Friday, June 25, 2010


This week I was gifted with the very lovely award above by both Callie over at Chimera Critiques and Julie Dao at Silver Lining. I have to share seven things and pass it on to fifteen others. Here goes:

1. This summer for me, change is the theme. We'll see how that works out.
2. I'm writing two online courses as well as working on the WIP.
3. I'm the only Leo I know that doesn't like the sun, the heat and the beach.
4. I love chocolate.
5. I love cooking and Food Network.
6. I spend endless hours watching HGTV.
7. I'm addicted to caffeine.

And now for the lucky fifteen recipients:

Summer over at ...and this time, concentrate!
Bossy Betty
Christine over at Christine's Journey
DL over at Cruising Altitude
Donna Hole
Aubrie at Flutey Words
Laurel over at Laurel's Leaves
Lois at Lotus Rising
Hannah over at Musings of a

Mia over at My Literary Jam and Toast
Patrick Tillett
Portia Sisco
Lola at Sharp Pen/Dull Sword
Courtney over at Southern Princess
Talli Roland

And that's all folks. Check out these versitile bloggers and have a great weekend.


  1. Awww SarahJayne--Thanks you're so sweet. COngrats to you and have a great weekend!

  2. Congrats on the award!

    I love chocolate, too. :D

    I just finished my online writing courses (2). To be honest, I learned way more from my Chimera crit than I did from my courses. Okay, maybe that isn't entirely true. My ms has improved because of the course. But the girls at Chimera did a much better job critiquing my first chapter than one of my intructor's did. And unfortunately that was the version (not the post Chimera crit) that was sent for my upcoming professional crit at a conference. And boy as it changed (partly due to feedback from a beta reader).

    Hopefully your courses were helpful. :D

  3. Congratulations on the award and thank you for the links. My daughter is a Leo and she doesn't like the sun, the heat or the beach.

  4. Congrats on the award and love your list. I'm a caffeinaholic too!


  5. Congrats on the award! I too am addicted to caffiene! I can't help myself!

    You are certainly deserving of this award... and many others!

  6. Thanks, SJ! I don't like the beach, sun, or heat either, but I'm a Taurus. :-)

  7. Thanks so much for this lovely award. I'm also with you in not liking the beach, sun or heat either (though Libra here). I'd take the mountains or a breezy European city for a vacation spot any day over being cooked on gritty sand at the beach.

    As vices go, caffeine isn't so bad really. (Have you seen the mugs that say "Drink coffee! Do stupid things faster and with more energy!" ?)

  8. congrats on your award!!!! i love chocolate and caffeine too!!! =)

  9. I love me some coffee and caffeine in all its forms, too. And chocolate rates way up high on my list of yummy things.
    But, I DO LOVE the beach and sunshine. (Aries here)
    HOWEVER, I do NOT like high humidity or high heat. 80 degrees, low humidity, a nice ocean breeze, and I'm a very, VERY happy girl. I wilt in high heat, and run for the AC.

    Leos are my favorite sign. (Leos and Aries get along well..never a dull moment) Which also means you have a birthday coming up! :)

    CONGRATS on your deserve awards every day.

    And THANK YOU for passing one along to me. I'm honored.

    I hope you are enjoying your writing courses.

    Okay, sneaking back out of the internet...back to my vacation.

    Happy weekend!

  10. Congratulations on the award! It's always nice to know others are thinking of you.

  11. Thanks Sarahj; I really like that you don't love the sun. Me neither. I'm and WHITE girl, and tired of looking and feeling like a boiled lobster during the summer just to appease my friends and family who become tan at the first 15 minutes of rays they absorb.

    Me and Sun; never gonna be friends!

    But, thanks for the award; I'll try to remember to post it.


  12. Yippee! Thank you so much for the lovely award! Much appreciated.

    I love chocolate, too -- and I love watching cookery shows. There's just something so tantalising about it. Have you ever watched Nigella Lawson cook?