Thursday, October 13, 2011

Awards, giveaway reminder and news

The wonderful Tara Tyler has passed on this award to me:
I'm going to go with Tara's Halloween theme because it was so much fun reading hers!
Here are seven Halloween facts about me:

1. Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the costumes, trick-or-treating, and all the horror movies on TV.
2. I dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein in grade seven. It was a fantastic costume, but it took a few days to make my hair lie flat again.
3. We didn't have much money when I was growing up. When I was seven, I dressed up as a witch with a big black sweatshirt and a construction paper hat, and my brother wore a garbage bag with the word BOO! in paper letters across it.
4. In grade eight, I dressed as an accident victim and was complimented on how realistic my injuries looked. My acting was horrendous, though!
5. We lived on a street full of townhouses. Most families were young families and had lots of kids. We'd go trick-or-treating to over 200 houses and fill two pillow cases with candy.
6. I dressed up as an alien when I was eight. I wore an inflatable head on top of my own. I looked more like an alien totem pole!
7. When I was 12, I was told I was too old to be trick-or-treating. I was devastated. Now I'm excited to have a child of my own and experience the excitement with him.

I also received this award from the fabulous Summer Ross:
Thank you, Summer and Tara, for the awards.

I pass on the I <3 Blogging award to:
Cherie Reich
Damyanti
Tania Walsh

I pass on the Seriously Cute Blogger award to:
Jessica G.
Janel
Sabrina Llave

I want to remind everyone that today is the last day to enter in my Journal Giveaway. New followers are welcome to enter too.

In other news, I finally have my new Nook Color. I love it! I've been playing too much Angry Birds. I need to read more. That's what I got it for. Yet those green pigs are taunting me. I must crush them!

I had a good birthday last week and a nice visit with my mother. It helps to have another adult around during the days to entertain the munchkin. My mom made me a huge Death By Chocolate cake. I'm still feeling it sit in my belly. I regret nothing.

I've been doing a lot of reading and critiquing lately. I have my monthly writers' group this coming Saturday. I submitted a medieval zombie story to be critiqued. It's a story that I've had short-listed three times and then rejected in the end because it's "too different."

I hope to have my current WIP ready to be sent out by the end of the month. I want to go into November and NaNoWriMo with no other projects. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for NaNoWriMo this year, but I want to try to outline first. I'm a pantser. I've never managed to follow an outline before, but since I have such limited time to write, I thought it might help me this year.

14 comments:

  1. busy, busy, busy you are!
    loved your fun facts, i was a bum one year...(hobo)
    and i'd love to hear a medieval zombie tale!

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  2. Congratulations! And good luck with the outline.
    Twelve is too old for trick-or-treating? Since when?

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  3. Congratulations for the awards and thank you for awarding me with the I<3 Blogging award!

    My parents were the same way about trick-or-treating beyond age 12. I got away with it in my twenties when I took my sister trick-or-treating and got candy too from people. *grins*

    Angry Birds is awesome yet time-consuming. It makes me want to play them again, though. *looks at phone*

    I think it's good to use an outline, but then again I'm a plotter. But remember an outline is only a guide, not set in stone. :)

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  4. Congrats on the awards and fun facts too, agree 12 isn't too old.

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  5. Tara, I was a hobo one year, too, and I think my brother went as that a couple of years!

    Alex, thank you. Dang stuffy adults telling kids they're too old! I still would go out trick-or-treating if it were acceptable.

    Cherie, you're welcome. :) It's fun that you got to take your sister. It's cool people gave you candy too!

    Pat, thanks and you're right. Twelve is not too old!

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  6. Reading about your fun Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treating, I'm feeling a little deprived ;). It's not a big thing in England, and I never went Trick-or-Treating. I think it's done more so now though.

    I'm glad you had a good birthday. That Death by Chocolate cake sounds yummy!

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  7. Glad you had a good birthday and a great visit.

    I love my Nook. I don't have angry birds on it though. One day, I'll have one of your stories on it. :D I'm sure.

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  8. C D, I sometimes forget that Halloween is mainly an American/Canadian thing. It's my favorite holiday. I'd do away with Christmas just to keep it!

    M Pax, my goal is next year. *knocks on wood*

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  9. Huge congrats on the awards...:) And thanks for picking me... I feel special... just blogged about it on my blog:)

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  10. Congrats on the awards! I LOVED your Halloween list.

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  11. Congratulations on getting the awards and thank you :D I'll try to blog about it next week!

    Halloween is also my favorite time of the year! I remember when I was only 8 and I told myself I was too old to go trick-or-treating.

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  12. Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing one on to me! P.S. Happy Belated Birthday too! :)

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  13. Thanks for the award! I think you're rather adorable, too.
    And here's one of my dirty little NaNo secrets: one year I worked on two different projects. One was about demons and werewolves while the other was a light-hearted YA romance. The two totally did not mix. So which one I worked for my daily word count depended on what kinds of mood I was in.

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  14. Congrats on your awards! You have a lovely blog, I am a new follower stopping by from the October blogfest.:)

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