Don’t Let Dream Crushers Get You Down, Writers

From time to time I post things that I think will encourage new writers. There are so many things about which to be unsure these days for new writers it makes the old days of having no choices but to query agents look easier.

But this blog post made me smile. It was written by a talented young author named T.D. McFrost whom I’ve posted about before on this blog.

There Is No Need to Be a Bee

 Boy do I have a story to tell you guys today. Get your popcorn and some Skinny Girl wine ’cause this is gonna be good.

I went to an event hosted by an agent last week and we were asked to bring some sample pages and a query. This agent was going to read the pages aloud and tell us right there and then if he or she will pass. Excited and overdressed for the occasion, I arrived early and took a seat in the third row (’cause I like to be close to the action but not too close). There was a chubby middle aged woman next to me–frizzy brown hair, over sized glasses, black watery eyes and an obvious hew of red fluster painted on her face. She was clutching three sheets of paper in her hand when she turned to me and said, “Hi.” I returned the favor and shook her hand.

Sunshine Award!!

A short time ago I found the most refreshing young blogger, TD McFrost, I’ve seen in ages. He’s a writer with a distinct voice who is always doing something different. It’s always something nice, too.

Yesterday I found out I’d been given the “Sunshine Award,” by TD McFrost and I couldn’t have been more thrilled and can’t thank him enough. I’ve always said the main reason I blog is to have fun, and something like this makes blogging fun.

Now I’m supposed to pass the award on, so here are the rules:

* Thank the person who gave you the award and provide a link.

* Write a post about it

* Answer the questions below.

* Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and let them know

* Answer 10 Questions:

Favourite colour: blue

Favourite animal: dog

Favourite number: 13

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Diet Pepsi

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook (Twitter takes too much time)

My passion: Writing and Reading

Getting or giving presents: Both.

Favourite pattern: Florentine

Favourite day of the week: Sunday

Favourite flower: Impatiens

Now I’m passing the award on to these people:

A Guy in Love (Ryan)

Matthew Darringer

Rebecca Leigh

Michele Montgomery

And to this blogger, Eirik, whom I don’t think is with us any longer. I followed his posts about cancer for a while and then one day he stopped blogging completely. I can’t bring myself to delete his blog, and I’m hoping he’s still with us in spirit.

Found a Great Blog: "Frost Lord" by TD McFrost

Those who follow me know how I get when I find a new blog I like. It happened late last night while I was web surfing with my tablet. The minute I read one post, and then checked out the blog links, I knew I’d wind up linking to this guy just by checking out the smart tasteful blogs he reads. (You can tell a lot about a person by the blogs he/she reads 🙂

I also like to cover a lot of territory here on this blog. I shy away from things too political and try to keep my posts objective. One of the areas I like to cover is all things publishing related. His blog is, indeed, publishing related. And scoping out fresh, young talented authors like this guy is probably one of the most important publishing related topics I can think of.

T.D. McFrost’s blog, Frost Lord, is not only well written, it’s done with a nice sense of humor. The “voice” is excellent. You can get there from here and check it out yourselves to see what I mean. I’m linking on my sidebar right now. I don’t see that many blogs that make me want to read more all that often, and when I do I zoom in on them as fast as I can.

Here’s his profile, “Secret Identity,” taken verbatim from the blog, so you can see what I’m talking about regarding his sense of humor.

Hi, my name is Tyson Devon McFrost but you may call me Frost Lord. ^_^

I’m 22 years old, I live under the sink and I’m a superhero. Now I know some of you are wondering “Hey, what’s this superhero doing blogging when he should be saving the world?” Well, the thing is: I’m lazy. And it’s not my mom’s fault (’cause the lord knows she sure tried), it’s just that there’s so much “human” stuff to do.

I mean, my goodness, where do I begin?

I love surfing huge, gnarly waves; I love taking my bike up on mountain trails; I love archery (I’m quite good); I love fried chicken, gravy and mashed potatoes; I love girls with a sense of humor, glasses, intelligence and six toes; I love animals, especially dogs, lions, tigers snakes, kinkajous, ferrets and mice; I love my mom, my sisters and my abs; but above all else I lurveeeee VIDEO GAMES!

I’m a nerd, really–a supernerd!–and that’s just how I like it.

There are a lot of things about me that will surprise you. One of the more thrilling details is the fact that I knew Rihanna. Yes, I’m talking about the superstar singer with red hair. We were friends once, but I was foolish enough to mess that up when I pushed her into a river and caused her to bruise her elbows. She taddled, my mom whopped me and we never spoke again.

Ah yes, fond memories they were…

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