Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NaNoWriMo update

Whoo-hoo! I made it. The last day of National Novel Writing Month, but I passed the 50,000 word mark early in the day.

It was harder than it has been in past years and at times I didn't know if I would make it. But then I always think I'm not going to make it, and I almost always have.

NaNoWriMo is a huge boost to my writing every year. If you're a writer (or if you want to be a writer) and haven't participated, I strongly encourage you to give it a try. The benefits are out of this world. You can learn in a month what it takes others years to learn. Highly recommended!

My intentions for December are to slow down and enjoy the holidays!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Deliver Me: new book review

New new book review for Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True stories of Unplanned Pregnancy has been posted on The Jolly Blogger.

This review is also posted on the Amazon page for Deliver Me.

Please visit either (or both!) and Like it, Tweet it, or Facebook it. This blog has a Facebook Like button and a Tweet button and a Submit to StumbleUpon button at the top.

On Amazon, you can click a button if you found the review helpful. Did you know you can also Tweet an Amazon page? You should see a Twitter Share button at the very top of the Amazon page in a thin brown bar.

When you do these things, this helps spread the word about the Deliver Me book to your circle of acquaintances so if they know someone who needs the encouragement and resources and hope in the book, they can share it with them.

You can also leave a comment on the blog.

Might anyone you know be interested in Deliver Me? Might they have an unplanned pregnancy in their past? Why not let them know about the book through this new review? Thank you!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Racing for NaNoWriMo

It's been a little quiet here at the blog. That's because I've been racing to meet other writing deadlines, including NaNoWriMo.

Do you ever wonder how a writer gets it all done? In spurts and fits and any other way possible.

Each November I plan to take part in National Novel Writing Month. It's a challenger to write 50,000 words in one month. Anyone can take part--even you! I've taken part many years now--I need to go back and figure out when I first started. But this is one way I make a lot of progress on at least one project. Some years I work on more than one, so if one runs out of steam I can switch to another.

Only three more days left to make my 50,000 words, and I'm running behind, so I must get back to my NaNoWriMo-ing!

Monday, November 21, 2011

We WON! The Wordsmith Journal ad for Deliver Me

You did it! You helped me win the author's contest at The Wordsmith Journal!

We won a free ad for the Deliver Me book! Whoo-hoo! Thanks to all of you who signed up for their e-mail list under my name and helped me win. This ad will help get the word out about Deliver Me.

I have a lot to be thankful for this week!

Together, we're spreading the word so those in an unplanned pregnancy, or those who have an unplanned pregnancy in their past, can hear about the book and find the compassion and help they need. I'll let you know when the ad runs.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dr. Bruce Wilkinson speaking tonight at Pregnancy Center Banquet

Looking forward to attending A Caring Pregnancy Center Annual Fundraising Gala this evening.

Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is the speaker.

Should be a very enjoyable evening!

(OMG. Now what am I going to wear. . . ?)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More New Toys on Deliver Me: True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy

A couple more new items to notice on the revamped blog:
  • There are now three links over on the right, at the top. These link to the book's web site, my writer's web site, and the new ad that's running. (Jeepers, I didn't I have a link to the sites before now?! An obvious oversight on my part!)
  • At the bottom of each post there are now share buttons, so you can share every post you like to your Twitter or Facebook account, or e-mail it to a friend. You can also post it as your blog post with a simple click. And you can recommend it on Google. I hope you'll make use of these buttons to share the blog and help spread the word about Deliver Me!
I'm hoping these new "toys" on the blog will help to spread the word about the Deliver Me book so that those who are in an unplanned pregnancy, or have one in their past that they still struggle over, can find this book that's filled with kindness and compassion and true stories that will help them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

National Adoption Month and Day

Did you know November is National Adoption Month?

And this coming Saturday, November 19th, is National Adoption Day.

Did you know that Deliver Me has a whole chapter filled with stories of women who made the incredibly difficult but loving decision to give their child for adoption? Read about it from her perspective. For example, you can read "Release" by Joyce Sykes who, pregnant at 15 years old, had no home and no way to keep her child when she gave birth at 16.

Then read Joyce's second story in the book, "Life Line," which details how God brought Joyce's daughter back into her life, rather miraculously, more than thirty years later!

These stories will bring a tear of joy to your eye and lift your spirits. Celebrate National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day today! Find Deliver Me on Amazon now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A new look for Deliver Me: True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy blog

Many readers of this blog follow or receive posts by e-mail, so you probably haven't visited the site for a while. The blog now has a whole new look!

I felt the old look was a little drab and colorless, so I played around and added some color. Of course it's kind of like remodeling a house. Once you start it, one thing leads to another...  I realized the title "Deliver Me" wasn't descriptive enough. If you're not familiar with the book, then that title doesn't tell you what the blog is about. So I wanted to add some to the title also. But the entire title of the book was too much. So now the blog title is "Deliver Me: True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy."

I hope you like the new look. Stop by when you have a chance.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Unplanned Pregnancy book's new ad on The Wordsmith Journal

In addition to the e-mail ad campaign mentioned in the previous post, the book now has an ad running in The Wordsmith Journal.

You can see the ad on this page:  Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy.  Scroll down.  It's on the left.

And while you're there, consider helping me win yet another ad for the book in The Wordsmith Journal by signing up for their e-mail newsletter and telling them Dianne sent you.  If I get the most people to sign up, I'll win a free ad!

Furthermore, if you're an author and you'd like an ad for your book, contact Pamela Thibodeaux at

Psssst.  If Pamela's name sounds familiar, it's because she, too, is a contributor to Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Exciting new ad: Unplanned Pregnancy? What do you do?

We've just launched an advertising campaign for Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy.

We're very excited about this new ad and hope it helps to get the word out about the book so those who need it can find it. Want to see the ad? Find it through this link:

Unplanned Pregnancy?  What do you do?

Let me know what you think of it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winner of the Writer's Digest subscription!

Congratulations Elsi Dodge!  I'll get that one-year subscription to Writer's Digest in the works for you.

Thanks to all the e-zine readers who stopped by.