Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Can't Do It!


I can’t pick just one blogger for the ‘I GOT YOU’ blogfest.  I tried, I really did.  But there are just so many awesome bloggers out there who have made me laugh, cry, get motivated and nod my head saying “Yes, I totally get you.  And I know you totally get me.”


Without the blogging community, I’d still be holed up in my Paris suburb apartment, sending out hard copies of the first three chapters of my totally-in-need-of-revision first manuscript to UK agents. 

Without the blogging community, I probably wouldn’t have a husband or a friend left in the world because they all would be completely sick of hearing about my ms, wip, revisions, querying, agents, publishing and all the ups and downs involved.

I love you all.  But since I’m ‘supposed’ to pick one,  I guess I’ll settle for picking three.   Sorry Sheri.  I can’t help myself!

I haven’t met any of you face to face.  Not really.  But I can’t help feeling close to you guys anyway.  This will probably read like end of the year messages in a senior yearbook- but I don’t care.

Candy from The Misadventures in Candyland- I don’t know how she manages it, but all of her posts are so hilarious, so honest, and so full of personality.  AND she keeps it real.  She puts her whole self into everything she does, full-heartedly and I can’t help but stand there in awe of all she stands for and accomplishes on a daily basis.  I love her spunk, her eye for detail, humor, and the worthy causes she promotes with her kickass contests.  Candyland, your blog is, has been, and will remain a place where I feel like I can kick off my shoes,  have a beer, listen to punk rock  and giggle my ass off, all while pondering all the serious and absurd life has to offer.  I love you chica!

Jen from Unedited-   I admire this girl’s energy.  She wrote her first book in, what was it Jen, FIVE WEEKS?  How many words Jen? Huh,  Huh?  I don’t remember the number -but I’m pretty sure it was some obscene word count.  I don’t know how she manages to keep us all entertained on a daily basis, promote upcoming authors, recently released books, and other bloggers, and- get this- she STILL manages to keep up with her writing and revising like no other.  She’s probably the most generous blogger I’ve ever met- with her time, her posts, and her comments and all you have to do is look at her ever rising number of followers to realize her generosity is inexhaustible.  Jen- you are my idol.


Jessica Bell from the Alliterative Allomorphe-  when I first discovered Jessica, all her posts were alliterated.   Seriously.  I can’t imagine the work that must have taken but I just started reading, my mouth dropping open at the sheer genius it must have taken to put them together.    SO. FREAKING. COOL- and I recommend everyone check them out if you have the time.  Jessica and I were born on opposite ends of the earth, but I can’t help but feel like we’ve lived kind of parallel lives.  Sometimes, it’s downright creepy.  And I know creepy.  We both write English education materials- she does it as a full time job.  I do it because the French system can’t seem to provide any so I have my make my own materials to teach with.  We both grew up with musician parents, went through the list of possible passions, only to find that writing takes the cake.  Now, we both live in European countries.  I feel like her writing is so filled with SOUL.  She is poetry in motion and I’ve been thrilled to get to know her these last few months.

29 comments:

Janet Johnson said...

All 3 blogs I love. Thanks for sharing! And I can definitely see why you couldn't choose just one. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Jen is one of my favorite bloggers. Her comments are positive, making me feel like a better person. I only found Candy's blog this summer, but I'm glad I finally did!

Hooray to your "I Got U" people you chose!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Those are all wonderful blogs - I haunt each of them daily. Great tributes! :-)

Renae said...

Great blogs! I know what you mean about it being impossible to pick just one!

Candyland said...

Um, in the words of Tom Weirdo, "you complete me."

Much love. And thanks for being there from the start.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

You highlighted three of my faves! Thanks for spreading the love -- I enjoyed it!

Hope all's well with you. Did you get your licence?

Gros bisous,
Nicole

DL Hammons said...

Those are three special ladies, with three awesome blogs...each falling into the religious category (which means I read them whenever they post - religiously)!!!

Excellent choices! And I'm always partial to people who bend the rules. :)

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

Awesome choices!!!!

WritersBlockNZ said...

Great! More peeps for me to stalk =D

Summer Ross said...

Wonderful set of bloggers to choose!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent bloggers to select!!

Old Kitty said...

Awww congratulations with this very sweet award!! how lovely!! And you picked some classy blogs here!!

Yay!

take care
x

Carolyn V. said...

Aw! That is so awesome!!! They are all great blog buddies. =)

Jolene Perry said...

All awesome choices and people I look forward to hearing from.
Thanks!

C.E. said...

Perfect picks! totally agree with you about them!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

It's too hard to pick just one, but the ones you chose each are fantastic and awesome in their own ways. Roland

beth said...

I love Candy and Jen. I'll have to check out Jessica.

Kelly Dexter said...

Three most excellent choices!

Jessica Carmen Bell said...

Aww! Thanks Katie!!! Looks like great minds think alike, huh? ;o)

Vicki Rocho said...

I agree with all those picks! I could never single out just ONE blogger either.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yay, you picked three of my favorite bloggers.

You were brave to do this, Katie. I just couldn't decide. There are far too many wonderful bloggers who I consider to be my friends (including you).

Matthew Rush said...

How did I miss this? You picked three of my very favorite ladies (you're another one)! Great work Katie!

Cinette said...

I have to agree with you; how do you pick just one? I'm new to the scene but I'm in awe of all the incredible blogs out there!

Shannon said...

Three awesome bloggers! Good picks!

Lisa Gail Green said...

That's so awesome!! I'm going to go visit the ones I haven't yet right now. It really is difficult to keep up with everything. I've found myself not reading/commenting like I want to for a while. So I'm working on making up for that!!

Jude said...

Congrats to all the winners!

And you picked the blogs well :)

-jude

Jemi Fraser said...

All wonderful ladies! :)

Julie Musil said...

These blogs are truly great! I'm with you...all the bloggers out there keep me from driving my husband completely crazy with writer talk. And I can't believe all that I've learned from all of you. Amazing.

salarsenッ said...

I'm elated that you couldn't chose just one blogger buddy. You're not the only one. It just goes to show how much we've all grown to mean to each other. I think it's a fabulous testament.

Thanks!

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