It’s Been Eleven Months and I’m Already Thinking About Month Twelve

I have several things I’d like to talk about, so today’s post will be a hodge-podge of things.

First, I’m glad Friday’s post resounded with so many of you. I kind of figured it would, but what I didn’t expect was the people I consider friends worrying that they’ve somehow offended me. I’m by no means a delicate flower, nor have I received such hurtful comments that I’ve been tempted to cancel my online accounts (as some of you have), but I do think it’s fair to request a little decency. Glad you all agree.

Second, I’m almost halfway through editing the first draft of Flicker. It’s going well and I’m really enjoying the story. I’ve even been overheard snerking at several one-liners that I forgot about. I’d hoped to be closer to finishing by now so I could pass it along to my beta readers, but life has gotten in the way, as it’s apt to do.

Third, I’m going to have a contest!! Today marks eleven months since I returned to the United States, and I think we should celebrate the one-year mark with a party. Or at the very least a giveaway. I’m still working out the details but there will be prizes. Stay tuned for details.

Finally, if you’ve ever wonder about Urban Dogsledding, check out my post at An Army of Ermas.

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.


  1. Nadine

    Yay for contests! In fact, in honor of your one year, I think you should fly to LA and meet a really cool friend who will be there in February. Just saying…. 🙂

  2. I love the name of the book!!!! I’m excited for a contest, although I haven’t won anything since are 7 when I won a Polaroid camera at the shoe shop. It broke really quickly. Maybe because I threw it at my brother’s head.

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