04 February, 2011

Aspiring Author Interview, Awards, Ninja Writing, A-Z Blogging Challenge, and Snow


The post in which I am interviewed at Perfecting the Craft--by the awesome Michelle Merrill--is up for you all to read!

Well? What are you waiting for? Go read it! And then come back to read the rest of this post, of course. ;)


I was awarded the the Versatile Blogger Award by Hannah Marie at Distant Hoofbeats:

And the Stylish Blogger Award by Lisa Galek at Read. Write. Repeat.:

Many thanks to both of them!

(Again, because I've already been awarded before, and listed seven facts, I'm going to bypass that part of accepting the awards.)


Ali Cross, at the blog of the same name, has declared February Ninja Novel Writing Month.

What does that mean? It means you sign up HERE and join in with the other Ninja's as you sharpen those writing skills.

I'm going to finish my novel this month. I am. I said that over a year ago, but I know more about my writing limits and what I can do in a month now--not to mention I have the ending set up in my head and I am getting close to the point where I can actually start writing it.


Don't forget! You can still sign up for the  A to Z Blogging Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out.

What's the challenge part? Blogging every day except Sundays, with the theme of your post focused on something different each day--starting at A and going all the way down to Z, of course.

There are already 175 people who've linked up--are you going to help bring it all the way up to 300?


It's a little icy around here, but nothing like the massive snowfall some places are got as the storm passed over North America. In fact, the sun's shining right now and everything seems to be dripping--hope the rest of you are safe and warm and that there's no more bad weather, wherever you are.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

-----The Golden Eagle


Kindros said...

More snow coming this way over the weekend, adding to the 18"+ we have. /sigh.

Thanks for the links, will be checking these out.

Tere Kirkland said...

Cool, I'll have to check out your interview!

Have a great weekend.

Misha said...

I signed up for the challenge a while ago.

Alex Cavanaugh said that they now have 500 people signed up.

I would have done gone Ninja too, but I need to focus on the rewrite without killing myself in the process.

Congrats with the awards!


M.J. Fifield said...

Ninja novel writing month, huh? Sounds intriguing. I'll have to go check it out.

I have signed up for the A ot Z blogging challenge and am working on my list of possible topics now.

Congratulations on your awards!

ali said...

Great interview over there Eagle!

Congrats on the award AND you're gonna KICK it this month on your novel. You can do it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Must read!
And let's hear it for the A to Z Challenge!

M Pax said...

Congrats on your awards!

Enjoyed your interview. I love world building, too. We share interests in rock hunting and reading physics books as well.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Great interview, Golden Eagle and congrats on the awards.

Oh, and you're not alone on the chocolate front by the way. I don't like it either :)

Madeleine said...

Just wind & rain here. Congrats on the awards :O)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I too would like to finish my novel-length WiP this month--hopefully over Presidents' Week I'll be able to do so.

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on your awards. It was icy here, too, earlier, but the sun's now been out a while and it's only lingering on roofs and shady spots. Now get to work on that novel :)

Summer Ross said...

Congrats on your awards- stay warm and I hope your weekend is fabulous.

Shelley said...

Cool, I'll go check out the interview! And congrats on getting those awards! :) Hope you have a great weekend too!

Anonymous said...

I saw that Ninja Writer thing somewhere else, it seems extremely interesting, good luck! As for the interview, I'm off to read it right now! :)

Angela Felsted said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Old Kitty said...

Loved your interview!! Font and paper size!! that's truly unique!!! So writerly!! :-)

Congratulations with your fab awards!!

And yes you will finish your novel, you will!! Good luck!!

Thanks for the links to all these fab things going on!!! I'll pass on joining these fab fests but I shall cheer whoever I follow who sign up for any!! Yay! Take care

Abby Minard said...

Congrats on the award AND the interview! I'll hop on over to read it!

Have fun with the Ninja and A-Z challenge!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Can't take much more snow. I'm going to sign up for A-Z. It's my first venture into a promotion of this sort. It sounds like fun.

Lydia K said...

So much to do! In the meantime, congrats on your award and have a great weekend!

Nicole MacDonald said...

Keep yourself nice and warm! Watched the crazy weather reports for you guys on the news *wow*
Congrats on the awards and I'm off to read the interview ;p

The Arrival,only .99c on Amazon/Smashwords

Colene Murphy said...

Congrats on both award and interview!!

Donna Hole said...

I don't think I can post that many times a week. (I'm weak, lol)

But I'll have fun reading what others write.

Stay warm and happy this weekend.


Anonymous said...

I signed up for the A to Z Challenge. Missed it last year but I'm already preparing for this year's and prewriting the posts.

gideon 86 said...

Congrats on the awards!

I plan to do the A-Z challenge.


Damyanti said...

Congrats on the awards!

I'm signed up for that challenge, and am cowering a bit already :)

Robyn Campbell said...

I'm in the A to Z challenge in April, plus doing the picture book marathon this month, but the Ninja novel writing month sounds awesome.

Congrats on those awards. BTW, loved your interview. It was wonderful.

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats on your awards, and that's cool news about the interview!


Clarissa Draper said...

Cool stuff. I'm going to check out your other post and check out Ali's blogfest.

Jemi Fraser said...

We've had less snow than usual - it seems to be visiting everyone else! :)

The Words Crafter said...

I actually blogged every day for about 6 months and had to scale back. Whew! Now, I need to write. Seriously. Good luck with finishing the wip. I know you can do it. You have discipline and determination. And I know it will be awesome!

Talli Roland said...

Lots of fun stuff going on - thanks for the shout-out about the challenge! It's going to be EPIC!

Congrats on the awards!

The Golden Eagle said...

Kindros: 18"?! That's a lot of snow! I hope you get a break from the bad weather soon.

Hope you find them useful!

Tere: Great!

I hope you're having a great weekend yourself. :)

Misha: Really? I must have missed that . . . I just heard about the 500+ Followers (hooray for Alex and Arlee!).

Well, maybe some other time? :)

Thank you!

M. J.: Yup!

I'm starting to brainstorm posts as well.


Ali: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks so much for the support. :)

Alex: Hear, hear! To the CHALLENGE!

M Pax: Thanks!

Glad you liked it!

Awesome. World building, rock hunting, and physics altogether!

Wendy: Thank you!

I just don't get eating chocolate so much and so often. :P

Madeleine: Sleet and snow here! Sounds like it's mild in the UK.

Thank you!

Milo: Thanks!

You can do it! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Carol: Thanks!

It's frozen back up here--and there's around a foot or so of snow on the ground. :P

I will, I will! After I finish blogging . . . LOL.

Summer: Thank you! :)

Shelley: Thanks! I hope you enjoy the interview.

Madeline: Thanks!

I thought it was interesting, too, when I first read Ali's post--are you going to sign up?

Angela: Thanks! :)

Old Kitty: I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

Thank you for the support!

You're welcome--are you sure you won't sign up, though? The A-Z Blogging Challenge sounds like a lot of fun!

Abby: Thank you!

Are you signing up, or passing on it? I'm curious to find out how many people I know are participating.

Susan: I hope it doesn't snow where you are, then!

Awesome! :)

Lydia: Yes, there IS so much to do around the blogosphere--but hey, a lot of it is fun!


Nicole: Yeah . . . the USA is getting blasted by the storm; but the reports from Queensland are rather worrying as well! That hurricane was massive.

Thank you!

Hope you enjoyed reading it!

The Golden Eagle said...

Colene: Thank you! :)

Donna: 6 out of 7 days; I'm sure you could do it! It's not the looser NaBloWriMo-style posting (at least, as far as I can tell) but it sounds like it's going to be fun anyway.

Thanks! I hope you do, too. :)

Stephen: I plan to begin writing up at least a few posts today; if I do that for the rest of the month I should have at least some good material by April 1st.

Michael: Thanks!

Great! :)

Damyanti: Thank you!

I love challenges, so I had to sign up for it--but yeah, posting every day with a theme to boot? Not so easy! :P

Robyn: Two challenges--wow!

Are you signing up for Rachael Harrie's Writing Crusade, by any chance?

Thank you!

I'm so glad you liked the interview!

Jai: Thank you!

Clarissa: Great! I hope you like the interview. :)

Jemi: LOL. Spreading itself around, I guess!

The Words Crafter: Every day?! Even I skipped days when I started blogging.

Thank you! I'm not so sure about the discipline part, but I am determined to get it done this month--it's about time I finished that novel!

Good luck with your own writing!

Talli: EPIC be the word. :D


Laura Eno said...

Congrats on the interview and awards. I'll see you in the A to Z challenge!