Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sunshine and Quillfeathers

Daniel's quote for the day...
"Stop all this mucking about and wingeing, darling, and start writing."

Let's pretend we're at the Oscars and that I'm Steve Martin since I have some outstanding awards to present. Laurel, at Laurel's Leaves, gave me this wonderful Sunshine award! She is such an intelligent, insightful writer, and I am so flattered that she thought of me. Visit her blog, if you don't tune-in already! Thanks again, Laurel!

I follow a vast number of blogs on Blogger. I may not comment on each and every one all the time, but I alternate and read a large number each day. I've made some wonderful discoveries lately! While I obviously think all my blogging buddies deserve one of these lovely daisies, I have bestowed it upon this sunny group of people.

Michelloui at A Mid-Atlantic English
Debi at A Tale Of Two Cities
Frenchy at Le Chateau des fleurs
Terresa at The Chocolate Chip Waffle
Lisa and Laura at Lisa and Laura Write
Stephanie at Hatshepsut
Justine at Justine Dell

You are such talented, amazing people! Your blogs are always educational for me. I think differently or find something to smile about after visiting with you. It's like taking a virtual vacation. Make a quick trip over and visit these ladies. You'll see what I mean.

The amazing Jemi gave me the Quillfeather. I like Roosters! They are snappy dressers and definitely have a strut. Jemi is one of those rare, cool people you admire and wish you resembled. Receiving a Quillfeather from her is like finding the golden ticket. Visit Just Jemi. Her blog is one of the best!

Daniel Craig, my muse, is tapping me on the shoulder and telling me to move along. According to him, he has a life outside of just inspiring me... (Sheesh. A muse with an attitude and a Glock.) Oh, now he's rolling his eyes. That's it. I've done it. Alright, I'm supposed to tell you how I like my eggs. How do I not like eggs? That might be simpler. Benedict is my very favorite. I look forward to Eggs Benedict each Mother's Day.

Here are the next recipients of the beautiful Quillfeather.....

Lola at Sharp Pen/Dull Sword
Joanne at Whole Latte Life
Sarahjayne at Writing In the Wilderness
Kimberly at Kimberly Franklin
Mary at Play Off the Page
Tara at Feel Of Something New
Cate at I'll Think Of A Title Later

Love these blogs, dear readers! You can't be a real contender for publication without visiting them. No agent will even look at you, let alone your writing, if you pass them by! Seriously. They are so good. Do yourself a favor and check them out today.

I haven't commented often at Constant Revision and I think Simon Larter is unplugged now, but he writes so very well! He totally deserves a rooster. Go to his blog and read some of those installments. Great !

I'm putting off announcing my contest for another two weeks. Until then, I'll be ruminating on the contest specifics! It's going to be a give-back-to-my-blogger-buddies event.
Happy Writing!


  1. Congrats on your awards! Keep the conversations coming with your muse. They make me smile. Thanks for posting some new blogs for me to check out. :)

  2. Daniel Craig sits in that chair and helps you with your writing??? Lucky.

  3. Wow! Congrats!

    Lots of lovely links for me to check out. Thanks :)

  4. Congratulations on your awards.

    Since I'm nearing 75, I'm going to have some sort of contest soon as well.

  5. Congratulations on your awards, and thanks for sharing blog links for me to visit.

  6. Congrats on the awards - well-deserved! Thank you as well for the kind words - you're so sweet!! :)

  7. Congrats on your Awards, and thanks so much for passing along the Quillfeather my way! Hey, we're right up there with the Oscars this weekend ;)

    Enjoy ...

  8. Blushing over here. Thanks for your kind words.

    I need to get a snarky Brit to come pester me and shame me out of my dithering. Perhaps I can convince my MC's dead dad to haunt me too. Uh-oh, here he comes. Blimey, Graham, I will stop commenting on blogs in just a moment! :-)

  9. Congrats, love! (That was me being all British like DC because my muse is British, too... but he hasn't made his appearance on my blog yet).

    Thanks - I'll have to go check out more blogs! Terrible that they distract me from writing like they do, but ya know? Fun. And valuable. I learn a lot. I wish they'd write for me. :)

    And all of the 8 things I posted are true. :)

  10. Congrats on all your awards! :) Always amusing to hear stories about your muse, too.

  11. Aww thank you Roxy!! I am honored and grateful.

    (congrats to you for receiving them!)

    Your Danny picture need to BIGGER. I like my eye candy BIG. ;o)

    Love and Gratitude,

  12. Thank you ever so much. I'm feeling lifted up and carried over the globe of creativity. I'm feeling blessed to know you. Again, thanks. I'm carrying this glow into my weekend where I have planned: writing, cleaning, napping, and friends - in random order.

  13. Hee! Congrats on your awards and thank you for mine. And thank you also for the very kind words about my blog. Enjoy Friday and Happy Weekend. :)

  14. Congrats on the awards! you deserve multiple awards! The only way I like eggs is Benedict too. Eggs. . . ewww. And I love, love, love hearing your Daniel muse talk to you, he's inspiring me too!

    PS. thanks Roxy, you're the best :)

  15. Roxy,
    Many, many thanks for the Sunshine Award! If there's anything I could use more of right now here in London is some sunshine. Thank you for sending some my way. Isn't it great making new friends? I'm really happy that we have found each other in the blog world, and look forward to sharing more in the weeks to come. Watch for a thank you on my blog next week!

    Wishing you a sunny weekend....
    Tale of Two Cities

  16. Thanks for my award! It made my day.

    *Big smile*

  17. I posted my eye...I mean muse today, as well. Speaking of Brandon and his rooster.... Er, did I type that out loud? Ahem. I apologize, my behavior wanes toward the end of the week. Let me try that again.

    Thank you so much for the kind words and the award. They mean a lot.

    I'm hoarding again, but keep checking, cause you are on my next list whenever I get it out ;)

  18. Awww... Thanks so much for the award- I love that one!

    And I adore your blog background, BTW!

  19. Thank you so much for the award...You are so awesome!!!
    Can't believe you know Kristy!!! The world, yes is so small...

  20. Just re-emerging from a busy non-blog time, trying to catch up with blogs and news and all that... thank you again for the award, this is really really thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated! It is so nice to receive a fellow blogger thumbs-up :)

  21. Thanks so much for the award, have been unwell so am just catching up....better late than never. And its the best rooster I've ever been given :)