Contests, Giveaways, And Awards, Oh My!

Well. I wasn’t going to blog today, but it seems unavoidable. You know why? Because there is SO MUCH to talk about today! So buckle up, friends. Here we go.

1) The lovely and talented Sara McClung is running a RIDICULOUS giveaway over at her blog! I mean, people, if you don’t enter this one? I don’t even know what to say to you. So click HERE right now and throw your name in the hat!

2) If you missed it (and I sincerely hope you didn’t!) I hosted my own contest that ends tonight at midnight. So if you’re just now hearing about it, it’s not too late and I’m giving away some pretty good prizes of my own! Click HERE to see the rules and prizes, and then go ahead and send me your entry!

3) I’m the honored recipient of two new blog awards! Carol Miller was kind enough to pass the Quillfeather Award on to me. Thanks, Carol! The rules for accepting this award are as follows:

Before you take him home, you have to tell me how you like your eggs cooked. Feel free to hand over the award to other Cool Chicks if you wish, but please advise those recipients to keep his hutch clean and tidy at all times. Oh, and make sure he has plenty of grain and water. And love….

Alright, so first, I like my eggs scrambled, poached, fried, or baked, or in omelette form. Yeah, I’m kind of an egg freak. I also enjoy them with salsa and cheese. And they’re also good when they come with some bacon or other fatty, carb-laden breakfast meat.

I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggers I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed:

  1. Mercedes Yardley
  2. Jennifer Daiker
  3. Regan Leigh
I’m also honored to accept the Butterfly Award from the fabulous Jennifer Shirk. Thanks, Jennifer!
I only follow blogs I think are super cool, so this is going to be a tough choice, but here we go. I hereby pass this award on to:
And, because I sincerely do think his blog is cool but also because I want to see him post the Butterfly Award on his blog,
3. Simon Larter (at least it wasn’t the Sugar Doll Award, right?)

In other news, my re-edited, re-revised (totally words) manuscript is back in the expert hands of my agent. We spent last week sending it back and forth, tweaking it here and there, and… this week… is the week… it goes back out into the scary world.

I feel like I should pack it a sack lunch and make sure its shoes are tied and pat it on the back while saying “Go get ’em, tiger!” And then do my best to hold back a tear as it gets on the bus with all the other manuscripts.

Anyhow, so I’m basically going to hyperventilate until we know something. Which could be any day now.


*shrieks and runs around kicking things over*

Alright. Thanks again, everyone! Now I’m off to read contest entries and inform my awardees of their prizes. Oh yeah, and work. At my full time job.

17 thoughts on “Contests, Giveaways, And Awards, Oh My!

  1. Pack it a lunch, I love that! I'm right there with yah girl on kicking things over and shrieking. Our babies are out there! It's a wonderful and horrible feeling all at the same time.

  2. Ah, yes. It's not the Sugar Doll award, true. It's much more manly than the Sugar Doll award. *Sigh*

    I do appreciate you calling my blog cool, though, m'dear. You're very sweet.

    Now I'm wondering how fast I can bang out an entry for your competition… 🙂

  3. Thanks Anne–what a wonderful compliment. And OMG-I know you're nervous but I am SO excited for you. Keep us updated on your progress and if you need to panic or hyperventilate you know where to find me. 😉

  4. Anne, I just love reading your blog! You have the perfect combo of information and humor! It's great! I can't wait to find out the results of your contest and I am going to check out the other one right now!

  5. Congrats on the award, Anne! Thanks for sharing the links. I wasn't going to blog today either aside from my scheduled post, but it seems unavoidable because of all these amazing contests going on 🙂

  6. Your screaming and kicking things over made me laugh. Yay, excitement! Be sure to give your manuscript some hot cocoa when it steps off of the bus.

    Thanks for the award! I'm excited! Also, thanks for your comments about privacy. Your remarks were sensitive and kind, and I was pleased to read them.


  7. Thank you! 🙂 I'm glad we're getting to know each other! 🙂 (I like your blog background, btw!) 🙂 And so excited you're promoting my contest! I'm having crazy fun reading all the entries and each new one is like Christmas. 😉


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