Home and 20 Degrees Cooler

Florida in August. Whew. I've been down there countless times in the summer, but this time it was buhrooootal. While shvitzing down in the Mouse's House, both Frankie AND Mireyah nominated my lil ol' blog for a Lemonade Stand Award! Ladies, you are just the swellest, sweetest, and awesomest folks out there. Really, there's just no denying it. :-)

Look at that lemonade! So coooool-ing. You don't see those in EPCOT Center. Now, the good folks at Disney would have you believe EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, but those of us who've visited in August know it is truly the acronym for Every Person Comes Out Tired.

But the lemonade stand is all about paying it forward. This puppy is a feel good award that shows gratitude or a great attitude.

Here are the rules:

1. Put the Lemonade Award logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
3. Link your nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

Ten blogs!!!! How am I going to come up with 10 blogs???? Frankie and Mireyah already nominated mine, so I can't nominate them back, can I? Okay, I'll play by the rules. Sort of.

Here's ten, and they are by no means in any particular order.
  1. Brooklyn Arden - Cheryl Klein's fabulous blog.
  2. Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent @ Curtis Brown.
  3. Christopher Golden - Writer of my absolute favorite fantasy trilogy
  4. The Literary Lab - The three writers - David Malasarn, Scott G.F. Bailey, & Michelle Davidson Argyle
  5. Vicky Blaylock! - Yeah, Mireyah already nominated Vicky, but she's the bomb.
  6. Sara King - A really awesome, terrific, Sci-fi writer. She set me straight the moment I arrived on WDC.
  7. Tamara Heiner - Another renomination, I think. :-)
  8. The Query Shark - (Really, Janet Reid)
  9. Robin Mizell - Gave me great advice, even in rejection.
  10. Emerin - Because of her, I found the YA Group on WDC.
These are all fantastic folks, and I appreciate each of them.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back!!! xD

Jay said...

Thanks, Mireyah! Do I have to go to work tomorrow?

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Yay for Disney World! I love EPCOT. We've booked a vacation at our timeshare in Orlando for November. fun times!

Anonymous said...

Only if you want to make money, darlin'! Otherwise, naaahhh. xP

Robin Mizell said...

Thanks for mentioning me, Jay. What a nice idea. I'm making my list of ten, so I can pay it forward.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Hey Jay,

Have you ever heard of Andrea Brown agency? I read a blog post by one of the agents yesterday, Jennifer Laughran, and for some reason I totally thought of you. If you haven't, I think you should submit to them.


Jay said...

Hey Tamara - I have most definitely heard of Andrea Brown. I'll have to check out Jennifer Laughran's blog, then.

Who is your timeshare with? Marriot? Disney Vaca Club? We went down over the holidays this last year and stayed at a big ol' Marriot timeshare (we sat through the presentation).

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I don't know that she has a blog, but she did a guest q&a blog thing at absolute write yesterday. Here's a link, I'm not sure what page this'll get you to but it should take you to the posts!


Jay said...

I did see that. She does have a blog as well - literaticat.livejournal.com

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

there you go. what are you waiting for??? she takes the first ten pages with queries, and it's all email.