Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holidaze Hammock Time!



Drawing by me.




Welcome to Holidaze Hammock!!!

I’ve been wandering around in the dark with social media for a while now. I really have been horribly awkward and uncomfortable with it all.

So, I sat back and said to myself, “Self, how can you make this experience as comfy and cuddly as your old recliner?” Yep, I have a Martin Crane-like recliner, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I was listening to Christmas music at the time—it’s a year-round thing with me. While Bing sang White Christmas, I replied, “Well, if it could be like Christmas or Halloween, I’d totally be in the comfort zone.”

Like always, I had a talk with my mama, who simply said, “Baby girl, you need to feel the way you do when you write. You’re happiest when you write. Writing for you is like having that Christmassy feeling every single day.”

DING! DING! DING! (or jingle, jingle, jingle) The idea hit me like a giant candy cane.

I’m going to “open” my own version of Holiday Inn!

Holiday Inn is the classic Bing Crosby movie about a former big time crooner who just wanted a simple, yet fulfilling life. What does he do to accomplish exactly that? He opens Holiday Inn—a holiday-only retreat ready to welcome all those in need of the kind of magic only a holiday can conjure.

Just call me Santa…or the Great Pumpkin…or the Easter Bunny because I’m bringing y’all every bit of traditional holiday goodness I can find!

Every month featuring a major holiday—and some surprise ones—I’ll be putting together as much fun as Santa’s sleigh can carry.

We’re talking:

*Fun holiday themed posts
*And what would any holiday be without GIVEAWAYS?!

Down the road (Translation: when I become less clueless):

*Guest posts (Note: I SO hope for guest posts! As I get to know authors and bloggers, I’ll somehow gather the courage to ask them if they’d like to participate—for now, I reckon I need to prove myself to them before I can really approach anyone).
*LIVE online holiday parties, where it’s strictly BYOBB—Bring Your Own Blog & Book…meet, greet, and mingle.
*And more…

So, drop your worries, kick stress to the curb, and come on over to Holidaze Hammock!

First event: The Holidaze Hammock Holly Hootenanny—A Traditionally Fun Giveaway! Details and pictures to come!!!

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