Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another Award!

I'm totally stoked! I just received the Life is Good Award from my book blogging friend Caroline, over at Words and Whispers. Caroline posts some of the best YA book reviews out there and she's trying to accomplish 365 book reviews in 365 days. How cool is that? I'd be legally blind and mumbling in some darkened corner somewhere. But there's no reason to bring up my misspent youth. Speaking of youth, did I mention that Caroline is a junior in high school. Hello, nothing like having your target audience (if your writing YA) doing book reviews and becoming one of your blogging friends. But there's a downside to all this. Now, every time I dust around the space that's been consumed by one of my teenagers, I look at them and say, "why can't you be more like Caroline and do something useful with your time, like-go read a book or something"? (Okay, one kid reads but she's on my hit list, she steals my books and doesn't return them in like forever)That's generally about the time they look at me with that *OMG mom has lost her mind, we don't have a sister named Caroline sort of look* but they just don't ask. So, now my teenagers think I have an imaginary friend and I think they have brain damage (probably shouldn't have sat so close to the microwave while I was pregnant) we're even. So to Caroline, whose mother apparently sat a good distance away from the microwave, thanks so much for this award. Here are the rules for giving and receiving this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person that gave this award.
2. Answer the 10 survey questions.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers( I'm going to do 8 since Caroline gave me two awards and I already had one of them) who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked to let them know about the award.

 So, here's the questions:
1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?   I don't blog anonymously and I'm so glad I don't. I want my future, hopefully potential readers to know me as much as they can know me virtually.

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:
I retrieved my manuscript out of the trash nearly a year ago and I haven't thrown it out since. 
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror? Hum...this one is hard. I see an area or two that could use a little more age defying Clinique. I see big frizzy hair that needs to be restrained and I'd trade for thin and straight, ready to go, any day of the week. I see distinctive green eyes filled with determination and a woman who is growing as a person everyday. 

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink? Sangria with lots of fruit-preferably from Abuelos Mexican restaurant. 

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do? I read, write, or have dinner with a friend.

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it? I want to obtain an agent, see my book published, finish college someday, be a better editor of my work or an editor at all would be nice.
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?  I was the class clown, and yes, I was always ditching school for what I thought were better things. My love of  learning came much later in life, but I'm glad it finally showed up. 

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see? The birth of my daughter.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events? Oh yeah! I'm so me. I love writing about other people, but I don't mind lending out posts on my life for those who don't mind reading about it. 

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?  For the most part it would have to be reading. I just love it but talking on the phone is sometimes necessary.

Okay, so here are 8 bloggers who totally deserve this award:

Michelle Davidson Argyle 
Amie Kaufman 
SA Larsen 
Terry Towery 
Casey McCormick 
Anna Claire 
Mary W Jensen 
Abby Annis 


  1. Awesome award! Thanks for thinking of me. :)

  2. Aw, thanks T.C.! I'll answer the questions and re-gift the award tomorrow (I'd do it today, but I'm still bushed from the holiday madness). I promise.

    Again, thanks! Your blog is totally awesome. :)

  3. I'm so totally tempted to run up to my mom, laptop in hand and point to your post, shrieking, "See, Mom! See! I am doing something important with my life! I told you!" But that would probably prompt her to say "See, I told you it damages your brain to stare at the microwave!" Haha, thanks so much. If I looked in the mirror right now I just might be bright pink from blushing for so long.

  4. Your welcome guys, and Caroline, you should definitely run up to your Moms room and show her this post. As a mother myself, I know I would want to see it;)

  5. Aw...I just saw my email. Thank you. I'm truly humbled. I loved your answers. This comes at a perfect time. I haven't given awards in awhile. I'll let you know when I do.

    Thanks again,

  6. Thank you so much for this! I'll be posting it up soon. And it's lovely to find your blog!

  7. Thank you so much for the award, T.C.!! I love how your voice and humor come through on your blog! I need to go check out Caroline's review blog. She sounds amazing!

  8. Thanks so much, T.C. :-) I enjoyed reading your responses to these questions.


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