Sunday, October 31

Madness, as usual... plus a contest!

         I hope all are having a safe but scary and happy Halloween.  I must apologize for my long absence.  I've tried to at least stay on top of posting new blogfests and contests, but it's been difficult.  Just a work thing, really.  My ship's getting ready for the big 'ol Insurv (HUGE inspection that reports to Congress) so we've been working 6-7 days a week with lots of long hours, late days, and hard manual labor.

        If you wanna know what it's like, just go to your place of work and start doing all the building maintenance and janitorial work yourself on top of your normal workload.  Don't forget you'll also have to fix your own computers, copy machines, telephones and every other electronic device around because they're not under warranty and your boss doesn't have the money to pay for technicians to fix it.  Oh yeah, he also doesn't have money for supplies for all this work, so you'll have to buy you're own grinders, sanders, tape, paint brushes and rollers, and you'll have to borrow the primer and paint from someone else, too.  Quite a bit of madness going on, so right up the Halloween alley!

        Speaking of MADNESS, I've decided it's about darn time for a contest around here.  I haven't had one yet, and since I've gotten up to over 160 lovely Junkie followers, I'd like to host one.  So here's the deal.  I'm giving away some books.  Now, I realized that some of you guys aren't writers, some aren't into romance, and some may not read much at all, so I've got up for grabs an eclectic list of brand-spankin' new books for the winners to choose from.  And all you have to do is come up with some good words because we're going to fill in a Mad Lib!

        Send me your word choices by November 15 in the comments or via email, and I'll enter you into the contest.  I'll pick two winners to choose a couple books each from the selection.  Winners will be chosen based on how ridiculously funny their Mad Lib turns out.  I'd love more new followers and some publicity for the contest, and it's always appreciated, but it's not a requirement.  If you like my blog and content, please do follow.  I'll post winners and winning Mad Libs by November 17.  If I get a big enough response or my friends and I have trouble deciding who's winning, I'll probably pick more winners :)

So here's the words we need to finish the Mad Lib:
1)  Adjective
2)  Verb ending in -ed
3)  Plural Noun
4)  Liquid
5)  Plural Noun
6)  Famous Person
7)  Place
8)  Occupation
9)   Noun
10) Nationality
11) Opposite Sex Celebrity
12) Noun
13) Opposite Sex Friend
14) Plural Noun
15) Number
16) Adjective
 Oh yeah...

For you movie and TV lovers, I also have Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead and Burn Notice: The Giveaway.  There'll be posts to come regarding NaNoWriMo (yes, I'm gonna do it!) and some big contests from other blogs and such coming soon.  Thanks everyone for sticking around.  Also, if you know anyone who likes to beta read or is looking for a crit partner for romance, please send them my way.  I'm actively looking for some critters!


  1. Good to hear from you! I was wondering if I needed to put out a APB. Extra work without extra pay or supplies? Doesn't that sound like the government!
    Happy Halloween!

  2. WOW! COol COntest! Nice to know you haven't disappeared! I know what you're talking about, I've had to do inspection type things (though not for congress) and those times of year were always stressful.

    I'll email you my entry!

  3. Freaky! I was just thinking about you and wondering where you went off to.

    That's a long list of words. I'll post the contest in my side bar and e-mail my words later. This should be fun . .

    Good luck with NaNo Angela.


  4. Your job sounds pretty damned awful right now. I wouldn't want to do any of those things you mentioned.

    Love the Mad Libs idea. Going to have to copy and paste this and give it some thought.

  5. That's an interesting list of words. Will provide youwith mine ... I just have to think about it first >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  6. Interesting contest. Haven't found one to participate in for a couple of years, and this one seems like a good way to get back in.

    Will shoot you an e-mail with my entry.

  7. Ah yes, working with no support and no supplies, I remember that. :) Glad you are back and I'll be thinking of some words. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  8. I was curious why the break between posts. I actually am going to be needing a beta for my newest novel at the end of the month. If you're interested shoot me an email and we'll talk about swapping?

  9. Great contest. When I'm not knee deep in nano words, I'll email you my entry!

  10. YAY your back!! Nice to hear from you.. excited about the contest!!

  11. Hi Angela

    I e-mailed you some words :D

    Nice to have found you!

    :D om

  12. Ok, I'm too lazy to e-mail. Here are my words.

    1. Demanding
    2. Waxed
    3. Their
    4. Syrup
    5. NaNoites
    6. Lestat
    7. Prison
    8. Thief
    9. Harvey
    10. Umpa-lumpa
    11. Dolly Parton
    12. Gymnasium
    13. Jazmine
    14. Who’s
    15. 15
    16. lavish

    Hope you're not still too overwhelmed.


  13. Hi Angela
    I hope you got my entry via email :O)


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