Monday, January 14, 2019

Being Bold by Merrillee Whren


Someone in our family received this card game for Christmas. We received a lot of card games in our Christmas stockings, so I'm not sure who was the actual recipient of the game. My granddaughters, their aunt, and I played this game multiple times during our time together. It's a matching game in which you keep turning cards as long as one thing matches all the cards. Size, color, background, and shape are some of the things that can match. For two cards that match you get 4 points, for three cards 9 points, for four cards 16 points, for five cards, 25 points, and for six cards 36 points. Being bold makes for more points, but if you have three cards that match something, and you decide to turn another card and nothing matches, you get zero points. So you have to choose when to be bold. If you have a chance of matching only one thing, it is probably better to take the points and wait for another turn, but if you have several things that match, you should be bold and keep turning the cards. 

So why am I telling you about a card game? I'll explain. I haven't made New Year's resolutions in a long time. Some people pick out a word for the year. I haven't done that either. But this year the word BOLD kept popping into my thoughts, especially after playing this game. I plan to be bold this year and learn more about marketing my books. I've done a little research about advertising on Facebook and Amazon, but this year I'm going to pull the trigger and actually do some ads. I'm also going to be bold about some other aspects of my life. Instead of sitting around thinking about doing things, I'm going to do them. 

What do you need to be bold about?

I'm giving away an ebook copy of A PLACE TO CALL HOME, the first book in my Front Porch Promises series, to one person who leaves a comment. I will draw the winning name on January 15, 2019 at 9PM MST.

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Merrillee,
    I'll have to think what I'd like to be bold about. But I'm going to check out that card game--sounds like fun. And best wishes on your FB and Amazon advertising!

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  2. It's interesting where we can get our inspiration. Good luck on your bold goals this year, Merrillee!

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  3. I love the word bold.
    Margaret Daley

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  4. I think I need to be bold in prayer.

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  5. Your game sounds like fun! We love family games, which is one thing we always enjoy on the holidays when we can all come together. I need to be more bold about speaking in a group.

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  6. I want to be more bold about playing piano in a new band.

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  7. Our family loves games...this is something new - I'll definitely check it out :) I think I need to be BOLD about speaking up...especially at work

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    1. Natalya, speaking up can be difficult no matter where it is.

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  8. I think there is a lot of things in life to be bold about. #1 would be for God. #2 would be for my Daddy and my husband. #3 would be !y Daughters and my grandbabies. I stand up boldly for them. I would not let anyone hurt them or make fun of them if I could possibly help it. I don't care a lot what anyone has to say or do to me, I have had a rough life but I want the best for my family.

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    1. Dorothy, best wishes for all of your bold thoughts. They're all good ones.

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