I Miss You...

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 64 Comments



Before we get started with the fests and stuff, I want to thank Gwen Gardner for allowing me to share my thoughts on indie writers. And to R Mac Wheeler for allowing to stop by the Safari and share some shots of home


Andrew Leon
 
 These three thoughtful guys are offering us the opportunity to pay tribute to our fellow bloggers by naming a few we miss and a few we'd totally miss if they left bloggie land for the harsh normalcy of reality.

The only bad thing is...it's sooo hard!!! I can only choose three?


Well, here goes: 

Leigh Covington. One of the sweetest bloggers and commenters on the block. We all know her evil persona Abby made her get a day job, and now she only pops up every now and then.

You remember her, right?
Angela Cothran She's smart, she's funny...she's a new mommy, so she is busy and sorely missed. 
Come back and school us Ang!

Celeste Holloway She's offline, but still in my heart...and on my phone...but still, no posts?  
Ya'll seen this lady wandering around Arkansas?


Now, this whole who would I miss if they fell off the blogosphere...now that's just darned tough! I should plead the fifth, but I won't...

Alex J. Cavanaugh
The blog world just wouldn't be the same without him...or his ninjas.

Father Dragon
I'd miss Al. No more fireworks? No more Tassin? Get over the BBPGS already and stay put!

Gary Pennick 
And his little dog Penny too! I would be so sad without his wonderful, eagerly anticipated comments and posts. 

And now, in other news...if you haven't seen J. Noel's cover, you're missing out!

It gives me cover envy. It's that good.

Jay's Website
Amazing, right?

Dragonfly Warrior Blurb:
The Mechanica Wars: Savage Machines Are Afoot...
At the age of twenty, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him.
Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns. He is called upon to somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.

Book Information: Dragonfly Warrior is a steampunk adventure like no other. It's a dynamic mix of Asian and European mythology, the Wild West, martial arts, traditional fantasy, and high powered steam action that will keep you turning the pages.
Dragonfly Warrior is the first book of The Mechanica Wars, and will debut on January 6, 2014.

Author Bio:
After doing some freelance writing and editing for more than a dozen years, Jay decided to stop procrastinating and pursue his dream of being a novelist. He's been blogging for over eight years, and even had a comedy podcast syndicated all over the internet. All of that was fun, but all the steampunk-inspired stories in his head just wouldn't leave him alone. Jay spends his days working in medical sales, but he can be found toiling over his laptop late at night when all is quiet.
He draws inspiration from all over: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, and Isaac Asimov.
And Jay loves cookies.


64 comments:

  1. So I'm not the last one to post about Jay's new cover. Kidding, it looks amazing though. Leigh has definitely lessened her posting time but so have I so I think I know that the decision is a tough one. You made some great picks and Alex must have a no retirement clause in his ninja contract. Pop on by to see who I would miss.

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    1. I have been so far behind on so many things Sheena-kay, but I had to share...even if I was late!

      Picking who I would miss was a huge challenge. I love all you guys!

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  2. eTwinny !!!!

    I do miss "Leibby" as I call Leigh/Abby, but I know that real world thing has to be done :)

    Great choices on the others - I have Father Dragon, too. :)

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    1. Yes, that real world stuff must be done!

      Looks like our great minds thunk alike!

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    1. It could have been you on the "miss" list, but I'm so happy to see you're back!

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  4. Congrats to Jay.

    Sometimes I get so hooked on a blogger's posts that I miss them when they go offline or post less.

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    1. I agree. They quickly aren't just blogs, they are friends.

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  5. I miss Celeste's posts too. I never had the chance to meet Leigh or Angela. And Father Dragon is a must. The blog-o-sphere wouldn't be the same without him.

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    1. Yep, he must stay. And forget the guilt. We must do what we can and not worry about it so much.

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  6. I know all three ladies you listed in the "miss" group and I understand! They're all very sweet.

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  7. I agree, that is one awesome cover!
    I also had a hard time narrowing the field down to only three blogs. But this is the second time I've seen this Father Dragon mentioned, so I just might have to check him out. :)
    And Alex, well, the world-wide web is a much better place with him in it!

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    1. Oh yes, you must check out Father Dragon. And is our glue, he had to get a mention!

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  8. I miss Leigh as well.
    Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I won't ever vanish.
    Al is on a lot of lists today. Hope he sees them.

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  9. Jay, LOVE IT!!!! An awesome cover for a very excellent story!! Can't wait to read the next one now:)))

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    1. Isn't it impressive? I haven't read the story, but will add it to my list.

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  10. Great bloggers and choices! I think Jay's cover is full of awesome.

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  11. You picked a couple I thought about mentioning in my own post! Kept it short and sweet, but I'm so glad to see they've been mentioned more than once in this blog hop!

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  12. I know and would miss each and every one of those you listed. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth! :)

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  13. I think a lot of bloggers just cant fit it in anymore. Sad, but understandable. And can you imagine a blogosphere without the Ninja Captain??? Unspeakable!

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    1. Gasp, right? It is hard to fit in, but I certainly saw my numbers drop when I took my summer hiatus- in hits and book sales.

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  14. Great choices for who you would miss. Imagine a blog world without Penny? I can't do it. :D

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    1. Penny really is the little something that pushed Gary across the finish line. ;)

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  15. That's right! Smack the dragon back to his senses, what is this BBPGS drama anyway? Hahaha. Thanks for thinking on me. I won't disappear, I promise. Dragon Hugs for you!

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    1. Yep, a kick to his scaly bottom if he tries to leave!

      Human hugs right back!

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  16. I know Leigh, but I'm not sure about the other two. I'll have to check them out!

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  17. I'd miss Gary, too. I see you on a couple of lists, too!

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    1. Really...hmmm...guess I need to hit the blogs and see ;)

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  18. I would also miss Alex.
    Congratulations to Jay.

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    1. The place wouldn't be the same without Alex!

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  19. I really need to get Jay's book when it comes out.
    I like the concept.

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  20. Seems like there's a few blogging absences due to babies. I;m sure there's a market for some kind of baby holder that attaches to your computer so new mothers can keep blogging. That would work, wouldn't it? :-)

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    1. I like that idea. Or teach the kids to type early. Or do labor laws prohibit that?

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing my cover with your awesome readers!

    And I would miss those blogs terribly.

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    1. You're most welcome! And I agree, they are all sorts of awesome.

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  22. Hi Elizabeth,

    Yikes, I guess I'd better not go on with one of my usual rants about blogfests!

    On a bordering on serious comment, I can so understand how one can miss bloggers who don't seem to be around much or not at all any more.

    I note your list of three. I would agree with you that if Alex, the ninja dude, or the Dragon, went away, I would also sorely miss them. I'm flattered and Penny is flattered that you would include us with those two notable bloggers. Thank you for that and thank you to the above who mentioned us and the rest.

    And Jay, I'm predicting big things for your book come January.

    Thank you for your kindness, Elizabeth.

    A peaceful weekend to you and to those who are not much around and to those who would be missed.

    Gary :)

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    1. You may still rant about blog fests Gary. I like you just the way you are...and your little dog Penny too!

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  23. I miss them, too! I was just thinking about Angie. Darn real life getting in the way of blogging!

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    1. I know! What is it with kids thinking they need meals and clean clothes and all that?!

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  24. Elizabeth I've nominated you for an award if you wish to accept. Check out my blog at http://cathrinaconstantine.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks! Of course...I love awards! Much appreciated!

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  25. And I too used to frequent Celeste's blog....she needs to come back!

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    1. She posted today Jay! She caved to my pressure!

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  26. You have a few there I don't know. I'll have to fix that.

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  27. Ah yes, familiar names :)
    Congrats to Jay!!

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  28. This was me:

    Read name. Head bob.

    Read name. Head bob.

    Read name. Chuckle. Head bob.

    It's so hard not to see all our old friends hanging around. =)

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    1. It is hard! After a while, people aren't just blog names...they are, well, people!

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  29. I miss those lovely girls and dudes. I really do. They are too cute as too fun. Just like you babe!!! Congrats to Jay!

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  30. i miss those sweethearts too! i bet little ones have a lot to do with it!

    id miss YOU woman! got to get together soon! =)

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    1. I'd miss you too Tara! And we most certainly do need to get together...it would be so much fun!!

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  31. I remember Leigh, but not too familiar with the others. And I agree with your choice of the three we'd miss. All bring their unique slants of the world to our blog neighborhood.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. I'd suggest runnning to their sites and saying hi, but they aren't around much lately! It was hard to pick, because honestly, I miss them all when they slack off or disappear.

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