Thursday, December 8, 2011

Great Plans?

So I had planned on a fabulous post today. You know the kind. Insightful. Witty. And of course, thought provoking.

But after a string of events this week, including losing an important document, I decided I had to ditch insightful and witty.

My back up plan? A recommendation.

I suggest that you run, don't walk, over to Heather Sunseri's blog Balance with Purpose for the Ultimate Gift Giving Guide for Writers. My personal favorite, the Starbucks gift card, is on the list, but you might be partial to the underwater writing slate. Or the mug - be sure and check out what it says.

I'll try for insightful and witty another day, okay? 

Which gift on Heather's list is your favorite?

Happy weekend,
Karen

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27 comments :

  1. It never hurts to have a backup plan! Sometimes witty & insightful don't appear on command, especially when life gets in the way :)

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  2. Hey, girl! Thanks so much for the mention. I had a ton of fun compliling that list. I got lots of suggestions from buddies on Twitter, etc.

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  3. Kathleen,
    Insightful and witty can be hard to muster without inspiration, that's for sure. Thanks for your support!

    Heather,
    Loved the post, so wanted to share it at some point. Just happened that came sooner rather than later! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  4. Oh heck, I want them both. As for schedules, seldom does anything work out as I planned, so I've learned to not plan as much as just participate. More fun that way.

    Happy spontaneousness, Karen!

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  5. Forgot to say that my all-time favourite is probably the Mac book. Altho I love the clock. That's a must.

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  6. I agree with you, Karen. The Starbucks gift card...hands down. ;)

    Sorry to hear about your document loss. I feel pain just hearing that. :(

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  7. Aw, I hope your week parlays into a fantastic weekend, Karen.

    Thanks for the link! The list sounds awesome. I'll go see what else Heather recommends.

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  8. Joylene,
    Plan but participate - I like that! I need to remember that one! :)

    Emily,
    There are so many possibilities with that gift card, you know? They DO have chocolate. Nuff said.

    Janna,
    Thanks so much! Looking forward to some time off. Hope you do the same.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  9. Hmmm, haven't tried one yet, but maybe I'd go for the kindle.

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  10. Hope your week gets better and no more snags are hit. :O)

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  11. Life has a way of getting in the way of our most brilliant blog posts, right? Hope you recover your document, Karen.

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  12. Linda,
    Yes, a Kindle would be nice, wouldn't it? One of these days...:)

    Diane,
    It hasn't really been that bad. It's a good way to develop character, right? :)

    Lydia,
    Actually just retyped the document, so it worked out okay. Not to self, next time pay better attention! lol

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  13. You don't have to create a work of genius everyday; everyday is a work of genius in itself.


    Lee
    A to Z stories starting 12/12 and the official A to Z Badge is now revealed
    Blogging from A to Z

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  14. Hope you get your document. I have finally made a backup plan.

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  15. Hi Karen .. great plans always go awry don't they .. I hate to say it - I live from minute to minute - almost .. but I'd prefer to be totally organised and efficient - I just never seem to get there .. must try better!

    Cheers - Hilary

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  16. The fun pens and highlighters sound like a good gift. I can always use those. I underline so much, it's hard to find the parts that are not highlighted. But it works. It's a great study tool.

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  17. I loved Heather's list too, especially because a lot of them related to coffee in one form or another. :) Have a great weekend, Karen!

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  18. I wouldn't turn my nose up at anything on that list, but for my faves it's a toss up between the chocolate and the Starbucks card. :)

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  19. My husband loves his Bose headphones! And I love a Starbucks gift card, of course. The chocolates I can skip right past (I know! I know!), but a spa day would be fun!

    I hope next week is better and that every document stays 'found.'

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  20. The Writer's clock is great but the coffee would work better.

    Did I mention to you that my son will be introducing James Patterson at the American Booksellers convention in New Orleans on January 18th. My son won a scholarship in the Dollars for Scholars contest that James Patterson hosted and so he is invited to make the introduction and share about the scholarship. He is very excited, and honestly, so am I.

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  21. Lee,
    This is true, Lee, thanks for reminding me! :)

    Rachna,
    It was something that I'd thought I'd converted from a read only file. Apparently I was mistaken, but it's all worked out now. You are right, a back up plan is crucial!

    Hilary,
    Sometimes minute to minute is what must be done, you know? I'd prefer to be more organized too. One of these days! :)

    Nancy,
    Lots of fun stuff there, I know! Perhaps one of each would be good? I think I could pass on the Prozac. :)

    Sarah,
    Aha, I knew she'd get a lot of you on the coffee thing! A must have for many of us, right?

    Lisa,
    Yes, I'm leaning in that direction too! :)

    Rhonda,
    We will get you the mochas, my friend. Oh and a spa day too. I may just come along! :)

    Sally,
    And the mug - love that! Congrats to your son! How exciting! :)

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  22. Hi Karen and i think most of us bloggers will be looking forward to a little Christmas break from blogging, which seemed to help myself after taking 5 days off or so. I plan on doing that for the entire Christmas week so I'm taking that whole week off, as some of you are I'm sure. A break can be a very good thing to re-charge those batteries. Richard

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  23. Susan,
    Well, you do have a point! :)

    Richard,
    Yes, a break is a good thing. Planning on taking one soon.

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  24. Haha, I love the seat belt cutter for Suspense writers. It really brought home how different we writers are--out thought processes are so completely different than the Average Joe. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  25. Angela,
    Yes we are! And I think this is a really good thing. :)
    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  26. Sorry to hear about your trying week! Thank you for the recommendation.

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