Monday, April 25, 2011

Post: My Sore Wrists have been Awarded

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.


  1. Glad you had a productive writing weekend - I managed to get some research done but that was about it. Great list btw, I also think bees are absolutely terrifying!

  2. Congrats on the award, David! And good luck with finishing up that WIP.

  3. Yay thank you! I'm with you on the pizza love. I could eat it every day.

  4. Thanks for the award! I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now :)

    (And its ok, I have only been outside the US once. I grew up NEXT to Canada and still have never been there!)

    Now, shake out your wrists and keep a-writing!

  5. Ah man, what a weekend. Camping in the Derbyshire peak district, where the weather was hotter than it was in the Sahara. Like, you, David, I managed to squeeze in a bit of writing. Life is good.

  6. Congratulations on the award! I don't think I'm going to finish my WiP by the end of April, either. I guess we can share the fail. I'll admit though, I'm not a huge fan of pizza. *hides in shame*

  7. Thanks for the award! I will blog it after this A-Z madness! (=

    I've traveled a lot-- warning-- once you start it's hard to stop. (=

  8. Gosh. You did have a busy weekend! Congratulations on the award and best of luck with the next chapter.

    Ellie Garratt

  9. Aw, you're such a sweetheart. Thanks for the wonderful award and for your friendship. You just made my day. HUGS

  10. Lovely to leatn more about you. Congrats on the lovely award and to the awardees :O)

  11. Thanks for the award! I really appreciate it.

  12. Thanks so much for the award! You made my day!:)

  13. Whoo! for David! Writing a scene that brings the whole story together, I wouldn't know, I mean, I've never finished a series or written a book that isn't part of a whole series, would be hard. You need all the emotion of the characters and the scene and plot itself, which is hard to write. Like in Mockingjay *SPOILER* when Katniss catches on fire, I'm pretty sure that whole four paragraphs took her a whole month to write.

    So don't fret, just revise, edit, and soon it'll be perfected.


  14. Thank you, David! You are too sweet yourself! Congrats on your award and thanks so much for mine.
    I've always been scared of clowns too. Can't stand them. :)

  15. Woo hoo! Congrats on getting that chapter 20 done. =) And congrats on the awards. =D

  16. Awesome, my friend. I look forward to paying this forward! And well done on your writing.

  17. Thanks, David, for the award. I truly feeled honored. Don't be so hard on yourself about missing the goal or about your writing. It is what it is. I think it's incredible that you've reached 90K!!! Let me know if you want feedback on anything.

  18. You're all welcome, awardees. I'm glad to know each and every one of you (some better than others, but I'm working one that :)