Monday, October 31, 2011

A Post in Three Parts

Part One - An Award

Last week the amazingly wonderful - or maybe it should be wonderfully amazing - Lyn Sofras at Manic Scribbler presented me with the Versatile Blogger Award:


I'm raising the trophy cup to Lyn in a toast of thank-yous and hugs. You see, I've known Lyn for a while. And through all the years, we've managed to stay in touch. She's a fantastic writer, but she's just starting her own blog. So visit and make a new friend.

To accept this award, I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself. Well, you know how I rattle on. And I'm here three days a week. How could you possibly not know everything about me? So I tried to think of seven new things.

1. I hate clutter.
2. Live-In Handyman bought me a can of Pumpkin Spice Almonds. OMG! To. Die. For.
3. I have a shoe thing - especially for sandals. Sigh.
4. My mind tends to make strange connections - hence, the top ten lists on Fridays.
5. I'm really excited about what will be my new WIP :)
6. The sign taped on my monitor says Just Write the Damn Thing!
7. I'm having a really hard time getting involved in the whole Facebook and Twitter scenes because I can't figure out what to talk about. It still feels awkward. Does anybody else have this problem? Suggestions?

I'm also supposed to pass the award on to recently discovered blogs. I've discovered several over the past few months, but I'm choosing three:

Julie at Empty Nest Insider
Julie at Gypsy in my Soul
Julie at The Pet Parent Diaries
   Note: I did a very bad thing. So I'll just blame it on my brain still not being fully functional yet. When I went over to get the link for The Pet Parent Diaries I didn't read the most recent post. Julie is putting this blog on hiatus. However ... I'm transferring the award to her other blog, the one most of you here are more familiar with - What Else Is Possible?

Get the connection?

Part Two - A Thank You

Thanks so much to all of you for sticking by me and commenting for the past two months while I've been otherwise occupied with my editing deadline. It's finished! So I should be out and about a little more visiting all of you on a much more regular schedule. Feels good :)

Part Three

It's finally Trick or Treat time.

halloween


Happy Halloween!

Photo by Hannah Horwarth
Licensed under Creative Commons


37 comments:

Linda G. said...

Congratulations on finishing your edits! Good feeling, huh?

Happy Halloween. May the chocolate gods be good to you. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Linda G - Wonderful feeling! May they be good to you, too :)

ManicScribbler said...

A very worthy winner.

I may have known you for years, but I didn't know those seven things about you - very entertaining.

Thank you for the kind comments :)

Oh that post-editorial feeling - sheer bliss! Congrats and best of luck with the queries.

Hugs -x-

L.G.Smith said...

Congrats on the award and getting your edits done. Now go eat some candy.

Happy Halloween!

julie fedderson said...

All right, I don't know which makes me drool more, the pumpkin spice almons or the idea of a live in handyman.

Thank you so much for the award--it is greatly appreciated! And you've picked a trifecta of Julies, lol!

Carol Kilgore said...

Lyn - Queries are bad enough. The synopsis calls to mind every 4-letter word I know.

L.G. - Mmmmm...candy :)

Julie - I know which makes me drool more :)

Southpaw said...

Happy Halloween!

I do have a twitter account. I'm not very active but every now and then something hits me and I post it. What I have found is some great articles from other people twittering.

Julie said...

Congratulations on finishing your edits, yay!!! And thank you for passing on the award to me, I really appreciate that!

About the Twitter and Facebook, I am totally with you. I feel awkward with both as well, but try to jump in now and again. It doesn't come naturally to me though, I am much more comfortable with blogging.

I enjoyed reading your 7 things, and am hungry for pumpkin spice almonds now. Yum!! Happy Halloween to you!! :)

VR Barkowski said...

Congrats on finishing your edits and of course to the Julies. :)

I'm not a fan of Facebook or Twitter. After blogging for so long, the exchanges always seem either superficial or a lazy person's road to self-promtion. **Running to the nearest corner for protection**

Happy Hallowe'en!

Carol Kilgore said...

Holly - I find great things, too. I LIKE a lot on Facebook and leave comments. And I have yet to find a photo of me I like to leave up for a while. Maybe if I looked better there I'd know what to say. Ya think?

July - Those almonds are awesome!

VR - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. I don't want to just chat about garbage. I don't want to promote. I don't want to duplicate the Tiki Hut. One day it will come to me what to do/say. Maybe. I hope :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Duh. I meant Julie above. Not July. Somebody just needs to shoot me now and put me out of my misery. I'm kidding.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

A Comment in Three Parts - Congrats on the award and a hearty well-done on finishing your edits. Happy Hallowe'en!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations and cool photo.
With Twitter, I tend to just reTweet others.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congratulations on your award and finishing your edits! I haven't been brave enough to try Twitter yet, but I still enjoy FB for photos and birthday wishes. Thank you so much for the award! I love Julie Fedderson's comment that you've "picked a trifecta of Julies!" I'm proud to be in such great company! Happy Halloween and I hope live-in handyman is wearing his toolbelt today!

Rula Sinara said...

Congrats on getting your edits done! Happy Halloween!

Shirley Wells said...

Congrats on the award and on getting the edits done. It's a great feeling, isn't it?

I like Twitter and hate Facebook. Some days, I don't say a word and other days you can't shut me up. As other people are far more interesting than me, I tend to share or retweet a lot. It makes me look interesting. ;)

Happy Halloween!

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the award, Carol! I hate clutter, too.

Carol Kilgore said...

Elspeth - Thanks. HH2U2!

Alex - I've done some of that. Maybe I'll do more :)

Julie - You're welcome. I loved the Trifecta comment, too.

Rula - If I didn't have so much catching up to do, I'd feel like I was on holiday!

Shirley - I more active some days, too. I think I'm going to do more sharing and retweeting. Maybe in the process I'll figure out my place and come up with more original thoughts. Thanks :)

Talli - Thanks. Clutter makes me a crazy character. Can't stand it.

Liza said...

Happy Halloween. And "Just write the damn thing..." perfect!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Congrats on the award!

Happy Halloween!!!

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for visitin' with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride.

God bless and in the words of that wild and crazy Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now...ya hear!!!"

Have a great Halloween evenin'!!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Liza - It cuts right through all my feeble excuses :)

Kathi - Thanks!

Nezzy - You, too. Don't be a stranger :)

Conda V. Douglas said...

Happy Halloween right back! And thanks for being understanding about the Linked In invite...I understand too about too many social networks!

Isis Rushdan said...

Congratulations on your award and to the three Julies!!!

Ciara said...

Major congratulations on finishing those edits!

Tracy Jo said...

Congratulations!! Pumpkin spice almonds...OMG. I need to try these. I love everything pumpkin. Loved learning more about you. :-) Happy Halloween!

LR said...

Congrats on finishing your editing! You're inspiring.

I need one of those Just Write the Damn Thing signs too. Lol.

Medeia Sharif said...

Yay for your edits.

I hope you had a great Halloween.

I hate clutter, too.

Carol Kilgore said...

Conda - No worries. Hope you got lotz of candy :)

Isis - Thanks!

Ciara - At times it was actually fun :)

Tracy Jo - I've almost eaten the entire can.

LR - The sign really helps on first draft.

Medeia - I did. Hope yours was fun, too.

E.R. King said...

Yay for awards and meeting deadlines! I hope you had a fun Halloween!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Congrats on your award--and for finishing those edits!! The blog break was well worth it then. :-)

Michelle Teacress said...

Congratulations on your award!

I love sandals too and they are the main thing I miss in the winter - which is arriving this weekend. Ho Hum.

Carol Kilgore said...

Emily - I did. Hope the same for you :)

Jennifer - The break was definitely worth it. But I'm glad to be back!

Michelle - Still sandal weather here :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats for so many things. Love your seven items. I am so much like you and I do need that sign on my monitor too. I don't understand twitter or FB much. I try but as of yet, I'm rarely on it.

Carol Kilgore said...

Clarissa - Does sound like we're a lot alike.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations on finishing those edits! What a great feeling. Celebrate with some of those pumpkin spice almonds. They sound really interesting.

Carol Kilgore said...

Cynthia - Thanks. Buy yourself some of those almonds if you see them on the shelf. Yummy!