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Stylish Blogger Award!

Cheryl's Musings: Stylish Blogger Award!

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Stylish Blogger Award!

A nice surprise awaited me on Monday—my first-ever blog award, gifted to me by Mel Chelsey over at Writings, Musings and Other Such Nonsense. I’m not sure my blog is “stylish”, exactly, but hey! I’ll take it!

The rules seem to be 1) I get to pass this award along to five other bloggers, and 2) I need to tell you seven random things about myself.

Random Things…

  1. After years of not owning a television, I’ve been lured into watching a few series via Hulu and Netflix. Purely for writerly research, of course (cough, cough…)
  2. I love to sing. I mean, really really love to sing. Certain tight harmonies—or when a chord resolves—makes something unknot inside me, this physical shift that makes me happy and teary all at once. (Hmm, could this be why music plays such a role in my fiction?)
  3. I grew up on a farm and spent most of my life living in the country until we moved into town about eight years ago so kids would be closer to school…and our “town” house still doesn’t feel like home. I’m looking forward to moving back to the mountains!
  4. parkour2I want to learn parkour.*
  5. I love the perfume Red. Unfortunately, it does not love me. When my sweetheart bought me a bottle for my birthday (also Valentine’s Day), I sprayed it on and seconds later had hives swelling my eyes shut…just before leaving for our romantic evening out :).
  6. I’m a Firefly fanatic. And a Joss Whedon fanatic. And I love Nathan Fillion, too, and think Castle is one of the Best Shows Ever.
  7. My favorite dessert is Italian Cream Cake—made from scratch, with lotsa butter and pecans and cream cheese frosting. It’s a pain to make, but wow, it’s delish.

Now to pass on the award…this was difficult, because I’ve been finding so many terrific blogs lately! Oh, the agony of decisions! Here are my choices, though. Please check out these fantastic writing blogs:

  1. Kelly James-Enger at Dollars and Deadlines, a great resource for anyone who freelances, particularly those who write nonfiction
  2. Andrea Mack at That’s Another Story, where you can find lots of information for writing middle grade fiction
  3. Jill Kemerer of Jill Kemerer, Exiting Safe, Chasing Fantastic, for writing information and inspiration
  4. Rachael Harrie of Rache Writes for everything you want to know about writers’ platforms
  5. Patrick at The Artist’s Road for interviews, articles, and thoughts on creativity and art

*Photo courtesy of Marco Gomes on Flickr Creative Commons

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At May 11, 2011 at 3:59 AM , Blogger Mel Chesley said...

I'm happy I got to be the first person to give you a blog award! They're super fun to get. Excellent post. Have a great rest of the week!

At May 11, 2011 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Katie Dunn said...

Congrats on the award! And I totally agree about Castle! Awesome show! Miss Firefly terribly though=(
Anyway, congrats again!

At May 11, 2011 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Hi Caledonia--thanks! :)

Katie--I miss Firefly, too :( although I'm looking forward to re-watching with my teen when finals are over. He hasn't yet seen them. It's good, occasionally, to introduce my kids to something cool.

At May 11, 2011 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Patrick said...

Cheryl, congrats on your selection, and I'm so honored to be selected by you for my blog The Artist's Road. I happily accept the honor, even though now I have on my plate selecting five other blogs to honor and coming up with seven random things about myself!


At May 11, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Ha! I know, those did take a bit of time. But it will be fun!

At May 11, 2011 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Jacqvern said...

Congrats on the blog award :). Interesting things you shared, especially the parkour detail :D

Thanks for the enjoyable post

At May 11, 2011 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Julie Musil said...

Oh, I love these because it's so fun to learn random things about our blogger buddies! That dessert sounds devilishly good, and it just so happens I'm hungry right now. *gives Cheryl the stink eye*

At May 12, 2011 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Congrats on your award, Cheryl! Your blog looks really good, as well as having great content.

At May 12, 2011 at 8:26 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Julie--next time I make that cake, I'll send you a (virtual) piece :).

Pam--thank you!

At May 14, 2011 at 2:50 AM , Blogger Rachael Harrie said...

Squeee, thanks so much for my award Cheryl, and congrats on receiving it yourself :) It's awesome when you get your first one! I love Firefly, and Castle's pretty cool too :)



At May 15, 2011 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Hi Rach! I'm delighted to pass it on :)

At May 16, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Patrick said...

Hi Cheryl,

Well, I've posted my seven random things and five blog winners. It was fun to come up with those lists, thanks for the opportunity!

At May 20, 2011 at 12:34 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Hi Patrick: This is the second time I've replied to your comment, so sorry if it's a repeat. I visited your blog and love your lists--and I'm enjoying visiting the various other blogs along the way.

Which reminds me: I need to check out the other award recipients and see if they have some great blogs to share....


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