Today's IWSG question is, is there someone who has supported you in your writing journey who is no longer around? Yes. Not that this person is no longer on the planet, but she is no longer in the blogosphere. That person is Crystal Collier. She was always so supportive and upbeat no matter what was going on in her personal life. It impressed me and meant so much that she stuck around to help promote my book Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China. It was her last post. I truly felt honored that she did that.
So many people are like that here in the blogger community. Do you have anyone you miss who's no longer here?
And now for a Klaus story. Klaus doesn't like to be confined. When he gets crated, he restlessly paws at the bottom, trying to dig his way out. Well, he didn't get out, because there was a solid floor under his crate. But he did manage to dig a hole right through the plastic liner. Unbelievable! All I have to say is those are some seriously sharp teeth and claws!
Here's the little trouble maker, exhausted from his attempt at escaping:
Hope you had a good IWSG day! I was under the weather earlier this week (not the C👾vid, don't worry), but I'm much improved now.ReplyDelete
I've been scheduling debut author interviews at Operation Awesome. If you know one, please tell them to reach out to me.
Over at the a-to-z challenge, plans are hatching for April 2022, including a big event this month (starts Feb 4).
Plus, WEP has the "All You Need is Love" flash fiction challenge on February 16 - 18.
Quote for February: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” -John Bunyan
I miss Crystal too. 🧀 I'll leave this cheese here, in case she can be lured back to us.
Glad you are feeling better!Delete
Debut author interviews. Very nice. I will think about who I know who is a debut author. Kim Zachman, who wrote There's No Ham in Hamburgers, and Debbie D'Aurelio, who wrote The Secret Notebook come to mind. Love your quote!
I enjoyed your share about Crystal. I wish I had known her before she left blogging. Yessum, there have been many blog friends along the way who have dropped out of the circuit to my dismay. To answer the question of the month, at a very early age I was influenced by the plots of movies and TV serials and borrowed ideas from them for my written stories. My mother was of great support to me in my writing efforts, always giving me praise and encouragement.
I see a new book in your future: Klaus's Big Dig to China. :)
Have a safe, happy, healthy, productive and successful February, dear friend Sherry!
I am so glad you had a supportive mother that encouraged you at a young age.
Haha on the new book. I think I'd better finish the one I'm working on before I start a Klaus series.
Have a good March!
I remember Crystal. Been a long time.ReplyDelete
My dog ate my records, the coffee table, and a hole in the wall, so I believe Klaus would eat and dig through his crate.
Dogs have sharp teeth. That's for sure!Delete
I really liked Crystal too and am sorry she's not around anymore. So funny about Klaus trying to dig out of the crate.ReplyDelete
Given enough time, Klaus would probably dig through the floor!Delete
Poor Klaus, it is a tough dog life indeed.ReplyDelete
Guess he didn't want to be cooped up in his crate!Delete
I remember Crystal and her time series, and her color changing cover. I even watched her video where she read her book. She always had the best memes posted on her blog.ReplyDelete
She was a good, supportive friend to all of us! And a very talented writer!Delete
So many blogger friends just kind of vanished. Maybe Crystal will be back one day. She was having a busy moment when she left.ReplyDelete
Too bad you can't convince Klaus that there is no out of the crate.
No convincing Klaus of that! He'll chew the bars if he can't get through the floor. ;)Delete
Great post Sherry, yes many bloggers have not been around of late I hope all are ok.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed reading about Klaus,
Keep safe and well.
I noticed a lot of bloggers aren't around. Maybe they have a lot going on in their personal lives and don't have time to do this. If we didn't have the IWSG posts each month, I probably wouldn't be around either. This is a good reminder to hop on and keep in touch with the good people here.Delete
There are so many people I miss from the blogosphere ... some of whom I otherwise keep in contact with via other means, others who have simply disappeared.ReplyDelete
Loving learning more about Klaus, he sounds like quite the character.
Klaus is a character. Definitely a different personality than Schultz.Delete
Glad you are able to keep in contact with bloggers through other means. I miss people here, too.
It is sad that we have lost many blogger friends. I know of a number who have died, others just disappeared.ReplyDelete
Klaus appears to have earned a good rest!
The way that dog runs around, I'm amazed he doesn't need more naps!Delete
*So many* bloggers have left blogging that it's hard to count, because it makes me teary. Not sure if I'm mourning their choosing not to engage here or my own stubborn staying ;'(ReplyDelete
I think it's nice that we still do this, even if it's much less than 10 years ago. So many good people here.Delete
Blogging can take up a lot of time, and with kids it isn't easy. I always hold out hope that some folks will come back someday:)ReplyDelete
Yes, blogging regularly does take time. That, and perhaps a lack of content is why a lot of people have left. I hope many come back, too.Delete
I always enjoyed visiting Crystal's blog. I have had other blogging buddies who went away. Some came back and some will hopefully come back in the future. :)ReplyDelete
It would be nice to see those familiar faces again!Delete
Klaus looks so cute while sleeping....ReplyDelete
yes, I have some bloggers disappeared due to pandemic... very sad
# Have a wonderful weekend
He's adorable. Most of the time. ;)Delete
Hope you have a great weekend, too!
I miss Crystal's blog. It always makes me sad when blog buddies leave the blogosphere.ReplyDelete
I know. There are so many nice, talented people out there. I'm grateful for the connections we've had. Hopefully, some will find the time to come back.Delete
He looks so cute asleep.ReplyDelete
He sure does!Delete
I also miss Crystal's blog. And her cheese posts.ReplyDelete
Those cheese posts were funny!Delete
Yes, I also know of some blogging friends who have left the blogosphere.ReplyDelete
There has been quite a drop off over the last few years. Hopefully, some will come back.Delete
A great shout. Crystal had uplifting and funny posts featuring cheese and author interviews. What more could you ask for??ReplyDelete
She was definitely a ray of sunshine in the blogger community!Delete
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