Saturday, September 11, 2010

Awesome Week!

And next week will be cool, too.

Yes, I know – I passed 300 followers! Damn, didn’t I just hit 200 in July? Need to celebrate! Doubt I can do another book giveaway until October, but for now, drinks on the house. Wow, 300 people find me interesting... that'll give my wife a chuckle!

Don't forget the Top 10 TV Shows blogfest on September 20th! Sign up for it above. There were 60 participants for the Movie Dirty Dozen, and I'd like even more for this one.

The blogging series this past week with Elana Johnson and Jennifer Daiker at Unedited was great. Special thanks to Elana for inviting me to participate. Not sure I had as much to offer as those ladies, but I hope someone benefited from my ramblings. Big welcome to all my followers, too! And the week kicked off with Karen at Coming Down the Mountain’s Labor Day Weekend BBQ. Big hello to all who found me through that blogfest!

Elana, Jen, and I are also doing The Great Blogging Experiment on September 24 – check it out!

Monday I’m hosting Cassandra from Cassandra Jade in the Realm. She did something cool with her blog tour – hosts are visiting her site as well. So, on Monday, Cassandra will be here and I will be at her blog.

Several of you commented that you want to know more about my book. Okay, but only because you asked! Next week I’ll talk a little about my two main characters. For now, you’ll just have to visit the page above marked CassaStar for my book’s synopsis and the trailer.

Lynnette at Chatterbox ChitChat has a big contest and I thought some of my fellow writers might be interested. “Preparations for our next big contest are underway. If you know someone who writes adult romance or an adult genre with romantic elements, ask them if they’d like to join a small critique group, then send them our way. At the moment, Rumored Romantics has three members: Suzanne Johnson, Katrina Crew, and Lynnette Labelle.”

Finally, I caught MACHETE last weekend. A bit over the top, but it’s a classic grindhouse film. Lots of action and fights. Amazing cast, too. And the star, Danny Trejo, is sixty-six! Impressive.

Whew! Did I cover everything?

56 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Okay, now let me see if I covered everything: I joined your blogfest. Can't wait till that starts. The 20th is when my shows are coming back for another season *happy dance*
Also, I loved your week of blogging series blogger reminders, they were great.

CD

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Clarissa! I guess I'll discover which shows on the 20th, huh?

Mason Canyon said...

It has been an awesome week here. Lots of great things coming too, can't wait.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

C.E. said...

You are full of information to share, apparently so thanks!

Been on the fence about Machete, whether to see in theater or not but I really regretted not seeing Planet Terror so might just have to.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Congratulations! You're doing great! I'll have to think about the TV Blogfest. I've got a lot going right now but I can probably fit that in. :)

Simon Kewin said...

That is a great week, congrats. Hey, I just noticed your guitar looks the same as mine! Doubly glad I followed you now!

BryStearns said...

Glad to hear it was such a great week! I'm stoked for the release of your book, it's going to take the world by storm!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

CE, Machete doesn't have quite the humor as Planet Terror, but you'd probably enjoy it.

Beth, I bet you can!

Cool! Simon, it's a Fretlight Strat.

Bryan, that would be something, wouldn't it?

Amanda Sablan said...

300 followers is certainly impressive, and you have earned them. Congratulations!

And I agree, Danny Trejo is awesome for still going strong at 66!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congratulations on the 300. Sounds like maybe the Spartans find you fascinating. Me, I'll take Lena Hedley's kind of Spartan.

Me and my frisky males hormones. May next week be even better for you. Roland

DEZMOND said...

"Several of you commented that you want to know more about my book. Okay, but only because you asked!"

oh, I just love when I lead riots and they yield success :)))

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 followers. I also did last night. It took me forever to reach 100, but then it accelerated.

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with your 300 and growing followers!! Yay for you!

Good luck with the blogfests - I'll be lurking as I always do with these things!!

Take care
x

Chuck said...

Wow Alex...300 followers! Well done. Looking forward to the Blogfest on the 20th...and looking forward to your book next month!

Summer Ross said...

Thats alot to cover. Congrats on 300 followers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Roland!

Yes, you started something, Dezz!

Theresa, isn't it weird how that happens?

Kitty, join in the fun!!

Chuck, I appreciate that!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I'm looking forward to the blog fest pn 2oth Sept. I love these sort of things.
Thanks for a wonderful week and congratulations on the 300th (actually it's me with 300 different blogs)lol.

Yvonne.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

It definitely looks like you had an awesome week. I predict more of them to come as you get ready for the launch of Cassastar!

Gail said...

I have found so many new and great blogs through your writing, thank you.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sounds liek you've had a fantastic week. Looking forward to the blogfest.

Helen Ginger said...

Wow, tons of information! Thanks.

I don't think I would go see a film called Machete. The name alone would tell me to avoid it.

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 Followers, Alex. You've got a great blog that will reach 400 soon!

And thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn't mention that my hub and I are Americans. (My family's been here since 1679.) We also watched 9/11 events unfold live on tv in Istanbul. It was a horrible day!

Karen Lange said...

Sounds like you covered everything. Loved the series you guys did this week. Hope to see something like that again sometime.
Happy weekend,
Karen

Matthew Rush said...

Alex what's with this weekend post? You're killin me man.

Seriously though, that movie MACHETE looks like a lot of fun. Have you seen Jonah Hex yet? I haven't seen either but they look to be over the top in the same kind of Robert Rodriquez Quentin Tarantino kind of way. Entertaining!

I signed up for the TV blogfest because even though I'm bad at this kind of stuff and probably am not organized enough, I'm so jealous of all your awesome community building projects that I really want to take part.

Don't forget: I met you because of A-Z, and I've felt disappointed I didn't take part ever since!

Falen (Sarah) said...

ooh i want to see machete!
And what is the release date for CassaStar again? I can't remember...

Oh wait. Nevermind, it's on your profile.
Only about a month away!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, you're so sneaky!

Kittie, it was just comforting to read that outside of the USA, people knew what was happening.

Matthew, I don't want to hurt anyone! Glad you joined the TV blogfest. Next year, don't miss the A-Z.

Falen, you are a trip!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great round up - I really enjoyed the blogging trifecta info! Thanks again :)

rogue evolent said...

A big CONGRATS from me Alex and my misfit blog-let tROAD. You deserve many more followers. I predict you'll be well over 500 by Christmas.
best,
r/e

cassandrajade said...

Sounds like you've been super busy. Congrats on the followers. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Angela M. said...

Wow, the big 3-0-0! Congrats. You deserve it. You're a phenomenal blogger! I'm signed up for the experiment as well.

Thank you for posting about the crit partner contest. I love Roni. She's a great critter and if her former crit group is anything like her (sounds like they are), it's a great opportunity. I want to try for the contest, but it's scary. They're all so much further ahead than I am. *bites fingernails*

Donna Hole said...

I didn't catch all the series posts, but I'm sure to finish them soon.

You're simply awesome Alex, that's why you're at 300 already.

Can't wait to read your book. Just pick me as the winner and save yourself some hassle over a contest :)

Thanks for the Machete recommendation. I'm sure I'll love it.

Later dude.

Oh, I'm still debating about the blogfest. I posted it on my blog though. I'm sure you'll make your 60 mark.

........dhole

Jules said...

Late again. Congrats on the 300! I loved your series and I'm signed up for the fest.

Do I need to bring some chips or anything? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Ellie said...

300! Congratulations!

I'm starting on TV blog post today. Which to choose?!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rogue - 500? Whoa.

Just go for it, Angela - what's the worst that can happen?

Donna, bribery might help. Thanks for plugging the blogfest - hope you participate.

Jules, chips and salsa would be great!

Ellie, yeah, it'll be tough...

DL Hammons said...

That's awesome...300 followers!! A big slap on the back for that one!

And I can't wait until your blogfest. Already made a shortlist and there are plenty of others fighting to make the final cut. :)

Kissie said...

Hey Alex, I signed up for the blogging experiment as well.

Thanks and congrats on the 300!

Ricky said...

Machete sounds cool.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dl and Kissie, glad you're on board!

Cheeseboy said...

Congrats on 300. I bet you hit 500 before I do.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll certainly watch Machete when it comes out on Pay per view.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cheeseboy, I seriously doubt that!! And I refuse to shave anything unnatural, too.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

300? oh wow, Alex, that's awesome. Actually, 312! Congratulations!

Doris

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

300? oh wow, Alex, that's awesome. Actually, 312! Congratulations!

Doris

Lynda Young said...

looking forward to reading more about CassaStar

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Doris!

Lynda, I'll talk about the main characters on Wednesday and post an excerpt next week.

SFDaddy - Bryan said...

Wow, the book is almost here! I had such a great time with the last blogfest, mostly reading all the other entries and discovering new favorite blogs. I just signed up for the Top Ten TV Shows and started my draft of the list and before I knew it I'd finished it. It's waiting patiently to post. Thanks for inspiration. We've been on a Sci-Fi break and in the garden for a bit. The summer hiatus has also let us discover a few series that we've been overlooking for a while.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Congratulations on the 300. And I will participate in your blogfest for sure.

Stephen Tremp said...

If I can quote an old commercial, "That's a spicy meatball." Or was it, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing." Its been a busy weekend for sure. Glad you survived it. And Congrats! on your 300th follower. Its weel deserved my friend.

Stephen Tremp

RaShelle said...

Hey Alex - Can't wait to learn more about your main characters!

Jamie Gibbs said...
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Jamie Gibbs said...

Wow, congrats Alex. You've got enough people to start your own cult! Hehe.

I'm interested in Machete, mainly because Trejo also played a character called Machete in Spy Kids; it'll be interesting to see the transition from wacky inventor to blood thirsty killer :P

Can't wait to get some tempting tidbits from Cassastar soon too :)

Talli Roland said...

Alex, I'd love to do your blogfest but I'll be away in Canada at the time!

Congrats on over 300 followers! You definitely deserve then - great series last week with Elana and Jen!

Sangu said...

I do want to know more about your book, so learning about the characters will be fun! Congratulations on the followers!

Hannah Kincade said...

wow!! You've got a lot going on!! And tons of new followers!! Weeeee!!! Congrats and HELLO NEW PEEPS!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bryan, that was fast! I'm still trying to cut my list down to ten.

Thanks, Talli!

And yes everyone, you'll hear more about Byron and Bassa on Wednesday - the post is complete and ready to go!

Claire Dawn said...

Congrats on 3-O-O!

New followers is some kind of weird mathematical function. The distance between 5 and 10 is bigger than the distance between 250 and 300.