Everyone is a busy bee, but me!

It seems like everyone I know in the writing, editing, blogging, crafting, creating sphere goes into overdrive during the spring and summer months (except for me!).

"Busy bees" this summer!

“Busy bees” this summer!

  photo credit: Cheng I via photopin cc


Here are some of the people that I am connected with and what they are doing right now. Maybe it will provide you with some inspiration. It just makes me want to take a nap for them — I know they must be tired!

Let’s start with this busy lady – Tamara – and her blog Traveling with T. Goodness – she is off and running – a book club, book reviews, travel updates, book tours. Let’s just say she is rather bookish these days 🙂

Next up is a woman who I know cannot possibly sleep. She just cannot do it. Andi Kay Klemm and her blog Anakalian Whims – in addition to working on her debut novella (which is a good read, if I do say so myself), she also coordinates all of the events at Half Price Books in Humble, just attended Comicpalooza, reviews books (including children’s books), blogs, home schools, you know … just everything. If she wasn’t so amazingly wonderful, I would probably be envious (but she is fabulous, so instead of envy, I am thankful to know her!)

Juli Hoffman has managed to light the fire within me to learn something new. She’s blogging about writing (Williamson Vampires) but also about gardening (permaculture, anyone?), and her photos are beautiful.

Bill Chance has the blog (This is Not Going to Turn Out Well) I would like to have if I rode a bicycle and could take amazing pictures! Seriously, he finds the most amazing places in the most out of the way areas of Dallas. His photos are gorgeous.

When I need inspiration (which is always) and encouragement (again, always), I visit I Woke Up Yesterday, and soak up all the wisdom and grace and compassion I can from Tammy, Jenny and Michelle.

When I want to knock the dust off the old brain cells, I head to The New Southern Gentleman by Jim Booth, and I am never disappointed!

When I lose some brain cells and think that I am uber creative, I go to PaperMatrix. Their creations are works of art, and I like to read the directions and pretend I can do the same thing (Danish woven hearts and ornaments – beautiful, beautiful, beautiful). 

And, when I need to laugh – with someone, always with, never at – I go to Roger’s site at Three Hoodies Save the World. He has a wonderfully crazy sense of humor.


About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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6 Responses to Everyone is a busy bee, but me!

  1. Thankful to know you too!

  2. Reblogged this on Anakalian Whims and commented:
    Honored to be included on this list of fabulous folks…

  3. Juli Hoffman says:

    Awwwwwww!!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!! 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Traveling With T and commented:
    Thanks Melinda 🙂 It’s getting rather book-ish at Traveling With T- but there will be some pictures of Eudora Welty’s camellias and Tennessee William’s house soon 🙂

  5. Les Kerr says:

    Thanks for sharing these – I look forward to checking them out.

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