Sunday, December 30, 2012

Surviving 2012 And Other Life Accomplishments


*ducks flying tomatoes*

I'M SORRY OKAY MY BAD I'M LIKE THE WORST BLOGGER EVER I KNOW. Life got hectic. It does that you know. BUT ANYWHO, I'm back now, and I've got a bunch of posts lined up for y'all.

Can you believe the world didn't end like we thought it was going to? I gotta admit, I'm a little disappointed. I was all stocked up on notebooks and Snickers and I was gonna write the whole thing out while it happened. Would've made the best book ever. *SIGH* But alas, God has other plans. Silly mortals for thinking we can predict when the world ends. :P

Anywho, now that that's out of the way...

First things first! WE CLEARED 20 FOLLOWERS!

*blows up balloons* *pops balloons* *parties*

Okay, I know I said I'd do a first page critique but I'm thinking starting small might be better. AND THIS WAY, I can get to all of you! So, if you'd like, post the first paragraph of your MS in the comments below and I will comment and critique. Feel free to comment on any others you see!

((If your first paragraph is one line you can go ahead and post the first two. :P ))

Second-- and sorry, poor Atticus, can you wait like one more post? I PROMISE I'll get to you!-- my wonderful friend Avvie ( ) gave me an award! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!

*points at you* Oi. I hear your exasperated sigh from here. *STICKS TONGUE OUT*


Ooh. Shineh.


1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Link back to the Blog of the Year 2012 Rules page so people can read the real, complete, and fully accurate rules of this slightly different blogger award.
4. State 5 things about yourself.
5. Pass the award onto 6 other bloggers and link to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by pingback.
Here’s the original — The Thought Palette.

Easy peasy. Let's do this thing. *cracks knuckles*


1. My penname, CinderScoria, comes from the volcanic rock with two names. Cinder and Scoria. :P
2. I won the VFW essay contest and went to state, which was both terrifying and awesome. I think it's the most I've ever been fawned over. Seriously, I ended up in like five different newspapers. MORE THAN ONCE. Plus I got $500 for it. (I was also the only Freshman there.)
3. Meg Cabot has read the first 5,000 words of The Lucky One. And she liked it. Well, she said that Lucky's a likeable character (like I didn't know that already). OH, and that she "couldn't wait to see more of him." O__O I'm telling you right now, when I publish TLO the first person I'm signing my book to is gonna be her.
4. I can play piano. Used to be able to play the guitar too, but then I forgot... the fingers are all backwards. :P
5. I make the best brownies ever and your argument is invalid.

Unfortunately, I don't know anybody to tag. :P Can't I just close my eyes and point randomly? *does so* Erm... AUDIENCE, I CHOOSE YOU!


  1. Meg Cabot liked your book!!! *faints* That's...just so, so cool.

    May I have some brownies?

  2. Congrats on the award!!! Happy New Year!