Friday, October 8, 2010

Party Time!

Parties around the web and in real life. Some all in my mind…

Horror at Hannah’s! Musings of a Palindrome is hosting a cool writing contest for the month of October.



Brad Jaeger’s “The First Novel that Moved Me” blogfest is Monday, October 11th. Sign up HERE (I’m participating.)


Cerebral Lunch Box is featuring the Small Packages Blogfest for those with 150 followers or less




Stephen Tremp is looking for young adult authors for a special project – see Breakthrough Blogs for details.

Tuesday I kick off the virtual tour for CassaStar, which is available October 19. Yes, I’m getting nervous!

In addition to doing NaNoWriMo, I’ve been participating in NaBloWriMo. (Whew! Too many acronyms!) A post every day. Then it’s much writing every day. Yes, I am crazy. Work with me!

My mom’s birthday is next week, so I recorded an audio track of me playing an Elvis song for her. Took several tries, but I think I got it. No, not ready for a world tour just yet!


Those who’ve been with me a while should remember my high praise for “How to Train Your Dragon.” Well, it comes out on DVD next Friday, October 15. If you haven’t seen it, just go buy it. Trust me!

And to round out this party post, I intend to post a movie review this weekend. Not sure which movie yet. I’ll let you know when I know!

55 comments:

The Golden Eagle said...

Thanks for all the great links!

I haven't watched How to Train Your Dragon, but I'm interested to see what it's like. Training a dragon just in itself sounds cool.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Golden, it's a movie with heart - you'll enjoy it!

Matthew Rush said...

We saw Dragon and loved it. My little nephew refused to put his 3D glasses on and he still loved it too!

Mary said...

Sleep, Alex, sleep. You do remember that concept, don't you? I just got up and I need a nap reading what you're doing!

Gail said...

I will get the movie...I have three grandsons, so I will be "forced" to enjoy it too! Thanks for the tips.

Amity said...

That must be so much party na Alex... :-)

Enjoy! :-)

sarah said...

thanks so much for the heads up on all this. Going to check some of them out. Happy writing

Copyboy said...

Cool it's like a buffet of blog happenings.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i love how to train your dragon... I know about it... I think this idea... of different... blog parties... is fun.. I am going to visit cerebral lunch box.. thanks

Journaling Woman said...

Because some parties are in your head (me too) is why I think you are so interesting.

I can't visit any parties today. I am about to head out to Illinois.

Teresa

DEZMOND said...

mum would like it better if you shot a video of you dressed as Elvis too :))

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, am I wearing you out?

Copyboy, I do enjoy a buffet~

Teresa, safe travels then!

Dezz, that's not going to happen!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the bits and pieces, unforunately I am TOO YOUNG for Stephen Tremps promotion.
Don't get nervous about your book, you have done your homework, it is published awaiting to go on sale,
sit back and enjoy all the good reviews that I KNOW will come your way, Good luck with the tour,

Yvonne.

Jules said...

I've been waiting on the Dragon movie :) Thanks for party links but I'm partied out right :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

aspiring_x said...

you know, my kids have the dragon backpacks, the dragon toys, even one is dressing up as one of the dragons for halloween-- and still we haven't even seen the movie...

sheesh.
marketing.

but i'm thinking that your blog readers would enjoy hearing a bit of that alex elvis... :)

Laura Eno said...

It's a very busy 2 months for you!

Tara said...

Aww, you recorded a song for your mom - How sweet are you!

Have a great weekend :)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for all this info and the great links. Have a fabulous weekend!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the great links!

I'm stupidly excited about "How to Train Your Dragon" coming out. Can't wait to see it!

Old Kitty said...

Nanoblomo and Nonowrimo!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

Thanks for the links - I need a good party to go to!!

Oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MUM!! Please post your song here asap!

My fab library also rents out dvds so I'll be keeping a lookout for How to train your dragon now that I've got my brand new library card and I've paid my overdue fine! LOL! Take care
x

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I signed up for Brad's blogfest!

asadisae said...

hoping to enjoy a great movie..

Monti said...

Thanks for the party list!
Waiting to hear your song...
Enjoy your movie whatever you decide.

Monti
MaryMontagueSikes

Summer Ross said...

Alex- hey there thanks for your comments on my blog while I was away! I'm very sorry that I'm unable to help you out with your book thing this weekend. But I'm pretty sure several others have already enlisted for helping you out. Please forgive my sudden change in plans and I'll do better in the future. Good luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Yvonne!

Aspiring, just think what will happen when they do see the movie!

Shannon, that's not stupid - it's a great movie.

Lydia Kang said...

Everyone in my family has seen that movie but me. Time to catch up, yay!

Arlee Bird said...

Where's the link to the Elvis song? Come on-- you gotta share.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Carolyn V. said...

I loved that movie, plus my kids all sat through it too. Whew!

KK Brees said...

Alex, great links to some fun activities here. Nice work!

Aleta said...

I saw "How to Train Your Dragon" when I was on the cruise ship in Hawaii. Enjoyed it :)

Liza said...

Thanks for the links and happy birthday to your mom. Deep breath!

Bossy Betty said...

Your Mama will love your Elvis song! I guarantee it!

Mason Canyon said...

WOW, that is a lot going on. BTW, do we get to hear the song you recorded (after your Mother hears it, of course)? Looking forward to your reviews.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Nicki Elson said...

Don't be nervous - be excited! It's going to be awesome.

I dig dragons and for some reason have not seen "How to Train Your Dragon," thanks for the tip on the DVD release. If you're looking for a movie to see and review, I just saw "The Social Network" last night. I really liked it. Fantastic opening dialogue and kept building from there. The kid who played Zuckerberg is AMAZING.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I think I'm crazy, too, Alex. I shed one project and then take on two more.

As for your book release, it's going to be great. And so is your tour. Relax and enjoy it. That debut novel only happens once.

Colene Murphy said...

Love that danged dragon! He's so freaking cute!

Less than 2 weeks to go!!I bet you are excited!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, that's a big probably not!

Aleta, that's the way to see it!

Nicki, I almost went to see it. Seeing something this weekend, just not sure what.

Patricia, you're so right.

Colene - excited, nervous, about to freak - all of the above!

N. R. Williams said...

My reader isn't working to good. I am glad I finally made it over here though. I'm also having a Halloween party if anyone is interested.

Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Talli Roland said...

Loads of goodness going on, Alex! Good luck with the upcoming blog tour! And have a great weekend.

Clarissa Draper said...

Some great stuff. THanks.

CD

Nebular said...

Thanks for the links, Alex.

CassaStar will be out in a couple of weeks! I'm so happy for you! :)

"How to Train Your Dragon" is my favorite animated feature of the year so far. It was brilliantly-made and on par with all Pixar movies, in some ways even better. A must see!

RaShelle said...

Hey Alex - How to Train Your Dragon was/is such a great film. Can't wait for it to come out on DVD. Buying it!!! Thanks for all the heads up on the happenings around the blogsphere.

And an Elvis song? My mom loves him too. Do you move your hips when you play? Oh, and do the snarl thingy with the lips? LOL

Kelly Dexter said...

I bet your mom is absolutely going to love that! That is a great gift.

Thanks for the links!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nebular, I place it second only to Inception!

RaShelle, hard to move my hips when I'm concentrating so hard on strumming the right notes!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

The moment you mentioned all these parties, I got the following line from a Prince song stuck in my head: "But life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last." Wonder what the symbolic value in that randomness means.

Misha said...

great links!

I love How to Train Your Dragon.

:-)

Helen Ginger said...

Will How To Train Your Dragon be just as good in 2D? As a mother, I would be thrilled to receive a gift of my son playing a song. You're a good boy.

Hannah Kincade said...

HUZZAH!! THAT'S ME!!!! THANKS ALEX!! YOU'RE AWESOME FOR MENTIONING IT!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeffrey, anything to do with Prince can't be good!

Helen, it will be! We don't have a 3D TV - yet. And thanks, just trying to make mom happy.

Palin, you are welcome!

Cheeseboy said...

I'm jealous. You are now getting more comments than I. I guess everyone loves a party.

I loved HTTYD. Great flick.

Witless Exposition said...

Thanks for the plug, Alex! I've snagged a couple of participants. Looking forward to helping you celebrate the book launch on the 19th!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cheeseboy I doubt I'm getting more! Daily posting for NaBlo has reduced the comments this month.

Glad to help, Witless! And thank you.

Nebular said...

Alex, have you seen my "top 10 of 2010 so far" list? "Dragon" is placed second to "Inception". It's not just coincidence, it's a fact that these two are the best :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nebular, yes I have seen your top ten list!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Yay for Dragon! I loved that movie, it was so good :) I can't wait to get this one on DVD (we'll, I'll get it for my fiancee as a christmas present and then watch it myself, hehe).

I wish I'd been able to participate in NaBloWriMo, but the timing was too sucky :( There's always next year!