Thursday, March 18, 2010

Contest and such.

So today is just business. Contest, an award and I was tagged.  Yeah!

Check out --Writing it Out --Beth Revis is celebrating her book deal! Congrats Beth! I can't even start to tell you how awesome the prizes are.  There are (2) prize packs --one for writers and one for readers.  Just go and check it out!

I remembered hehe I remembered who tagged me. Sorry my mind has been on revising so it is not quite clear. Thanks for the tag Jackee!
Here is what I have to do I have to say a bunch of things about me then tag a few people. I actually kept a couple that Jackee had--I felt the same way:)  I also changed hate to dislike.  I just think hate is a strong word. Oh and some of the things I like I really love.

I like chocolate.
I like seeing my husband in the kitchen sooking homemade tomato sauce/gravy.  His gravy is the best.
I like walking on the beach early in the morning.
I like shopping without my kids.
I like to write new ideas and watch them grow.  I stare at them like a proud parent.
I like opening a new book.
I like the smell of a new book when you open it.
I like to plan things (following through is another story).
I like Italian food.
I like going to the spa.
I like running when I can do it but only with the Wii.
I like traveling to see new places and revisit old ones.
I like pretty boys. You know this already. ;)

I love the sounds of my children's laughter and watching them sleep.

I dislike when people invade my personal space (close talkers).
I dislike being judged unfairly.
I dislike when people say that YA books are not written well and are not hard to write. Trust me, I have a whole post on this one.
I dislike when people say that stay at home moms have it easy. Don't get me started.
I dislike coffee.  Yes, it's true.
I dislike facial hair. Women or men--though granted there are a few that look good with it. Men, that is.
I dislike fingernails on chalkboards.
I dislike being taken advantage of.

I (secretly) like being alone when it is quiet.

I love to write.

I tag (3) people for this:

Susan Fields

Crystal Cook

E. Elle

Thanks to Abby Annis for the
Stylish Blogger Award! Thanks Abby!

Rules to Accept the Award:
1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 5 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
6. Share 5 things about yourself.

I am going to bend the rules a little. I want you tell me what (5) things you want to know about me (keep it clean). I will post tomorrow or Monday on it.

I pass this on to:
Alexandra Shostak
Jennifer Shirk-Me, My Muse and I
Heather Kelly-Edited to Within an Inch of my life
Melissa at Chasing the Dream

Meg-The Way I See It

Crystal Cook

O.k. that's 6 people but I thought all six deserved it. Everyone really deserves it but I had to narrow it down. Boy, I bent the rules on that one. I guess all your inspiring comments on writing chapter 1 and bending the rules really took to my heart. Thanks for all your comments on writing a great Chapter 1.  They were very helpful.  I also want to let you know I have slowed down on my commenting.  I'm trying to keep up to visit all my favorite blogs and even find some new ones.  I just have a lot of revising and critiquing to do.  So I am taking the day off tomorrow--maybe.  If I come up with a brillant post I may have to put it out there.

Have a great day!


  1. Hooray for all the awards!!! I love them, they are so pretty!!!

    My husband is such a great cook, so I'm glad to have him on the weekends! He makes some awesome barbecue sauce!!!

  2. Congrats on your award!! I also think your blog is rockin some great style! Thank you very much for passing it along to me!!

    Have a great day!!


  3. Thanks Christine! I loved reading all that about you and I agree with pretty much all of them. Don't get me started on the stay at home mom thing either.

    And the facial hair thing? You crack me up :)

  4. Yay awards! I DO have a thing for men with beards, hubby had one when he first met, and he's only gone clean shaven a few times. It doesn't even look like him! Kissing a dude with a beard is the only downside, though, but it's a price I'm willing to pay for how he looks. :-)

  5. Congrats!

    I dislike coffee too! And tea! They taste like dirt!

  6. Congrats on your awards! Based on your likes/dislikes, we have quite a bit in common. :) (The smell of a new book? Yes!)

  7. Thanks for the award Christine!

    Loved your likes/dislikes list. I have a lot in common with you, too:)

    Hmm...what do we want to know about you? What do you think you'll be doing five years from now?

  8. Going to the spa... sigh...I want to go!!! : )

    Congrats on all of your awards!!!

  9. You certainly deserve those awesome awards, Christine! I loved the like/dislike list. It was great to get to know you better.

  10. Congrats on the award. Whoever gave you that must be really nice. ;)

    Great list! I agree with everything on your dislike list, except for the facial hair thing. I LOVE facial hair on men. My husband had a goatee for the first 14 years of our marriage, but he had to shave it for his new job. I was so sad. Now, women with facial hair? That I don't care for. ;)

  11. That's a sweet award, Christine, thanks so much for thinking of me and my little blog! I really appreciate it! Congrats on all the awards! You definitely deserve them!

    People who say that writing YA--or staying at home with children--is easy, clearly never, ever did either. (And the hardest thing is doing them simultaneously!) I love being alone when its quiet too, and I don't keep that secret. At all. I need my quiet time!

    Thanks again!

  12. Congrats on your award and I loved your list. And it reminds me that I have to do one of those, too. :)

  13. You've been tagged again! Come check out my blog!

  14. Oh, thank you!!! You're too kind!!!

    That's funny, I dislike using the word hate, too. It's considered a bad word in my house. :)

    How long have you been writing?
    Do you belong to a critique group?
    Are you agented, and if not, who is/are your dream agent/agents.
    What's the best YA book you've recently read?
    Are you really sure you don't like coffee? :)