Liebster Blog Award – Thank you!
I have been pretty bad. I was on track for NaNo and towards the end I had no drive. I also fell off the blog wagon and Twitter suffered. Yet I still have support and I want to thank those of you who kept cheering me on and being examples of awesome.
I have a theory. This past month I ended up losing my job. Darn lay-offs. It is funny how when I was working at the office and baby sitting I still made an effort to meet my goals. Once I had the free time I had no desire to write. My theory is if I fail at a job then it could be caused by the work load or things I cannot control. I can put my best effort in but outside forces are keeping me from success. If I write a book and fail as a writer it is just me. There are few involved in writing that first draft so if I produce crap then that is what I get back.
I think it was worse because I still had the support of my boyfriend and family. Every time he asked how the writing was I would change the subject. Other writers and tweeps would pop in to say hi and I tried to keep up with them but a good portion of my time went to playing FB games and applying for jobs.
What changed? Epiphany. Even if it is the most obvious concept, that single word can change a lot. When Smee told Hook to win over Pan’s kids that changed the whole storyline of that movie. When you the writer connect certain dots, or your character does, it can change the entire story. My epiphany? I needed to decide if I really want to be a writer. I needed to say this is not just a hobby, this is a career and I need to make it work. So I lost my job? I have writer on my resume. It is time to back that up.
To start, I was recently awarded the Liebster Blog Award. Quoting the person who gave it to me
“I’ve trawled the net trying to find info about the award but there doesn’t seem to be a website dedicated to the award which is odd! What I did find out is that it’s an award given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers by a blogger that feels that they (the nominee) deserves more recognition and more follower”
The rules are as follows:
- Thank the blogger that awarded you and link them. I don’t know the name but thank you for this guy/girl!
- No counter nominating allowed
- Mention up to 5 other bloggers that you think deserve the award and leave a comment on their blog
- Copy the award to your blog
So here it goes. Drum roll please……. The winners are:
Maggie gets to be first because she has been one of my earliest followers and her blog is full of links to sites to help your writing. Call her a blog nutritionist if that is not too cheesy
Mark Landon who can be reached at http://www.marklanden.com/ or on Twitter @MarkLandon – He popped up one day on my feed and it has been fun enabling each other ever since.
Kate, who I found one day while hating a certain book series, is one of the most hilarious people I have seen online. Her snarky review of the Twilight Saga has kept me from drinking before 9 AM as she has proven there is hope for HS Freshmen.
Jillion Dodd caught my eye with a hot pink everything and I think it was thanks to Twitter suggestions. Anyway, she was wise enough to post a few chapters of her book called Crack That Boy. I was hooked and wanted more. She was kind enough to grant me an interview which you can find here.
Last but not least I am sending a shout out to my newest follower Emma. I loved her review of BD and plan on going over her other posts now that I have more free time ;P
Congrats you guys, now pass it along!
Next order of business is to write at least 2k words before bed tonight. I have a novel to finish and I am 300 words shork of 30k. WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Happy writing, Happy holidays and thank you all ^_^