Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I had a very nice surprise today after a tough rejection on my full ms from a very cool, very kind agent (ah, the life and times of an aspiring author).  But anywho, Sinn over at Sinnful Books has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award!!!  How awesome is that?  If I could, I'd give her 10 ninja throwing stars in honor of her kindness and perfect timing J  Thanks so much Sinn, and if you ever need a pick-me-up, let me know.  I owe you one ;)

Now onto the requirements I must fulfill to get the award: 1) Write seven random facts about yourself and 2) Nominate five other bloggers for the award.  So, the seven things is going to be easy peasy, but picking 5 out of the spectacular batch of bloggers I've found??  Now, that's a toughy.

7 Random Things About Me:

1) I love period dramas!!! (Mr. Thornton is my main regency crush, but I'd take Darcy if he knocked on my door.  Wouldn't say no to Wentworth either, for that matter J)
2) My number one, all-time, favorite favorite sports team is Duke.  I'm usually all about the underdogs, but…oh well.  Go Blue Devils!!
3) I was born and raised in the South but have been told by several people that I have absolutely no discernible accent.  But that's probably just b/c most of them had never seen me angry lol.
4) Harry Potter rocks, and I'm seriously hoping/praying that David Yates doesn't screw up this last movie
5) My favorite color is Tiffany Blue (very hoity-toity I know; though, I've never owned a piece of jewelry from the store.  A ninja can dream, right?)
6) I used to dream of being one of Janet Jackson's back-up dancers…but I'm certain I'm not the only twenty-something to claim that one
7) I have no idea what I want to do with my life, which scares me daily.  But I'm working on it J

And here are 5 Versatile Bloggers you simply must check out:

1) Parajunkee at Parajunkee's View (need I say more? ;))
2) Evie at Paromantasy (a very cool chick with a very cool blog about all things fangy, furry and fantastical)
3) Sinn at Sinnful Books (she's got a beautiful blog, poses thoughtful questions and posts great reviews)
4) Colleen at Metro Girl Writes (great poetry and an all-around awesome lady)
5) Sarah at Falen Formulates Fiction (another great woman/writer with interesting posts and thoughts on the publishing process)

Well, that's it!  Hope you all take a peek at these great blogs, and thank you again Sinn for the nomination.  Made my day J

Ninja Girl


  1. Hey there NG (my fingers didn't feel like typing out your full moniker),

    Congrats on the nomination - that is awesome news! I'm sorry about your ms rejection, but I believe that that is the way of things. Persevere my dear. What genre is your book?

    I'd also like to say thanks for the blog recommendations to check out.

    The Word Fiend

  2. Hey Shelagh,
    I don't know if that's the way of things for everyone, but it definitely applies to me--but maybe it'll turn around. Crossing my fingers, and thanks for the support :)

    Btw, my current ms is YA with a bit of mystery, romance and whole lot of humor.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Ninja Girl

  3. Ninja Girl...I love your book...I could read it over and over again, and I'd still love those characters.

  4. Congratulations NG! A well deserved blogger award.
    And I feel your pain...just got me another rejection letter from an agent yesterday! (Add to the pile...trying to get as many as ummm...JK Rowling. Dare i even say her name in the same paragraph as mine!aaaaargh.)

    I love this quote from J.Konrath - "What do you call a writer who never gives up? Published."

    Have a great week.

  5. @Metro Girl AWWWWW, thanks :) I'm glad you do (seeing as how you're probably one of the only people who's going to ever read it... JK. I'm still hopeful)

    @Lani Wow, what a great quote! I think I'm going to have to paste that onto a post-it or something and attach it to my laptop so I can read it everyday. And I'm so sorry about your R :( But I love, repeat LOVE, the fact that you used your name in the same sentence as JK :) She's phenomenal, and I'm sure you are as well!

  6. thanks so much for the shoutout! I'll add this to my blog awards page.
    Completely off topic, whenever i see your page at the top titled "fun, fun, fun" it reminds me of Rebecca Black's "Friday" song.

  7. Hello,

    I'm just popping by to let you know that I have nominated you for The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Congrats! Go to this link to see the details.


  8. Hiya! you just got nominated again!! On my blog :P