Category: Awards


Woo Hoo!


50, 422 and still need to write an ending. Then editing! LOTS of editing!

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So I not only finished my first edit for Haven, I started on my next revision. Maybe there is hope? It’s funny because I wrote this so long ago that as I read I got excited as I go to parts I had forgotten about. I used this last round to use Grammarly. I know that doesn’t fix it all but it makes it more legible. There will be more writing to get it the way I think it will read the best. But I have to be careful as I have written 12 (at least) books on this series so I don’t want to stray too far away.

I have put the whole thing as it is now in WattPad. I would love some constructive critiques, either on that page or here or send an email if you choose. There are places I need the questions asked or gentle shoves in right directions.

Bragging Rights


My new NetGalley badges:
25 Book Reviews

Reviews Published

Professional Reader

Bragging Rights


Hello Darlene,

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In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You’re one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads!

With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you’ve helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark! Check out the fun infographic we made to celebrate!

You’ve written 1100 reviews since joining Goodreads on January 22nd, 2008. Out of all the reviews you’ve written, this is the review that got the most attention:

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Darlene Milner rated a book it was amazing

May 2, 2009 1:37 PM

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Max (Maximum Ride, #5)
by James Patterson
I so want to be Angel!!!!! I loved this book the most. I hope James is working on number six. The trouble with such captivating fast reads is the hunger for more of the same!

Reading reviews by book lovers like you is one of our favorite things on Goodreads. Thank you for helping other readers find a good (or avoid a not-so-good!) book.

Keep reading (and reviewing!)

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Co-Founders of Goodreads


A while back I got a big surprise from a blogger I admire for art and blogging against the odds. Thank you:

mcsirishart

This is a special award to someone who still thinks of herself as a newbie. I’m part of the family!!! 🙂

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

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Thank you, again, mcsirishart.

Then, as if I shouldn’t gloat or just enjoy the glow, the very next day after receiving the nomination, I fell into a fibro-flare. In spite of that, I have gradually put together a list of some of my favorite blogging sites to nominate. It was very difficult to decide. That said, here are the

Rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
5. That is it!

And here are some of the many blogs that have inspired and encourage me in no particular order:

http://meganhasocd.com

http://geekybooksnob.wordpress.com

http://elfkat.wordpress.com

http://sanctuaryofmusings.wordpress.com/

http://dreampunkgeek.wordpress.com/

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/

http://eyagee.wordpress.com

http://lindaghillfiction.wordpress.com/

http://julianfroment.wordpress.com/

http://crimsonleague.com 

 

Congratulations to you all!

Versatile Blogger Award


This was a shock! It was two weeks ago and I have had to work on getting this blog just right to start nominating 15 amazing blogs. So here it is. I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Wow!

Thank you:

http://aholisticjourney.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/versatile-blogger-award-500-follows-a-word-to-my-readers/

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RULES:

1 Add the award logo to your blog.

2 Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

3 State 7 things about yourself.

4 Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and include a link to their site and tell them that you have nominated them.

 

 

My, my! What will I say about myself that I haven’t already shared?

Have I mentioned that I have watched Game of Thrones 1-3 seasons so many times I can’t count and I am nearly finished with my second read-through.

I collect dragons. And they demand to be in my novels.

If Dragon Naturally Speaking came with a cone of silence I would use it for everything!

Blogging is so much fun! I love meeting all the people and seeing what countries they are from! The world doesn’t seem so large anymore.

Retirement (for my husband, disability for me) makes me an adolescent again. My husband and I stay up all hours and sleep in til noon or later.

I hate my mouse-brown hair. I like the gray. I hate shoulder length hair. So… growing and going back to blonde!

My favorite thing to do is laugh!

And here are my nominees:

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/

http://jonellepatrick.me/

http://dadialogues.wordpress.com/about/

http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/

http://addadultstrategies.wordpress.com/

http://kitemry.blogspot.com/

http://sammyly.blogspot.com/

http://18yearsyoung.wordpress.com/

http://dreampunkgeek.wordpress.com/

http://crimsonleague.com/

http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/

http://mcsirishart.wordpress.com/

http://lachlancathy.com/

http://nhwn.wordpress.com

http://disabledtrucker.wordpress.com

 

I just couldn’t decide, there are so many blogs out there I love! Congratulations all!

 

 

 

 

 

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