Thursday, May 19, 2011

An Award For Me?

"Oh no, why I couldn’t! Oh, you shouldn’t have. Oh my, aren’t you sweet?"

As hard as it to believe, I’m still in a twitter about it, but I was lavished with the Versatile Blogger Award by none other than the illustrious Anita, her blog is
"A Still and Quiet Madness". Awesome title, right?
She’s quite literary, accomplished, and soon to be published, so it’s okay to hate her a bit, it’ll be our little secret.

And no that isn’t the award, but as I was poking around for the perfect pic, I found this one and while I totally commiserate with the emotion, I would have had enough sense to stuff my bra before I went on stage. Bless her heart, but I’m just saying, can’t she pay someone to point out her flaws? Maybe she’s needs beta dressers.

Here’s the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious award:

And the way the award works, yep there’s rules wouldn’t you know it, is:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself or the one I chose…
Post the first and last lines of the first five chapters of one of
your manuscripts.
3. Pass the award along to 5 deserving blogging buddies.
4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them

So, for number one, thank you Ms. Anita and I’m swallowing my jealousy and promise not to feel to much more angst against you.

For number two, I was torn and have decided to do all three of my finished and the my current WIP, but since all that reading would probably make your eyes bleed and I don’t want to be responsible for that, I’ll post them separately. It’s an insightful tool to let you know if you’re on track or not.

My current WIP is a YA Dystopian, UNCLASSIFIED, and it kinda goes like this:

Chapter 1
I am a menstruating female.
One false move and it will be my last.

Chapter 2
There is no doubt phototherapy was good for me.
That star is a bigger insult than anything an Altered to could say or do to me. Traitor!

Chapter 3
The double doors slide silently apart as I approach.
But I can’t block out the truth…I’ll be joining them soon enough.

Chapter 4
My judge, jury and executioner is an Altered.
Maybe her curiosity will get the better of her before it’s too late.

Chapter 5
I sling my backpack over my shoulder and grab the two sterile parcels from the bed next to Bengali and drop them on the bed in the farthest corner of the ward.
Never looking back is my only hope of survival.

The plot is set in the not too far future and after the destruction and reunification of the world into one country post 9-11. My MC, Ezra Thibodeaux, is assimilated into this world, then raped, pregnant, and alone she’s forced to fight for her life. And yada, yada, yada.

For number three, I’ve selected the following deserving blogging buddies:

Gina White
Sarah Allen
Kit Courteney
Murees Dupé

(Just in case, this is the umpthteen time I posted these links, I hope they show up, I can't edit this thing anymore, I promise they are there, just invisible.)

These are all lovely blogs with a humorous side, not bloated or condescending at all. Check them out for a tad of wisdom without the wind.

So now, I’m going to contact them to let them know about the award and get back to writing, this is the longest blog I’ve ever done. Whew! I’m worn out!


  1. those sound like great chapters!
    good job on your award =)
    i like the new prompt to it!

  2. Congratulations on your award!

    Note to future Oscar recipients: kleenex stuffed into bra may also be used to sop up tears.

  3. Thanks guys, great note Jenny, going to stuff a few extras just in case.

    If either of you know how to make blogger posts the links I have in this blog, I'd be most appreciative.

  4. I love your sense of humor!

  5. Congratulations on receiving the award. Also a huge thank you for passing it on to me. I am doing my happy dance. And yes, I do look ridiculous doing it. Thank you so much.

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  7. Sorry! typo in the first one.

    Your pictures are great! Oh, dear Gwenyth. LOL! You are friggin' hilarious! (Are we friends on Twitter? We totally need to be. I would love to read your tweets!)

    WOW. Your sentences ROCK. I can definitely see a story taking shape between those lines and am itching to see what happens to the MC! Well done, girl. :) See, I knew your prose would be awesomesauce. ;)

    Oh, and I'll keep your Anita hatred a secret ... shhhh. She kind of gets under my skin, too. Er ... wait a minute...

    *sniffs blog armpits to test for the bloated, condescending stench you referred to* HEE

  8. And yes, we are twitter pals. Had to go check to be sure... Must needs to go back and read your tweet archives...

  9. Congratulations on the award! :)

    (New follower!)