Friday, October 29, 2010

Awards, Awardees, and a Funny Incident

Few weeks back, I won three awards. This time I don't want to be a hoarder. I would like to pass the three awards to a host of lovely bloggers. Each blog is unique, with a wonderful writer sharing her/his amazing journey.

Jai Joshi gave  me  A Blog With  Substance Award. My Awardees,  in alphabetical order for this  blog award are:

1.  Anne at White Platonic Dreams
2.  Birgitte at Necessary Writers
3.  Jody, at Author Jody Hedlund
4.  Julie at Julie Musil
5.  Kim at Dragonfly Scrolls
6.  Lia at The Scribbler
7.  Lydia at The World is my Oyster
8.  Lynda  at W.I.P. It
9.  Melissa at What I Saw
10.Terri at Terri Tiffany Inspirational Writer

Elizabeth Mueller  passed me The Circle Of Friends Award.  My awardees are

 1. Alexia at The Life and Literary Pursuits of Alexia Chamberlynn
 2.  Jai at Jai Joshi's Tulsi Tree
 3.  Karen at Write Now
 4.  Ken at Just 1 Writer 
 5. Sheryl at Sheryl Gwyther - Author

Kim gave the the cute Grasshopper Award. My  awardees are:

1. Elizabeth at Elizabeth Mueller
2. Sytiva at Personality Flowers
3. Victoria at The Ron Empire Wants You

I want all  you lovely ladies and gentlemen who read this post  to  share a funny anecdote with us. But, it has to be connected to writing. Anything funny that happened in your writing career?


  1. I will tell you all my funny incident first. When I was a journalism student, I had written my first article. Needless to say I was excited to see it in print.

    My friend advised me to take it to Bangalore's leading newspaper. "The editor has written few books, tell her you loved them. You will win few brownie points."

    The silly girl that I was, I told the editor "I have read all your books. " She gave me a snooty look and said, "Really, but I haven't written any books." After that incident I make it a point to research the people I am meeting, and never follow my friend's advice.

  2. How embarrassing. That sort of thing still happens to me, but now not so often!

  3. Carole, I found it embarrassing then, but now I laugh at my silliness. I was so naive then.

  4. Thanks Rachna! I love it, it's so pretty!
    HOnestly I can't think of anything funny that's happened in my writing career bc my writing career is so short!
    Your story is so funny, thanks for sharing!

  5. Ah...Thank you my kind friend for your generous award. That means so much to me! Will post a funny anecdote later on the blog along.
    You know you really are a bright shining star!

  6. Rachna, what a lovely thought! Thank you all the way from Australia for my Circle of Friends Award - I'm very happy being your friend too, because you're a gorgeous girl and I love reading your thoughtful and insightful blogs.
    I also enjoyed your funny story!
    best wishes

  7. Thank you Rachna! It was so nice of you to think of me! I'm honored, and so glad we met through this adventure called blogging.

    I cannot think of anything funny right now, but it is early morning here in the states. If I think of something, I will let you know:)

    Thanks again!
    Blessings to you and your readers,

  8. Thank you for the award, Rachna!Won't it be funny if I actually write 50,000 words in November?

  9. Rachna, you are so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing the award with me. I truly appreciate it. And congratulations on all your pretty awards. You deserve every single one of them, because you always put out such great writing tips and inspiration.

    A funny thing...well, I cringed when it first happened, but I had a manuscript ACCEPTED (yay!) and the editor wanted me to send a final digital copy of the manuscript. I went through it one more time, and realized I had an "it's" where it needed to be "its." I was so embarrassed! AND it was in the first paragraph! Ugh. Thankfully they didn't decide I was a knucklehead and bought the article anyway, but still...

    Thanks again for all you do, and I hope you have a great weekend!

  10. Thanks so much for the award :) My embarrassing writing story comes from high school. I worked on the school paper and frequently submitted poetry for the art page at the last minute (I may be a slacker...) Well, I was in such a hurry one day, I submitted a... special (cough cough) poem I'd written for my girlfriend and it got published before I could catch it. I'd never blushed so much in my life as I did walking the halls that week.

  11. Oh thank you! I love, love, love my award and wow, congrats to you on all three! Have a great weekend!

  12. Congratulations on the awards! Funny story? Well, I once submitted an article to a magazine--and spelled my own name wrong in the byline. Thankfully the typo was corrected before publication :-)

  13. Oh, thank you for the lovely award, Rachna! As for something funny... I'm ashamed to say I can't think of any funny anecdotes about my route to publication - it's all been incredibly serious. Maybe that's what's funny. I should lighten up some, huh?

  14. Congrats for your great awards. Thanks too for passing on the Substance Award, Rachna! I feel honoured :)

  15. Thank you so much! I haven't had anything funny yet happen to me--ask me again after I try to teach a room full of writers--more like pathetic things--like querying too soon:)

  16. Rachna--*HUGS* Thank you sooo much for thinking of me! I really appreciate it!

    Let me see, a funny thing that happened in my writing career... Yes, I'm clearly articulate when I write, but I forget simple every day words when I speak out loud with live, breathing people. Grrrr!!! >(

    Have a splendid weekend, my friend! :)

  17. Congrats on the awards! I'm cringing for you on the editor story. It's good you can laugh at it now!

  18. Hi Rachna! Thank you so much for the award! You're a dear! :-)

  19. Rachna,
    Thank you, again, for the award love! I'm enjoying your words of wisdom and am so happy we've connected. Most embarrassing writing event. Um... when I inadvertently spelled "assess" as "asses" in a client publication. Ugh! Fortunately, it had NOT gone to print.

  20. Many congratulations on your awards. Very well-deserved. You have an excellent blog.

  21. Where on earth did my comment go? I'm sure I posted one this weekend...

    Oh well, I'll just say it again. Congratulations on your awards, Rachna. They're all well deserved.

    And thank you so much for passing me the circle of friends award. I'll treasure it.


  22. Hello Rachna,
    Thank you so much for the award. Well I guess a funny thing that has occurred through writing is when I thought my main character was my main character. After I finished all the illustrations I finally realized that it was never my main character because the other character just took everything over... and the whole time I was not catching on..

  23. Thanks again for my award! It is now sitting very prettily on my blog home page. Unfortunately I did not have internet most of the weekend, so I am trying to catch up on all of my blogging!