Caturday quickie: One lovely blog award

I haven’t received one of these in a while and so it was a pleasant surprise when Cassie of My Etch-a-Sketch Life nominated me for the One Lovely Blog award.


Awwww . . . THANKS!

So I have to share seven things about myself (I’ve decided to list seven things that make me happy):

  1. I met my BFF in grade three. Yes, we’re still friends, and no, I’m not telling you how long it’s been.
  2. My university roomie, after a decade (at least) during which we lost contact with each other, got in touch with me recently.
  3. I’ve just joined a writing/critique group with five other women. Our second meeting will be on Sunday.
  4. My husband of twenty years (whee!) does all the cooking and consequently all the grocery shopping. This is a real blessing for writer Mellie.
  5. I have three novels drafted and two more in progress. All are fantasy of various kinds.
  6. This year, I’ve had two paid publications of science fiction short stories and won a second place prize for another short story of a paranormal bent. Writerly income (even a little) rocks 🙂
  7. Writing. It’s who I am and what I do. It makes me Snoopy-dance happy, #furiouslyhappy.

Now I’m supposed to nominate people to continue the chain. Most of the time the people I nominate don’t play along. So I’m going to take a page from another (much cooler) writer, Veronica Sicoe, who was also asked to participate in this blog award challenge.

You are all hereby nominated. Yes. I’m a big, fat cheat. Participate if you are so moved. Otherwise, I hope these seven bits of my incredibly boring life entertained.


Caturday Quickies

4 thoughts on “Caturday quickie: One lovely blog award

  1. HUGE congrats for no. 6 — why didn’t I know about this?! I definitely need to stalk other people better.
    Also, OMG I’m so envious because of no. 4. You lucky little scribbler, you.

    Thanks for linking to my post, too. 🙂

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    • Hehe. Iz sneaky. No, the first published (second deal) was “The Broken Places” in Bastion Science Fiction Magazine. I hear they’re looking for submissions, BTW. A first contact story with a bit of a twist. The second (first deal, chronologically) hasn’t actually come out yet. It’s “Downtime” and will be in On Spec. Technically it’s supposed to be the fall issue, but the Canada Council stopped funding them (after years of support) and that’s put a hitch in the publication. That story is about an AI-borg.
      About Phil, I know I’m a lucky lady. I don’t know if I tell him often enough how much I appreciate him.


  2. Congratulations! I agree that you are one lovely blogger 🙂 And I have to say I’m jealous! I wish my husband would do all the cooking and grocery shopping – I really hate grocery shopping.

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