December 14, 2009

Official Kissing Day Blogfest, In Honor of Mistletoe


I know some of you who are reading this are going to be disappointed. There really isn't an official day set aside just for kissing. Well, actually in the UK, July 6 is National Kissing Day, but that is not what this post is about. This post is for all you writers out there who have written a kissing scene.

The idea started when Katie tweeted about her giddy-ness at writing a kissing scene in her current WIP. Several tweeters, @nataliebahm, @kristaphillips, and @_MarybethSmith_, all chimed in with their take on writing kissing scenes.

I thought to myself, why don't we all post a kissing scene from our current WIP? All on the same day? We can hop around to all our friend's blogs and read about some sigh-producing, high-giddy-factor kisses. Who wouldn't love that? So here we go......


Official Kissing Day Blogfest


Monday, December 21st


A Writer's Tribute to Mistletoe

Here is what to do if you want to participate in the Official Kissing Day Blogfest:
  1. Write a post telling about the Official Kissing Day Blogfest. This way more writer/bloggers will get the word and be able to participate on Monday, Dec. 21st.

  2. Tweet about it, using the hash tag: #kissingdayblogfest (I don't know if this will help get the word out, but I thought it might be fun to try.)

  3. On Monday, December 21st, post on your blog an excerpt from your current WIP, or write a new scene that spotlights a kiss or an "almost kiss".
  4. If you are not a writer, or are uncomfortable sharing your work online, post your favorite kissing scene or almost-kissing scene from any book or movie.

**Please note that you do NOT have to do #1 or #2 to participate. I was trying to think of a way to get more writers to join in on the fun, but it is NOT mandatory! Just post your kissing scene on Monday for our reading pleasure!

Go HERE to post a link to your blog so everyone can find your blog and read your sigh-inducing kissing scene!

What do you think of our idea? Wanna participate?

Question of the day: What is your favorite word for kiss?

Mine is snogging (found in Harry Potter). Yes, it sounds a bit messy...and I do not use it in my writing...but what a fun word!

35 comments:

  1. I just chimed in on Katie's post that two of my characters seem to have the eye for one another. I'm sure they would appreciate a kissing scene. All this tension is killing them!

    I'm in!

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  2. HA! Did we tweet about the mistletoe thing, because my post mentions honoring mistletoe too! Either we already tweeted about that, or our minds think alike.

    I also added something on my blog. I thought people who don't write or people who don't like sharing their writing could post their favorite kissing scene from a movie or book. That way they can participate if they want!

    What a fun idea, Sherrinda. Love the hashtag on Twitter. :)

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  3. Great idea. I saw this on Katie's blog. I may join in :)

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  4. SO SO SO excited about the kissing game!

    I'll blog about on Friday as a REMINDER to everyone, kay?

    Favorite word for kissing?

    Oh, wow. I guess I didn't realize there were a lot of other words for it! I can think of some FUNNY ones, "Locking Lips" "Tonsil hockey (HA)" and what not. Um, but favorite word.

    Oh, smooch! I like that word:-)

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  5. I am so with you on the Snogging. There is no better word for kissing than snogging. It should totally be called the Snogging Fest! I may rename it on my blog, it's up in the air.

    CAN'T WAIT!!!

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  6. This is such a cute idea. Makes me want to write a kissing scene in just so I can participate.
    ~ Wendy

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  7. Sounds very, very enticing! I will certainly be making the rounds that day to read each of the kissing scenes!! What a fun idea!

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  8. Making out! Sorry, but in my day, that didn't mean anything heavy heavy but just an intense kiss or two.

    Yeah, I'm old, old enough to remember going to an Aggie (Texas A&M) football game when the tradition of kissing your gal once for every Aggie point scored was kinda novel.

    Mistletoe, however? Old as...the hills!

    Blessings on a great post!
    Didn't disappoint this old lady a bit!!

    patti
    www.pattilacy.com/blog

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  9. I love that! I'll try and look for some kissy scenes in my YA but if it's too scant perhaps I'll dig around in other MS's? Oh wait, I might actually be unplugged. If I can find a descent scene i'll plug back in just for that one day ;) Can't wait to read all the scenes!!! Love the hashtag idea.

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  10. How fun! I'm going to add it as a bonus post to my blog tomorrow.

    My fave word for kissing? Oy...I didn't realize there were other words (blushing)

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  11. I'm really looking forward to kissing day. I need to write a great scene :)

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  12. I've already written my post for that day, but I hope all of you have fun.

    A couple of terms for kissing:

    Buss
    Sugar

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  13. My only kissing story is about my six-year-old who calls me over to stand under the "missytoe."

    I could eat him up, he's so precious.

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  14. Tamika, oooo, the tension before the kiss! I love it! I can't wait to read your scene!

    Katie, YES! You did tweet about mistletoe and I thought it added a nice touch! And...I like your additions and added them to my blog post today!

    Tabitha, you should definitely join in! The more the merrier!

    Jessica! I can't wait to read YOUR kissing scene!

    LOL, Krista! Tonsil hockey???? That is too funny! And definitely do a reminder post on Friday!

    Wendy, you should definitely participate! Even if you don't write your own, you can share one of your favorites!

    Yay, Jennifer! I can't wait to read your scene! After reading your book, The Role of a Lifetime, I imagine you could share a very nice kissing scene! :)

    Jody, I hope it will be as enjoyable as I think it will be!

    Patti, making out was used when I was a girl too!!! So it's not THAT old! lol Are you going to participate?

    T.Anne, I didn't even think about it being unplugged week! :) I do hope you find something to share with us that day!

    Erica!!! I'm so glad you are going to share! I have yet to read your new book and would love a peek into it!!!!

    Karin, oh good! I'll definitely stop by tomorrow! Isn't it amazing how many different ways there are to talk about kiss?

    Yay, Natalie! I can't wait to read your scene!!!!

    Carla, I'm hoping it is very, very good! ;)

    Susan, buss???? I've never heard that term before! How funny!

    Caroline, awwwww, I love that! Missytoe!!!! You should definitely share about that! :)

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  15. I saw you guys jibbering about this on twitter and thought it a great idea. I'll be joining in the fun on Monday. Can't wait to read everyone's excerpt.

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  16. i love this idea. i need to tweet more. i need to write more. i need to sleep more. i will do my best, as i did finish the first kissing scene in my new book. *sigh* love them.

    jeannie
    The Character Therapist

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  17. Eileen, I can't wait to read your scene! And really...where we jibbering on twitter? lol

    Jeannie! I'm so glad you are going to participate! Just another added thing to do in this busy time! :)

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  18. I heard about this on another blog so I thought I'd stop by and see what it was all about. Fun idea. I went to follow you, but I discovered I was already a follower. I guess I didn't get you on my blog roll. I'll stop by again soon.

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  19. You've tempted me to try to get to the first kiss in my book that's due Feb. 1 by next Monday!

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  20. Hey I jsut found your blog from Julie at The Climb and I love this idea, I totally want to do it!!!

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  21. I think this sounds like so much fun. I'm definitely in; I'll post a kissy scene.

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  22. I found you from Tina's blog. I'm in too.

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  23. LOVE this idea!!!!! I'm so excited but nervous about showing my work! Guess I better get over it. My favorite word for kissing is smooch. I think it's a fun word to say and I like how if forms on your lips. They kind of pucker up!

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  24. I found you via Girl with One Eye and I'm excited to participate!

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  25. I'm totally going to do this! I love kisses in books. Will there be a Mr Linky for this event?

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  26. I'm in. It'll be a blog Monday like no other!

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  27. Sherrinda,
    I'm placing my scene on my blog at http://greatchristianfiction.blogspot.com & later on www.pepperbasham.wordpress.com

    Oh, this was so much fun.

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  28. So sad I missed out on participating on the actual day, but I am still going to share my own scene on my blog www.thewritewords-lindsey.blogspot.com because this just sounds like so much fun! (besides, I think others are still participating, and the day becomes longer. Maybe we need a whole month devoted to kissing madness!)

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