Monday, March 12, 2012

ksm - award season

It's blog award season!

First I want to give! Thanks to all who participated by telling me their blurb! Here are the winners of my little 300+ follower contest:

Carrie won Divergent by Veronica Roth 
and
 Erin won Janitors by Tyler Whitesides
The best part of last week was being recognized for my writing. I won a crit from Rach's first campaign challenge! Just getting past the first round made my day, but this & all the wonderful comments I got from the Kyra & Rachel's WIP - The Movie blogfest Friday make me want to send more queries! I think I will!

Starting with the infamous agent Janet Reid and the Liz Norris Pay it Forward Writing Contest. You all should try it too. But hurry, last day for entries is 3/15!

Now I would like to thank Kevin at Graphophobia (which means fear of writing!) I won the book Septimus Heap: Magyk in his 100 follower contest! Go visit him!

And finally, I got a few awards too...Thanks, you guys! I love awards, but I am way behind, so I will make this as concise as possible. It's more about the shout outs!

from Ashley Nixon and Lady Gwen and CM Brown oh, and Huntress!

I like this MEME! Here are the rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 authors.

Cooper was a smart guy. And he was becoming a big pain in the ass. If he didn’t have his high relations, he’d probably be dead.
By the time Cooper removed his coat from the webcam, Nate had refreshed the tracking map, the satellite link frame, and the video feeds from the hotel. He was ready for action.
“Good morning, Cooper. Where are we going today?” Nate asked and took a sip of VitaCoke.
from Leigh
No single person launched my writing dreams. Influencing authors were Michael Crichton, Janet Evanovich, and Piers Anthony. But the wind beneath my wings was my parents - encouragement extraordinaire! Thanks, Mom & Dad!
and from Leigh and Chandara
1. Favorite Color: purple
2. Favorite Animal: doggies
3. Favorite Number: 2
4. Favorite (non-alcoholic) drink: coke
5. Facebook or Twitter: FB
6. My passion: music
7. Getting or Giving presents: giving
8. Favorite Pattern: swirlies
9. Favorite Day of the Week: Friday
10. Favorite Flower: Gerbera daisy

and chandara also gave me the Kreativ Blogger award in which you list seven things about yourself, but I think the above answers covers that =)

Now more giving! So many of you have already received, but I found a few to pass these on to...


The Sunshine Award         The Lucky 7 MeMe
to bloggers that make        to authors I'd like to
me =)                                hear bits from!
Angela Brown                      MS Hatch    
Deana Barnhart                 Brooke R Busse
      Kevin                            Christine Rains
    Samantha                       Sarah Belliston
Jessica Theirren                 Laura Josephsen
Joyce Lansky                     Angie Cothran
Dana                                Tyrean

The Dream Launcher goes to bloggers I admire:
Huntress           Donna Weaver            Heather G          JA Bennett

Thanks, you guys! Do as you will with them and keep writing!

20 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats on all the awards! Very happy the movie blogfest inspired you!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm doing the 7 Meme on Wednesday. I think it's a cool idea, especially since it's short and makes for a fast and easy post. :D

Great job on yours, btw. I'm intrigued.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the awards! Like the new header.

McKenzie McCann said...

Wow. Everyone has been so busy lately. Congrats on all the awards!

By the way, is it just me or did you change your blog layout? Well, if you did or this is just the first time I'm noticing it, it's lovely.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on the awards and congrats to the winners! Thanks for passing on the Lucky 7 MeMe to me too.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to the winners and congrats to you on the awards.

I wonder what all the tracking is about. Great excerpt.

Carrie Butler said...

1) Thank you so much! *hugs*
2) Congratulations on your awards!
3) Great excerpt! :D

Laura Josephsen said...

Thanks, Tara!!

And your excerpt is really intriguing...I'm wondering what they're up to!

Huntress said...

Hi Five on #4. Nothing like a Coke.

Congrats on the awards! Couldn't happen to a better friend.

I am humbled that you would think of me for the Dream Launcher. That is gorgeous!

Btw, you might want to check Saturday's post on my blog. Your name popped up. LOL

Joyce Lansky said...

Thank you for recognizing me. If I make at least one person smile, my time is well spent.

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats! And Thank you Much!!! I will post on Friday about this . . . again, thank you!!!

mshatch said...

thanks Tara and love the vitacoke!

E. Arroyo said...

Wow...you are on a roll! Congrats!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations on the awards. Interesting excerpt, too!

Heather M. Gardner said...

So much going on! Awesome news.

Thanks for the Dream Launcher award. That's a new one! I'll get on that today.

I like your excerpt. I can't wait to read your whole story. These snippets are starting to add up to a really good story.

Thanks again,
HMG

J. A. Bennett said...

Thanks for the Dream Launcher award! That's one I actually don't have ;)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wow. Congrats, Tara, and thanks!

Dana said...

Congrats on your awards, Tara, and thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

Lucky 7 meme is definitely pretty cool. I'll have to do it for both my YA novel and short story collection. Fun times.

Samantha said...

Thanks for the award! Look for my post on wednesday where I'll pass it along :)