Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Poetry, and 2 Announcements!

Happy Tuesday! As we careen through October, I thought we'd have a little fun. But, since I don't want my fun to get mixed up with Halloween fun, I'm extending it into November.

So, how about a fun contest? My author blog needs a cool name. An incredibly brilliant author friend of mine suggested "Author Blog" might be a bit boring, but I literally had NOTHING--so I just put up my name. Equally boring.

I'm opening up the floor to suggestions. But, remember, keep it clean. I am a wife, mother, blogger and author of young adult romantic fantasy novels. I'd like to keep to this theme, particularly with emphasis on the writing--since this is my author blog (even if I want a better name for it).

How do you enter? Simple. Just leave a comment on my blog with your suggestions between NOW and NOVEMBER 16TH. On TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD I will announce my choice.

And now you're wondering what you could win, aren't you? How about a free, personalized, autographed copy of my debut novel THE PEASANT QUEEN? That's what's up for grabs. So get brainstorming, my friends!

Now for my second announcement. Except for the odd book review, I will be posting on this blog every Tuesday of the week. Here's what you can look forward to in the near future: my personal poetry, tidbits from my writing journey, updates on my book's release and the odd, inspirational thing that may hit me.

And now for another poem: Happy reading!


Oh, if only I could stay,
and watch my child as she plays.
To be a fly upon her wall
seeing her; nothing else at all.
For I know that soon will come
the day when all her playing's done.
But now, in my room so quiet,
I listen to her joyful riot.
Not to intrude, or ruin her fun.
My time is when her playing's done.
My heart, though, would be full today,
if I could watch her as she plays.

January 13, 1996


Melissa Cunningham said...

I LOVE this! I have some great ideas too, so I hope I win! How about The Writes of passage or Cheri's Writes of passaag.

Or... The Write Way,

I'll try to think of more!

Grammy said...

hi, Cheri,
My suggestion is Sharing With Cheri. Hope you like it. Best regards to you, I am finally back reading other blogs since it has been 3 months since my dear husband, Gramps, passed away. You and I met during the writing the alphabet in the month of April.

Amie Borst said...

i have one. how about super-generous, incredibly-awesome paying-it-forward lady who also happens to be a writer that deserves a fantastic agent and even better book deal! :D

Cheri Chesley said...

Karen, you are completely amazing. I'm blushing :)

Ella said...

How about Spilling Ink or Ink Splot or Inksight instead of Insight~

Krista said...

How about:
Beyond Ink
Paper Wings
From the Other Side of the Mirror

Enjoy your search!

Unknown said...

How about Writer's Wings or Writer's Wings and Things or Writer's Wings Are Lovely Things.
(You get the picture.) I'd love to win your book so give my suggestion a second look! If I do, I'll give a review.
Stop this now, I mean it.
Anybody have a peanut?

Cheri Chesley said...

Great suggestions! Thanks (and, no, I have no peanuts lol)

Elizabeth Morgan said...

The Peasant Writer