Saturday, April 10, 2010

weekend update

Woosh, deadlines deadlines yadda yadda... So sad to be torn away from blogging. Can't resist some small, quick blogging.

First, I found this most excellent: Are you ready to be published? Consult this insanely detailed poster! (via zarahruth)

Second, how crazy is this? Huffington Post listed me on their 50 Best Book People to Follow. Like, I'm on a list of only 50 people that starts with Neil Gaiman and includes JK Rowling. As Shaggy would say, like, woah. But I'll take it! Here's the photo evidence. Now I have to figure out how to entertain all my new followers (alas, you old-timers spoiled me with all your easy-to-pleaseness).

Third, apparently this is what a condor looks like. I never knew. Strangely magnificent, in an understated way...

Fourth and finally (for now), classic Ed Ass Moment of Sap (so stop reading if you're not into such things). Today is a Celebrating Good Karma day in the Rat world. Something awesome happened recently for one of my books, and something awesome happened for me personally (besides HuffPo, crazily--I told you it's been a busy week). Selfishly, I believe this is because I have been working hard to help awesome things happen for other people and their books--an example of paying it forward paying it back. But giving (entire) credit where credit is due, I realize my good fortune comes about because I have some really fantastic friends. I am touched and amazed by what people have been willing to do on my behalf, and what they accomplished together. I have to thank them separately, but in the meantime, Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles.

Happy Saturday!

25 comments:

Shreds said...

Just don't change!

Candyland said...

Yeah, karma!

Emily Cross said...

Of course you're in the top 50!!!

Congratulations!

Claire Dawn said...

Congratulations on top 50! Wow!

Claire Dawn said...

Wow! I just read the list. It's even more incredible seeing who else made it! You're awesome!

SM Schmidt said...

Triple congrats! I always confuse condors and turkey vultures since they're both huge, have bald heads and cool themselves off in interesting ways. Oh the joys of growing up in the public California school system, with the mandatory field trip to the local state park, hearing a Forest Ranger say pee in front of snickering school children. Good times.

WendyCinNYC said...

I'm so glad good things are happening for you. Many 'grats.

Sara J. Henry said...

But, Moonie, you are on my list of FIVE favorite blogs!

Bruce Pollock said...

Count me among the people you've generously helped in the last year.
Sorry I haven't been visiting lately. I just signed a new non-fiction book deal and found a new agent for my next YA novel.

Miriam S. Forster said...

Excellent news! But now you make me want to eat noodles, dang you! :)

Sarah Hina said...

Awesome. Another example of good things happening to good people.

Sherri said...

Congrats on making the top 50! Are you feeling the love? I'm happy to be able to say I witnessed the birth (or close to it) of the Moonrat empire.

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Congrats!! It's no wonder you're in the top 50; you consistently offer posts to chew on! Thanks for sharing, and congrats again!

Caledonia Lass said...

Karma, Karma is good. :D

moonrat said...

Bruce!! Awesome!! Details, please!

muffintopmommy said...

Rock on, Moon Rat! Congrats!

Bernita said...

You deserve every bit of it.

Whirlochre said...

Whoop!

Claire Dawn said...

left you an award on my blog http://aclairedawn.blogspot.com

Chris Eldin said...

You deserve every positive moment! Congratulations for everything!!!! You're the hardest-working and bestest moonie ratty around!!!!
:-)

Sarah Laurenson said...

Yay you!!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations! You're in some very good company.

~Jamie said...

Oh, Moonrat. I'd follow you anywhere. :)

Congrats... that's a big honor!

Charles Gramlich said...

That poster was definitely funny.

CKHB said...

I met a condor in Central Park during a "raptor" weekend. Festivities included watching falconers, an eagle trained to chase jackrabbits (we saw him triumph over a fuzzy lure on a high-speed zip line), and a condor whose name was something like Veedor. He was huge and totally awesome.