Lots of info for you today! First up, Shannon at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe is having a contest. Just pop over to her blog and scroll down to the post titled "Contest Starts Today." The details are listed, and you can choose your prize if you win. The choices are: NERDS signed by Michael Buckley, Dreamdark: Blackbringer signed by Laini Taylor, or Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy signed by Robin Preiss Glasser. I'm going for Dreamdark if I win!
Second, I am proud and humbled to say that I was given two more awards last week by THREE different people! I just wanted to take a few days before passing the honors on to some more deserving folks. However, I'm just doing one award today and I'll pass on the other next week. So, I'm excited to say that I was given the Heartfelt Award by two of these ladies: Tina Lynn at Sweet Niblets and Diana at Writing Roller Coasters. I have enjoyed really getting to know them these past few weeks and I love visiting their blogs.
Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when you're relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy? That is what the Heartfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside. Rules: put the logo on your blog/post. Nominate up to nine blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside. Be sure to link your nominees within your post. Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.
Here are my nominees:
Jade at Jade Hears Voices for her hilarious posts,
Julie at Silver Linings for her thoughtful insights (and I love the music, too)
Kristi Faith at Random Acts of Writing for her great writing tips (and for being one of my very first followers)
I would nominate more, but I'm tired. The oldest kids were home today sick, and it rained all day, and now I'm getting their cold. You know, the headache part, sore throat, runny nose. Let's just say my day was not the best one I've had lately. Oh, my latest word count is horrible, too. We had company Friday and Saturday, so no writing. Sunday, I did manage to get in another 800 words, but last night I was bad. I started reading Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and I couldn't put it down. I forced myself to bed at 1:00 in the morning! I got up at the usual 6:00, but with the kids sick, at least I got another two hours of sleep in, but boy, the rest of the day was wild. You would think two sick kids would just lay around all day napping, but not mine. Yeah, they complained about the aches and pains, but the fighting was off the charts. My role today was that of referee, while the poor baby was taking it all in. Can you imagine how bad she is going to be at their ages with all she is exposed to?
So, how was your day? Are you reading anything that is keeping away from your writing?