Sunday, December 20, 2009

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Today is about announcements. Teasers! Awards! Contests! Milestones!

And one grumpy note about Blogger Comments. I have been having trouble making my comments stick--have to scroll down and click publish a few times. Hopefully, nobody left a comment after the first click and it didn't take. I went to the Help page and found many people are having problems. Some have lost all old comments, some are getting wrong counts. So check to be sure your comments are not being lost, and leave Blogger Help a message if you have problems.

On to more fun stuff. Shannon O'Donnell at Book Dreaming awarded me the Superior Scribbler, which is too cute, and, yes, I have been writing since that age, for sure. I'll pass it along, as well as the One Lovely Blog Award I received from Liza and Shannon, in the near future.


Today I want to shout out to Beth Revis, who has signed with the amazing Writers House (if you haven't taken the online tour of their site, you must). She is holding a contest to celebrate, and you really need to check her out. Beth is super.


Drum roll. Trumpets, please: I want to invite everyone to a super-fun blog party Monday. Sherrinda at A Writer Wannabe came up with a fabulous idea for mistletoe season--excerpts of kissing scenes. A bunch of writers have signed up and anyone can play. Post a scene you've written and then enjoy bloghopping to savor what is going to be a wide array of smoochiness. Sherrinda has put up a widget with links to the players' blogs. Swoon away.

And finally. I let it slip by, but my last post was my 100th. And that seems like a milestone since I only stuck my toe in the blogging water seven months ago. I'd like to thank everyone who drops in to read what I have to say. I am grateful to all who have left comments and become followers. I so love this community of writers who encourage, teach and support one another.

27 comments:

Ann Victor said...

Congratulations on all your Big Happenings - Beth's signing, your 100th blog post and your Scribbler awards!

And, as I'm signing out of blog-o-sphere until after Christmas here's wishing you Ukhisimusi muhle, Geseende Kersfees and a very Merry Christmas! :)

Angela said...

Congrats on your 100th post and your blog award! This is a great blog!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats on your awards and on your 100th post! I love this blog. ;)

Paul Greci said...

Congrats on your hundredth post. I'm lucky if I post more than once a week!!

storyqueen said...

Now look what you've done!! I signed up for the kissing blogfest....and, well, now I'm really nervous and all.

It's all your fault, you know.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ann: Happy holidays to you, too, and thank you.

Angela and Shannon: *blushes* Thanks so much!

Paul: I envy you the once a week. A blog is like a hungry kitten underfoot sometimes. So glad you come to visit!

Shelley: Ha! I can't wait to see what you write. It will be marvelous. No sweat.

Lisa Desrochers said...

A party? There's a party?! I'm all over it!

Congrats on your 100th post and your award. Yay!

beth said...

Thanks for spreading my good news!

And congrats--a 100 posts and nearly a 100 followers. That's quite an accomplishment!

V. S said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Awesome!

Liza said...

Congrats on 100!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Lisa: Yes, par-tay! See you there.

Beth: My pleasure, and thanks. :)

Vicky and Liza: Thank you both!

Shannon Messenger said...

Hi Tricia. I just found your blog today (not sure how I missed it--we follow a lot of the same blogs). But I've found you now (*ominous music plays*) and I'm your 100th follower! (*tosses confetti*) So I hope you don't mind that I'm cyberstalking you now because I love connecting with other writers this way. Great post and I can't wait to read what you write next!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congrats on your award and your milestone! Your blog is fabulous- here's to another 100 posts!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Shannon, welcome! I love being stalked by other writers. (I must say, though, you didn't show up in my follower widget--don't know why. Maybe Blogger is behaving oddly. Darn)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Stephanie: Thanks so much. It sure is fun.

Robyn Campbell said...

Tricia, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family. I hope Sandy Claws is gooood to ya, my pal! You deserve it. And.

CONGRATULATIONS on awards and posts and dang! You just have all kinds of things goin' on. *she rubs her hand on Tricia's blog knowing it will bring her agenty luck* :0)

I'll talk to you soon.

Julie Dao said...

Congrats on all your milestones! YAY! I'm throwing confetti for you. Hmmm a blog party on kissing scenes - sounds interesting LOL. Might have to check that out :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Robyn: Luck, did you say luck? I'll take some of that, yes. Thanks, and have a great holiday.

Julie: Oh, a confetti storm. Yay! You must join the kissing blog fest. Too much fun.

Shannon Messenger said...

Hm...it shows my picture there...so I'm not sure what the problem is. *shakes fist at Blogger* How am I supposed to Cyberstalk--er, read blogs--if blogger is malfunctioning? :)

Yvonne said...

Congratulations on all of this. Your little Scribbler Award is adorable. You have 100 posts and reached 100 followers at the same time? That's crazy! I'm still mulling over my answers to this Blog Tag game, (maybe I'm taking it too seriously) and then I'm going to drink some egg nog and take a break.

Have a great holiday.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations to you and Beth! Have a wonderful Christmas and delightful New Year.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Shannon: Confetti is in the air! Yay, you did finally arrive at spot 100. Last night, for whatever strange reason on my widget, Jade came in at 100. Now, you've magically appeared. Blogger just wanted to play hide-and-seek. Thanks again.

Yvonne: Yes, I hit three digits at the same time. I am awed. As for the tag game, just have fun. It's egg nog time, but don't forget to read the kiss-fest stories. Last time I looked about 40 people had signed up. Whoa.

Bish: Thanks, Bish, and happy holidays to you, too.

Yvonne

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oops, love you, Yvonne, but didn't mean to leave your name hanging in that last comment. I must finish my kiss scene and now I'm getting nervous. Bye.

Linda Kage said...

Oh, congrats on all the wonderful news...100 posts, awards won, and friends getting agents!

Thanks for the warning about leaving comments. Sometimes it takes me a few tries to post, but I don't know if I've lost old ones before. Yikes. Sounds like something to check out.

And I can't wait to read a few kissing excerpts. Thanks for the link.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

Barrie said...

100 posts is such a milestone! Congrats! (and, yes, I've been having trouble with comments. And also lots of spam comments)

Donna said...

Oooh, I missed this one. Congrats and congrats!

kanishk said...

Congrats on your 100th post and your blog award! This is a great blog!!

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