So first of all I want to thank everyone for their comments yesterday. I spent hours and hours researching and finally worked out my MC's new job and all of my locations except one. I'm too much of a control freak to leave it. Then I had to go through my 80-some pages and fix a bunch of stuff. But I'm glad I got that done. It only added about 500 words to my word count so I've got some catching up to do today.
     Wow, I've gotten some awards! Yay me! I'd like to thank my parents for being so awesome, my husband and children for putting up with me, and especially the Academy... oh wait. I'm not at the Oscars. Scratch that last. I'd like to thank Prerna Pickett at The Sands of Writing, Mel Fowler at Adventure Writes and Emily Stanford (my sis-in-law) at Write About Nothing for awarding me these awards. *cue the rounds of applause*

From Prerna, I received these two awards:

Here are the Rules:Thank and Link to the person who nominates you
Share Seven Random facts about yourself
Pass the award to five more blogger friends
Contact and congratulate the blogs nominated

So, the 7 random facts about me... hmm, I've already got 10 going on at a different page, but I'll try to think of different things...

1- I'm a boy band lover. It started with New Kids On The Block when I was very young, then more than ten years later came Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, 98 Degrees, Boyzone, and Westlife. 'N Sync was my fave- I've seen them twice in concert and This I Promise You is my wedding song. Seriously. I still listen to Westlife now and I have a love for certain Big Time Rush songs, but mostly my love of pop boy bands has changed to punk/rock boy bands: Boys Like Girls, Simple Plan, Faber Drive, Marianas Trench, These Kids Wear Crowns, and One Republic.

2- When I was 18, I did a ten-day mini-mission in Perigueux, a small town in France. It was the only time I've travelled outside Canada/US. (Until this november when I go on a cruise- squee!)

3- I accidentally glued my eye shut once. It was very early in the morning, I was in a hurry, my contacts were stinging, and instead of grabbing the tiny white bottle with the blue label saying "eye drops", I grabbed the tiny white bottle with the blue label saying "nail glue". Oops. Luckily my mom was smart, wet a cloth, and told me to hold it to my eye for forever until the glue loosened it's hold on my eyelashes.
     To my disgruntlement, a few years later another girl did the exact same thing, called 911, made a huge fuss, and ended up on the Rosie O'Donnell show where she got lots of free stuff. All I got was some missing eyelashes.

4- I meticulously choose all of my characters names. In fact, I probably put way too much effort into it.

5- I started jazz at age 8. My first recital, I was a pigeon. My second- woody wood pecker. Luckily I've never had to dress as a bird since.

6- I collect dragons made by Tudor Mint. Yep, dragons. (I have the one above) I also have two Harry Potter shirts, one Twilight shirt, and one a mix of both. I try not to look like a nerd, but clearly, I am one.

7- I'm a huge Friends fanatic. I could probably quote you almost every episode in its entirety. No joke. And I laugh out loud during every episode.

     And from Mel and Emily I got this award (Liebster means friend- awwww):

THE RULES:1. Show your appreciation to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the camaraderie of the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.
5. And best of all—have bloggity fun and spread the love.

So, this may be a cop out, or maybe I'm just extra nice (you choose), but I'm going to award all three awards to the following five people...

1- Rachel- Dreamer, Bread Baker, Story Maker

2- Aimee Renee

3- Bookish Bird

4- Katie On Fiction

5- Magpie & Pen