Monday, March 22, 2010

Ya Gotta Have Friends: A Winner, A Blog Award and Kung Fu Fighting

So--how in the world am I going to tie a winner, a blog award and kung fu fighting together with friends? Hang on, I can do it. Just bear with me.

I want to thank everyone who has become a follower of my blog and left a comment! You rule and I consider you my friends. I’m so happy that this week’s winner of my book drawing is Jemi from the blog Just Jemi.

One of my blogging friends sent me a blog award! My first!!! And believe it or not, it was Jemi. It is purely coincidence that she won my book drawing this week. She must be on a lucky roll and might consider going to Vegas. ;)

So I’m honored to pass this wonderful award along to some other fellow writers and bloggers all of which are friends.
Jaime Theler at BookMom Musings
L.T. Elliot at Dreams of Quill and Ink
Lori Nawyn at Heart and Hands
Mary Grey at The Ethos, The Logos, The Pathos
Suzanne Reese at Chocolate Daydreams

Now for the Kung Fu Fighting:
I’m a member of LDStorymakers. Our conference is April 23-24th. I’ve attended a number of writing conferences (national and regional) and this is the one I absolutely love. There are classes for everyone: those just starting in their careers and those who know the ropes and need help with promotion. There are classes on blogging, networking, nuts and bolts of writing, where the book market is heading and how to survive. For more conference information click here.

ANYWAY, Saturday a few Storymaker friends got together to make a video clip for the conference. We were to bring something that a character from a one of our favorite books would have. You know, a wand for Harry Potter, a sparkling face from Twilight. I had nothing like that, so I borrowed my son’s gi and went as Syd from my book, The Forgotten Warrior. Rachel Ann Nunes came with a Matrix coat so the film makers had us do some kung fu-Matrix moves for the video. It was a riot. I made moves I haven’t done for years and the bruises to prove it. I’m not going to tell you who won (though Rachel does have a hard left kick ;0)). You’ll have to come to the conference and see for yourself.

In this business of writing, ya gotta have friends, fellow writers to help you learn the ropes of this crazy career we’ve picked. Come make some friends either on the blogosphere or at the LDStorymakers conference. You’ll learn a lot and have a good chuckle.

I don’t have the video clip Rachel and I were in, but take a look at this and picture me kicking this high…okay, quit laughing.

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your award. Writer friends and blogging friends are great.

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  2. Thank you, Kathi! I'm honored to be considered your friend. Right back atcha. ;)

    I think it's awesome that you went in ghi! I can't wait to see the showdown at the conference!

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  3. Thanks, Carol. and you're right they are!!!

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  4. Thanks, L.T.! Just remember, it's my son who has the black belt, I'm just faking it. ;)

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  5. Thanks so much, Kathi! You're too sweet! I can't wait to watch your clip at the conference. I'm getting so excited about going!!!

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  6. You're welcome, Mary! I'm looking forward to meeting my blogging friends at the conference!!! :)

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  7. Wow - I like this kind of coincidence :) Thanks so much Kathi!

    Love the martial arts moves!! :)

    Blogging friends are so nice and so much fun.

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  8. Congrats on your award! And hey, I can totally see you doing that knock out kick! :o)

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  9. My daughter and I had to watch the video clip a couple of times. It was funny. I loved the way she moved.

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  10. Congratulations on your award and thanks for some new links to check out. Liked the way you tied everything together.

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  11. Jemi: you're very welcome. I sure wish I could do that kick, but I'd probably break my leg or put out my back. Oh to be young again. :)

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  12. Mason: you're very welcome! And thanks for the comment that I tied everything together. I know it was a stretch, but very fun!

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  13. Kathi, thank you. What an honor! I treasure your friendship. I can hardly wait to see the clip--I'll need your autograph! I'm counting down the days to the conference.

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  14. Cindy, you have a very creative imagination, but thanks for thinking I could kick like that. Maybe the virtual me could. ;)

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  15. Robin, I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed the clip. Wasn't it totatlly amazing? What I'd give to be young and limber again. :)

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  16. Lori, you're very welcome! I can't wait to catch up with you at the conference and hear all the exciting news going on in your life. :)

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  17. Kathi--Congratulations on the award...It's always nice to know other bloggers like our words enough to pass on an award.

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  18. Thanks, Sharon. You're right, it is nice. And I've learned so very much from my blogging friends. :0)

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