Monday, February 22, 2010

"Drunk at First Sight" Blogfest

Okay, hop on over to Jon Paul's (the infamous blogger who awarded me the Sugar Doll award) blog Where Sky Meets Ground to read all the details and sign up.

Oh, what, the heck, I'll just put all the info here, but you still need to click over in order to sign up.

I haven't had a beer in six months. The picture on the right is really making my mouth water.

If you're Irish, you know that St. Patrick's Day is next month--and in my book, that's just around the corner (you may know about St. Paddy's if you're not Irish too :D).

A few of us got to talking and we asked ourselves this question: "What could be better than sitting around on St. Paddy's Day evening drinking a (possibly green) beer?" The answer is simple. Sitting around drinking a (possibly green) beer and reading some great fiction, that's what!

So, following in the footsteps of the Fight Scene Blogfest, and "Love At First Sight" Blogfest, we are announcing the first annual "Drunk At First Sight" Blogfest!

Here's how it will work:

1) Sign up below.

2) Write a new scene or short story, or dust off an old one, about a love/relationship situation that also includes one or more of the following elements:

---St. Paddy's Day as important event or setting
---Use of Ireland or anything Irish as a setting or prop
---An alcohol related event (party, hangover, cocktails, AA meeting, etc.)

3) Just prior to March 17th (St. Pat's Day), post said story to your blog.

4) On St. Paddy's Day, cruise around the interwebs, drink in hand, and check out everybody's amazing fiction.

That's all there is to it! Sounds like great fun--and in keeping with the St. Paddy's Day spirit. These other great bloggers are helping out with the Blogfest as well:

•Emily Cross from The Chronicles of Emily Cross and The Dissident Writers
•The Postman from The Sententious Vaunter
•Bone from Cruising Altitude
•Scott from A Writer's Blog (yes, me)

The DAFS Blogfest promises to be fun for the whole family. No really. The first (virtual) round is on us. Sign up below, and spread the word. The more, the merrier. Let's raise our glasses on high and make this Blogfest a great one!

Okay, now seriously, you do have to click over to Where Sky Meets Ground because there is one of them magical thingamabogs that you have to fill out and click.



Robyn Campbell said...

Magical thingamabobs? They scare me. I just don't know if I can.

I write for kids. So I want to sign up, because I'm definitely Irish(in my birth family, not the hubby.I believe he is, dare I say it? SCOTTISH.) Anyway, I have a story about my grandfather who came over here. I haven't really written anything yet. It is about his early experiences. Potato famine and all. But not non-fiction. But true. Just adding some things as we do in fiction. I guess I'll sign on the dotted line though. Whatcha think? I am a children's writer. yanno? Okay, I'm done rambling. =)

Robyn Campbell said...

Uh, welcome back from unplug week too. =) I missed ya.

Scott said...

Robyn - write outside the box!! Woo-hoo for the Scots!!! We're a rare, but very lovable, endearingly charming breed! Ha! Yeah, I wasn't totally unplugged last week either, but, hey, I passed on useful information, so that's worth something.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!!

Tess said...

hahaha ... the Fitzgerald in me (mama's side) is loving this idea :D

fun and funny

I grew up w/ my mom cooking sausage and kraut every year so I spare my kids that fate and just make green cupcakes or something.

Tess said...

And - to Robyn - have you read Nory Ryans Song by Patricia Reilly Giff? It's about the potato famine in Ireland, beautifully written MG novel and one of my all time favs. You should check it out!