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Monday, February 7, 2011

Too Many Shoes!

There are so many things I want to blog about today, and I don't know where to start. I planned on telling you a bit about my webinar with Mary Kole, but all these other things came up. So I'll hold off on that until later in the week. For now, I want to thank Nancy for honoring me with The Stylish Blogger Award. She has to be one of the sweetest people I know. I'm not one to follow the rules with these types of awards, but I do want Nancy to know how grateful I am and that I truly appreciate the friendship we've developed here on blogger. If you don't already follow her, you should drop by her place. You're sure to find a heartwarming experience. Also, I want to congratulate Jennifer Shirk on her 3rd book contract. And get this... I wasn't even on a break when this good news came in! (Don't know what I'm talking about? Then click here). Of course, technically, we could say it counts considering my Internet was down last week and I didn't hear the good news until Friday. Yeah, I know that's a stretch, but still... Finally, did you hear about the drawing my awesome friend Kate Walton is having? If not, you should go check it out. The prizes include 7 YA books and a first chapter critique by the lovely Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown LTD. It doesn't get much better than that! Okay, this post is long enough. I'm sure there's more I want to talk about, but it will wait until Wednesday. Have a great day!

37 comments:

Melissa said...

Congrats on getting the stylish blogger award and for jennifer for getting her third contract!

Leah Rubin said...

Wow, that's a lot of terrific news all at once! Congrats to you and to the next Famous Writer out there!

Travis Erwin said...

Here;s to good friends and book contracts.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Yeah for Jennifer! So cool to celebrate with friends.
~ Wendy

Patti said...

Lots of good stuff going on. Great way to start a Monday.

W.B. said...

You deserved the Stylish Blogger Award. :) This is a lot of good news, and an excellent way to begin the week.

See you Wednesday!

Diane said...

Tons of exciting things happening out there. :O)

Amanda said...

Great news all around! What a great way to start the week. :)

Carolyn V said...

Whew! That IS a lot of stuff going on! I'm so excited for Jennifer! Congrats on your award Susan! =D

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow. That really is a lot of news. Thanks for keeping us all up-to-date! :-)

Konrad said...

Wow, lots of good news! Congratulations!

Danyelle said...

Congrats on your award and to Jennifer! :D I'm looking forward to hearing about your webinar. :D

Jennifer Shirk said...

Congrats on your award!!!
And thanks for the shout-out! :)

I know some days there is nothing to talk about and some days I could blog for hours. (But who'd listen, right?) LOL

Plamena Schmidt said...

Yay! for your award. You totally deserve it.

Thanks for the heads up on the contest : )

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

So many great things happening! Have a great day!

Colene Murphy said...

Congrats on your award! Thanks for the links!

Texas Playwright Chick said...

Oooo, kudos on the Stylish Blogger Award! And, thanks for the tip, headed over to Kate's site now.

Can't wait to hear about the Webinar! If it's going to require a fee, then I hope you'll have a contest for free webinar attendance...and then choose ME! *grin*

lotusgirl said...

That's so exciting for Jennifer. Her story sounds like a fun escape.

Dara said...

Oooh thanks for all the awesome info!

Jayne said...

Well congratulations to both you and Jennifer! I'd stretch that Break thing, too. When I'm ready, I'll make sure I know when your next Break is. ;)

Jackee said...

So many good things going on right now! Yay to Jennifer especially! Maybe it's because I'm on break? LOL!

Thanks for the many shoes, Susan! <3

T. Anne said...

Yay for all the great news! And I'm sort of impressed you weren't even on a break! I think you're just good luck all the way around. =)

Terri Tiffany said...

I love it when someone is excited as you are about what to share!

Nancy said...

Thank you for the kind comments. I love your blog because you always have something interesting to say. Congrats to Jennifer. Way to go.

Elana Johnson said...

So many exciting things! Yay for Jennifer--can't wait to hear about the webinar, and congrats on the award.

Jill Kemerer said...

Hooray! Nancy is awesome, and congrats on the award! And another big shout-out to Jennifer!!

Julia King said...

I live how all of your posts have shoes on them. Very creative. You must be a shoe-a-holic. Am I right?

Abby Annis said...

Congrats on the award! And congrats to Jennifer! I know what you mean about going on break. Seems like every time I do somebody gets an agent or a book deal. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

*runs off to check out Kate's contest* :D

Stephanie Faris said...

Congrats on your award. I think we got it in the same blog!

Janna Qualman said...

It's all very exciting! Can't wait to hear more about the webinar, Susan.

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Whew! I just visited every link you included in your post and got distracted by some great stuff. Thanks for sharing, Susan.

I can't wait to hear what you've been learning as well. I'm trying to decide on what "educational" things I should take on this year. I love how many writers and writing organizations out there are so willing to teach and share their knowledge!

Stephen Tremp said...

You won't have a shortage of shoes to choose from for your acceptance speech for the Stylish Blogger Award!

David said...

Yes, when is the award ceremony? :-)

erica m. chapman said...

YAY! Awesome news all around ;o) I hope you are well!

Laura Pauling said...

I've hesitated taking some of the webinars because I feel like I'm paying for the critique. Did you learn anything new or insightful or was it what we learn from all the blogging agents anyway?

Jen Chandler said...

Great linkage here! Congrats on the award :D