I almost forgot to do my Crusade Challenge, but here goes. I'm written it as a YA story. Haven't written anything YA in a bit, which reminds me I need to get back to the last project I started.
The goldfish bowl teetered and then settled on the wooden pedestal. Eyes wide, the fantail rode the sloshing waves.
Kyle studied the stand, head tipped sideways. “It’s not exactly right. I’ll hold the bowl and you move that thing.”
Dylan glanced over his shoulder at the doorway and then nodded. “Okay.”
“On three.” Kyle said, hands outstretched. “One…two…three.”
Dylan shifted the stand across the floor.
Kyle moved the bowl into position. “Great!”
Then their mother’s voice shattered the air. “What are you boys doing?”
Kyle’s hands twitched, and in slow motion the bowl crashed to the tiles.
I got the One Lovely Blog award from Deborah Walker (Thanks Deborah!) and I’m supposed to do the following:
1.) Accept your award and post it on my blog along with a link to the person who has sent it to you.
2.) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that I have newly discovered.
3.) Contact the person to let them know that I have chosen them to receive the award.
See below my list of 15 newly discovered blogs.
1. Creative Burst (not newly discovered, but Courtney deserves this)
2. The Writing Nut
3. Carolina Valdez Miller
4. Waibel's World
5. The YA Lit Six
6. A Writer's Point of View
7. Amie Kaufman
8. Anne R. Allen
9. Ciara Knight
10. Conversations with Self
11. Cynthia Chapman Willis
12. Elizabeth Mueller
13. Julie Musil
14. Lisa M. Potts
15. Racquel Writes
Carol Kilgore gifted me with the Memetastic Award. Thanks Carole!
For this one, I have to tell four truths and one lie and pass the award to others. Being the person I am, I tried to find out what this award is all about and after checking five blogs to see if I could, I abandoned the search. And then I did another search and came up with the following:-
A meme is a unit of social information. It is a relatively newly coined term and identifies ideas or beliefs that are transmitted from one person or group of people to another. The concept comes from an analogy: as genes transmit biological information, memes can be said to transmit idea and belief information.
A meme acts as a unit for carrying ideas, symbols, or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes, in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα Greek pronunciation: mimēma, "something imitated", from μιμεῖσθαι mimeisthai, "to imitate", from μῖμος mimos "mime") and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist in (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion, and the technology of building arches.
The Wikipedia link is here.
So anyway, I figure it’s just a way of passing on tidbits of information about ourselves. It’s pretty to look at, makes me smile, so let’s see if I can make others smile too by passing it on.
1. I have an out-of-control sweet tooth. Mention sugar and I’ll eat it.
2. Baking and cake decorating are hobbies I enjoy immensely.
3. I once wrote a book in six weeks.
4. Jamaica is my home, and I've only ventured as far as the Cayman Islands.
5. I write romantic suspense and young adult novels
To keep the Meme going, I’m sending the award on to:
1. Elizabeth Arroyo
2. Nicole MacDonald
3. Doralynn Kennedy
4. Courtney Vail
5. Jeni Decker
On another note, a writer friend of mine is compiling an anthology titled The Memory Eaters. The call for submissions is posted here.
While you’re over there, check out the other helpful articles Matt has compiled at C.P. Anthologies to help us scribblers improve our skills.
Do drop in on Monday for the next Take Five With…interview. Molly Ringle will be sharing thoughts about her books, writing and the current publishing trends. She’ll also be giving away a copy of one of her e-books.
Have a great weekend folks!