Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Changes in Latitude...


Before I do or say anything else...

Shannon Whitney Messenger is having yet another awesome CONTEST! 

Shannon Whitney Messenger: Lisa Mantchev Swag Giveaway!

Okay, now that I've got that out of my system I can get back to my regularly scheduled program:

I'm on vacation! 

By the time you read this I'll be in Maine in a house on the beach for the next few weeks. I'm hoping to finish the revisions on my current WiP* while there. 

I definitely will be hiking, kayaking, biking, eating mad amounts of lobster and chowdah, visiting haunted places, drinking cocktails from lobster shaped cups, (maybe surfing, but the ocean temp is COLD)... and getting some much needed R & R. 

While I am away, I will try to pop in with a post of two, maybe even with some photos of my Maine frolicking. 

I will also be shopping for something(s) very unique to give away for my upcoming CONTEST**! 
(**this time, sadly, my contest will not involve Alan or Stu or even Carlos, but will be supremely entertaining nonetheless.)

 Is this Lola the Lobster? Clawson?

Details of my reasonably insane contest coming soon. 

But everyone that leaves a comment to this post gets an extra entry!


*I generally write literary fiction, however my current WiP is thriller/suspense commercial fiction .  It has nothing to do with lobsters nor is the setting in Maine.

PS- Obviously you won't be seeing me around the blogosphere much  for the next few weeks. I promise to catch up with everyone when I return. I will be checking my email a few times/week therefore I will read your comments on my blog. Lola loves you.


The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOL I hope you have a wonderful time! :o) I'm jealous!

Summer said...

Lola loves ME! Yay!

Have fun in Maine! Always wanted to visit... But I'll leave the surfing to you. I'm far too clumsy for that.

Get crackin' on that WIP, lady!

Melissa said...

Have fun on your vacation, hope the writing goes well! OOO, contest! I love this song/video. How do you post youtube videos directly on your blog??

Theresa Milstein said...

Have a wonderful vacation! Visit my dad in Damariscotta.

That's an adorable lobster.

Amanda Sablan said...

I've always wanted to go to Maine. I hope you have great fun kayaking and hiking AND writing, all that stuff that I'll be doing too this weekend in North Carolina! :)

Watery Tart said...

Have a FABULOUS R&R! Hope you get in LOTS of fun! Eat some lobster for me!

j.leigh.bailey said...

Have fun! I'm jealous. Love the lobsters.

Aubrie said...

Have fun in Maine! I'm only a few hours away in NH. The water is freezing...brrrr. Let me know if you see Stephen King!

Dawn said...

I'm so envious of your vacay. I've never been to Maine. enjoy... You will be missed.

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

AWE, wish I could go on vacation! Have fun, write well, and eat some king crab legs for me =)

Cynthia Reese said...

What cute lobsters! Happy vacay ... would love to go on one myself, but I spent my vacay money replacing my broken dishwasher that ruined my laminate flooring ... sigh.

mi said...

have a great time!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

*Is INCREDIBLY jealous but willing to forgive you for the awesome shout out* :)

Heather said...

Have fun on your vacation and good luck with your revisions!

Laura Marcella said...

Have fun in Maine! My family used to vacation in Bar Harbor. So beautiful- but you're right, the ocean is COLD!

Janet Johnson said...

Have a fabulous time! So jealous. I want to hang out in Maine for a couple of weeks. :)

Fran said...

Although I hate you for listing all those wonderful things you'll be doing/eating/writing, I also hope you will have a very nice time, Lola. (Was that or was that not what is called a mixed message?)

B. Miller said...

Ooohhh I'm jealous! Maine! I hope you have an awesome time.

Good luck editing and I can't wait to hear about the contest!

Lexa said...

Sounds like you'll be having a fantastic time! Enjoy your vacation!

Slash, I love Rock Lobster =]

Lindsay said...

Enjoy your vacation!! All of your lobster pictures remind me of Bubba Gumps in Forest Gump! ;)

JEM said...

I promise I'm not even commenting on this post for the extra entry (though I will take it). Have a great vacay!

Lindsay said...

p.s. i love your live traffic feed gidget. when you see someone from barcelona, spain popping up - it's probably me :) :)

Old Kitty said...

We love you too Lola!!! Have a fabulous vacation!! Good luck with your WIP and I look forward to lots of yummy pics of the lobster sunbathing! LOL!

Take care and see you soon!!!

The wolfpack is missing you already!


Candyland said...

Lola! You left without me:(

Wendy Ramer said...

Enjoy the horror of Maine. Mwuahahah. (Sorry, but whenever I hear Maine, I think of Stephen King. It's his home state, don't ya know.)

Falen said...

Yay vacay!

Have fun!

sarahjayne smythe said...

I'm so happy you're having a great time on vacay. You definitely deserve it. :) Have a drink for me in one of those neat little cups. And I can't wait to see your contest. :)

Corinne said...

Have a fantastic time :)
The kids and I were actually just up there today on a daytrip to visit some friends who are vacationing on Peaks Island off of Portland! Love Maine, and all things Maine...

Jemi Fraser said...

Love that song!!

Enjoy your vacation - live it up! Kick up those heels a bit too :)

Jeff King said...

Best of luck and stay safe... thx for the link.

Cheeseboy said...

Maine?! My jealousy is thinly veiled. I've always wanted to go there.

foldingfields said...

My brother just moved his family to Prince Edward Island, Canada last week and drove through Maine (and countless other states as he was moving from Tennessee). He was bragging to me about the lobster. yum. Wish I were there! Enjoy your holidays!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Have a super fabulous time in Maine- it sounds like so much fun!

Jon Paul said...

You had me at "mad amounts of lobster and chowdah"! :D

Have fun on vacay!

Elliot Grace said...

Have fun Lola:)

...and here's hoping you don't wake up with a tiger in your bathroom.

Alleged Author said...

Have a great vacation!

LR said...

Omg I love those lobster cups!

Can't wait to read your thriller bestseller.

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Aw, we'll miss you but have a wonderful vacation (I'm totally jealous) Get ya a wet suit and SURF! There's nothing like it and it's so exhilerhating. Don't work too hard and get that R&R :)

TechnoBabe said...

Hi Lola, sounds like a wonderful way to have time off and get some R & R. Enjoy your vacation!!

Medeia Sharif said...

Enjoy your vacation, Lola.

Carolyn V. said...

LOL! I love the Rock Lobster! Have fun on vacation! =)

DL Hammons said...

Did I know your current WIP is Thriller/Suspense? I don't think so. *Snoopy Dance*

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I'm soooo envious! Have a great time!

Terresa said...

Enjoy your trip!!

Speaking of contests, I have an amazing Scents of Summer Writing Contest that ends in a few days...no chance you might toss out an entry for it? (One can still hope.)

PS: I {heart} Maine!!

melissa said...

I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for posting. I enjoy finding new blogs and making new bloggy friends. :-D
So just wanted to leave a note saying that I liked your blog. I'm now a follower. And I will be back more for updates

Samantha Bennett said...

I'm sort of jealous of your lobster cups. Not gonna lie. :) Have fun!

Kazzy said...

Ugghhhh, I am soooo stinkin' jealous. Have fun!

Carol Kilgore said...

Have a grand time!
I'm green with envy.

Talli Roland said...


So close to my homeland of Nova Scotia! Summers by the sea rock.

Have a great time. And eat plenty of lobster.

Jemi Fraser said...

Me again - hope you're having fun! When you get back, I've got an award for you over at my blog :)

Maggie May said...

oh a beach house in Maine! what could be more wonderful right now. you have so much fun..xo

Bluestocking said...

Hope you have a great (productive) vacation in Maine! My husband and I are going up for a few days in Sept to visit with family there. It certainly provides a change of pace.

Lisa and Laura said...

Have a fabulous vaca. Ooh, how I wish I was away!

Lola Sharp said...

Thanks friends...we are having a wonderful time!

I haven't written a word. Been too busy eating, shopping, beaching, boating.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I just got back from a a couple days on the Cape. I feel like a new person!

kimberlyloomis said...

Soooo jealous! Hope you're having a wonderful time, Lola!

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