Monday, March 14, 2011

Post: New Chapter, Award, and Followers!


This week, I'm giving a massive THANK YOU to Michael Offutt for passing this award onto me (and comparing my appearance to Joshua Jackson's). It might be a little too pink for my taste, but pink is a naturally occurring color in the spectrum of things in our universe, so I'll take it. The Laire can use some color. Again, thanks!

The rules for recieving this award are as follows:

1) Accept your award and post it on your blog, with a link to the person who sent it to you.
2) Pass the award to 10 other blogs that you've discovered recently.
3) Contact those persons so they know that you gave them this award.

The real trick is finding 10 recently discovered bloggers who don't already have this award. So, after careful searching and consideration, I'd like to pass this lovely award onto the following, unsuspecting bloggers . . .

Tracy's Forever Endeavor.

Rachael Morgan's Writes.

Cindy Borgne's Dreamer's Patch.

Tony Benson's Fireside Park.

Kelly Dexter's Nerdville Rhapsody (love the name).

L. Blankenship's Notes from the Jovian Frontier.

Libby Heily - and her screen/playwright and fiction blog.

Misha Gericke's My First Book (which is done - yay!).

Dan Harrington -freelance writer and author.

Amber Argyle - author of the upcoming Witch Song.

Congratulations! Feel free to accept your award and pass it on. Or not. It's all relative, but worth it! 

I would now like to point out our EIGHT new followers:

E. J. Wesley, Deborah Walker, Libby Heily, Lucinda Bilya, Alyson, D. U. Okonkwo, Misha Gericke, and SM Schmidt.

Wow. That's a lot of linkage! Everyone--I recommend you check out each and every one of these blogger's blogs. They're all worthy of a look, if not a follow.

Update: you're going to be furious. Chapter 18 is not finished (begin the throwing of rotten vegetables). My only excuse is that I got into an editing kick because it flowed so well that I wanted to keep going. Getting hooked by your own work--I hope that's a good sign. I did take a few notes and jotted a couple paragraphs on a piece of scratch paper, so I worked on it some, just not as much as I would've liked. That's my goal again this week--finish 18 and be well into 19 by the weekend.

Thank you all for the award, for following, and for reading/ commenting. There's more to come!

Click in Thursday for an unexpected Aspiring Advice.

I'm David, and this is One Lovely Blog!


  1. Wait till you see the color of Rogue Mutt's award that he created in an attempt to populate the blogosphere with even more gayness (not that I mind being gay)...but Ah well, as one of only five men that I've found on the internets that blog, perhaps it allows us to mingle with the ladies a bit more and not seem out of place? Truthfully though, your blog is very masculine. A little pink just gets drowned out by all the blue. It's a welcome haven of testosterone in color. George R.R. Martin would be proud to hang here (and he's totally the king of bulging muscles and annointing females in their private parts).

  2. Thanks, David! Michael passed this on to me too last week but i've been so lame I fhaven't got round to doing the bits and pieces. Must get onto it!

  3. Hi David. Congrats on the award, and many thanks for thinking of me. The pink goes very well with your blog colour scheme :-)

  4. Thanks David and Congrats! I'll get to passing it along in a just a day or two!

  5. Thank you so much! And congrats to you for receiving this :-)

  6. Congrats on the award! And thanks for passing it on to me.


  7. Yay! I'm a winner! I don't post blog awards, but I love getting them. :)
    Thanks, Dave.

  8. Congrats on the new followers! They sound like some really cool people!

    Also, excellent job to those who received awards. :)

  9. Congrats on the award and followers!

  10. Thank you so much for the acknowledgement!

  11. Michael - extra points for making me laugh. I'm definitely a blue-monger.

    Tony, Libby, Misha, Kelly, Amber, Rachel, and D U - you are all welcome :)

    Everyone - thank you for stopping by!

  12. congrats on the award, David ;)

  13. Ah, I love Joshua Jackson. He was one of the main reasons I tuned in to Dawson's Creek every week without fail!

    Thank you for the award! Although, I have a confession to make. I've gotten this award like 6 times already, I'm just horrible about remember to post them at some point. But I'll accept it nonetheless. :D

  14. Hi David, I'm so glad you stumbled on The French Mouse and found it a visual resource for your writing...I consider that very high praise indeed as I am a writer myself. I wrote a young adult fantasy novel about 5 years ago that my agent was unable to find a home for, and for the two years I've been working on a new fantasy story which has been in the extremely frustrating state of being about four chapters from done for almost a year now...I've been suffering with chronic pain in my hands wrists and shoulders for almost 4 years now that makes it almost impossible to type for more than an hour at a time. As a writer I'm sure you understand how infuriating it is to have to stop and take a break when you've just gotten into that perfect flow that could carry you for hours uninterrupted! Anyways, enough about me... best of luck with your own manuscript and hope to see you again at The French Mouse!

  15. Congratulations of the award, David. And that's a great looking cover for 'The Dragon's Heart."

  16. Congrats on the award and thanks for all the links :)

  17. Congrats on the award and to the awardees. Your novel sounds like it's coming along well. I've stalled a little, but hope to find my writing zing again soon. :O)