Tuesday, June 1, 2010

An Award and a Contest Winner (Me!)

I appreciate the input everyone gave me about keeping a blogging schedule. I was surprised to find how many bloggers keep schedules and really like them. So I'm giving it a try. I'm sure it will change from time to time as I iron out the kinks, but at least it's a start.


In other news: I've been hoarding awards, so I'm going to make a start at passing them out (this will be part of my Wednesday schedule for a while - as long as the awards hold out). Today I'll pass out the Quillfeather Award, given to me by Karen G at Coming Down the Mountain. Thanks Karen! And I promise I didn't know this when I planned this post, but I just went over to get the link to Karen's blog and found out I won her contest! She's going to analyze the first three chapters and query for my manuscript. Wow, Karen! Super Duper Thanks with a Cherry on Top! (Sidenote: I won a The Mockingbirds bookmark at Kimberly Franklin's blog today, too! Thank you, Kimberly! I'm so psyched - today was my lucky day!)

I'm almost too excited to go on, but there's still an award to give away so I'd better finish up. I'd like to give this lovely award to Shelley Sly at Stories in the Ordinary. Shelley is hosting the "I Can't Say It" Blogfest, where you can post a scene about a character who has something to say but can't get the words out. Doesn't that sound like fun? Hop over to her blog and sign up (or just tell her "hi!")

I'm also giving this award to Julie Dao at Silver Lining. Julie has another blog dedicated to science writing, Jules on Science, with some really interesting science articles. You should definitely check it out!

That's it for me today. I get to go figure out which manuscript I'll use for the chapters Karen's going to analyze. Have a very happy Wednesday, everyone!

31 comments:

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations on all the bling. Way to go! And scheduling is the way to go I think. It takes some of the pressure off.

Joanne said...

I think you'll like the structure of a schedule keeping the blogging on track. And congrats on the awards and contest win! The critique sounds like a great prize ...

Lydia Kang said...

congrats on all your awards! And I agree, the scheduling thing makes all the difference. Otherwise it feels like the blog rules you, and not the other way around!

Susan Fields said...

Anne - Thank you! I do think I'm going to like this scheduling thing, will save me from scrambling around the night before a post (hopefully!)

Joanne - Thank you, I'm very excited about the critique! I should have bought a lottery ticket yesterday with all my wins. :)

Susan Fields said...

Lydia - I am getting excited about the schedule, I can see what you mean about ruling the blog instead of it ruling you...I think that's been happening to me when I wait until the last minute and have no idea what I'm going to post.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Susan Fields!! I'm so happy for you - I saw the fab KarenG's post yesterday and saw that you won and I was like "YAY!!!!" So YAY!! for you!! Well done you! And well done with winning all the other awards too - good for you.

I shall check out these links in a mo -! Good luck with your schedule!!!

Take care
x

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Congrats on your wins! :)

Sandy Shin said...

Yay, congratulations, Susan! :)

Jingle said...

well deserved award.
smiles!
Happy Wednesday!

Jayne said...

Well done on winning those fantastic comps - how great that KarenG is going to be reading over your first three chapters and query! Woohoo! I bet she will do an ace job, and really help. :)

And congrats to your award receivers!

Nicole Murray said...

Congrats on the great wins! Wow its busy in blogger land. What a busy group. I signed up for Shelleys Blog Fest. Looks like fun.

Talli Roland said...

So much great stuff going on! Thanks for the links and congrats on your award (and the win!).

Ann said...

Congratulations on the award Susan, I saw it over at KarenG's earlier today. Great links too, thanks!

Myrna Foster said...

Congratulations!

Jackee said...

Happy Wednesday to you too--I can't believe your luck. Congrats! :o)

And good luck giving that ms a rest. It's so hard to leave them be for awhile. At least for me it is!

Shelley Sly said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy that you won the contest! Thank you so much for passing along an award to me, and for promoting my blog fest! You're so sweet!

Kelly said...

Congrats! You should go play the Lotto today!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

WTG, friend! It looks like you are on a roll...you better put some manuscripts out there ASAP!

Susan Fields said...

Old Kitty - Thanks so much, and thank you for the comment you left over at Karen's blog yesterday, too - your comments always make me smile. :)

Jessica, Sandy, and Jingle - Thank you, and happy Wednesday!

Jayne - I'm so excited to hear Karen's thoughts on my ms, I'm sure she'll really help, too!

Nicole - I'm so glad you signed up for Shelley's blogfest! I've done a couple before, and I really enjoy doing them.

Talli, Ann, and Myrna - thank you!

Jackee - I am feeling very lucky! I still have that beautiful basket of bath goodies on display in my bathroom (though I have started using them - that cherry blossom smell is wonderful!)

Susan Fields said...

Shelley - Thank you, and you're very welcome for the award and the blogfest mention - thanks for hosting it!

Kelly - That was my thought exactly!

Sharon - Great suggestion! Why didn't I think of that yesterday???

Jesson Balaoing said...

nice beautiful fowl, is that a game bird???...

Yaya' s Home said...

Awesome day for you! Congratulations! I hope the good fortune just keeps on touching your life.

~ Yaya

Susan Fields said...

Jesson - It is a pretty bird, isn't it?

Yaya - Thanks so much! I hope you're feeling better!

T.J. Carson said...

Congrats on your blog award! Ha I couldn't stay away from you people, I'm gonna have to have someone change my blog password and hide it from me till I finish my blackout goal =p ahah.

Oh if you haven't voted on Creepy Query Girl's QUERY SPOOF contest, you should vote for entry #1 ;) haha.

Genie of the Shell said...

Wow, congratulations on all the winning and the jackpot of a prize! And thank you for posting these links. I hadn't yet added them all to my collection of helpful writer blogs. :)

Niki said...

I read it on Karen's blog too. Wow what a great prize, well done you :o) Nice to see Quillfeather here too :o))

Susan Fields said...

T.J. - I often think I need someone to change my blog password so I can get some real work done - you're not alone! I hope your blackout's going well!

Genie - Thank you!

Niki - I sent my query and chapters to Karen yesterday - can't wait to see what she has to say!

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on all the awards and thank you for stopping by my blog:)) You look busy and that's good!

Susan Fields said...

Terri - Thank you for coming by my blog, too! It's great to have you here. :) I'm definitely keeping busy lately. Writing and blogging and raising a family sure keep a schedule full! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on all these awards!

Julie Dao said...

Susan, thank you SO much for passing this award on to me! I love it! And thanks for the shout-outs for both my blogs, you are a sweetheart.