Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have an award to acknowledge and pass on. Yeehaa!

Thank you to Jules at Trying to Get Over the Rainbow for the Circle of Friends Award. She is one of the people who always reads and comments on my posts, even when I'm whining. Which has been a lot lately. Thank you, Jules!

She also has a wonderful blog and does a Just So You Know... post that I love. Jules has 60something followers, so if you aren't already following her, be an angel and click on over and help her out. You'll be glad you did.

Now, I believe all I have to do is pass this one on to five friends. Which will be kinda hard because I'd like to give it to every single one of you. So I'm going to give it to some friends who are always, always (yes, that was two alwayses) there for me no matter what.

First, is Roland at Writing in the Crosshairs. Not only is Roland one of the most talented writers I know, he generously gives to the blogging community on a daily basis. He has been an inspiration and a friend in the first degree. Thank you, Roland. I checked and you (amazingly) don't have this one. So let me be the first.

Next, is Eric W. Trant at Digging with the Worms. Eric, too is an amazing writer and consistently delivers pointed, sometimes petulant, and perpetually ponderable posts. He's also hilarious, both in his posts and his comments. He has been my lifesaver more than once. And he's from Texas so he's a fellow rebel. Thank you, Eric!

Then there's Postman aka The Sententious Vaunter who was one of my first ever blogger friends. He's one of my links to California and if he was 30 years older I'd want to marry him. You would never know by the depth of his vocabulary and writing skills that he's still a baby. (Said in the nicest possible way, Postie!)

Now, for my friend, the Words Crafter at The Rainy Day Wanderer. She is sweet, kind, generous and loving. I not only love what she says in her posts, but also in her comments to all of us. Which is how I met her in the first place. So go on over and make her acquaintance and give her a follow. Make sure and scroll down a few posts and watch the Simon's Cat video. It's hysterical!

Finally, there's Ivy at every head I've had the pleasure to have known, who was my friend even before Blogger. She's been kinda scarce lately because she has a new feller. And she moved. And life is crazy. I believe she's even in the midst of starting a new blog. But I love her writing style and I always relate to her posts. Plus, she loves classic rock as much as I do. Maybe more.

There you have it, angels. Each of these bloggers are Very Special People and Wonderful Writers. And I am honored to count them as my friends.

As I do you.

Gosh, I wish I could keep going. But that's my five. And my manuscript is actually calling to me for the first time in a while. So I'm going to bow out now and go visit her. Wish me luck.

Love to each and every one of you (not just these five), Olivia

P.S. A late addition. I remembered Edie singing "Circle of Friends" and it seemed appropo for this post. For two reasons. One, WE are the new bohemians. And two, how many times have I wanted to just quit. But you won't let me. And that's a good thing. So here, for you, is Edie and The New Bohemians, courtesy of


Elliot Grace said...

...what an amazing community of aspiring writers we are. Never before have I felt as though I have a shoulder to lean on with any literary issues as I do here.
Congrats on your award Olivia, and for passing it along to fellow artists:)

Jemi Fraser said...

Well said Elliot!

Congrats on your award Olivia and thanks for some new links to check out! :)

Anonymous said...

congratulations! :-)

Summer Ross said...

Congrats on the award, and yay to all those mentioned!

The Words Crafter said...

Awww, what a great way to end the workday! Thank you for all your kind words!!! I've been kinda scattered lately and you all have put up with me-that says a lot about our community. If I say anything interesting on your posts, or anyone else's, it's because you all have such interesting/insightful/funny or provocative things to read. Thanks much for the award, I will pass it along this weekend. Take care!

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Elliot, me too! Thank you for being here and for being part of my circle of friends.

Jemi, you too! And thank you.

Kathie and Summer, thank you so much!

TWC, you're so welcome. And they're all true.


Eric W. Trant said...

Thank you, Olivia! Don't underestimate that southern-fried connection.

I was in GA a couple of weeks ago, driving up through those little states to North Carolina. That's a great-looking area. What's with all those kudsu vines, though... keep that stuff on the East Coast!

- Eric

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I'm in the midst of a blood run gauntlet, but I wanted to take the time to say thanks.

Elliot is right : we do have a great community of fellow strugglers here.

Words Crafter, I'm glad you're feeling better. Pace yourself.

Jemi, Summer, Eric, and Kathie, have a better end of week,

Thanks for the award, Olivia, Roland

Jules said...

Elliot said it best and I'm thankful I've got to know you, my friend. You have helped me sooo much :D

Good luck with the manuscript.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Terry Stonecrop said...

Olivia, Congratulations on your award!

And I'm so with you guys. We have a wonderful group of supportive writers. "Shoulders to lean on, fellow strugglers, circle of friends.":)

Denise Covey said...

Congratulations on your award Olivia. Well deserved. Also I agree with those you passed it on to. Wonderful bloggers. Hope your MS is going great..:)

Gail said...

Congratulations, Jules is a sweetie.

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

You're welcome, Eric. I won't! Glad you liked your little romp up the east coast. Hope it was hot enough for you. :)

I have a story about the kudzu, but I'm not telling. Not yet anyway. But it will play a role in my next novel.

Roland, you're welcome. And, yes we do!

Jules, thank you. I've actually written 1000 words tonight. For the first time in over a month! Yay!!


Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Terry, thank you, ain't it wonderful!

L'Aussie, hey there! I've missed you. I'll have to hope over to your blog tomorrow to say hello back! And thank you.

Gail, thank you. Yes she is. And so are you!


A.T. Post said...

What Elliot G said. Motion seconded.

I'm really sorry Olivia. I read your original comment that said I'd got an award, but it was so late at night I didn't drag my sorry carcass over here to accept it properly. Thank you ever so much, my friend. And congratulations on receiving such a lovely accolade yourself! And thanks for the kind words...they made me blush. And I'm glad there's somebody around who still calls me a baby. I'm beginning to think I'm getting old...

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