Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Feeling the love

After last week's rousing critique round of pointy sticks jabbed mercilessly into my uncooperative short story, I'm feeling the warm fuzzies of being back in crit land again. It's been almost a year and the masochistic part of me has missed it. I just need to put the warm fuzzies away and continue to jab the short story until it agrees to convey what it was meant to.

The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love.

While we're talking love--yes, I know I'm early but not a big fan of Valentine's Day anyway--I've been doubly the recipient of the Liebster blog award. Lots of love going around lately. So I must thank, Fred and Chrystalla, both of whom are wonderfully entertaining and talented writers.

If I'm playing by the rules of this award, I'm to pass along the love to five blogs that I love. However, A) Three of the five blogs I intended to pass the award to have already been loved and another didn't want to play along. B) I don't like rules. Therefore, as I sit here surrounded by bloody crit sticks, I'm going to announce that I love you all. There. I said it. Don't expect to hear it again for another year.

Now you'll have to excuse me, I have pointy sticks to sharpen and then I'm off to return them to their owners.


  1. Congratulations on your awards!

    As unromantic as I am, I have a disproportionate amount of fun with Valentine's Day. I think it's because of the glitter and glue sticks. ;)

    1. Everyone loves glitter. Ok, mostly everyone--it is a pain to clean up. :D

  2. Despite the pointy sticks, every time you mention your crit group, I have to admit, I get a little jealous. The three groups I've been involved in have all ultimately fallen apart. Mainly because all we worked on were novels, and you know... it just gets grueling. Good luck with your short, writer-lady.

    1. It's online. Feel free to join us. I'm running a novella through there now. Novels and shorts and everything in between are welcome. Just click the critique circle link over there --->

      And thanks! I could use some luck with this one. :)


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