Monday, December 16, 2013

Lies, Greetings, & Hiatuses!

Three things on the agenda today: 

1. I'm going to reveal Crystal Collier's lie from her blog tour.
2. I'm going to get sappy and wish you a Merry Christmas.
3. I'm going to... get out of here!

Crystal Collier's Lie

In case you've forgotten, here are the choices she presented in her Truth or Lie game:

1.    Crystal is a certified scuba diver and has been spear hunting for lobsters at night.
2.    She tore open her jaw on the black diamond ski slopes of Powder Mountain. (20+ stitches.)
3.    She worked a summer in both Yellowstone and the High Uintahs.

Ready for the answer? I'll let Crystal tell you herself... 



The lie: #2.
"Yes, I do have a scar that took 20+ stitches to sew up running from the corner of my mouth and looping all the way to below my chin, but believe it or not, despite growing up in Utah, I have yet to go snow skiing. 

I am actually a certified scuba diver—that was my birthday present when I turned 15—and although I don’t eat seafood, I went hunting with a group on a Catalina trip. When I was 15 I also worked at Spirit Lake (10K feet above sea level) doing horse tours, waiting tables, and maintaining a campground. At 18, I worked as a housekeeper in Yellowstone and hit the park every night with my best friend. Both awesome experiences."

THE WINNERS:

  • Kimberly Afe
  • Angela Brown
  • Suzanne Furness
 Seasons Greetings 

Merry Christmas, all of you wonderful people! (If you're not a fan, just put your finger over "Merry Christmas" and say out loud whatever you celebrate. It works, I promise!


You guys are all kinds of awesome, and I don't know what I'd do without your support. (Let's never find out, okay?) Here's wishing you the safest and happiest of holidays. :)

Hiatus

I used to feel so bad about taking time off from blogging. Now I'm like, "Heck yes! Let me write it on Washi tape in my color-coded planner..."

Don't get me wrong. I love you guys. ♥ I just also happen to love spending time with my family and working on my book... ;) So, I shall return on:

  JANUARY 13, 2014  

Question of the week: What are your plans for the holidays? Are you taking any time off from blogging?

52 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Don't feel guilty about taking a break. I think most of us are over the holidays. Happy Holidays and Happy Writing!

Melissa said...

Merry Christmas, Carrie. :)

Uh oh. You. And me. On hiatus together?
Think of all the shenanigans we can get into! xD

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll be taking time off during the holidays as well, so don't feel bad. Merry Christmas, Carrie.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Enjoy the break. Merry Christmas!

Kanettra Holmes said...

Hey Carrie :)

Hope you have a wonderful holiday vacation....I will not be taking a break.. i would say unfortunately but I actually have some exciting things happening ..My cover reveal is Jan 6th so i have that to look forward to ... Plus my family is in another state so i need to keep busy :)

Enjoy your break, you deserve it... We will all be here waiting for you when you get back ....Merry Christmas! :)

ilima said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your break.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Gifts, food, and prayer. Oh and friends and family of course. Crystal is such a character and Merry Christmas Carrie. Take your break and come back refreshed.

Carrie-Anne said...

Have a happy Christmas! I'm just enjoying the university winter break, and depending upon how soon I can end my babysitting gig (upon the children's divorced parents finding a replacement with a more suitable schedule), I might visit my aunt in Florida.

Nancy Thompson said...

The further you get on this journey, the greater the need for a hiatus. Happy travels!

David List said...

Taking a break?? I need one as well. But mine will have to wait until the 23rd.
I know this is beside the point but I really dig the font and the gilded style of that "Lies" png. Kind of a mixture of Greece and Harry Potter.
Merry Christmas to you. I hope it's a good one!
Enjoy your break

jamieayres.com said...

Hubs is taking time off work with me and the kids over break and even though I'm not taking a total hiatus, I won't be around the blogosphere quite so much. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas :-)

JeffO said...

As I blogged about today, I am very likely taking a break (knowing that any announcement will trigger a flood of bloggy ideas that just. Can't. Wait.

Happy Christmas and enjoy your friends, family, and writing! And hiatus!

Sarah Allen said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great blogging break :)

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, With Joy)

Carrie Butler said...

Phew! Good. :) Thanks, Natalie. Same to you!

Carrie Butler said...

Merry Christmas, Goddess of Grammar! :)

Bwahahahaha! I can't wait.

Carrie Butler said...

You guys are definitely making me feel better about the decision. :) Merry Christmas, Alex!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Donna! :) Merry Christmas!

Natasha Hanova said...

Enjoy the break. See you in January!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, Kanettra. :) Oh, wow. That came up fast. Best of luck with your cover reveal, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Ilima! :) Merry Christmas to you, too!

Carrie Butler said...

That sounds fantastic! :) Merry Christmas, Sheena-kay!

Carrie Butler said...

Amen to that! ;) Thanks, Nancy!

Carrie Butler said...

You too, Carrie-Anne! :) I hope you're able to visit your aunt. That sounds like a nice use of your break!

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, less than a week until you can take yours. :) Thank you! I wish I could remember which font it was off the top of my head. I grabbed one I already had installed and added the gilded style.

Merry Christmas! :)

Liz Blocker said...

Have an amazing vacation!! I think I'm going to take a page from your book and take some time off, too :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, I hope you enjoy yourself, Jamie. :) Merry Christmas!

Carrie Butler said...

Isn't that the way is always goes? ;)

Thanks, Jeff! Merry Christmas!

Carrie Butler said...

You too, Sarah! :)

Jennifer Hillier said...

Merry Christmas, Carrie! Enjoy the time away from the blog, and have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natasha! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Liz! I think that's a great idea. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jennifer! :) Merry Christmas to you, too!

cleemckenzie said...

Hope your break is perfect, Carrie. See you in 2014!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Spending time with family and friends is the best! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lee! :) Merry Christmas!

Carrie Butler said...

It certainly is. :) Merry Christmas, Cathrina!

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! I'm so late to the party. Carrie, thank you a billion times over. You are amazing, and I so need to catch up blogging. See this is what happens when you take a hiatus--even if it's just to go on a short cruise so you can plan book stuff. Yup.

Merry Christmas, woman, and enjoy your time away!

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome! Catching up is my least favorite part of a hiatus, so I totally understand. It always feels like drowning!

Of course, such is life in this industry... ;) Merry Christmas!

Misha Gericke said...

Have a great break! Hope you had a good Christmas. Have a blessed new year! :-)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Misha! :) You too!

Gina Gao said...

Have a great New Year! Enjoy your new year.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Gina! You too. :D

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Scheduling blogging vacays...what an awesome idea! Beats getting worn out and quitting!

Carrie Butler said...

You should try it! It's such a weight off. :)

Emily R. King said...

Oh, man. I guessed wrong. I thought it was #1. Crystal is way too good at that game!

I hope you're enjoying your break, Carrie! Happy 2014!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King. :) You too!

Tammy Theriault said...

DON'T LEAVE ME!!! oh wait, you'll be here on Monday. breath...breath. <3 Carrizle my nizzle from the sharizzle...okay i'll stop

Carrie Butler said...

I'll never leave you, Tammizzle! By the way, sorry about the mess. I'm mid-blog-renovation. ;)

Sarah Allen said...

I'm a little late, but hope your holidays were wonderful :)

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, with Joy)

Carrie Butler said...

Yours too, Sarah! :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Stranger...

NO wonder I haven't seen up around... HAPPY 2014!!!!!! I was traveling through COLOMBIA for all of November and in Florida until Dec 17, so I was scamping about and blogging sporadically.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you tomorrow!!!!

I am hosting a COFFEE HOP on Fri. Jan. 17th... if you LOVE COFFEE, you must hop along. I am giving away a pound of PURE COLOMBIAN. Nothing like you've EVER tasted. I already have the link up from IWSG post, but I will be posting a FULL page on it tomorrow.

I can't WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!! I've greatly missed our chats.

Carrie Butler said...

Welcome back, Michael! Happy 2014 to you, too. :D

Oh wow. That's exciting! I'm sure you'll have a ton of writers hop on that one!

I've missed our chats, too! We need to catch up. :)