Nobody Dances AnymoreToday's Tune:
Good news, everyone! The YA Flash tumblog is off to a great start. If you're on Tumblr, you should follow along for your daily YA fix. Spread the word!
Several people sent an award my way this week (thank you Margo, Charlee, and Megan!), which gave me a big case of the warm fuzzies. This is the Libester Blog award, which is bestowed to awesome blogs with less than 200 followers.
The rules of the award are:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!
I have to admit, I kind of hate having to pass an award forward, because I always feel like I'll miss somebody or make someone feel bad, so I usually prefer not to do it. But because I like the idea behind this award, which is to highlight some great blogs with smaller followings, I'll try it out.
My first pick is Ms. Phoebe North, who is bright and funny and recently agented. Her blog posts are always thought-provoking and intelligent, and she writes some stellar book reviews. She's never afraid to be honest, and she's always professional.
Next up is Brooke Busse, who is one of my current lovely critique partners. She posts a lot of original work she writes from various prompts. They're always clever and fun to read. A great out-of-the-box thinker, and a promising young writer.
Emy Shin is another critique partner. She writes YA and is currently working on a speculative novel with a really cool time travel premise. Keep an eye on her!
I know they already got a nudge this week, but I'll throw out Wicked and Tricksy, as well. W and T is a fabulous group blog exclusively dedicated to speculative fiction (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, etc.). The posts are helpful, and every week they feature a different guest poster. If you write spec fiction, you should check them out.
And... unfortunately I can't pick a fifth blogger because the Follower tracker apparently went poof, so I can't tell who has less than 200 followers. Ugh. So, go ahead and pick someone from the comments section of this post to visit!
I'm off for a weekend of food, wine, art, and music at Outside Lands in San Francisco and it's going to be awesoooooome. No post on Monday, because I will be completely bushed. I'll be back in action on Wednesday. Have an awesome weekend!