Well, inspired by the Fabulous time I had last year...
January is my birthday month and also the start of the New Year (obviously). I'm looking forward to posting something every day in January, some fiction snippets, some pictures, some thoughts, jokes etc etc, to mark the occasion!
And I'd love you to JOIN ME!!
There's a list of free days on this post beneath the cut, just comment to grab a day for yourself, to come and say hello. I'll keep a running Calendar of links for the month so people can nip back and forth to read and watch what we've produced.
UPDATE: all dates taken now, but email me if you'd like to join in, we're happy to go two's-up on a day!
Here's an updated version of the notes I posted before:
What the hell does 'joining you' mean?
Share whatever you like with us - what you're working on, fiction or art - what you're reading or watching - what's delighted you - what's fascinated you - what's made your little heart beat faster - what or who you've been ogling. And if I have spare days, I'll add some of my own stuff, or link to some (much better than mine) blogs.
Yeah, right. And what are the rules?
NONE!!! No pressure, no specific theme, no qualifications needed, no restrictions (apart from public decency, respect for others and a civil tongue of course), no judgement, no minimum/maximum word count, just come and say hello in your way*. Pimp your work, strut your stuff, offer a free read or a contest, pat yourself on the back. Stir up some constructive discussion, comment on things historical or topical, post a link, a pic, a line from a song, a snippet of fiction, a meme, an icon, a moan, a laugh (me and my lists...).
It'd be GREAT to have some snippet fiction from my author friends - does anyone fancy writing to a 'birthday' prompt? We can post the fics at the end of the month :).
Um...Why should I join in at all?
Well, it's entirely your choice, but it's an opportunity to have some fun, practice your LJ / promo skills, just have a chat with friends. And it'd be great to build something from my LJ Friends, just for the month.
And everyone who takes part will get entered in a draw for a free download of my story Threadbare, to be released in January from JMS Books.
So how's this going to work?
Email your stuff to me a few days before your turn. Then I'll post it on to the journal on The Day. I can add pictures or whatever you'd like. Drop back during the day - and hopefully afterwards too, to catch up with amy comments.
N.B. If you don't have a Live Journal account, you can still follow the month and make comments too - and even take part, as I'll post for you! But it's also easy enough to set up an account for your chosen name, and a useful blog tool for those who maybe don't have one at the moment.
OK, now starts the panic when I worry that no one will dip a toe in the water. Please don't hold back if you're even slightly tempted LOL.
Comment here (or my email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com) to choose your date, or if you have questions or just need me to turn the puppy eyes on you and beg :).
SA 01 luscious_words
SU 02 chrissymunder
MO 03 stevie_carroll
TU 04 1more_sickpuppy
WE 05 angelasstone
TH 06 tiggothy
FR 07 diannefox and anahcrow
SA 08 mickieashling
SU 09 essayel
MO 10 lc_chase
TU 11 Sloane Taylor and Robert Appleton
WE 12 merith
TH 13 charliecochrane / Chris (stumblingoverchaos)
FR 14 erastes
SA 15 cdn_tam
SU 16 zamaxfield
MO 17 libby_drew
TU 18 jordan_c_price
WE 19 jenre
TH 20 wrenboo
FR 21 Rick R. Reed
SA 22 dontkickmycane
SU 23 josephine_myles / Release of Threadbare
MO 24 jgraeme2007
TU 25 badmomma64 / Release of Wishing on a Star
WE 26 bittermint
TH 27 Tracey / corneliagrey
FR 28 ME
SA 29 lee_rowan
SU 30 jessewave
MO 31 lil_1337
PS don't worry if all spaces are taken, please continue to ask - I can always fit extra guests in!
*I do retain the right to advise you (politely and privately) if I think there'll be any trouble or offence caused by your post, unintentional or otherwise. But otherwise you're the star here!
Find all of 2010
Jan 01 : The New Year brings the release of the Immortal Fire anthology IN PRINT.
Jan 02 : author Chrissy Munder asks if current affairs in fiction is delightful or just dates us.
Jan 03 : author Madeleine Urban describes how her characters hijacked her brain.
Jan 04 : author Theda Black's inspiration reaches from a bionic penis to the power of Pan.
Jan 05 : author Josh Lanyon shares some exceedingly good books with us.
Jan 06 : author K. Z. Snow questions what all the fuss is about authors 'making shit up'.
Jan 07 : Josie aka 1more_sickpuppy compares her life and friends online and off.
Jan 08 : Jessewave wonders - tongue in cheek - where the less shiny guys are!
Jan 09 : Anne Cain shares her art and encourages a show and tell!
Jan 10 : My latest release Upwardly Mobile is out at Amber Quill today.
Jan 11 : Author Lee Rowan discusses why love should not be a garotte.
Jan 12 : Author Jaime Samms asks if readers prefer short or long stories.
Jan 13 : Author Erastes explains why her submissions keep aiming for the stars!
Jan 14 : Author Daimeryan Rei describes the rewards of writing both fan and original fiction.
Jan 15 : Jen of Well Read savours the memory of food, and seeks it in her fiction!
Jan 16 : Author Mel Keegan tells us why we should all be visiting the GLBT Bookshelf.
Jan 17 : Author Cassandra Gold discusses the wonderful world of the romance sub-genre.
Jan 18 : Author Wren Boudreau asks "Who am I...and am I okay with it?"
Jan 19 : Author Jenna Hilary Sinclair confesses her addiction...to writing!
Jan 20 : Author Dakota Flint discusses the fascination of the Epilogue.
Jan 21 : Author Janey Chapel treats us to pictures of her favourite kink!
Jan 22 : Author Jordan Castillo Price wonders "what if" she hadn't been a writer?
Jan 23 : Author Syd McGinley asks Is Dr. Fell a Gary Sue?
Jan 24 : Author Angela S. Stone tells us about her 'Bunnies' and offers Free Fiction.
Jan 24 : Author Lori Toland tells us about the rock 'n' roll of her new release.
Jan 25 : Author Rowena Sudbury talks about inspiration and its spark in her fiction.
Jan 26 : Author Anne Brooke shares her new release "A Stranger's Touch".
Jan 27 : Author Chrissy Munder suggests we examine our assumptions.
Jan 28 : Author Dusk Peterson talks about the highlights and challenges of historical fantasy.
Jan 28 : FREE FICTION from me - just a shortie, Give and Take.
Jan 29 : Author Elle Parker talks about the fun of bouncing ideas off the ones she loves.
Jan 30 : Author G. S. Wiley asks how much do we like reality in our historical romance?
Jan 30 : Author Cat Grant ponders the place of reality in our contemporary romance.
Jan 31 : Author Merith shares with us her love of words and the need to treasure them.
Find all of 2009
Jan 01 : the Cheeky Cherubs welcome us to 2009 with the threat of piercings.
Jan 02 : sweet, sexy fiction from lilzazu, all about the tricky problem of a sticky shift.
Jan 03 : excellent editing tips for all authors, hosted by jolilightner.
Jan 04 : Clare pimps the fabulous I DO anthology, all proceeds to Lambda.
Jan 05 : Z A Maxfield ponders the changing role of Romance in society.
Jan 06 : FREE FICTION from me and my friends!
Jan 07 : Jordan Castillo Price discusses what tempts us to try out a new author.
Jan 08 : Clare rambles on about perceived plagiarism and posts excerpts of her Torquere titles.
Jan 09 : ravensilver describes the challenges of independent manga publishing.
Jan 10 : Kit Zheng talks about Kink.
Jan 11 : Chrissy Munder shares the struggles of writing, NC17 penguins and mantyhose.
Jan 12 : 1more_sickpuppy bares her soul about confessing her love for m/m fiction.
Jan 13 : Erastes talks about taking that leap from fanfiction to the 'original' world.
Jan 14 : meet my Muse, the 'man' who has way too much power in my writing house.
Jan 15 : Sloane Taylor heats up those chill new year nights.
Jan 16 : Jenre discusses what she loves best about m/m fiction..
Jan 17 : Clare posts YouTube frippery and her brief skirmish with a recording career..
Jan 18 : report from the prestigious *cough* OTP Con UK 2009..
Jan 19 : Emily chats about the principles of good reviewing.
Jan 20 : Josh Lanyon talks about the proper place for your green-eyed feelings..
Jan 21 : Sharon offers great advice and support for all of us trying to live a healthy life..
Jan 22 : Merith writes about the slow but steady epiphany of love.
Jan 23 : Jaime Samms protests the use and mis-use of labels.
Jan 24 : Clare pimps the imminent release of FREEMAN.
Jan 25 : Ginger Simpson shares an interview with her latest fictional heroine.
Jan 26 : Dakota Flint confesses to the irresistible lure of research.
Jan 27 : the Blog is hijacked by my lippy Muse.
Jan 28 : Clare muses on the ups and downs of getting older.
Jan 29 : K Z Snow discusses the challenges of fantasy fiction.
Jan 30 : Charlie Cochrane describes scaling the cultural mountain of publication.
Jan 31 : Marquesate writes about the glory and sexiness of love in the military setting.