Monday, November 28, 2011

More Blog Awards!

Okay, so once again I’ve been very bad when it comes to blog awards. First, I received an award and then got so busy with the agent edits for my manuscript that I forget to write a post about it. And to make matters worse, I received an award I somehow overlooked. This just goes to show what editing will do to an already deteriorating brain. I’ve officially become a Writer-Zombie.

For those who aren’t aware of this condition:
Writer-Zombie (n.) –
A writer who has died from excessive editing, but, in order to finish their manuscript on deadline, has come back to life as a reanimated corpse. The cognizant part of their brains are dead, but their gross motor skills continue to function (aka. their brains are in a mindless state but their hands keep typing). Do Not Feed the writer-zombies.

Anyways, here is my BELATED blog award post.

Annalisa Crawford at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep has given me The Versatile Blog Award! The rules state that I’m supposed to tell you seven things about myself and then award fifteen other bloggers. So here goes:

1. I’m a soccer fanatic. I support the Houston Dynamo and Manchester City F.C., and currently play on five soccer teams. It used to be seven, but I’m trying to cut back.
2. I’m phobic about blood (aka. Hemophobia), but I love vampire and zombie movies. Which basically means I can only watch about half the movie and have to cover my eyes for the rest.
3. I’m both a nerd and a jock. Or is it jockess for girls? Do girls have to add an –ess? Screw that, jockess sounds dumb. I’m going with jock. I’m a nerd-jock. Nock? Jerd? Whatever.
4. I love nonsense writing, but the English major in me constantly tried to make sense of it. If there’s hidden meaning in The Walrus and the Carpenter, I’ll find it.
5. I own multiple copies of Persuasion (Jane Austen), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (C. S. Lewis), Frankenstein (Mary Shelley), and The Grimm’s Fairy Tales. They’re all different and yes, I need them all.
6. I love research. The best part of starting a new story is researching it. I’m in the research phase of my new, dystopian novel and have a list of thirty-seven books to read first. I’m looking forward to it.
7. I always name at least one character in every story after one of my literary heroes.

And here are the blogs I think deserve this award . . .

4. Christa

The next award I received was the Lovely Blog Award from Kris Atkins at In Other Words. I’m very excited to receive this award, though it took me a month to realize someone had given it to me. Sigh. Anyways, I’m supposed to award fifteen more people who I think deserve this blog, and they are:

And last but not least, Annalisa Crawford ALSO gave me the Liebster Blog award! This is my second Liebster Award, and I’m soooo excited that two different blogging friends thought I deserved it! Here’s a link to my other Liebster Blog Award post. So, here are the five blogs with less than 200 followers I think deserve this award as well . . .

Whew. I think that’s everyone. And thank you once again to Kris Atkins and Annalisa Crawford for their wonderful support and recognition! If you haven’t already checked out their blogs, you really should! 


  1. Thanks for my award. One thing I don't think I've asked you is, why Man City? (As you might remember I'm a huge City fan too, so I'm curious).

    It might be a little time before I pass on the award - I've got to psych myself up for it :-)

  2. Quite a lot of fun bloggers on these lists. Congrats on each of these awards. You definitely deserve them. And thank you again for thinking of me. You are so sweet!

  3. Thanks for the lovely blog award! And how is it possible to play on 5 (or 7) soccer teams? However you do it, you're def a jock! (I think we need a better name, though, for female athletes. Or maybe just "athlete" will do!) :)

  4. Thank you so much!! We're honored to be included with all these great blogs.

  5. Yay for awards!!! [Happy dance!] Thanks, girly... You're the best!

  6. Yay for awards!!! [Happy dance!] Thanks, girly... You're the best!

  7. 37 books of research?! I love research too, but *ahem* not quite that much. :) You go, girl!

    Congrats on all the awards!! And thanks for passing one along to me!

  8. I do number 7 at the top, too. I just named a NaNo character after a blogger, but he doesn't know that yet.

    Congrats on the awards!

  9. Eee, thank you so much! This is my first award! :D

  10. You so totally rock! You do not suck. Not at all. Although you might be crazy for reading 37 books for research before starting a manuscript! I'd never get anything written! But research IS fun, I'll give you that.
    Thanks for the award! w00t!

  11. Thank you for the Liebster Award. I really appreciate it!

  12. Thank you for thinking of me! And I think someone should invent the Star Researcher blog award and pass it on to you. Can you add studious to your jock/nerd description? :)

  13. Thank you so much for the award! I have been wracking my brain all morning thinking of 15 worthy sites to pass it on.

    So glad you liked my site.

  14. You're all so welcome! I enjoy reading your blogs everyday and you so deserve these awards. Can't wait to see who you pass them on too!

    Annalisa - The first time I ever went to Europe I visited a family friend in Manchester and we saw Man City's home field. I've been hooked ever since. And I love Joe Hart :)

    Susan - I love soccer, and make time for it I probably shouldn't. I am trying to cut back though. And you're right...maybe athlete is better. Less gender sensitive.

    Peggy, Kris and Tracey - Sometimes I think writing a book is just an excuse to research :) But honestly, 37 books is a challenge I'm excited to begin! And Tracey, I LOVE that award!

    Becky - I'm so excited that I gave you your first one! I love blog awards!

    Tim - yeah, I had to come up with 35 blogs. It was a fun challenge haha.

  15. Congrats on your many awards!!
    And thank you so much for passing the Versatile Blogger award on to me. Much appreciated.

    I can relate to needing multiple copies of favourite books. I do that too :)

  16. Congratulations on all the awards, and a big THANKS for naming me for the Versatile Blogger award! I collect old books like The Grapes of Wrath, Kings Row, Secret Garden, and Tom Sawyer. Some are first editions. I love the old linen covers. Thanks again! You're fantabulous! <3

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    Thank you so much!! Sorry it took me a couple days to respond... I was finishing up NaNo! :D The first thing I did when I was finished was pick up a book that wasn't mine! Normally I read at least 7 books a month and to not read any at all this November was nearly heartbreaking! ;)

    *Hugs!* Thank you! Thank you!

    P.S It's nice to know someone else initials their name too! Just between you, me, and the internet world, I thought it made me look super cool like J.K Rowling. (^_^) LOL

  19. Thanks so much! I'm also glad to meet a fellow nerd-jock. There need to be more of us!

  20. Congrats on all the awards. I also try to make sense of nonsense lit and I adore the books you have multiple copies of.

  21. Oh, I love blog awards. We are all in such a supportive community. I've met the best people in the bloggy world. I am so grateful you chose me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  22. Thank you very much for the award. This gives me something fun to write about tomorrow. Great list of people. Maybe I will meet some new contacts.

    Again, thank you.


  23. Lynda and Brenda - I'm glad I'm not the only one!

    M.S. - I think using your initials for your pen name is not only awesome, but way of honoring those greats that came before us (aka. J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien).

    Jillian - Yay for nerd-jocks!!!

    Christa - I have too. And I love blog awards because they're a way of thanking the people who write the blogs we love for their time and efforts.

    Thanks Annnnie!!!

    Draven - they're all terrific. Definitely check some of them out!

  24. Hey S.L., thanks so much for my award, and congrats on your own :) Lovely learning more about you - that's hilarious about the blood-phobia/vampire-obsession :D



  25. thank you, thank you... it's nice to be mentioned...

    Jeremy [2thumbs]
    Two Thumbs

  26. Just wanted to comment on - Writers Zombie-lol!

    I think I've experienced that before- you really do feel like a zombie-lol!

    Well even with that short write up- I can tell you- you are an excellent writer!

    It's amazing how a persons writing expresses so much about their personality- Your amazing!