Monday, January 10, 2011

S.H.I.N.E. Online 2011

Beginning January 11, 2011, I will be participating in a challenge where I post entries to my blog at least twice a week for the next 111 days. The name of it is "The S.H.I.N.E. Online Blogging Challenge." Julie Isaac (@WritingSpirit) is the creator of this challenge. Check out Julie's blog over at to learn more about the challenge.

I expressed to Julie that I have a habit of starting off really well with things and then losing steam as time goes on. Meaning that it is possible that for the first month or so I will be a blog writing fool but by the end of the challenge, my muse and I would have had a falling out. This would leave me to search for profound or witty things to say all by my lonesome. *Hugging muse tightly* (I don't want to lose your love. I don't want to say bye-bye...)


Anyway, hopefully I will be able to complete this challenge and it will help me to develop the habit of keeping my blog updated on a regular basis. And since I am the type of chick that has to do pages of research to write only a paragraph of information, I will be able to put this anal retentiveness to good use.

My plan is to blog on Tuesdays and Saturdays, which will give me plenty of time between blog posting days to come up with something else to write about. See the details below.

Two Cent Tuesday is my take on current events, hot topics, Twitter trending topics and Facebook status updates. A lot of things get on my nerves and I'm going to share how I feel about them. I mean, who cares who's gay? If it won't create jobs, put extra money in folks pockets, and nobody got hurt or killed, why is it important? I'm just saying.

On Short Story Saturday (or Sunday depending on how busy I get), I will be posting short-short stories between 500-1000 words. Some would call it flash fiction. This may be snippets of events in the lives of the characters in one of my three novels in progress or an entirely new character that has revealed themselves to me in my dreams. I mean they don't be naked or anything, they just pop in my head and tell me all of their business.

I'm going to need my readers to hold me accountable. If you see me not sticking to my two posts a week, please pull a sister's coat tail. Thanks in advance for your help and encouragement.


Patricia Lynne said...

w00t! You go girl! ^^

Susie McCray said...


Thanks for stopping by.