Saturday, November 08, 2008

I'm Loved...

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. ~Author Unknown

Lookie what I got! And... from TWO PEOPLE. I feel so loved... really... for once I'm not being sarcastic.

Jennifer awarded it to me a couple of days ago, and Dru did so yesterday. And, guys, I love your blogs right back. Just saying...

Now for the rules:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

Okee dokee... I can do ALL that, even as busy as I am. The hard part is choosing only seven blogs I love and visit regularly (I'm not going to use folks I know already rec'd the award like Diane, Sarita and Dru)!

1. Melissa's Diary -- I read her daily. She posts about herself, her writing and frequently uses LOL Cats (I <3 them).

2. Writebrained -- Amy shares recipes, funny stuff, and anecdotes about life in general. She's made me laugh, cry and think. It doesn't get better than that. Plus we and our cats are twins. Ha.

3. Allie's Musings -- I've known Allie (virtually) for... a long time. I'm thinking six years or so! I keep up with her daily via her blog. It's easier than email, lol.

4. Ceri Hebert -- I "met" Ceri my first year doing NaNoWriMo, and we've become good virtual friends (despite living in the same state -- we haven't managed to get together... maybe someday!). She's a talented author and all around kewl chick.

5. Groovy -- Groovy is just an all around hoot. She's a Christian, homeschooling mom and aspiring author. I honestly don't recall how we "met", but I read her blog every time she updates her blog. Sometimes, I go back and read more than once, just because she cracks me up.

6. Maria Zannini -- an author I met through Samhain Publishing, and just thoroughly enjoy her blog. She has industry news, books stuff and personal stuff. Plus... she's a dog lover. What's not to like?

7. Writing Wrongs -- Charity is another virtual friend from a long time ago. We "met" in an online romance writing class at Writers Village University. She was a big help then, and is a terrifically talented author (Note to C: I still want to read "Cold Comfort" from beginning to end).

There are a TON more that I should mention, but the rules say seven... so there you go. I won't say anything about Brandy or Tori or ... *G*



So... okay... I ended up stopping at 1000 words yesterday because I had so many other things I needed to do. But I have ideas, and I'm excited, so I have great hope that I'll get a bunch more words done this a.m.

I'm currently at a total of 8,928 words for the story.

So... for town names, I'm torn between these (feel free to vote!!):

New Hope
New Genesis (or even Genesis)


Okay, off to write!



Dru said...

ooh, I like New Hope.

WTG on writing nearly 9,000 words. You're doing great and I'm glad the ideas you have are making your excited to write. Keep on writing.

Sarita Leone said...

Congratulations on the award! I love your blog, too. It's one of the first I read nearly every morning.

New Hope. I like that one a lot. And I'm with Dru, great job on the wc--keep 'em coming!

Hope you enjoy your Saturday. We're having rain but I'm not complaining. Rain doesn't require shoveling! :)

Melissa said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for nominating me! That's so sweet. You're a daily read here!

Hmmm, New Hope sounds like a church to me. Why not play off Placerville and see what you come up with...Hopeville, Harmonyville, etc.

Congrats on your words. Hope you get lots written. I've set a pretty high goal for today and tomorrow. We'll see how I do.

Also, do you remember what the file name was of the Excel NaNo spreadsheet you sent me last year? That thing was great, but I can't remember what it was called.


Charity said...

Aw, to quote Miss B, you're the sweetest I ever heard. Of course, I've never actually "heard" you.

I vote for New Hope, since that's a MN town.

Brandy said...

Congratulations on the Award! *g* I still like New Genesis, but New Hope is growing on me. WTG on the word count!

Tori Lennox said...

Well, of course you're loved, silly. :)

Love the Snoopy cartoon!

And I'm still partial to New Hope.

Anonymous said...

I like New Hope. I'd skip Genesis unless you're writing an inspirational. I know, I know, it has a meaning in Latin (and several other languages), but it still has religious connotations.

But if you're trying to play on the name Fair Play, what about town names like Equity or Fairness or Level Playing Field (ooops, sorry, campaign flashback...) you could really go with something that becomes a character on it's own. A kooky one, but still.

Thanks for the shout out, too! I <3 your blog, too.

Diane Craver said...

I love your blog, too, but you know that.

Love your list of blog favorites - I visit some of the same ones!

Happy writing to you! You're doing great!

Anonymous said...

Left you something on my blog...

Ceri said...

Aww, thanks Marianne!! I'm honored! But I don't even read 7 blogs on a regular basis. Guess I better start, there's lots of good stuff out there.

And congrats to you on the award!

Thanks, Charity! I knew New Hope was familiar and I thought I remembered it from my previous life as a Minnesotan. I think we used to drive through it going to my grandparents house in Prior Lake.

Allie Boniface said...

Aw, thanks!