Happy Friday! Happy Memorial Day! Happy Freedom! Happy Long Weekend! Happy Start of Summer! Happy (insert your own here)!
A big thank you to all who commented on my WIP yesterday, especially those of you who gave me such good ideas on how to make secondary characters come to life. They are all helping a ton right now. Seriously. I also happened upon Martina’s AMAZING four-part tips of characterization. Go check out Adventures in Children’s Publishing if you have time. Honestly, it is way better than anything I have to say.
What? You’re still here? Okay. Fine.
Then I have some sweet awards to pass on.
You are my Sunshine from my separated-at-birth-twin, Myrna. Thank you, Myrna-pronounced-MURRnah (because I actually asked)!
This is to honor a few commentors who make blogging days around here bright and shiny, so I’m going to pass this one on to:
KarenG (Check out her contest!)
Margo (Her blog is gorgeous!)
Anna (She's got the Storybug blog, but even more at Annastan.com!)
Aubrie (Check out the drawing for her book!)
Danyelle (She's often got a Belle of the Ball Blog Tour giveaway!)
Happiness 101 from Margo, who likes High Altitudes as much as I do. Thanks, Margo!
It may say 101, but I’ll spare you and only give you ten things that make me happy:
1. Getting up for the sunrise, with laptop in hand and stillness in the hour.
2. Watermelon. Fishing. Camping. Preferably together.
3. NBC’s Chuck
4. Long hikes after sunset.
5. Summer Reading Fun!
6. Summer in general, especially when the monsoons hit.
7. Asian Orange Chicken.
8. A clean house. Particularly when I didn’t have to clean it.
9. My son’s belly laugh.
10. My oldest daughter reading a book she’s really into.
Do what you will with the awards, I’ll not be offended.
what’s everyone doing with the long weekend?