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Oh, do "tell" & Awards & LINGER contest


Hi Everyone! Well this blog made it over 100 followers – unbelievable. Thank you all so much – you are truly wonderful.

I didn’t plan to give anything away… I thought about it… I didn’t want to half- arse it, so I will wait until I acquire something awesome! Maybe… if I can reach 200 ;o)

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I’m still working on the revision of my MS. It’s going a bit slow…

The Truth?

I can’t seem to get back into the groove. It’s like when I started revising, it was exciting, I was all set to put some new stuff in and take the rubbish out, and take I did, like 10,000 words so far. I also found out I have a big problem with inner dialogue. Mainly, I’m afraid to “tell” too much, so I don’t “tell” at all. I’m trying to figure out how to stop and just let go, but it’s hard, I’ll admit it.

So, do any of you have that problem? Are you a born “teller?”

On to some awesome awards! Wow, I got quite a few this past week – so cool – thanks everyone! I have another one I was going to post, but I thought this post was getting a little too long… so I will save it for tomorrow ;o)

Lost Wanderer bestowed this most awesome award on me! Thank you so much Lost Wanderer, check out her great blog over at Lost Wanderer’s Writing Blog.

Welp, to accept this award, I must answer these few questions with one-word answers, then pass it along. So here I go!

Your Cell Phone? – Blackberry
Your Favorite Food? – Malts (just like the pic above!)
Your Hobby? – Golf
Your TV? – Awesome
What Are You Wearing? – Snuggie
Your Life? – Okay
Your Music? – Best
Where Did You Grow Up? – Michigan
Your Car? – Reliable

And… I’m going to pass this on to a couple blogs I love!

Supernatural Smut
Regan Leigh.com – Regan also gave me the Honest Scrap award for the second time! Thanks Regan ;o)

Also, Jamie over at The Variety Pages gave me the Silver Lining Award. Thanks Jamie! I’m sure you all know how much I love her blog – it’s a great one ;o)


Heidi over at Words a Plenty has given me the Honest Scrap Award – it’s my third time! I must have you all very fooled ;o) Thanks Heidi – check out her awesome blog as well!

There is an super cool contest going on over at Frankie’s blog (also super cool), Frankie Writes Linger ARC Contest You could win the ARC of LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater!! The more people you send over the better your chances – so spread the word :o) Oh and tell them “Large Marge” sent ya… LOL

Have a great Wednesday!

10 Responses to โ€œOh, do "tell" & Awards & LINGER contestโ€

  1. Congrats on the awards. I’m suffering with the same revision woes right now. I don’t have any advice for you. Sorry.

  2. Erica says:

    Thanks Susan – sorry you’re in the same boat! Here’s to getting past this ;o)

  3. C R Ward says:

    Congrats on the awards Erica! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m a (somewhat) reformed teller. I used to tell, not show, way too much. Then I swung the opposite way and left out all kinds of things I should have been telling. I’m still trying to find a happy medium, but sometimes it takes a lot of conscious effort.

  4. Congratulations on all the awards. Revisions are the worst. I guess that’s why we’re being so hard on ourselves with the current draft we’re working on–not that we won’t STILL have to revise. It gives me a headache just thinking about it!

  5. Erica says:

    CR – Thank you! Yeah I think I’m teetering back to telling, I don’t have a choice at this point – ah revisions. Fun Fun ;o)

    LiLa – Thanks! Yeah I hope I too get better at writing the first draft better so the revisions won’t be so bad – it’s all a learning practice isn’t it ;o) I’m sure your draft will be excellent!

  6. Jamie D. says:

    At least you’re in good company, eh? I think we all have some sort of trouble with those “tell vs. show” areas. You’ll get it – keep pounding away. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on all the awards!

  7. Erica says:

    Jamie – Yes it seems that way! Thanks for always encouraging me ;o)

  8. I guess I wasn’t getting your updates after all, since this only showed up today.

    Hey, I am wearing a snuggie too ๐Ÿ™‚ Just bought one today.

    And you totally deserve all those awards.

  9. Large Marge eh? Now how was I supposed to know that was you?

  10. Erica says:

    Yay! Snuggies are the best ;o) And thank you! You’re a doll ;o)

    Frankie – LOL – Gotta love Peee Weee Herman ;o)

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