Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For me? You shouldn't have!

Wow. A no-nothin' Monday and what do I get? 

Two awards!

Get the frak outta here!

These LOVELY ladies were kind enough to share their awards with me.

Tara from Tara Tyler Talks


Nancy from Nancy S. Thompson 

First up is the Dream Launcher award from Tara.

I looked it up, and found the origin here, and the award was apparently created from many awards smooshed all together to make one wonderful award.

It was meant as a Thank You to those that helped you become the writer that you are today.

Well, let's see. First, I have to thank my Mom, Suz, and her red pen. She is the reason I edit more than I write. Wait, that sounded like a bad thing.

Then a former friend from high school. We used to write stories together. Mostly about rock bands or actors that we obsessed about admired. I would start writing a story in a notebook and the next day I would hand it to her and she would continue the story. We would fill notebooks with crazy stories. It's what really got me started on dialogue. I was great at that and she was great at description. And yes, the girl always got the hot guy in the end.

Lastly, I would have to thank my Anonymous commenter, K. She is one of my 'editors' that I often refer to. She keeps me honest and motivated all the time. Mostly like: "Stop blogging, Heather, and finish the damn story or I'll kick your ass with my black belt." But, I'll take whatever incentive I can get.

The second award is The Lucky 7 Meme from Nancy. Did you know the word meme rhymes with the word cream? I didn't.

According to Nancy, these are the rules.
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they're written.
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know

From Maguire's Corner:

“You didn’t even open it,” Maggie said.
“I will, back at the station. It’s the most important piece of physical evidence we’ve found and I need to follow procedure. I do need a favor from you though.”
Maggie raised an eyebrow. “Like?”
“Do you think you could keep the book a secret for now? I would like to read through it before I have to disclose it and turn it over to the Feds.”
“Do you think I have the FBI on speed dial or something?”
Jack smiled a little as he shrugged. “You may feel obligated to contact Special Agent Hamilton and I’d just like a day or two, is all.
“No need for you to worry, I won’t be calling him anytime soon.”

So...there you have it. Thank you so much to Tara and Nancy for making my Monday/Tuesday so much better!

How is your Monday/Tuesday going?


  1. Congrats! That is a great snippet.

  2. Stop blogging Heather....ahh - you know the rest!

    Love you!

  3. Didn't find anything to red line in this post, only gold stars for you.

  4. Ooohhh, that sounds right up my alley, like something I'd like to read! Maybe someday soon????

  5. very sweet beginnings!
    and are you trying to correct me me?

    i know who these characters are! i need more pieces of their puzzle!

  6. Alex - Thank you, Sir!

    Christine - Thanks!

    K. - Yeah. Yeah.

    Suz - Thank you. :)

    Nancy - Just maybe!

    Tara - Correct you? No way! I didn't know what the heck it was! I had to look it up.
    I'm working on the puzzle. I promise.

    Thanks guys.

  7. I love that you wrote stories in high school with your friend. :-) I did something similar. Hope you have a great weekend, Heather! I'll probably *see* you on Facebook later.

  8. Liz - It was a great way to learn and to ignore all the drama going on around me in school.

    Thanks for stopping in!


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