No MGM; Campaign Tag; 50 First Lines by Midnight!

My regular blog schedule is out the window. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t expect any more Middle Grade Monday posts from me until after The Campaign and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair are over. So at least March 26.

The 50 First Line Challenge is STILL ON!

You have until midnight tonight (that’s PST – my time – so 3 AM to those in NYC and 8 AM to those in Bologna, Italy) to submit your Top Five. There’s been interest and reposting and lots of hurrah’s, but only a few brave writers have posted theirs so far.

Even if you miss this round, you can still participate in the next.

This is only the First Round of the exercise/challenge/contest. You can still participate in the Second Round. Instructions will be posted on Wednesday. The more rounds you participate in, the more chances you have to win.

Kudos to 4 AM Writer to be the first to post her entire list of 50 first lines on her blog.

I have been triple-tagged

For those of you who missed getting into The Campaign, I will tell you that to make it worthwhile takes a lot of time and energy. But that means, if you give it enough time and energy, it’s worthwhile. With so many writers participating, you’re bound to find some like minds, some interesting work, and some new fans.

One of the things these crazy peeps love to do is play TAG. They post 11 questions on their blogs and those “tagged” have to retrieve the questions an answer them. I have been tagged 3 times and have yet to answer one of those 33 questions. I mean, really, does anyone out there really want to know 33 things about me?

I don’t think I’ll get to them all, but here are the people who tagged me so you can see ALL of the questions (if you really want). And I’ll just answer a few here and there as I get to them.

Here are a few questions each from Playful Creative; Traci Kenworth; Colleen’s Write Brain

Which children’s/young adult book did you only read and LOVE as an adult? I had never read any Kate DiCamillo until I was in my late 30’s because she wasn’t around when I was a kid. I’m not sure that counts, but I adore her writing as an adult, and I’m sure I would have as a kid.

What genre is your current wip? It’s a “pop space opera” – and I bet you can’t wait to find out what that is.

Do you have someone in your live who keeps you on track with your stories? Give them a shout out! My dear friend Yvette has made the most difference in the past few months keeping me focused on my writing career, and I have in turn kept her focused on her acting career. Having a support team is essential.

Do you ever feel over-exposed on your blog? But of course, but that’s the chance I’m taking. Love the dork that I am, or not.


  1. tracikenworth
    Feb 28, 2012

    Great to hear your answers, Brigitta!!

    • Thanks, Traci. I’m going to eke out more over the course of the campaign. If I get tagged again I’m in trouble. lol.

      Oh, and I’m Danika. Brigitta is the MC in my novel series. Although I have been know to be faerie-like on occasion. 🙂

  2. char
    Feb 28, 2012

    I love DiCamillo’s stories too. Just popped in to say I’m giving you the ABC award tomorrow on my blog (featuring good writing sites I’ve found and want others to know about). If you hate awards, then pretend you didn’t see this comment (I won’t be offended); if you love awards, then Yippee! Go to town and plaster the award all over your white space.

  3. ChemistKen
    Feb 29, 2012

    Sounds like you have quite the busy month. Hello from a fellow campaigner!

    • Hello ChemistKen. I better get cracking… I’ve been slooooowly getting through my campaign lists. Fun, yet distracting.

      I do tend to keep myself busy. but my work feels like play, so it’s okay.

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