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Ooh! ABWP is blushing a bright red!

Well, gee.  And here I was all ready to write a snarky post about something or other.  And then I saw that I had been awarded this lovely little award by both Bethany (my first-ever commenter and blogger-friend) and Miss Rosemary!  Thank you, thank you to you both! Everyone should check out both their blogs.

Er, and so I am required to provide seven revelations (confessions) on the personage that is (behind)  ABWP.  Here goes…

1) I like to read silly, teen books like Twilight and Harry Potter but I only take serious Cormack McCarthy, Virginia Wolf, etc books on the tube.  Because people will see.  And I am too old to be seen reading Harry Potter.

2) I am terrified of rubber bands.

3) Orange is my favourite colour, and I have orange toenails throughout the summer months.

4) I am uncommonly short.  I try to hide this with the constant use of monster heels (which sometimes get stuck in the groves of the tube escalator) to no avail.

5) I drink pints far more often than gin.  (This is totally a financial decision.  I would drink Tanqueray and Tonic all the time if it was the same price as a pint.  Because gin is way more delicious.  But times are tough.)

6)  Sometimes I can’t sleep because I worry that this MS that I am writing will end up unpublished, unread, and unfulfilled just like my first MS that is now collecting dust in a corner.  And I wonder what my life will have meant, if I cannot do just this, this one little thing that I have always wanted and that I somehow use to measure my self worth.  This is when the gin helps.

7) The human behind ABWP is fairly quiet, proper, and actually kind of a nice person (hard to believe, I know) who cares about soft, mushy things like other people’s feelings (she is only kinda snarky to very special people who know her well).  This is kind of a secret.  Don’t tell anyone.

And now I get to pass it along!  Hooray!  I’m totally mentioning people who’ve gotten it already because I like them.  So there.

1) Lynsey May – She’s got a great perspective on writing, and also has a copy day job so can relate to a lot of my copywriting rants (always appreciated).

2) MilkFever – Lisa is great for encouragement.

3) Write for your life – good info on general writing and the techie stuff like podcasts

4)  Write-or-die – straight talking,.no-nonsense account on writing books

5)  Rachelle Gardner – for a literary agent, there’s a lot of great variety on her blog (hence the mention)

6) Lua – my 2nd ever commenter, and another faithful blogger-friend who consistently posts great content and is lightning quick responding to comments.

7) I’m using this as a combined re-thanks to Bethany, my first-ever commenter (yup, we hit it right off) and Miss Rosemary for the award (I know you’ve already got one, but you totally deserve it).

  1. June 24, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I love that you got it twice! 🙂 Clearly you will not go unread, because you have not! Hah-zah!

    And I want something of yours to read, missy.

    • June 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      Something to read. (MASSIVE HEAD EXPLOSION!!!) I know, I know. I’m working up to it. I told you about the rubber band thing!

  2. Lua
    June 24, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations on the awards!!! I LOVE your blog, I wish you posted more- I can never read enough of your posts 🙂
    I read the whole twilight Saga, secretly in my room and if you ask me in public, I will deny it, saying I was reading crime & punishment!
    Orange should be my favorite color, but its not- it’s blue… At least it should be my favorite fruit, but its not- it’s apple… (I have NO idea why I named my blog Bowl of Oranges haha)
    #6 is my worst nightmare, also keeping me up at nights… Tequila helps.
    And I never doubted #7… 😉
    Thank you so much for passing the award to me- you made my day my friend! 🙂

  3. June 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Awww, thanks. Yeah, Twilight is a bit of a dirty little secret. I’m totally reading The Road next. Or Mrs. Dalloway. Or similar (Crime&Punishment, perhaps).

  4. June 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Hahaha! “I like to read teen books like Twilight and Harry Potter but I only take Virginia Woolf books Etc. on the tube because people will see!” That’s hilarious!

  5. July 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Sad, but true!

  6. July 15, 2010 at 10:23 am

    awww, look – this was ages ago and I never even noticed! fail to me and the world of too much copy and not enough fun writing and reading!

    Thanks! Rubber bands, really?

    • July 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      Haha…I’m pretty rubbish at keeping up with the day job, blogging, fun writing, etc. so it’s kind of comforting that other people struggle too.

      And, yes. Rubber bands. Really.

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