Friday, April 13, 2012

a-z living

I am experiencing ali-fail at the moment and will not be a super-fabulous A-Z-winner this month. I'm gonna miss today (sorta) and tomorrow and yep, probably Monday! Because I'm living, people! And I'm just not super-fabulous enough to live and blog. At least, not this time. :)

So tomorrow, I'll be in Ephraim, Utah, at Snow College, presenting at the Write Here in Ephraim writer's conference. If you live anywhere in driveable distance I hope you'll come! There are lots of great classes being offered and of course I'd love to see you!

I'm teaching The Art of Novel Ninjutsu (TM) and Building a Bodacious Brand (TM). Should be lots of fun!

I thought I was mostly prepared, but home repairs have had me distracted and not terribly efficient. So now I'm running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done.

I feel super passionate about the topics I'm teaching and I want them to be the best I can make them. Wish me luck!

Also, thank you so very much to everyone who has taken the time to comment during this A-Z Challenge. It is my singular bloggie goal to visit each of your blogs and return the kindness you have shown me.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see my Utah friends in Ephraim tomorrow!


  1. You are forgiven, Ali. :D

    Good luck. I'm guessing it's quite a distance from me, considering it's a two hour drive for me just to get to the Canadian border.

  2. Yes, good luck and have fun. I'd love to attend but live in Florida.

  3. Written so ali-quently. No sign of failure from where I stand. Best wishes. Jeff.

  4. Wow- best wishes on the conference. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  5. It just sounds like so much fun! Good luck with your presentations, and sorry I missed chat yesterday...Prom!!!!

  6. Good luck with your classes and home repairs. I know how those are.

  7. That's a worthy reason. Knock 'em dead with your Ninja brilliance, Ali!

  8. Good luck with your presentations! You'll be great. :)

    The A-Z challenge seems so fun/cool, but I'm always too daunted to do it because it's SO MUCH blogging, and I don't know if I'll be able to be amusing and/or informative so often. Haha. So kudos to you, and you're totally forgiven! Your life is so busy right now!

  9. So yeah, what's with that whole blogging and having a super-busy life thing? Makes it a tad hard to find that ever elusive balance. But it's okay. Live. It leads to so much laughter and love and those things are worth living for.

    Have a good time at the conference and I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job presenting :-0

  10. So excited for you, ali! I hope it's a wonderful time! I know you'll do a fabulous, kick-butt job!

  11. It's good to have a life. :)
    Follow & A to Z Visit

  12. You're exempted ... for helping fellow writers. ;-)

    Happy A to Z!

  13. Let's see, I believe from where I am at now to Utah is about 17 hours minimum, so can't join you!

    If you get the time, you can blog from there with a different theme about the topics.

  14. Woohoo! So awesome that you are teaching! I hope it goes super well Ali! <3

  15. Stina ~ Another Canadian - awesome! I love your profile picture too, Stina. Thank you!

    Shelly ~ I suppose I can forgive you. ;) Right about now (when it's 40 degrees and raining heavily, I wish I were in sunny Florida!)

    ROFL Jeff! Your comment is perhaps one of the my favorite of all time. It reminds of my university days and the music school where I studied. I had a friend there (a brilliant pianist and composer) who made it his mission to discover all the ALI-words he could. There's be notes on the lounge door and slipped into my music folder with "ali-lujah" or "ali-ali-all-come-free", or "ali-babba" (my favorite). He even wrote a piece of music one time! (And no, he wasn't in love with me--he was just a good friend)

    Sharkbytes ~ If you can do it, that'll be quite the accomplishment! You'd deserve an award for that, for sure!

    Tasha ~ I, um. Kinda missed it too! (bad ninja! bad!) I hope prom was awesome!

    Patti ~ Classes are done (successfully!) and the home repairs are underway! Yeah!

    Alex ~ I was a good ninja on Saturday! Though, a true ninja never lets her sensei down--I have more training I must do!

    Krispy! Thank you so much for visiting! And hey, you're the "don't go with the flow" girl, the "i am a rebel" girl. Which I totally love!

    Thank you Angela! It was a lot of fun and I discovered I really do enjoy teaching!

    Thanks LT! It was great!

    Kate ~ Funny, there's a post on the dojo blog today about the importance of LIVING. So easy to forget the real life when we're busy writing about a virtual one! Thank you for visiting!

    Linda ~ Hey! I didn't think of that way! Okay, now I don't feel so bad. Thank you!

    Jeremy ~ head/desk That would have been a great idea! If only I'd read your comment sooner .... Thank you for visiting!

    Thank you Carolyn!


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