Friday, November 09, 2007

Robin Slick - 4th Place Winner of Best of Blog Awards 2007, Diarist, but She's Way More Excited About the Impending Release of Side Four Live

The 2007 Weblog Awards

So the 2007 Web Blog Awards are over, and I am thrilled to have landed in 4th place, Best Diarist. What's really amazing about this is there were 545,446 votes cast in 49 categories over six days and blogs nominated from all over the world. To even make it into the top ten finalists was thrilling - and even better I beat out the woman who worships the witch with Nazi Slime Disease featured in my post below. So thank you to all of my great friends and readers who voted, especially Ellen Meister, who campaigned for me over at Zoetrope Studios and Cafe Mom, Aimee over at Aimeepalooza, Susan Henderson who gave me a shout out at the fabulous Lit Park, and most of all to Jon Swift for nominating me in the first place and congratulations to Jon on his third place finish as "Funniest Blog on the Internet" I quote Jon here but I think he's #1. Ha ha - in his post today he says we are "victory challenged" which made me laugh out loud. Anyway...I am so stoked!

And, if life isn't good enough, over at Adrian Belew's website, there is finally an announcement about Side Four Live - pre-orders for the CD will be taken starting November 20!

In other news, this morning I reached 10,000 words on my new book for National Novel Writing Month which would be awesome except if you do the math, to finish writing 50,000 words by November 30 means I need to have 16,666 words by the time I go to bed tonight. Or something like that. Arghhh....I suck at math. Anyway, one thing I do know -- that means close to 7,000 words today if I want to keep pace, and I do in a big way so I really need to get to work, like, NOW.

For those of you interested, I am posting my novel in progress as I go along but as I've said before, this is a first draft and pretty much reads like a first draft but if you are bored and have nothing better to do and want to give me some feedback, hey, knock yourself out.

Okay, I'm outta here.



Aimeepalooza said...

Cograts! I'm only at 7k...yikes. But when I get on a streak, I get on a streak. So. Hopefully we can both have marathon writing sessions today. Glad you beat that woman. Everything about her blog makes my stomach turn.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Robin! I've been largely offline and didn't know, otherwise I'd have campaigned for your fabulous blog.

Anyway, I've missed you and would love to catch up.


Scott said...

Fourth place.

Side Four Live.


Kimberly M. said...

Look at the other awesome Fourth Place company you're in!

Fouth place coolest small apartment:

Fourth place friendship cookies:

Fourth Place Poetry Garden of Fame:


brainpang said...

Congratulations, Robin! Good stuff.

RobinSlick said...

Aimee, I wasn't aware you are doing Nano, too. Friend me! And thanks again for the votes and blog support.

Tish! Yeah, I've been crazed myself with National Novel Writing Month. I am home all day on Monday - if you drop me an email and let me know if you are free to talk, I'll call you...assuming I'm not furiously working on this new book, but as of right now, I am so stalled it's killing me. I've missed you, too. Did you at least see I listed Town House as one of the top five funny books I've read over at LitPark? It was last week's question, I think.

Scott, as I already told you, that is brilliant and I love symmetry. Plus, I am working on my fourth novel so yeah, go #4!

Kimberly, you devil! I had to click on those links and became totally fascinated with the apartment site because I have a smallish townhouse and some of those ideas were to die for. I literally spent an hour there, bookmarking various things. Thanks a lot! Ha ha - just kidding, I really enjoyed it and thanks for the votes and support.

Brainpang, I am always so flattered when you comment. Seriously. Thank you.