What a massive weekend it turned out to be! With renovations, finishing Chapter 20, attending a life-long friend's reception and cooking a portion of a Sunday family feast, my wrists are all but spent. I'll probably reach for an anti-inflammatory after I've finished with this post and take a short breather before continuing with more writing, but before I leave, I would like to acknowledge an Irresistibly Sweet award that Sierra Gardner has bestowed. Thank you very much, Sierra! Now that I've accepted this rather tasteful award, I need to follow the rules, which are as follows:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact and tell these bloggers about the award.
As far as seven things go, how about I spice things up by opening up to my followers by sharing some faults. We all have them--might as well get it out there now.
1: I can't use a compass--don't get lost with me.
2: I'm terrified of bees (and clowns, even more).
3: I've never been outside the U.S. (except Canada).
4: Dancing . . . I stumble just by talking about it.
5: I fell off a horse, twice, and never got back on.
6: I enjoy pizza far more than is humanly permissible.
7: My goal of finishing the WiP by April's end . . . fail.
There you have it. Don't be too harsh, if you must judge. Now to pass this award onto 15 recently discovered great bloggers. This will be tough, since you're all great, but these are my following/chosen/picked recipients:
Cheyanne Boatright - (our latest follower this week).
Susan Oloier - (a writer with a few titles done already).
Paul J. Lincoln - (ePublished and simply awesome!).
Nick Hight - (has part of a story up on his blog now).
Jo Schaffer - (an author with much to be excited about).
Anstice (Tizzy) Potts - (a lover of life and everything).
Adam King - (no relation, but this fellow can write!)
Jeffrey Beesler - (who maintains a highly relevant blog).
Joshua J. Perkey - (an excellent writing neighbor).
Matthew Hayes - (a young, ambitious aspiring writer).
Jenni Merritt - (go and see her sweet blog, just go!).
PK HREZO - (an airline agent and writer!).
Nicole Zoltack - (a master of fantasy romance).
Chantele Sedgwick - (a writer with much to harp about).
and Christine Bryant - (a friend as sweet as they come).
Congratulations, you guys! Everyone, check out their sweet blogs and be satisfied. I'll jump on contacting all of you when the right moment permits.
Update: Yes! Chapter 20 is drafted (and is crap), but I plan to do some tinkering before moving on. It contains that high/pivotal moment of the story, but it just wasn't hitting me like I imagined it should. Some revision and edits should take care of that. This week, clean up 20 and get "running" with Chapter 21.For the time being, I'm happy to report that the WiP has breached 90K words! Less than 20K to go!
Thanks for visiting, everyone. Be sure to click back Thursday for more action advice that might help to "pick up the pace" with your scene.
I'm David, and The Laire is a littler sweeter now.