Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Have Blog, Will Follow....

Finally, the lovely blog mentions I promised! So many good ones out there. Feel free to click click click. They are all awesome and worth a position on your blog roll. So chech them out!!

To the blogs listed below, I pass on the Writing Blogger Award
1. Beth Revis at Writing It Out
2. Marybeth at Desperately Searching for my Inner Mary Poppins
3. Lisa and Laura Roecker at Lisa and Laura Write
4. Shannon Messenger at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe
5. Elizabeth Spann Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder (yes, I'm giving it back to you!)
6. Frankie Diane Mallis at Frankie Writes
7. Jemi Fraser at Just Jemi
8. Angie Kate at Always Write
9. Courtney Reese
10. Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton at Shooting Stars
11. Karen Hooper
12. Andrew Rosenberg at The WriteRunner
13. Shannon O'Donnell at Book Dreaming
14. Simon Larter at Constant Revision (yeah, yeah, I know you have this already, but you're worth mentioning!)
15. Valerie at I should be Writing
16. Heather at See. Heather. Write
17. Sara McClung at The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler
18. Alexandra Shostak at The publication follies of Miss Alexandra Shostak
19. Courtney at Southern Princess
20. Michele Emrath at Southern City Mysteries
21. Rhiannon Hart
22. Don P. at warm fuzzy freudian slippers
23. Calista Taylor at Steampunk Reverie
24. W.M. Morrell
25. Eisely Jacobs at Eisely's Ellipses
26. LK Gardner-Griffie at Griffie World Happenings
27. Sara Fraser at Misadventures of a Modern Mommy
28. Rhonda Cowsert at Snarktastic Ramblings
29. Anne Riley
30. Harley May

To the blogs listed below, I pass on the One Lovely Blog Award
1. Anissa at Anissa Off the Record
2. RKCharron at Books
3. C.L. Moyer
4. Melissa at Chasing the Dream
5. Lynnette Labelle at Chatterbox Chit Chat
6. Courtney Reese
7. Brittany Landgrebe of The Words of a Writer
8. Carie Kei Heim Binas at Heim Binas Fiction
9. Robin Mellom
10. Tamara Heiner at Chasing Dreams
11. Mireyah Wolfe at Crimson Ink
12. Julie at The Climb
13. Elle Strauss
14. Laurel Garver at Laurel's Leaves
15. Medeia Sharif
16. Kimberly Franklin at Confessions: The Secret Life of a Writer

And the Writers Know Award goes to... (drum roll) ....

Sara McClung at The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler for finishing the second draft of her manuscript Shattered (which I'm heavily engaged in reading now!! Soooo good, my friends. So good.) Congratulations on finishing your manuscript, my dear! You've earned yourself this shiny new award.

Holy mother of catfish, that took for freaking ever. But it was worth it. I'm really hoping I didn't miss anyone!! But there are so many good blogs out there. These are just a few who I follow rather fervently. I apologize if I awarded you with an award you already have...just know that your that doubly awesome. Feel free to pass on the awards as you see fit. I think they've been passed around enough now that any original rules have surely been lost in limbo.

But before I go, I would like to give one last round of thanks to the beautiful people who passed these awards on to me:

Thank you Angie Kate of Always Write and Princess Courtney at Southern Princess for the One Lovely Blog Award. You are both so kind. I've very much enjoyed your blogs as well!

Thank you Elizabeth Spann Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder for creating and passing on the Writing Blogger Award! You are so generous and thoughtful. And your blog is rockin.

Finally, thank you Michele Emrath at Southern City Mysteries for bestowing upon me the Writers Know Award for finishing my manuscript. I LOVE an award that honors this accomplishment. So often, I think we tend to think only in terms of publication, but truly, just writing the dang thing is a righteous feat.

Phew! Now that you've made it to the bottom, I would like to reward you with a couple of truly amazng songs, both of which are on my playlist for my latest manuscript.

Thanks for making it to the end, folks. You're awesome.


  1. Why thank you, m'dear, for the shout-out. I've mixed this metaphor before, but I'm never one to look a gift from a nice lady in the mouth, so I'll accept a second Writing Blogger award from you. :)

    And I'm sure it did take for-freakin-ever to link all of those blogs. That's some time-consuming junk, man! And in honor of you, may I regale you with a poem? Okay, thanks. Here goes:

    Now Carol's an awful nice writer
    We try awful hard to delight 'er
    She's just so damn happy
    E'en when she feels crappy
    We lesser scribes just want to bite 'er.

    Um. Maybe I should try again...

    She just finished writing her book.
    Amazing the time that it took
    Was only six weeks.
    Can we haz some peeks?
    Carol when do we all get to look?

    That's a bit better. At least I don't sound like a vampire. (But if I was a vampire, I for damn sure wouldn't sparkle.)

    Thanks again!

  2. Wow-Thank you! What a crazy amount of awards to go through-whew! :-)

  3. OMG! Simon!!!!!!!! I was drinking Coke Zero when I read your comment!!! My poor monitor and keyboard are now covered in aspertame and caffeine. Oh my word, that's the first poem anyone's ever written for me. I'm crazy flattered, even if you want to bite me (and it just so happens my A+ blood is delicious, so I totally get it). And yes, you can haz some peeks--as soon as it's edited a bit. It's still in that weird stage where characters' appearances changed half way through. I also changed the timing of it about 3/4 of the way so it's really strange. But I would love to get your input. Geez, Simon, thanks for making my day ;) And I'm so glad you came across this post on your own. Now I don't have to go inform you (unless you insist). Hadn't even gotten to that yet....

    Frankie, you're welcome! I luvs your blog!!

  4. Holy monkey, that must have taken you forever! And, THANKS!!!


  5. Thanks, Carol! I agree with the others - you're a sweetie for taking all the time to do that!!

    Simon - you totally crack me up :)

  6. Thanks, Carol! I am super glad I didn't have to give out so many awards! (Let's face it, I probably would have just copy-and-pasted your list anyway, since you have some AWESOME blogs in there!)

  7. CKHB, haha! Yes, took a century, which is why I still ahven't actually informed anyone their blog was mentioned!! So glad people are just coming across it!! And you're welcome!!

    Jemi, aw, you're welcome! Your blog is rockin!

    Heather, hahaha! Feel free to copy it! And you're right on the awesome blogs! (yours included!)

  8. Hi Carol :)
    Thank you for the award & thank you to Simon for the fun poem. And thank you for the links to all those great blogs!
    Merry Christmas,

  9. 1st off, Carol, you are a doll! Thank you so much for the awards! I'm so excited!
    2nd, OMG Simon those poems were great! They totally made my day!
    Thanks to both of you!

  10. Aw, Carol, thanks and wow-where do you find the time to create so many links? *bows to the master of blog awarding*

    You are way too sweet and wow, first Frankie inspires Simon to say OMG, then I turn him into a full fledged Valley Girl and now he's spouting Limericks to you? WHAT are we doing to him? And what can we make him do next?!?!?!?

  11. Wow, look at all that blog bling! You must be feeling pretty popular today. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I don't have that one yet - Yay!! :-)

  12. Thank you so much for the shoutouts! CONGRATS-you deserve all of the above awards! I love to read your entries...

    oh and Simon's comment...I laughed so hard I almost fell off the couch!

  13. Bahaha! Simon's poems are awesome. Thanks so much for the award Carolina. I'll be visiting LOTS of blogs now.

  14. Thanks so much, Carol!! Simon, that poem was awesome!

  15. I'm glad that I could entertain
    with poems in a silly vein.
    And I shall endeavor
    to please you gals ever.
    Just say if I'm being a pain.


  16. I"m grateful to be mentioned amongst so many great writers and bloggers. Thank you. :) And congrats to you too.

  17. Thank you very much!
    Now what do I have to do to crack the top 10?
    Just kidding!
    But not really...poems? Flowers? A customized award? NAME A CHARACTER AFTER YOU??? WAHHHTTTT???

  18. I am soo not worthy, Carol! Thanks!! :D

  19. Thanks for the award. You're so sweet!

  20. Thank you for thinking of us. You're awesome for passing them all along!

  21. You're wonderful :-) I'm so grinning right now. And, coincidentally, I've left a little something for YOU at my blog. You are so wonderful Carol, thanks!!!

  22. Thank you so much! I enjoy your blog as well :)

  23. Thank you for the mention! It warms my heart. :D

  24. I LOVE "Breathe Me", absolutely adore that song!!! And thank you for the amazing award! Made me all warm and fuzzy. You rock.

  25. Thank you so much for the award! I'm very excited because I've received two today:) Congrats for all of the awards you've received, too.

  26. Aw, thanks for the award, Carol! =D

  27. OMG thanks so much! I'm so touched for the award, and glad to have been honored by you. ^_^

  28. I agree with Simon's "can we haz some peeks." We can haz?

    Thank you for the award. And I'm looking forward to reading all the blogs that I don't already follow. Man, I don't know how y'all find the time. OK, I suppose I *could* skip my Monday-night "Intervention" and "Hoarders" obsession. I could.

  29. You're welcome your welcome you're welcome!!! Wow, such great responses. Gee. I feel special all over again! You guys are fantastic.

    Andrew, poems are not required, but yes, please do name your first born after me ;) Seriously, though, there's no order to it. You're just numbered for no reason. Shoulda just used bullets.

    Simon, your poems rock. I think you should abandon writing literary fiction and take up poetry for sure. While you're at it, quit your job in lightning bolts. You're the next Kerouac, for sure. Heehee. Seriously, I'm touched (err...bitten?) and rather flattered.

  30. Words cannot express my gratitude for the award you gave to me. Being relatively new to blogging and the entire blogging universe, I suddenly feel so blessed to have had the chance to meet so many wonderful people. And they will probably never truly know how much they all inspire me, everyday.

    You're incredibly sweet and I love reading your posts. Also, thanks for all the links. I will definitely check them all out!

    PS - I never win anything. Ever. I feel so special!

    Thanks you so much!

  31. Sara, For a writer who's desperate to share her work with readers, I'm horribly insecure. Weird, no? But yes, you can haz some peeks...err, soon, yo. You rock. And thanks for the sweetness.

  32. Kimberly, awwww....you deserve this award and more! Your blog is fantastic!! <> And you are special! I can sense it--I have a seventh sense for this sort of thing ;)

  33. Carolina--It's so cool to see my award going out to other blogs! I'm excited to check out some new links. And thanks for passing it back my way, too!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  34. Aww, so sweet. Thanks for the shout-out! And for the links to all these awesome peeps!

    Love your blog! :-)

  35. Thanks so much for the blog award. I'll post it in the new year.

  36. You're welcome, guys! You're all very deserving. So glad to be following your blogs.

  37. You totally rock! It's totally like opening my blog and finding a shiny, sparkly Christmas gift. :) :)

    I don't have any poetry to lay on you but I'm willing to share some of my amazing (if I do say so myself) Christmas cookies with you! And 7:30 am? Is definitely NOT too early for Christmas cookies...I made them myself and I know for a fact they contain eggs. Which is a breakfast food. Therefore Christmas cookies? Totally a breakfast food. :)

  38. WOW! Those typing fingers have to be hurting after passing out all of those awards! Loved the songs too. Actually, Run is one of the songs that has inspired me with my current WIP. Those are the words that my MC would say to his love. It's so heart wrenching! Thanks for sharing them!

  39. Rhonda, num num...delicious. Cookies should be their own food group. Thank you!!! I can totaly taste the egg in them. I feel so healthy now. Merry Christmas, sweetness!

    Kelly, haha! Yes, my hands are aching! I may have to go on disability after this! Hehe. Run is such a beautiful song. I had it on my playlist for my last manuscript, too. It's just one of those inspirational songs that seems to fit so many love stories!! I feel so bonded with you now. Snow Patrol has a way of doing that to people. Leona Lewis did a beautful cover of Run, but I will always prefer Snow Patrol, I think. Happy holidays, Snow Patrol sis!

  40. Thank you, Carol! I will post it proudly! And so glad to see Writers Know passed along so soon! Congrats to Sara!


  41. You're welcome, Michele! It was my pleasure to pass on an award to you (and to pass yours on to Sara!)

  42. Thank you so much for the award! It really means a lot to me.
    Great job listing all those blogs! That had to take forever. :)

  43. What a fun post. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

  44. Thanks so much, Carolina!

    I know what you mean! when I did my big 'blogwards' post, it took me seriously hours to find all those links and post them in my blog! Whew!

  45. Ohmygosh! I thought I commented on this before, but it appears that I haven't! Ooops! I wanted to drop by and say thank you so much for thinking of me. This really made my night! :)

  46. You're welcome guys!! You are all deserving! It was hard for me to limit myself, so I sort of went overboard...and I know I missed some...dang.

  47. Wow, I feel like a total jerk! Somehow I missed this! Thank you so much for the award!

  48. Thanks for the award. I've already received it, so I can't pass it along again, but I've enjoyed reading the blogs of others who've "won" awards here. Thanks for the great links. I've met a bunch of new people

    Lynnette Labelle

  49. Valerie, no problem!! I may have forgotten to get the word out to you? I can be so lame like that. But I'm glad you saw it! You deserve it!

    Lynnette, you're welcome! And I'm not surprised you won it already. You have a great blog.


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