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It's January and it's cold! What you're favorite soup to warm up with?

Soup Poll  (E)
What's your favorite soup:?
#2288926 by StephBee Happy 2023
I heat up a can of tomato sauce. One day I'll learn to make it from scratch.
I sometimes think I'm the only person in the world who dislikes soup.
Irish beef stew
Korean Beef turnip Soup
Korean dumpling soup
Got a new crossword for my Romance/Love Newsletter. If you take the crossword and give a review, I'll send a merit badge your way! Hope you enjoy it!

Christmas Song Word Search  (E)
Find your favorite Christmas songs!
#2287134 by StephBee Happy 2023
Hi all. Hope you're having a great holiday season! My story, Christmas in Bayeux needs 1 more review on Amazon and I can start to advertise it. If you don't mind picking up a copy and reviewing, I would really appreciate it and I'll send you an MB if you let me know you read it.

Thanks for your support.

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Ghost like to hang around...
Well, it's that time of the month where I go to work on my Romance/Love Newsletter. I thought I'd try my hand at crosswords. Here's a Thanksgiving crossword that I plan on throwing in the NL. Again, I'd appreciate it if you'd take it and let me know what you think. If you take it and review it, I'll send you a MB for crosswords.

 A Thanksgiving Crossword  (E)
A crossword about Thanksgiving.
#2283949 by StephBee Happy 2023

I've been working on making no-sew blankets. My younger son is working on his Eagle Project and he has to provide 100 no sew blankets to the beneficiary. We've been making these blankets since August. Let me tell you, 100 is a lot! Thankfully, we only have 10 more left to make. I'm hoping we can finish up this weekend!

I'm going to dress up as "Anonymous" from "V for Vendetta" for Halloween for the work Halloween contest.

Are you dressing up?
I CANNOT believe it's been a month since I last posted!! Where did the time go??

I'm working on my OCT Romance/Love NL and I created something a little different - a madlib. It's my first madlib. (I thought I did one for Game of Thrones, but I guess I didn't) I'd really appreciate if you'd take it and let me know what you think. I'm going to include it my Newsletter.

A Witch and Her Gemstones  (E)
Featured in the Contest/Activities Newsletter dated 25 OCT 2022
#2282119 by StephBee Happy 2023

If you take it and review it, I'll send you a MB for Madlibs.

Well, I had a trainee at work last month, so I didn't get much done. I was able to do a bunch of Angel Army reviews and to my surprise I was one of the Reviewers of the month. *Smile*

My Darlene story was well received but didn't place in the What a Character Contest. Maybe next time.

I have a Bonzai that sprouted and is growing. I replanted pumpkin and that's coming up, too. My carrots are growing and so are my marigolds.

I was able to send out the Copyright for "Mr. Christmas Elf," but there's more to do.

Anyone visiting any local festivals?
I just started collecting silver. Anyone else collecting?
I collect plenty of things, but not silver. *Smile*
Hey all !! StephB (me!) is a busy bee this time of year. (actually, when am I not?). Really proud of myself -- I got some anniversary reviews in, Angel Army reviews in, I judged the WDC official contest for July AND I wrote a contest entry for the official WDC contest!!

Now, that I'm on the graveyard shift, I've been trying to write some more and I actually was able to write the following, both for contests:

Darlene  (E)
A fortune teller doesn't believe in magic.
#2279273 by StephBee Happy 2023

Lenore  (13+)
A man is haunted by his wife's last words.
#2277215 by StephBee Happy 2023

I'm pooped!! *Laugh*. If anything, I'm grateful for the bit of extra time to get out and do a bit on WDC. Honestly, this little website has really helped to hone my writing skills and my editing skills and I'm very grateful for it.


So I killed my Bonzais but I stirred up the dirt, watered, watered, watered, added some ground coffee beans and yay!! I have new Bonzai growing. My lime plant is bouncing back and my mini sunflowers are blooming! Currently growing: radishes, marigolds, and carrots.

I had to dig up my old pumpkin. I think it pooped out and it developed a case of heat exhaustion. So, I planted some more seeds and I have pumpkin sprout coming up! Hopefully, I'll get more than one!


I'm reviewing "The Wolf's Torment" book 1 in the Moldavian Moon series. I hope to put it up on Amazon in ebook format and in print.

Also, I'm working on A Polish Heart. The editing is coming along slowly, but surely and I'm going to add a few character development scenes so it's taking a bit a longer than I thought it would.

Also, about 1/2 of my previously written work was copyrighted. Long story, but I got too busy and at the time I had to budget my money because it was tight. So, now that I have a bit more time, I was able to start the process and apply for a copyright for "Young Witchcraft" -- only thing is -- the price went up to 65.00!! (and I thought 35.00 was expensive!!). Time to budget money. Next up: Acquiring ISBNs! It's hard work being self-published! lol!!


Sadly, I haven't had much of a chance to get out in August. I'm hoping I can out in September. I'm scheduled to take the scouts to an air show at the end of the month.

Looking forward to hearing your adventures!

I also had an opportunity to enter a couple of contests!

Here's my honorable mention from the Shadows & Light Contest:

 In the Wind  (E)
Sadness found in the wind
#2130126 by StephBee Happy 2023


Happy birthday WDC!! Great to be on the ride with you!!

*Cake3* *Cake2* *Cake* *Cake* *Cakeb* *Cakep*

Go check out Party Central to help celebrate!
Writing.Com Party Central 2022!  (E)
We're celebrating our 22nd birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
#506157 by The StoryMistress
I've got a couple of short story ebooks up on Amazon that's perfect for the season! If you have an opportunity to purchase them (they're in KDP select) and leave a review on Amazon, I'll send a merit badge your way. Just let me know you dropped them a review. I appreciate the support!

Product Type: Kindle
Amazon's Price: $ 0.99


Product Type: Kindle
Amazon's Price: $ 0.99
Just finished my Romance/Love NL for September! Here's a preview of the featured word search:

Fall Romance  (E)
A word search about what we love about fall.
#2279755 by StephBee Happy 2023

If you have an opportunity and would like to do it and review it, I'll send a merit badge your way. I appreciate the feedback and support.

Busy on the night shift. lol!! I'm judging the Rhythms & Writing Contest for July. I'm hoping to drop some Product Reviews soon. Doing some writing & reading. On the homefront, my oldest came home from Boy Scout camp on Catalina on Saturday and on Monday he was off to Sonoma State with Dad who got him all settled in. Fall is around the corner. If you're looking for something to read, I have an ebook on Amazon unlimited that could use a review or two.
Product Type: Kindle
Amazon's Price: $ 0.99
If you're able to drop a review, let me know and I'll send you a MB.
Well, I switched to the night shift at work, so I'm using the time to catch up with stuff here on WDC. Working on my Romance/Love NL for August.

We've got a great prompt up for the Bard's Hall this month and something different - cNotes! Check it out if you have a chance:
The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
JANUARY PROMPT:: Plot it Yourself!
#981150 by StephBee Happy 2023

I finally went to a concert! The last concert I went to was in 1999 and it was Matchbox 20! This one was yesterday at the Hollywood Bowl and I saw a-ha! Great show!

What was the last concert you saw?
Last live concert I saw was way back in the 90's when I was in high school. Our youth group went and saw CARMEN live in San Antonio, Texas😏
ElizabethHayes-WinterMistress I saw A-ha in concert in the 80s. Morten Harkett is now 62, has 5 children (aged 13-33). "Take On Me" goes from A2 to E5.
Morten has aged well. They all have. And Morten still sounds wounderful. Mags did the talking and engaged with the audience. I think it was to help Morten out since he did most of the signing.
Hi all! This one needs a little love on Amazon. If you drop a review, let me know and I'll send a merit badge your way!

Product Type: Kindle
Amazon's Price: $ 0.99
I tried to buy this book but it won't let me through this link, and if I go to Amazon direct it's not on there. I assume it's only available in the US.
I can only say I did enjoy the part I could read, it kept me engaged and I wanted to know more, especially as to which country it was set, as it is most definitely appears Celtic. I would like to read the rest. Sadly, this isn't the first time I've hit this problem. But great opening 😀
Angel I'm sorry this happened. It is a US book. I appreciate you trying to pick it up. I'm at work right now, but I can check and see if I have a PDF.
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