April 28, 2010


Wow, that's a word I rarely spell out. Miscellaneous.

First, I'm working on an epically awesome contest. Don't know when exactly it will be held, but it involves signed books. ;)

Second, I'd like to point you in the direction of Jody Hedlund's blog. Jody's debut novel, THE PREACHER'S BRIDE, comes out in October and she regularly posts thoughtful blogging and writing advice. If you are editing, check out today's post in particular: 3 Simple Stages of Self-Editing.

Third, Lydia Kang at The Word is My Oyster presented me with a "Creative Writer" Blogger Award. Thanks, Lydia! Be sure to check out Lydia's blog - she's got a great voice, and her Medical Mondays are always fascinating.

When you are awarded with the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award, you must tell 6 outrageous lies and 1 outrageous truth about yourself:
  1. My last name is actually Stevenakis
  2. I scored a 1520 on the SATS back when a perfect score was 1600 (oh so long ago in 2003 :P)
  3. I am licensed to fly single-engine planes
  4. I once got stuck at the top of the Washington Monument
  5. Manny Ramirez personally autographed a baseball for me 2 years ago
  6. I was born in Baja Mexico
  7. I'm allergic to sunlight
So... can you guess which is true?

And now time to pass the award on! Let's hear one truth buried within the lies from:

Abby Annis
Kayeleen Hamblin
Lilah Pierce
Marquita Hockaday
Sarah Enni

Finally, my brother will be in town May 1-15 before he deploys to Afghanistan, so I cannot guarantee I will be active online while he's here. I have at least one exciting guest blog lined up for you, but I'd still welcome offers if anyone would like to cross-post one of their posts or write an original guest post.

Hope everyone's having a great week!


Lydia Kang said...

Your contest sounds great!
I am also allergic to sunlight (sometimes) and that's so bizarre so I have to say that's your lie. Maybe??
Congrats! Well deserved!

Abby Annis said...

Thanks for the award!

I'm going to say that #4 is true. Total guess. :)

Sarah Enni said...

I guess that the truth is ... that you got stuck at the top of the Washington Monument! Because that is so bizarre and weird, if you made it up then you have a truly spectacular imagination!

Thanks for the shout out-- now I have to think up some equally awesome lies....

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Yay! Thanks for the award! You rock.

My guess is stuck on Washington monument. That sounds too real to me, having been there. (Not stuck, just there.)

Have fun with your brother. It's hard to send someone you love off for such a long time.

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the award. I will SO play the game! I actually have a bunch of awards to give out, so I will add this one to it.

I really hope the allergic to the sunlight one isn't the truth? Bc that would REALLY stink.

I'm guessing Mexico.

Elana Johnson said...

You've got a lot going on. I hope your brother has a great visit with you and stays safe overseas.

As for the truth... I'm going to go with #4.

Digital Kitsune said...

I'm going to say the truth is #4.

Tahereh said...

ooh ooh i love these!

i think #4 is the truth :D

and congrats on the award!!

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