Monday, 26 March 2012

Some Snooze, Some Submit

Bloggie friends!

While Charlie did this all weekend when spring finally sprung and we basked in a mini-heatwave...



... I wrote one short story and submitted here. Thanks to amazing Patsy and Madeleine for the heads up to this writerly opportunity.

Wish me luck!

And big yay for Patsy - her debut romance novel Escape to the Country will be out on 30th March! You can read the first chapter here - you won't be disappointed - there's a cow called Rosemary, a dishy tractor driver and lovely lonesome Leah looking for love. :-)

Have a great week everyone!

103 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good for you, Kitty! Patsy is always posting links for short story submissions. And her book will be out later this week.
Don't wake sleeping kitties...

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck to you Kitty! I'm sending big thoughts of favor and success your way riiiiiiiiiiiiight ............. now!

klahanie said...

Hi Old Kitty and the lovable, shy and unassuming Charlie,
And I've heard the heatwave is going to last a bit longer. Why do we call it a heatwave? And why is it called a 'cold snap'? Why not a 'heatsnap' and a 'cold wave'?
I shall go and check out your short story cause I'm such a nice guy and you are such an um talented cat!:)
And another big yay for Patsy. I'm wishing her well with her um 'moooving' romance novel :)
See you and your bloggie friends, later eh :)

m.q said...

good luck Jen
and to Charlie, you look so comfy
:)

Theresa Milstein said...

Awwww, Charlie is adorable here. So snuggly!

I'm sending lots and lots of good luck vibes your way. I'll check out the competition.

The Teacher's Pets said...

Charlie is probably saving up his energy for more warm weather! Cute picture!

Claudia Del Balso said...

Good luck with your submission! Is it about Charlie? ;)
I bet it's a really nice story. I've read your work before and I think is great. Thank you for sharing this link. Hope spring gets your way soon. We got lucky this year as spring arrived even before St. Patty's Day :D (May I add this is extremely unusual for Montreal).

Katnip Lounge said...

I want to nap with Charlie...Fingers crossed on your writerly sumissions!

julie fedderson said...

Charlie's got the right idea! Good luck with your submission.

Prancer Pie said...

Good luck on that story! Escape To The Country sounds like a great read. Our Mommy read that chapter posthaste! We hopes it doesn't come on that Nook thingy. She has her head stuck in there all the time!

Helena said...

I'm reading Patsy's first chapter early tomorrow (it's almost midnight right now and I'm about to toddle off to bed). Hope you have a chance to bask in the sun during your heat wave. Here in Colorado we need rain desperately.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Wishing you blessings on your literary submission! And I'm with Charlie ... it's always a good time for a nap!

Pasha said...

Awww Charlie, You look extraordinarily sweet in your sleep!!!

That writing for animals is very interesting. We might submit something.

joanne fox said...

You deserve the very best of luck! Fingers crossed for you. x

Patsy said...

Charlie is soooo lazy! So pleased that instead of following his example you wrote and subbed a story - I have things crossed for you!

Thanks for mentioning my book!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - Charlie certainly knows his mind .. sometimes I'd just love to be much loved cat!! Good luck to Patsy with her book ..

Well done for submitting a short story - a good weekend .. and now have a good week - Charlie will be well sorted, lots of sunshine to snooze in .... cheers Hilary

Fuzzy Tales said...

Best of luck with the short story, what a fabulous cause! Kudos to all involved.

Charlie had the right idea in a heat wave--soak it all up and nap. :-)

Have a fabulous week, both of you!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's very interesting. Will "Writers for Animals" be a compilation of animal stories, similar to the Chicken Soup series?

Teresa Ashby said...

What a wonderful opportunity it is - such a brilliant cause to be writing for :-) Good luck x

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie we love to sleep when it is warm and sunny too - and a midday siesta is a must!
We hope Jenn gets her story chosen to be in the book.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

LTM said...

Yay! Super congrats for the short story sub! I'm running over to check it out right now! Aww... look at Charlie. Scratches~ <3

Liza said...

Glad to hear about your story! Wishing you luck!

Liza said...

Glad to hear about your story! Good luck!

Jamie Burch said...

Good luck with your story! I'll have to wander over and check it out.

Yay for Patsy! I'll have to check that out, too.

Take care and have a fabulous week!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Charlie looks so sweet!
Yay to your short story submission. Good luck.
Thanks for the shout out and I'm interviewing Patsy on 29th March.

Hart Johnson said...

Ooooh! Good luck with your story submission! And I hope the sun stays so Charlie has a nice warm spot!

Talli Roland said...

Good luck, good luck! And Charlie is doing what I'd really like to be doing right now!

Zzzzzzz...

Brian said...

Charlie sure has a comfy going! Good luck on your submit, how exciting!

Lydia Kang said...

Oh, good luck on your submission! *fingers crossed*

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the link! Happy snoozing to Charlie!

Words A Day said...

thats a lovely photo of charlie, so peaceful and as pure as driven snow:)

Look forward to checking out ecape to the country, the cow named rosemary has me intrigued:)

ps Well done on your submission!

Emily R. King said...

Good luck with your submission!
And congrats to Patsy. Sounds like a book I'll have to read.

Ginger Jasper said...

How relaxed you look there. We have had lovely weather today too and I got to be out in the yard with my mum and dad. great story.. Hugs GJ xx

Mark said...

Yay for all three of you, you for getting the chance to write, her for getting her writing out, and Charlie for getting to sleep all weekend.

GRAÇA said...

Que linda e que belo soninho
Ronrons da amiga
Kika♥♥♥

Repositório said...

I wish too many luck to you!!!!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ooh, best of luck with your submission!!

LynNerdKelley said...

Good luck with your submission, OC. You seem to be on a roll, so I think your chances are good! Have a great week!

Debbie said...

Good luck with the comp.

Ellie Garratt said...

What is Charlie like? All that beautiful weather and he slept. Bless him.

Good luck with the story!

Trey said...

Congrats on submitting your short story! How fun!

~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

Fairday Morrow said...

lol- I am not on my own computer and just noticed that I was still logged in as someone else when I just commented! Let me try again.

What a fun contest. I just checked it out- and the writing is for such a great cause (I am an animal person). Great news that you found out about it and submitted your work. Yeah! If I get a chance I may try to write something for it, too! Thanks for sharing!

~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

Fairday Morrow said...

I just logged in and my comment was gone- in which I explained that I accidently commented and didn't realize that someone else was still logged on (I am not on my own computer). Woops!

So- here is what I meant to say. Wow! That short story book sounds great- it is for such a wonderful cause (I am a big animal person). How lucky that you heard about it and were able to submit something. If I have time I hope to submit something now that I heard about it- but I am not sure if I will have time. Thanks for sharing.

My apologies if this message has been posted twice!
~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Both snoozing and submitting sound fabulous! Best of luck on the piece you submitted. Way to go! :)

Romance Book Haven said...

Well done on submitting. Fingers crossed for you!

All the best!

ABBY said...

Congrats on your short story!
Best of luck!!
Charlie you look so incredibly handsome. Hope your good weather holds.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Charlie looks as soft and sweet as a marshmallow!!! I just want to give him a big kiss!

Best of luck with your submission, we have our paws crossed for you!

xoxoxo

Au and Target said...

What fun! Good luck from all of us.

Suzane Weck said...

Lindos,lindos gatinhos.Adoro estes bichanos e fiquei encantada com eles e teu blog.Meu grande abraço aqui do Brasil.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Charlie, you clearly have your priories straight!! Fingers crossed for all the writers, doin' what they love!

Cezar and Léia said...

Crossing my paws for you, good luck dear friend!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Susan Fields said...

Good luck! And that is such a great picture of Charlie!

Also, I tagged you for the Sevens meme over at my blog :)

Susan May James said...

Charlie is gorgeous as always! All that beauty sleep...

Congrats on getting your submission in! Best of luck, though I'm sure you don't need it.

:0)

Marg said...

Hi there Charley, that sure looks like a great thing to do in a sun puddle. That looks like such a great thing to do to make that book of short stories. I would love to try that. Thanks for the info. Have a great week.

cleemckenzie said...

Great story, Kitty. I'll have to visit Patsy and take a look at her book. Thanks for pointing me in her direction.

Charlie, as always, looks snoozy and comfy.

Clarissa Draper said...

I hope your story does really well. Charlie looks so cute!

suzy doodling said...

Thanks Kitty, good luck with your story, oh what a cute Charlie.

Gina Gao said...

Good luck to you Kitty! Hope everything goes well.


www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Tucker The Crestie said...

Aww, Charlie - you look so sweet!

Tiger Tha Laziest Cat said...

I wish you luck :3
I am soo happy that spring is finally here! No more miserable, cold weather!

Have a pawsome day!

~From all us cats

Shelley Sly said...

Good luck with your short story submission!

That cat is just so adorable. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with your submission! :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Good luck, Jennifer! I think I'm going to submit a story I wrote about Macy and why we got her. Thanks for the link...what a great cause!

Esme said...

Charlie, looks so sweet sleeping. I just want to kiss him.

Esme said...

Charlie, looks so sweet sleeping. I just want to kiss him.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Charlie breaks the cute meter! What an adorable photo. And congratulations on getting your story submitted. Good luck!

Shirley Wells said...

I wish I could join Charlie for an afternoon snooze right now.

So pleased you've submitted. Good luck to you!

KarenMcG said...

Aww, Charlie, you look so comfy there. Your fur looks very soft, too.

And yay for Old Kitty for continuing her writing. Good luck to you and to your friend with her debut.

KarenMcG said...

Aww, Charlie, you look so comfy there...and soft!

And yay for Old Kitty with your latest writing. Good luck to your friend on her debut.

KarenMcG said...

Aww, Charlie, you look so comfy there...and soft!

And yay for Old Kitty with your latest writing. Good luck to your friend on her debut.

William Kendall said...

Cats do that twenty hours out of the day regardless....

Ciara said...

Good luck with the short story. Keep us posted. Congratulations to Patsy. I hope all goes well with the release.

Deborah said...

YAH for Spring!!!
Good Luck with your short story :)
xxoo
Deborah

Katie and Glogirly said...

Good luck with your story!
..and nice job on the nap.
; ) Katie

Katie Isabella said...

Good LUCV KItty..how fabulous. Mommy is sitting here with me smiling! xoxoxox

Katie Isabella said...

Oh and you look absolutely kissable. Does your mommy disturb you by kissing you all the time..especially when you are TRYING to sleep? xox

RaShelle Workman said...

Good luck, Old Kitty. I wish spring would spring up here. It's flippin' COLD in Mass.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wishing you the very best of luck with your animal story submission, Jenn! With Charlie as your muse you can't go wrong.

Lola Sharp said...

Oh, good luck!!!! *crosses fingers...and toes*

It's been warm here too...i love when spring springs early. i'm ready for summer! but i don't believe i've seen a bee yet this year. soon.

have a lovely weekend,
lola

meowmeowmans said...

Charlie, is there any room for us to come over there and nap with you? Good luck, Kitty, on your submission. Paws crossed! :)

Dawn Simon said...

Yay for you, submitting work! I wish you luck!

Charlie looks adorable!

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds lovely. :-) Hope you get good news back from the submission.

Nezzy said...

Woohoo, Patsy...you go girl!!!

Congratulations to Patty on her book too!

I've got book review on Kathie Truitt's, "Hillbilly Debutante Cafe" runnin' over at my place now.

God bless ya girl and good luck on your submission!!!

Have a delightful weekend!!! :o)

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm crossing my fingers for you. Good luck.

That picture is precious.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love that pic!! Good luck with your stories and your weather! :)

Simon Kewin said...

Best of luck - looks like a great cause.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Ahhh....could you tell my human Tommy was slobberin' all over the screen--cuz of Handsome King Charlie? OK--and I kinda got a mancat crush--don't tell.

Noir

Life 101 said...

Good luck on you're story. I love the picture of Charlie.

D.J. Kirkby said...

Good luck Kitty! I think Charlie looks so happy in that photo.

DWei said...

I wish I could sleep as much as that cat...

Shawn said...

How exciting..a short story..we have all paws crossed for you!!! Good Luck!!

Charlie, you look very sweet taking your cat nap!!

Len Lambert said...

All the best on your submission, Kitty! Say hello to Charlie for me :)

We've been enjoying the sun over here too...but today was a little bit chilly, windy and cloudy. Brrrrr.

Jay Paoloni said...

Good luck on your submission! Charlie keeps sleeping unawares though :)
I shall check out your short story tomorrow.
Have a nice weekend (or what's left of it!)

Romance Reader said...

All the best with your submission!

Riya

Romance Reader said...

Congrats on submitting!

Riya

Hilary said...

Good luck!!!!

And charlie - looking amazing, as always!

Manzanita said...

I feel out of the loop I've been away so long. I have to catch up. precious lovely Charlie. What a gift to sleep like that. :)Love

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh I LOVE when cats sleep like that!!! SO so cute... he needs a big fat smooch!

mshatch said...

yay for Charlie who knows how to take a nap! I must admit I'd be hard pressed not to disturb him...a little.

Father Tom said...

Hi, Charlie ::I'm whispering::!

Good luck on your short story effort!
We'll be back to read it when we're not so darn rushed...

Hugs and have a good week!
Tomxx

Tracy said...

Hurray for you Kitty! you are just rockin' :) I'll have to link up to Patsy's blog...Charlie looks so cozy...

Lynda R Young said...

Good luck for your story!!
And yep, the life of a loved cat is a good one :)

Ann Best said...

Saw your comment on my A to Z An Affair to Remember. Oh, I Love, Love, Love that one too. Jen says she's not that wild about it, but my younger daughter Stephanie is. It's SO romantic!

Hope you had a good weekend. See ya later. XXX from me and Jen.
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs