Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Holy Acronyms, Awards, and Contests, Batman!

CONTESTS!

Have you heard all the buzz about WIBIJ?! WIBIJ is "Where in the Blogosphere is Jon?" On various Wednesdays, supernice bloggers Tina, Heather and Jon host a game where you follow the clues to very cool blogs, and if you do it fast enough, or leave the best comment out there, then you win an award! This week's award includes books! You know you love books! The game is crazy fun, and you can definitely find me there on game days! The game starts at 1PM EST time TODAY! If you can't make it then, the game is open for 24 hours! Stop by and try to beat three-time winner Dena or come up with the most clever comment!! The play by plays after the game are amusing, too!

Another ubercool contest in the blogosphere is this!
Candace Granger at The Misadventures of Candyland is having not one, but two contests to celebrate 100 followers! Prizes include books, homemade candle, signed bookmarks, a query critique, a chapter critique and gift card!! Holy wow! Go, now!


COOL WEBSITE ALERT!
Have you visited the website, Nightstand.com yet? If you haven't, what's stopping you? Nightstand.com's mission is to help people learn how to build a lifetime reading plan.
This website features interviews from various readers such as Jamie Weiss Chilton, Cynthia Liu, and Bruce Hale. Plus it has lists like 100 Greatest YA Novels and Greatest Zombie Novels. This fab website even has links to where you can donate your books! What else? The creator, fellow writer David Case, went to high school with me (he was in my sister's class!). Check it out!


NAPIBOWRIWEE!
Anyone else participating in the 7 Picture Books in 7 Days? Well I am! I thought I'd take a break from my MG to write some picture book fast drafts. I know I can't possibly write seven, but I am about 1/3 of the way done with one so far! Check out Paula Yoo's website for details.

AWARD TIME!

Disclaimer: If you aren't big on passing awards around, don't worry about acknowledging mine to you. I just want to give you a shout out!! I am terrible about remembering myself and don't follow the rules half the time!


*Big thank you's to 1 Zany Zoo author, Lori Degman, and some other very nice person that I am blanking on at the moment (so sorry!) for presenting me with the Prolific Award.
I hand this to Elana Johnson for her daily informative posts!Thanks again to Elana for Spreading the Awesome on Monday. Look here for some great book recommendations from Monday.

*I also received the Too Cool for School Award from Candy! (Though I was at school yesterday substitute teaching first graders, so I really am not too cool for school...maybe just slightly cool...). Thanks, Candy!! (see her contest in first part of this post)
I award it to Suzanne Casamento because she always has fun questions on her blog, and she grocery shops at the same place as Jared Leto!


*Thank you to Kelly at Just Write for the Super Commenter Award. Anita, even though you aren't big on awards, I need to hand it to you as well because your comments always make me giggle! And if sarcastic, witty comments aren't cool, then I don't know what is -so you can also have the Too Cool award too!

*Thank you also to Susan Fields for awarding me the Spreading the Sunshine award. Here comes the sun....to the terrific trio - Tina, Heather, and Jon- for their awesome WIBIJ game and sunny contributions to the blogging world. (Tina Laurel Lee also had a blog called, "The Practice Room" where writers unplug for an hour then chat about it! It's a great way to make sure you get writing time in a busy day. See this week's schedule here!)

PHEW! This post ended up being much longer than expected...thanks for sticking with me to the end. You still there? Good. Have yourself a wonderful day, you!

28 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, lots going on right now. Congrats on your awards. Elana definitely deserves a million awards after her very successful Spreading the Awesome this week.

I'm off now to check out some of your other choices for the award. :D

Candyland said...

You ARE too cool for school! Thanks for spreading the contest love! Just added another BIG prize to the photo contest.

Laura Pauling said...

I seriously can't even begin to keep up with the contests going on right now. Never mind, check back to see if I won. There's so many, they're just passing by me in a blur. congrats on all the awards!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the great links! I headed over to Candyland and back before posting my comment - you rock! :-)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Holy katooley! Nice post. Thanks for the award, the plug, and for being you.

brian_ohio said...

Excellent links! Thank you for posting them.

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Goodness Gracious sister that was a big post!! Sunshine coming from you is very meaningful!! Thank you for all your support. And the pluggage of the unpluggage was very kind! Come one and all to WIBIJ today!! And to an unplug anytime.

And congrats to those worthy bloggers who you passed your awards to!

Kelly said...

Stina - I totally agree. Elana gets so many awards, but she totally deserves every one and more!
Candy - Awesome! Very generous contest you are having!
Laura - That is true. I entered some yesterday and I can't remember which ones!
Shannon - There is a lot going on in blogland!
Jon - You are so very welcome.
Brian - Thanks! Blogs are bursting with contests and info lately!
Tina - After I finished writing the post, I reread and thought "Whoa!" This post took me a long time to write with all the links!

Heather Kelly said...

Kelly--Woo-hoo for WIBIJ and free books! Nothing better! Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm!

And thanks so much for the Spreading Sunshine Award. That means a lot to me. I feel so supported in the writing blogosphere--what an amazing community. Thanks for all your humor and support--that's what keeps getting me over the revision humps!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Great contest info. Thanks for linking to all the new blogs. I'm excited to check them out. And good luck with the picture book challenge!

DEZMOND said...

Congrats on all those awards, Kells :)

Rena said...

Congrats, Kelly, and good luck with the picture books. One of these years I'm going to have to do it.

Anita said...

First, let me congratulate you on all your awards (much deserved, much deserved), and second, I thank you for selecting me for the Super Commenter Award. I will try to live up to the award through thick and thin.

Kimberly Franklin said...

I'm with you on the awards. It's so hard to keep track of them sometimes. I'm glad I'm not the only one with that problem. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow, you have been one busy chick! Congrats on the awards and for making progress on NAPIBOWRIWEE.

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on the awards, and thanks for the links! There's a lot of cool stuff going on right now.

Denise said...

I love the Nightstand.com. I am inspired to read the top 100 novels! I am surprised at how little of them I have read. Must get to the library soon!

Ann Marie Wraight said...

PHEW - WAS THAT SUPER COOL OR WHAT?!?

How much info did you just give out there...?

THANKS KELLY!

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow! What a fabulous, jam-packed post! 7 in 7?! Yikes! Maybe I'll edit 7 in 7! :-)

Angela said...

Holy, look at all the things happening! 7 PBs in 7 days--what an awesome idea!

Matthew Rush said...

Hi Kelly. I followed you over here from your comment on my blog - so new follower here.

It's nice to meet you. Great awards, congrats to all.

Today's guest bloggers are Lisa and Laura Roecker!

Sliding on the Edge said...

I missed the game this time around, but I'll be sure keep an eye out for the next time. A little bit of fun is always appreciated.

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Congrats on all your awards!

PS. I've left you a little something on my blog. Not that you need any more :)

Lisa and Laura said...

This WIBIJ business sounds AMAZING. What a fantastic idea! Can't wait to participate next week!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Thanks for all the awesome links and activity highlights!! Congrats on your awards....and...you guessed it...

I left you an award today on my blog!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Jonathon Arntson said...

I came back to do more than skim. It turns out I am still not in the know, so I could've lied in the first place.

I was in Park Ridge this weekend, South of you, gorgeous town. I am moving to Illinois, I've just decided. Maybe not...but...

Kelly said...

Oh, man! I usually like to comment individually, but they got away from me! Thanks all for checking out the links! Thank you Nicole and Wendy for the awards!!
Jon - I've been there several times! If you move to northern Illinois, we can meet for writing sessions (or go to Gurnee Mills).

Nora MacFarlane said...

Great links! Thanks!