Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TIME FOR MORE AWARDS.... LET'S GET OUR MIND OFF ABNA! RESULTS ARE IN!

CONGRATULATIONS TO HART JOHNSON AND ELENA SOLODOW! AND ANY OTHER BLOGGER I MIGHT HAVE MISSED ...  LET ME KNOW!





This fantastic award was given to me by a very special lady, Donna Hole. For those of you who don't know Donna you should drop by her blog. She is a excellent writer and is always willing to help others. Her passion shows in everything she writes and natural style is a pleasure to read. Thank you, Donna. This means a great deal to me because we are on this journey together.

There are other special bloggers who have traveled with and learned so much from and I feel they deserve this award for their commitment to our awesome community.

Roland Yeomans: He has become such a good friend to me and I have learned so much from his gut wrenching style. Roland writes from his soul.

Ali Cross: What can I say about Ali. Her Ninja army is building every day. She gently nudges all of us to keep on writing and revising while always being close at hand for support and encouragement. Her comments are sincere and caring and she is one of the shiniest diamonds in our crown.

Denise Covey/L'Aussie: She is a pillar of strength in our community. Her Aussie charm oozes out of every one of her posts. She is an excellent writer and friend. She is also one of the many bloggers that has multiple blogs. How does she do it?  (I can barely keep up with one!)

The Critique Sisters Corner: I adore these wonderful ladies. Linda, Heather, and Karlene are ALWAYS giving excellent advice on writing and conferences. I'll be featuring them soon, so look for my interview.  I couldn't even imagine not traveling the road to success with these incredible woman.

Erica and Christy: How could I not include these ladies on my journey? With their funny, sassy, and in Christy's case, sweetly vulnerable charm, these two have it all. The Ericanator stands up for all injustices in the writing world and she was THE person who taught me how to "murder" adverbs and wordy prose. I"ll be meeting Christy later this week, that is if she every leaves the sun and pool long enough to call me. LOL.

Of course there are others I have met along the journey who are wonderful and if I mentioned all of you this post would be two feet long. But you are all in my heart and I wish for you a successful and safe journey to publication.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!






27 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the touching mention and the award, Michael. You are the best! See you back on that road to success.

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  2. congrats on the award. and yes, Donna is a great lady.

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  3. Congrats on the award Michael- You are so sweet to really talk about each blog you gave to. What a great pot to help take others minds off ABNA

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  4. Congrats on the award. It's so fitting since it's the friends on this journey that support and lift that have made all the difference to me.

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  5. Roland is the best! I so want to meet him someday.

    What a great group of people. Congrats all! :D

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  6. What, you aren't wallowing all day? teehee. Congrats on the award and good luck on ABNA!

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  7. It bears repeating :) Congrats on the award Michael. Your blog is better than dark chocolate.

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  8. Congratulations on your award! This is the perfect award for you because you are a friend to so many. Thank you so much for passing it on to the Critique Sisters! We're truly honored and we've been buzzin about it all morning!

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  9. Good thinking! And I didn't make the ABNA cut ... but c'est la vie! Gots ta keep on truckin' with a little help from my friends.... ;)

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  10. So... I'm guessing you didn't get through otherwise there would be major celebrations happening on this blog?!
    Ah well, you just gotta keep going (and well done for having something to enter in the first place! I still haven't got to that point yet!).

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  11. Thanks for the award, Michael. Hibbs is still looking for the jar of honey!

    T.D., thanks for the kind words. Perhaps we'll be sitting next to one another at a book signing? How cool would that be?

    Congrats to Hart and Elena! And good luck in the competition to follow!

    For the rest, google JK Rowling and see how many times she was rejected. You'll feel better ... but only if you don't quit. Roland

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  12. Yep, I bombed out of ABNA too. Oh well, life goes on . .

    Stephanie Thornton also made the quarter finalists.

    Thanks for all the nice things you said; you're so sweet Michael. You have been an inspiration to me also.

    Good luck with Blinded Gardner revisions; I know you're still working on them. There will be other venues for submission and I'm sure it will win out one day.

    .......dhole

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  13. You know, to make it passed the first round of ABNA meant a lot to me--it lets me know my query is working. Okay, so the second round--well, I've got work to do. That's okay.

    We hang in there. The way I try to look at it is this: when a door closes, throw a rock through the window and sneak in that way :) It's been said, the difference between a successful writer and an unsuccessful writer is that the unsuccessful writer gave up.

    I'm not giving up.

    It was fun while it lasted though. Congrats on the award! You're awesome.

    I think I know most of the blogs you mentioned, but the others I will go and check out. I love that you gave them each a little description too. Very sweet.

    ~Angela

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  14. Congrats big time on the award. And to any who didn't make the latest ABNA cut -- you were brave and talented just to enter it and get this far. I entered last year, fell on my face, and couldn't even get up the courage this year. But as a writer I'm still doing okay. Websites like yours, Michael, definitely help me.

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  15. Congrats on your award! And I hope you remember that you DID make it through the first round of ABNA and it's only UP from here! :) It's all good ~ and too cool you get to meet Christy. I hope you two have fun!

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  16. Hey, I know a few of these guys! Congrats to them! And to you~ :o)

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  17. Congrats. It's so nice to be honored this way. You deserve it.

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  18. Congratulations on the award!

    You made it through the first round of ABNA--and that's a huge accomplishment! There were so many entries but YOURS made it through.

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  19. Michael my friend commiserations on not making the next stage of ABNA but I hope it just makes you hungry for more! Congrats on the award and thanks so much for thinking of me and passing it on to those you mentioned. We do indeed inhabit a supportive, uplifting community and I so value my blogging friends (strangely, mainly 'Yanks' as we like to call y'all.)

    Write on! Off to post my award.

    Denise<3

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  20. Here's another award to add to your collection: http://brookerbusse.blogspot.com/2011/03/madeline-alberta-are-lovely-and-so-am-i.html ^^

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  21. Was that award made just for you? It so fits. And what a wonderful group of people you've passed it on to. The supportive community you have all around you doesn't happen by accident - you reap what you sow. And, well, you're a really good farmer. (Alright, stop fake gagging. I know that wasn't the best metaphor in the world, but I am soooo tired right now.)

    Anyhow, soak up le sun, but please don't make me look too pale in comparison when we get together for that birthday drink. ;)

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  22. Michael, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment and the award. You are so kind, and such a great support. Thanks does not do justice!

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  23. Aw, Michael. Thank you. What you said to everyone was so beautiful, but your words to me meant so much. ((hugs)) Thank you so, so much.

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  24. Congrats on your award Michael, much deserved!! :)

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  25. i'm a brat. just finally checking this post out now. THANK YOU! and i love that you helped ME murder MY adverbs and then you used one to describe me. :0) i'm touched! christy

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