Thursday, March 10, 2011

A New Blogfest and Awards for the Cheetah!

Swim - Write - Run is hosting The Bucket List blogfest this Friday! Check it out and sign up. Brainstorming my post was tough, so give me more ideas. :) I need more excitement in my life!

And Kristina at KayKay's Corner gave The Flying Cheetah two awards! I'm super excited!

But wait! There's more!

Zan Marie at In the Shade of the Cherry Tree sent those awards as well! I asked for more excitement, right? :)

To accept these awards, I have to:

1. Thank and link back to the person(s) who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 or so recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

So here goes:

1. Kristina at KayKay's Corner hosted the amazing Catch Me if You Can blogfest, and I'm so grateful for that and these fantastic awards! Thanks!

I came across Zan Marie's blog during the CMiYC blogfest and was hooked. Thanks so much for the awards! My little Cheetah's growing up. *sniffle*

2. i. I'm an Accountant and had 'visions' of my first novel/series on my drives to and from review courses for a certification exam.

ii. I'm a sucker for stray cats. I have four rescuees in the house, and every roamer in the neighborhood knows I'll feed them (especially the Fatty McFatterson white cat with the crooked tail).

iii. I don't watch the news. It's terrible, because I have no idea what's going on when people talk about current events, but it's so negative! I glance at the Yahoo homepage once or twice a day and click on the things that interest me (funny animal videos, healthy eating tips, movie stuff, and the occasional business article if it involves consumer spending trends). I actually get a lot of news from your blogs and appreciate it!

iv. I'm a bit of a Honda snob. My first car was a Civic that lived to be 220,000 miles before my dad sold her. Oh, she still lives, don't worry, but she's someone else's baby. I have a different Civic now and love her with all my heart. :)

v. If (when!) I sell a book, the first thing I want to do is buy my mom a pair of gorgeous, diamond earrings. Just because she's awesome.

vi. When I was a kid, I watched Peter Pan until the VHS dissolved into powder. Well, not really powder, but it definitely died. This was NOT the Disney version, but the Mary Martin stage play that PBS aired once, and my wonderful mom (see v.) taped for me. Most. Awesome. Thing. Ever.

vii. Marie is my middle name. ;)

3. These are some blogs I've come to really enjoy over my two-three months traversing the mountainous blog terrain.
Angelic Muse: Angelica Jackson - The contest watcher. You're fantastic!

Ali Cross - The creator of NiNoWriMo. Ninja writing! How cool is that?

Something else to distract me - Erinn's having an awesome contest involving a myriad of awesomosities. No, I cannot over-use that word. Which word you say? Oh, um, hmm...AWESOME!
Carrie Keeps Typing - Laugh-out-loud sense of humor. Definitely keep typing!
Clarissa Draper - Thanks for the first chapter critique! It's come a long way since you read it. :)
Iggi and Gabi - So, so, so much great information for us beginners. Thanks!

YA Audiobook Addict - Gave me a wonderful query critique and assorted advice. I can't say enough thank-yous!
My Life in Fiction - One of my first followers. Introduced me to Eat Pray Love. Wonderful!

The Book Lady - Caryn's having a contest involving books and chocolate. I assume you're there and have stopped reading this post, but that's understandable. :) Come back and read the rest!

East for Green Eyes - First off, gorgeous design. I could only dream of having eyes like that. Also, check out the Hone Your Skills blogfest coming up next week.

Market My Words - Great advice on marketing and breaking into the industry. Shelli's very grateful for her success and isn't afraid to help others. She's been spectacularly patient with my questions. Thanks!
Paper Hangover - New blog, but familiar names (Holly at Super Mom Writes, Pam at Y(A)? Cuz we Write are a couple). The hosts are bottomless pits of information about the industry and dos and don'ts. Umm, I realize calling you 'pits' sounds pretty awful, but it really means 'so remarkably phenominal my word choice is limited.' hehe
Read. Write. Repeat. - What can I NOT say about Lisa! Such a huge help to me in critiquing, advice, everything. The best! And she has the most beautiful baby girl. Go to her blog and check her out!

I know I've forgotten a ton. All the blogs I follow have something unique that pulled me in, so I love them all!

I'll let everyone know about the awards before the end of the week, and thanks again to Kristina and Zan Marie! You've made the Cheetah very, very happy.


Clarissa Draper said...

Thank you for the award! I love cats too. I'm glad your novel is going great. Can't wait to read it when it's finished.

Pam Harris said...

Aww, thanks for repping Paper Hangover! And the middle name Marie is very popular in my family--so much so that I think I may have to use it if I have a daughter. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the awards! :)

Zan Marie said...

You're welcome and thanks for getting hooked on the Shade of the Cherry Tree. ; )

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats on all the awards. Wow. That's many :)

W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

ali said...

That was awesome Marie! I loved your "Fatty MacFatterson". :) And YES you will be published! If only because you have such an unselfish desire.

Thank you for the award! That is so awesome of you! :D

Gabriela Pereira said...

Thanks so much for the awards! You're so sweet for thinking of me (and iggi). :)


Carrie said...

Congratulations and THANK YOU!!!!!

(Just call me Grateful McGratefulson!)