Friday, January 4, 2013

Daily Reminders

I got "The Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom for Christmas and it has given me a new perspective on time...

I wax philosophic
in this numbered new year
for who's to say
that New Year's day
should be a time to cheer?

We make resolutions
and kiss those who are dear
but every day
we all should say
"I love you!" loud and clear!

So keep your goals handy,
display them without fear
remember each day
improve the way
we live throughout the year!

Today I also have to thank two special people for gifts I got, and not even for Christmas!

First, Brinda - who is a whiz at writing, blogging, and promoting - is also a wonderful book trailer creator! I won her fabulous prize of a book trailer! Talk about perfect timing! I can't wait to share it! Just adding a few finishing touches and waiting for my cover to put in it...Wacka Wacka! (I don't say squee)

And the Coup de Blogs!
My sweet, supportive, sassy, and spontaneous friend Heather, bestowed me with The 2012 Blog of the Year Award! Unbelievable! Such an honor!

Do you know a blog that deserves an award? Do you have special blogs that you love to read? Which blogs do you bookmark and follow? Would you like to give them an award this year?  Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!
The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
  • Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
  • Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
  • Please include a link back to this page and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  • Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  • You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  • As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin, you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!  There are a total of 6 stars to collect, which means you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

And so, I pass this award on to...

Rhonda, extreme traveler and jokester, never lets me get away without a laugh - and she named me a top ten humorous blog! She is the funny one!

and Stina, who I mentioned yesterday, is a giver of valuable, practical writing and publishing advice! in addition to promoting other authors! (I wanted to recognize her, even though she doesn't usually accept awards)

and of course I have to give it back to Heather, whose progress reports, which are filled with humor, and Stormy posts I always look forward to!

I completely recommend you give all these blogs at least a visit, then you will feel compelled to follow!!!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the trailer.

kjmckendry said...

I love your timely poem! Yes we should bring cheer all through the year!

And congrats on your trailer can't wait to see it and your cover! Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

Poem was a good reminder for the coming year. Congrats on your award! Fun to pass it on to such great blogs.

Dana said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to your trailer. :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You won the trailer? Lucky chick!

Fida Islaih said...

Congrats on both gifts!! And thanks for the awesome poem!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats on the award and trailer win. Nice haul Tara.

Suzanne Furness said...

Congratulations on the award and your awesome prize!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to your trailer!

VikLit said...

What a fabulous poem!

Laura S. said...

Happy New Year, Tara!! Perfect poem to ring in 2013!

nutschell said...

what an awesome prize! can't wait to see your book trailer :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great poem!

Congrats on your book trailer! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Thank you so much for passing back the award! I feel very lucky!

It's gonna be a great year!

Romance Reader said...

Friends are very special and each one adds something to our lives.

Happy new year, Tara.

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations on the award and looking forward to seeing your book trailer! And great job with your poem, really sweet love it. (:

Brinda said...

That's a cool award. Thanks for being excited with me about the book trailer. :) It's been fun and I can't wait for your cover and reveal!

Rena said...

Congrats on your blog awards. I love the stars idea, so cute.

Kelley Lynn said...

Congrats on the award!!! You seriously deserve it Tare. LOVE this blog ;)

Annalisa Crawford said...

The award idea is great. And thanks for reminding me that I want to read The Time Keeper!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. lost of support here - so pleased to read about the book trailer - that will be amazing - then your cover and reveal.

Congratulations for the year ahead - looks kinda rosy to me ... have fun in 2013 ..

Cheers Hilary

Tara Tyler said...

thanks again, everyone! i dont like touting so much, but i had to thank my friends! now on to business!!

DL Hammons said...

Congratulations! And excellent choices as well!! :)

Rhonda Albom said...

Oh my, you have left me speechless, and oh so much pressure to write something funny. Sorry to disappoint, I am just blown away and honored, and totally embarrassed that I visited here so late. And congratulations to you.

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