Saturday, July 29, 2006

Wow! What a party!

I've read several posts thanking me for throwing this party, but every time I see that, I just want to thank you all right back. Coming together, having fun, chatting about the stuff that interests us...it's made this week fly by for me. I hope for you too.

Readers get glimpses of an author's heart in the books she writes, but it takes stuff like this to give us the chance to get to know you. I can't tell you all...participating authors...those who gave away prizes...readers...aspiring author...how much I've appreciated your participation in this week's party. It's moved me beyond words, to tell the truth!

And so - as many of my ideas come from reader encouragement - I've decided after the strong response to the guest blogs that I would try to have a guest blogger at least once a week on my blog. I've also decided that I really like this whole giving away goodies stuff and will give away a prize a week on my blog as well. Just a couple of fun things to thank romance readers for being the special people they are!

Hugs and much love,
Lucy

P.S. So, the party won't be over any sooner than it has to, I'm waiting to draw prize winners for todays prizes until Sunday morning. Look tomorrow for a posting of winners of the listed prizes and at least a couple of random extra draws. :)

69 comments:

Judy F said...

Thanks for being the hostess this week Lucy. You did a wonderful job. Hope to met you someday in person. Hugs

Chantal said...

I am having a great time getting to know so many great authors.
A guest blogger each week is a grand idea!

Barb V. in NY said...

Thank you so much for doing this Lucy. In addition to having loads of fun, I feel that I have gained some insight on the writer's mindset. I'm so glad the guest blogs will continue. Thanks to all who participated.

Kelley said...

Thanks for making this such an enjoyable week, Lucy. All the guest bloggers have been terrific. I thank them for sharing with us, YOU for putting this together and for all the work you put into it, and all the people who commented on all the wonderful posts!

Lastly, thank you for giving me a chance to be a guest blog and share my joy with everyone this week :)

Danielle said...

Lucy,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to run this great blog party.

Estella said...

Thanks for being so generous with your blog this past week---sharing with guest bloggers. I have enjoyed it immensely.

Mark St. Claire said...

You make such a great hostess for events such as these, Lucy. You are just so amazing, thanks for keeping us company while everybody else was in Atlanta. I had fun posting to the blogs that I did. Thanks again.

Cathie said...

Hi Lucy!! I had a great time this week here! Meeting so many new authors, talking about great discussions and so much! I'd love to come here more!!
Too, some blogs, you can get an email when a new blog is posted. So this one doesn't have that so I don't know postings are up sometimes so this week worked out well cuz I knew the posting is everyday, LOL. Thanks for making the week so fun! Hugs

Becky said...

Hi Lucy! Thanks for hosting this blogging party. I have a great time blogging with people and meeting authors and new people. You did a great job hosting.

Stephanie said...

Happy to hear this week was such a Great Success all around Lucy!! Not only did you gain some major valuable information for yourself but we as your fans had tons of fun and as readers got to know many more Fabulous Writers as well! (not to mention the chance to wim some excellent prizes!)

Thanks for continuing the fun!!
Stephanie

Jen in WA said...

Lucy, this blog party was an awesome idea and it looks like I wasn't the only one who had fun. I really like the idea of the party continuing (although in a smaller scale). Guest bloggers and prizes will keep us all coming back for more! Thank you!

Dannyfiredragon said...

Lucy, thanks so much for this party. It was / is so much fun.

Ali said...

Thank you for having me at your party, Lucy :-) This has been a great week, and I'd also like to thank all the guest authors you've invited to blog. I'll be sure to be back even after the party! What a great idea you had here :-)

Kathleen said...

This has been a great blog this week! It is fun to see everyone's post each day :)

Kate Davies said...

Lucy --

This has been an awesome week, and I'm thrilled I was able to be a part of it. And what a great idea to keep the party going with weekly guest bloggers and prizes! How cool!

Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to get some extra sleep. Hostessing a raucous group like us for an entire week has got to be exhausting! :)

Thanks again,
Kate

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Thank you for this wonderful week and thanks to all the guest authors for their participation :)

And thanks to everyone else for their great responses!

Amy S. said...

Thanks for the party! I've had a blast. Loved all the posts. Thanks to all the authors too.

Anne McAllister said...

Since we don't have to travel home, Lucy, we should be able to squeeze in LOTS of partying until the very last minute!

Thanks so much for inviting me. You're always welcome to visit my blog, too!

Hugs,
Anne

ShelMel said...

Lucy, bless your soul for having this blog party. It's opened my eyes and my writing spirit. I've had so much fun, discovered so many new genres, authors and books, and rediscovered why I love fiction.

Your idea for a guest blogger each week is awesome.

You have blessed all of us, Lucy.

eva said...

Thanks very much for a wonderful party, Lucy, and congratulations to all the winners!

MarilynS said...

It's been wonderful and many thanks to you and the readers and authors who participated......it was so fun.

Here;s a slide slow from the RWA Convention that Fresh Fiction posted:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/freshfiction/sets/72157594213459533/show/

Susan said...

Lucy,

Thank you and all the authors who took the time to blog. This was been one of the most enjoyable weeks I've ever had blogging!

Cheryl said...

It's been a great week, Lucy! And I've enjoyed learning about authors new-to-me while visiting with some favorite, familiar authors.

Jenn said...

This has been so much fun. I have loved getting to hear from other authors and their writing ideas. Great idea keeping the party going.

Tempest Knight said...

It's been a lot of fun! It made me forget I wasn't at Nationals. hehehe! It'll be a great idea to do this more often. *wg*

lidia said...

Lucy, This was a lot of fun. So many authors and new people posted.

It was very sweet of you to host this party.

Sending many {{{HUGS}}} your way!

Cherie said...

Thank you so much Lucy.
This was a really fun week.
And I got to know some authors better. This is a great idea and it's fun answering questions and readers others answers.

I discovered good authors here.

And so many authors are so generous so thank you all for making the week great.


~Cherie K~

Lois said...

Heck, parties are always cool! :)

Lois

Meljprincess said...

Thanks Lucy and everyone for a fantastic party! That's very nice of you to have a guest blogger and contest giveaway every week. :-)

Julie in Ohio said...

Yeah, Lucy. This has been a great week. Thank you so much.
I like the idea of the party not ending. Pass me a margarita!! :o)

Carol said...

Thank you, Lucy, for such a fun party!

Darla said...

Thanks Lucy! Its been great to read all the posts...I believe I've found some more books for my TBR pile....Imagine that! LOL

I've got to catch up reading the posts for the last couple of days...we've been out in this heat helping my mom move...my husband told her if she moved again then she wouldn't have access to the family fortune! LOL What I want to know is WHAT family fortune??? lol

Joyce said...

This really has been a good idea. Thanks ever so much Lucy!!!!!!!!!

readingissomuchfun said...

Hi Lucy,

Thanxs so much for hosting this wonderful party. I had so much fun this wk. Added so many books on my TBR list. Got to know more about you and the others. This was the best week thanxs.

Wow great idea. That will be lots of fun having more guest bloggers.
Thanxs for giving me this chance to win a prize. I am looking forward to reading the books I won from Anne ;)

Lucy I will be stopping by your site more often. Thank You for everything this wk.

Your The Best :) :)

HUGSSSS
Linda.H.

Cryna said...

Lucy you had a terrific blast this week. I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and want to thank you for taking on this mammoth undertaking.

The Authors who blogged with us were most interesting, as well as all the responses from everyone.

The generosity of the Authors contributing prizes as well as their time is greatly appreciated. The week has flown by.

Your plans for the future are terrific. Thank you Lucy and everyone.

Veronica said...

I have had a wonderful time this week and have learned what interests writers and fellow readers.

Thank you for such a great time and I look forward to your guest bloggers.

Amy said...

I have had a wonderful time this week Lucy. Thank you to you and all the wonderful ladies who have given of their time.

Lori said...

Lucy~
Thank you for hosting this wonderful week and it has been a wonderful time.
Also, thank you to all the wonderful authors who took time out of their busy days to come and post with us and share their amazing works.
In the words of my nine year old daughter...You all ROCK!!
Lori

Stacy Dawn said...

You're an awesome hostess Lucy! This has been a ball.

Pam P. said...

Thanks Lucy and all the guest bloggers - one of the best blog parties I've been to. Great idea to do it again.

Louise Kovacs said...

This is great. Thank you so much. I've never been involved with anything like this before - it's fun.

Kiki said...

It was an awesome week. I learned so much about authors, and my TBR list has grown by leaps and bounds.
The questions were great to think about, and I enjoyed reading people's answers.

Best conference party ever!
Next year, same time, same place? =P

Maureen said...

It was a great amount of fun and interesting to see what the authors and readers had to say.

Lis said...

Thanks for doing this Lucy, its been a wonderful week :o)

KarenG said...

I would like to send my thanks for the blog party. I enjoyed reading the posts by the authors and readers.

Rachael said...

Thank you for this fun week Lucy. Thank you to all the authors who have donated all these wonderful prizes.

Debby said...

Hi Lucy, I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job. I had a lot of fun

Cynthya said...

Thanks for the party, Lucy! Guest bloggers are fun, I'm glad there will be more in the future. I've discovered some great books to add to my wish list.

Debbie E said...

Lucy,
This is the first time that I have actually posted everyday for the week and I can't believe how my Wish List has grown and in fact I saw Donna Kauffman's book "Not So Snow White" and bought it immediately. I'm not sure I would have done that in the Drug Store I happened to be in but since I just saw her post and liked her post, I checked out the back and snapped it up right away.

It has been a pleasure reading about other authors that I don't get to their websites all the time. And fellow readers views were awesome as well.

It really had ended the week quite fast. I enjoyed it and will keep track of your blog now.

Thanks so much for the fun!

kim said...

you are a great host. good luck to all the nominess

bamabelle said...

Lucy, thank you so much! This has been so much fun! It has been great to hear from all the amazing authors as well as other readers. Everyone has had such wonderful comments. It really has been a fabulous party!

Hugs all, Zara

Juliet said...

Thanks to Lucy for this great idea and for hosting the party during all the week, and thanks also to all the authors who have participate in it. Too bad it has to end soon.

I love the idea of a guest blogger each week!

Julia B.

Laurie said...

Thanks Lucy,

I've really enjoyed the blogs from so many authors! Many that I was not familar with. Thanks for organizing the whole party!

Pat said...

Yes, I just add my thank you. Very nice of you to do this.

Brandy said...

Lucy, this has been the best! I've had a great time reading the different posts and comments, adn commenting myself. The best thing is, I've been introduced to new writers and am looking forward to your new paranormal series!! Thanks so much for this week!

robynl said...

Thanks so much Lucy for your involvement and kindness and to the other authors; it has indeed been a great week.

cyngreen said...

It's been fun!

Michelle B said...

Lucy, you are such a wonderful, caring person! This has been a great party:)

Lucy Monroe said...

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! I'm with you all...let the fun continue. (Just maybe not at such a frenetic pace.) LOL

And Julie...guess who I've already got lined up for a guest blog in either Aug or Sept? None other than our Queen Bella, Michelle Buonfoglio. :)

Hugs to all,
Lucy

Marcy said...

Lucy - You are a joy to know.

Cherie Japp said...

Thank you Lucy for being such a gracious hostes and throwing a wonderful party. I have really enjoyed this whole week of blogging. I appreciate all the hard work you put into this.

Julie in Ohio said...

WOO HOO! You know it's a hot spot when the Queen Bella joins! :o)

Kate Walker said...

I'd like to add my thanks too Lucy - It's been a great great party and the only reason I didn't manage to visit and post more often was because I was in the wilds of Wales!


I'v e loved reading all the posts and 'meeting' everyone. Thank you to everyone too for the congratulations on my 50th book. And I'm looking forward to getting the details of my prizewinners so that I can send them on their prizes.

And I'd like to invite you and everyone else to drop by my blog whenever you feel like it

Hugs

Kate

Thanks again Lucy! It was such fun

shelley said...

Thank you, Lucy, and to all the authors that posted. It was fun visiting!!

bruce said...

Thanks for the blog,maybe ill know how to do it next time,i think i got confused

Vickie said...

thanks a bunch,what fun to watch

Marcail said...

Right on. Party on.

KimW said...

ahhh....Lucy...you are so nice. What a great idea it was. It was a lot of fun for me, too. Thanks for everything!

catslady said...

I had already decided I was going to come back to your blog because I enjoyed this week so much and now you've even added a weekly bonus :) There are so many blogs out there that I've limited myself to just a few but I'm so glad to have found this one. Thanks for a great party.