Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Let's celebrate, come on

a tidy green tree
celebrates springtime with rouged
cheeks and saucy skirts
Okay, a little dose of flowers and haiku to set the mood, because there's some celebrating to do.
Moonrat at Editorial Ass is holding a contest with a fabulous prize to mark a milestone of massive proportion--500,000 hits! Hurry on over and you may win a critique from this "recovering editorial assistant."
Shannon Whitney Messenger has signed with Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary, and she has wrangled six signed books from fellow authors to give away as a thank-you to her readers. Way to go, Shannon!
And I find myself with two more awards. My newly-found blog friend, Claire Dawn at Points of Claire-ification-- who is currently reading books in Japanese and Spanish, watching a movie in French and editing her own work in English--handed on the Picasso bouquet award to me. Since I have it already (in that mantle that is my sidebar) I thank her profusely and say, please go check out her blog. You will enjoy.
Also, there is the Prolific Blogger Award, which was bestowed on me by the talented Yvonne Osborne at The Organic Writer. Yvonne is never afraid of a writing challenge--she dives in, takes risks. As a result I've read some memorable snippets of her work that have stayed with me. If you haven't visited her yet, take this opportunity to click on over.

The Prolific Blogger comes with rules. Those who've read my blog know I'm creative with rules, but this time I'll try to stay inside the lines and prove I can be a prolific and rule-abiding blogger.
1) Pass it on to seven prolific bloggers. 2) Link to the person who gave it. 3 & 4) Link to the Advance Booking post where it originated and sign into Mr. Linky there.
(More than 250 people have received it and signed. It's fun to watch the widening ripples in the blogging pool, isn't it?)
So here are seven nominated bloggers who may wear the Prolific Blogger cape if they please. Nobody's going to check your word count. *grins*


Tess said...

oh, good things - hooray!Happy Spring :D

and, thanks for sharing over at my blog today. It is awkward but I have been given strength by your comments and think I'll have that gentle conversation.

Tere Kirkland said...

Thanks, Tricia! This is awesome!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I always know your blog posts will make me smile- I love those pictures!

Congrats on the awards!

Claire Dawn said...

That girl Claire! She must be crazy to do so much! :D

Thanks for the sweet words!

MG Higgins said...

Lovely haiku, Tricia. It gave me such a smile! Thank you for the links (I'm definitely going to check out the Moonrat contest) and congrats on the awards!

Tamika: said...

Congratulations ladies! Yay Spring!

Donna said...

Congrats on your continuing awards. You definitely are prolific. Happy spring back to you. Your haiku are always a treat.

kathrynjankowski said...

Congrats on the awards, Tricia.
I'm humbled and surprised to be considered a Prolific Blogger, as I only blog once a week (just posted about summing up your platform in one sentence), but it's certainly nice to be recognized. Thanks!

Yat-Yee said...

Thanks, Tricia. Your blog rocks.

Elana Johnson said...

What a beautiful flower! Congrats on the award -- you so deserve it.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Tess: Glad if I helped at all. And thank you!

Tere: My pleasure!

Stephanie: Your smiles make me smile. ;)

Claire: Yup and that's what makes you cool!

Oh, thank you, Mel. I love to hear that from you.

Yay and thanks back to Tamika and Donna!

Kathryn: I should've said it's not so much about quantity as quality. ;)

Yat-Yee: *blushes* Thank you so much!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Elana, you snuck in on me whilst typing. Thank you!

Sarah Wylie said...

This post makes me happy! Congrats on the award - totally deserved. :)

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on your awards. They're very well deserved. And yay!spring! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the awards - so well-deserved :)

Love the spring photo!

Julie Dao said...

Congrats on your very well deserved award, Tricia!!

Hilary Wagner said...

Oh, congrats to you and your winners!

xoxo -- Hilary

Faith Pray said...

Wahoo for the awards! Well deserved! Your haiku sends me to springtime - very celebratory. And thank you much for the prolific blogger dubbing!

Yvonne Osborne said...

You sure know your way around a haiku. Always enjoy your photos and posts and thanks for the kind words. Just....thanks.

PJ Hoover said...

There's always stuff to celebrate if we know where to look.

Bish Denham said...

Any reason to celebrate is a good reason to me! Congrats on the awards.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yay! I made Sarah happy. I'm happy, too.

And sarahjayne and Jemi and Julie and Hillary, too. *smiles all around*

Faith: You are most welcome!

Yvonne: You're welcome, too! So happy you like my haiku meanderings.

PJ & Bish: Thanks for joining the celebration.