Thursday, August 18, 2011

WriteOnCon Update + Blog on Fire Award!

Whew, what a crazy week! The WriteOnCon online conference has been a whirlwind, and it's been great learning from pros, chatting with other writers and honing the craft. And holy crap, was anyone else part of the madness that was the opening of the live YA MG Pitch Forum Event with Carlie Webber and Christina Hogrebe? I literally had to stop on the side of the freeway to get my Twitter pitch posted!

I also recently scored a blog award I've been oogling for ages: the Blog on Fire Award, from the lovely and talented Cherie of Ready. Write. Go.  Not only is she a great blogging buddy, but she looks EXACTLY like the main character in my novel The Mermaid Gene.  I'm serious.  It's freakish.

The purpose of the Blog on Fire Award is to stoplight up and coming bloggers who deserve acknowledgement for all the hard work and dedication they put into their craft.  There actually aren't any rules associated with this one, so I'm just going to pick five great bloggers and call it a night.  Feel free to pay this award forward if you like, or you can just enjoy the fun!

1.  Kalen O'Donnell... He's too nice too brag, but the guy literally has FOURTEEN full manuscripts out right now.  He's also written like 300 books, so he's pretty much set for life at this point.
2.  Lori M. Lee... Both of our main characters are named Kai, and Lori just scored a request from a big-time agent during one of today's WriteOnCon live events.  The best part?  The manuscript isn't even ready yet--and she told the agent that--but the agent loves it enough that she's willing to wait!
3.  Jenny Phresh... is one of those people you don't want to go on a double-date with, because she's so damn snarky and hilarious that both dudes would totally pick her over you.
4.  An Alleged Author...  She is a fantastic writer, and I'm so glad Deana Barnhart's GUTGAA blogfest brought us together.  She's also been ripping up WriteOnCon, and she is definitely one to watch!
5. Michelle Fayard... gives fantastic editing advice, and her website is one of the best resources I've found for aspiring writers.

There you have it!  Have a wonderful evening, everyone!


cherie said...

Wahahahaha!! I am VERY VERY flattered but I probably need to lose 20 lbs and 10 years to look like her. But I am not gonna throw away a compliment so I'll take it. Thank you!! <3

Your awardees are fab peeps!

Lori M. Lee said...

Thank you! To be honest, I've had my eye on that blog award for a while now as well hahaha. I only know two of those bloggers, so I clearly need to get to know the other two :)

And I saw that you got lucky yourself in regards to requests so YAAAY CONGRATS!!!

Jenny Phresh said...

Ooh I wuff my new award! Thanks so much. I think I am the first one to point out that crazy similarity between Kai and least I recall noting it some time back. It is indeed uncanny.

Michelle Fayard said...

You sure know how to start a writer's Friday on a great note, Lisa. :) Thank you very much for the award, and congratulations on receiving it as well as your WriteOnCon successes!

Lora R. Rivera said...

Congrats to Lisa and her wonderful awardees!

Ha! Side-of-the-road twitter pitching. Love it.

Alleged Author said...

Thank you so much for the award. You so made me blush with your comments. I'll say I ripped it up if I net an agent! :P

LisaAnn said...

@Cherie: Haha, not true! A dead ringer. All these peeps will vouch for me.

@Lori: Yessss! Thanks, and isn't it funny how certain awards really are drool-worthy??

@JennyPhresh: Yes, the honor belongs to you for being the first to notice the twin-siness if the two!

@Michelle: So glad you liked it, and thanks so much! :)

@Lora: Thank you, and oh my gosh, you should have seen it. Definitely a funny moment.

@Alleged: Woohooo, and methinks that will be happening quite soon.. :)

Dinda Amanda said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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