Saturday, February 20, 2010

Why I Love Blogging

What an exciting blogging week I've had! First, my good friend Sharon over at Random Thoughts awarded me the Sweet Friend award. Thank you, Sharon! Sharon has a fantastic blog - please visit her at Random Thoughts.

As part of the award, I'm supposed to name ten things that make me happy. I answered: my husband, my kids, writing, coffee (of course!), warm spring weather, naps, a good book, chocolates, blogging buddies, and a day where I don't have to go anywhere and can stay in my jammies all day. After yesterday, I've got a few additions:

#11 - winning awards and contests;
#12 - being awarded a fifteen minute Skype conversation with agent Mark McVeigh - please visit Mark's new blog and become a follower - he'll be doing more phonecall/Skype giveaways in the future, so stay posted;
#13 - being awarded a query critique with Jennifer Laughran at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency by winning Shelli's Fabulous Follower prize at Market My Words. Please visit Shelli's wonderful blog - you'll be glad you did;
#14 - winning 2 books by bestselling author Aimee Friedman, French Kiss and a signed hardback of Sea Change. I can't wait for these to come in the mail!
I've said it over and over, but I'll say it again - thanks Sharon! Thanks Mark! Thanks Shelli!

Okay, I'm done gushing over my amazing blogging week, now I'd like to hear from you. Did anything fantabulistic happen to you last week? (Okay - I stole that word from one of my very best college friends whom I lost track of but recently found again on Facebook. Another great thing that's happened lately. And Judy, I miss your rather inventive vocabulary!)
Until Thursday, happy writing, and may your coffee pot never run dry.


Old Kitty said...


CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a super-duper fab week you've had!May you have many more of these and many more lovely jubbly blog awards.


I got me a new purse! That made my week. LOL!

Take care

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Paula said...

Wow, Sue, it's so nice to hear a whole bunch of happy things in one space! Congrats and enjoy all those goodies. For my good "stuff," I got a freelance gig writing the content for a moving company's website (hello vocablary like 'valuation') and gathered material for tonight's blog by running a 12K yesterday!!!

Jackee said...

Dang. I need some of your luck to rub off on me, my week was all about sick kids and Dr. appointments. Congratulations to you, though--you deserve it, my friend!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

:) Good luck with the query!! :) xo

Niki said...

How wonderful for you :o) Well done!

Susan Fields said...

Thank you for the kind words, everyone!

Old Kitty - I LOVE new purses! I've needed a new one for ages but it's so hard to find one I really want. Hooray for your new purse!

Paula - a freelance gig and a 12K - sounds like you had an awesome week, too! Can't wait to read tonight's blog post. :)

Jackee - sick kids and dr. appts. :( So sorry to hear you didn't have a good week. But you started Search and Find Friday and had a winner, so that's a happy thing!

Amy and Niki - thanks so much! I appreciate the support and I'll keep everyone posted!

Theresa Milstein said...

You're on a roll. I hope the roll continues!

Susan Fields said...

I hope so, too, Theresa! Now that I'm getting all this help with queries, I need to get the book done!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Coffee and writing are at the top of my list too. And since I spent the day with my kitten at the vet I am also going to go with negative test results! That makes me very happy.

Abby Annis said...

Look at you and all your winnings! You're awesome! Congrats!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. :)

Tess said...

A fantastic week, indeed! I hope it is only the beginning ...

Susan Fields said...

Rebecca - I hope your kitten's okay! I second that, negative test results make me happy, too.

Abby - thanks to you for stopping by my blog and following also, blogging buddies make me very happy indeed!

Tess - thanks so much! It's great to have you back, I hope your vacation was wonderful.

Velva said...

Congrats on such a fabulous blog week. I can see why you are gushing.

Susan Fields said...

Thanks, Velva - it's so nice to have a really great week every once in a while! :)