Thursday, November 3, 2011

Liebster Award and NaNo update

Many thanks to Cassie Mae at Reading, Writing, and Loving It for giving me the Liebster Award!

So, in accepting the Liebster Blog Award, the recipient agrees to:
- Thank the person that gave the award and link back to their blog
- Copy and paste the award to your blog
- Reveal the 5 blogs you have chosen to award and let them know by commenting on their blog
- Hope they pay it forward by accepting and awarding it to bloggers they would like to honor

This award is for anyone with under 200 followers. :)

Picking 5 blogs is tough with so many awesome blogs to choose from, but here are the five I chose:

Kate Coursey of Weaving Colors is an aspiring author, who works as an editor with Teen Eyes, which she co-owns and operates with another young, aspiring author. Check out her blog for tips on writing YA, and writing tips in general.

Pocketful of Playdough by Brianna is a brilliantly written blog with posts that transport me to coffee shops and football games, and always in the midst of them, give some helpful writing advice. Brianna's post on NaNo filled my nose with the scent of hot cocoa. Check it out here

Charissa Weaks blogs about the journey to publication at A Day In The Life of An Aspiring Author with honest posts, humorous posts, and interviews.

Katie Mitchell's blog I Write, Therefore I am is a poetry place that I love, and when her posts aren't poetry, they remind me of Winnie-The-Pooh's Thoughtful Spot, where I can rest and have a place to think.

2 Encourage by Pam, is an awesome place to find encouragement and devotions based on real, every day life events and places.

So, check those blogs out, and follow them. They deserve your support and love, and big hugs!!!

As far as NaNo goes . . . I had one awesome day, one day that thickened the plot, and now, I have spent too much time in blogland and will have to write in the evening to up my word count . . . which is dangerous for me. My brain shuts off at 8p.m. . . . unless I drink enough caffeine to keep me up all night.
But wait, I just remembered, I can type while my daughters dance tonight . . . I'll just find a corner in the dance studio, post a sign on my chair that says "Beware: NaNoWriMo Mad Writer" and type furiously.
I'm at 4700 word so far, and have a long ways to go . . .


Cassie Mae said...

Lol, I like 'blogland'. I fear I live here more than I do at home. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cassie - I fear that at moments too, and then I run around in "real" life, and try to make up for lost time.

Pam Williams said...

Thank you for the award, Tyrean. So nice of you to think of me.
Have a productive evening!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations and may no one approach you at the dance class.

Joanne said...

Wow 4700! Good for you!!!!!
Blessings, Joanne

Tyrean Martinson said...

Pam - You're welcome!
Blessings to you too!

Alex - Thanks! And somehow I managed to talk, then write 1,400 words, and then talk again . . . so I wasn't the crabby writer in the corner.

Joanne - Thanks!!! Blessings to you too!

Kate Coursey said...

Thanks so much, Tyrean! You're awesome.

And good luck on NaNo....I thought I might try this year, but I can't write until I finish revisions for my editor.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Kate - You're Welcome!
And thank you! I understand . . . I should be revising right now (self-imposed deadline is actually past and still looming), but I had to take a break. I'm so glad that I did, because I have a fresh view of my old draft and am taking notes about that on the side during NaNo.

Brianna said...

Thank you so much for the award and the words of appreciation for my blog! You are awesome!

And congratulations on 4700 words! Keep it up!

Katie Mitchell said...

Thank you so much for the fun award. It was completely unexpected, and so thoughtful. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my poetry.