Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Cupcake Award

I'm delighted to announce that I'm the proud recipient of another award. This time the lovely Lacey Devlin has given me the Happy Cupcake Award. Very apt, because what's not to like about Cupcakes? They certainly make me happy anyway.

It comes at a good time for me too. As you know, I've blogged about re-doing edits and sending off a manuscript recently, and since then I've received another request for a full for a different manuscript. The lovely editor gave me lots of pointers for things to look out for before sending it to her, so I've been polishing and refining it ready for sending it off this week. As a result, I've been mostly silent in my usual channels. Reading emails quickly, scanning blogs and not commenting as much as usual, and more of less total twitter silence.

I need a cupcake. Or a plateful. So thank's Lacey!
Anyway, apparently there are a few things I need to do to get this award. The official rules are:

1. Copy the award image into a post
2. List 10 things that make you happy
3. Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day.
4. Link to their blogs.
5. Notify the award recipients.
6. Award recipients link back to sender’s blog.

So here goes. I've done number 1. Here are the 10 things that make me happy.

1. Having a good time with my family.
2. Chocolate. Any type, I'm not fussy...
3. Writing. Also any type, I'm not fussy...
4. Hot, sunny summers. Preferably with long cold drinks thrown in.
5. Beautiful cities. I'm thinking of Valetta, because its gorgeous and underrated.
6. The bounce and feedback from all my blog friends. They make my day!
7. Online courses. I love 'em so much I'm addicted.
8. Mondays, because that's the day my friend comes over with a cream cake, and we eat and gossip.
9. Pruning fan trained trees. Strange but true.
10. Making jewellery. Especially with swarovski. Bling it on.

Now for those bloggers who make my day. Lacey's already given most of them a cupcake award, so I'll try and spread the love a bit wider:

1. Ally Blake
2. Trish Wylie
3. Maisey Yates
4. Romy Sommer
5. Maya Blake
6. Heidi Rice
7. India Grey
8. B.J. Daniels
9. Caroline Storer
10. Suzanne Brandyn

Happy March, everyone!


  1. Brilliant, Sally - I'm so impressed with you and your go get 'em writing and submissions. You keep all of us on our toes, and deserve all the cup cakes and awards you receive. Yea!!

  2. Fingers crossed on the request for the full ms! Here's sending you lots of +ve vibes - Caroline x

  3. Good luck on your full, Sally! That's great news.

  4. Thank you Kristi, Caroline and Jackie! I'm a pack of nerves waiting for reply. Have eaten everything in the house (there goes the diet). Good luck to all of us, that's what I say!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Who did you sub to? A great ten things, especially the key to being happy on Mondays! Cream cake and gossip!

  6. Hi Lacey! Wild Rose - so that's 2 in there, I full with the rom suspense lady, and 1 soon to go to champagne line... Also expecting to hear back from M&B about a partial this week. Potential to be completely depressed x 3! (or completely delighted, if I'm being optimistic).
    Wish it were monday!

  7. Wow talk about productive! I like the idea of being ecstatic three times over. How are your typing fingers? Still attached? :D

  8. Hi Lacey. Now brooding over what to do next... Typing fingers itching!