Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tags, an Award, and my THANKS

I'd like to say THANKS to each and every one of you that left a comment on my blog entry about agents yesterday. The general consensus seems to be working with an agent is definitely preferable to working alone. I got some really insightful viewpoints from a lot of authors and I really, really appreciate all the feedback you guys left. As much as I love Stephen King, I think I'm going to go against his advice here. I feel that I need an agent to help me go to bat with the big guys. But I do appreciate his concern and will do my best to keep my eyes open for potential rip-off artists.

Last week my friend the Watery Tart tagged me in a little questionnaire and I wanted to go ahead and get the answers out there. Sorry for the delay, Hart!!

Question 1 - Where were you five years ago?
1) Living and working in Indianapolis, IN
2) Writing a few short stories here and there
3) Learning the importance of family
4) Missing my home in South Carolina
5) Finding out everything there is to know about commercial lighting

Question 2 - Where would you like to be five years from now?
1) On a book tour!
2) Not working the Clark Kent job any longer
3) Writing my third (or fourth) novel
4) Living in the South
5) Preparing for my 40th birthday party (it'll take months to plan, ha!)

Question 3 - What is (was) on your to do list today?
1) Working at the Clark Kent job
2) Writing a blog entry
3) Soldiering on towards the end of the WIP MS
4) Laundry... so much laundry!
5) Bowling with a couple of friends this evening

Question 4 - What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
1) Does delicious beer count??
2) Devil's food cookies
3) Mint Oreo fudge cremes... these are ridiculously good
4) Pistachios
5) Sopressata salami and fresh mozzerella

Question 5 - What would you do if you were a billionaire?
1) Pay off my family's houses, cars, and any other debt
2) Start a grant program for Southern writers
3) Create a new publishing house that's open to all genres
4) Buy a movie studio and make my own films
5) Travel all over the world

The other half of this little game is tagging five people to keep the questions going! Here are my tagged blogfriends:

Mel Chelsea of Caledonia Lass
Curtis and Shane of Mooks in the Movies
Lola Sharp of Sharp Pen/Dull Sword
Falen of Falen Formulates Fiction
Theresa Milstein of Substitute Teacher's Saga

Also, I was given a blog award last week by Laura Marcella of Wavy Lines!

Thanks for the Superior Scribbler award, Laura!! I'm passing this on to the following blogs:

Alex J. Cavanaugh
Simon C. Larter
Beth Revis

These guys are awesome and if you don't know 'em yet, try to take a minute today to check 'em out!

One more thing... 99 followers!! As soon as I hit that hundred mark I'm announcing a blog contest! YEAH!! Check back soon for more details!


Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the award!

And I ask: what are devil's food cookies!? They sound amazing!

Hannah said...

oooh, a contest!! I can't wait!!


Congratulations on the award, well deserved.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, thanks Miller!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on your award.

I think you're making a good choice trying to get an agent. You can always try other avenues as time goes on. I'm thinking of setting up a blog to serialize a manuscript. There are different options out there.

Since you have a Clark Kent somehow I now equate you with Superman.

Anne Gallagher said...

Congrats on your award. And soldiering on with the WIP.

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the award and being tagged.

Thoughts in Progress

Angie Paxton said...

Congrats on the awards and the almost 100 followers! Can't wait to see what your contest will be.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the award. :-) Oh, gosh, just ONE more person. I'm sure by the end of the day, you'll have that follower. :-)

Mel Chesley said...

I have yet to read yesterday's blog. I have to catch up!!
Thanks for tagging me. ;) And congrats on the award. I'll leave my other comment for yesterday's post over there. :D

Hart Johnson said...

Yay! Great answers! I'm really glad you played! And ABSOLUTELY beer counts, if it's FABULOUS beer (micros only, plzthx)

Jemi Fraser said...

Great answers! I haven't heard of those Oreo cookies! I'll have to scout them out :)

Congrats on the awards!

Ella said...

Nice award, Congrats! I haven't seen those Oreos, are they new?!
Fun post~

Moll said...

Aaaah! Now all I can think about are mint oreo fudge cookies!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, good lady! If you saw my handwriting, you wouldn't think I was a Superior Scribbler--just a scribbler--but thank you!

And delicious beer totally counts as a snack. My wife's fave is a combo of Chocolate Stout and Banana Bread Beer. She swears by it. :)

Lola Sharp said...

I'm sorry I've been away so long...busy. Stressed. ( you know the drill)

CONGRATS on the awards, love! Well deceived. You ar eon of the most dedicated, prolific, interesting bloggers I know. :)

THANK YOU for tagging me! Unfortunately, I was tagged a couple weeks ago, and did that post last week. ( I went with double stuff Oreos, BTW;)

I'm glad you're still plugging away on your novel.
You know how to reach me if you need any help.