. You are not being lazy; you are relishing the joys of the season. And you keep it up, too.

    Swampy: I will be doing that very shortly, although I’m not very weird; D

    Pauline: Thanks. You are right, now is the time to enjoy.

  17. I had to come back here to congratulate you on being the one and only blogger to ask why we had a spool of cabling with us. I will answer at my place, but Good Job.

  18. Quilly has inspired you too. There are many around the blogoverse that are happy to have met her...:)
    Good for both of you!

  19. G-d gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December. JM Barrie. I guess that's not so fitting here, yet it's nice.

    Keep on truckin'.