About Me · Writing

I received the Sunshine Award!

Over the weekend, I was nominated by Yawatta Hosby for the Sunshine Award! I am extremely flattered and hope you enjoy my response below! The rules for receiving this award are:

1.  List 7 things about yourself

2.  Nominate bloggers worthy of this award.

3.  Thank the person who nominated you!

4. Put the image in your entry.

>> List 7 things about yourself:

1. As mentioned in this post, I am a strange hybrid of a planner and a pantser. There is definitely more pantser in me than planner, but I think the blend works really well for my brain. 🙂

2. I like to write in the mornings and edit in the afternoons. I think my novel writing work is always better if I start on it first thing. My editing tends to be better once I’ve mellowed a bit from the day and have accomplished all my other tasks.

3. I’ve set a tentative deadline for publishing my first book! I’ll give you more information once I have more of my ducks in a row!

4. I never knew I would enjoy being an editor until I became the chief editor of Maiedae. It is SO much fun and it has *really* helped me to be a better editor of my novel work.

5. Music is very important to my writing. Unlike some people, however, I have a hard time writing to anything that has too much prominent singing or words. I like writing to instrumental music best. Some of my favorite writing music was discussed in this post.

6. I become extremely attached to my characters–even the marginal, seemingly insignificant ones! They are very precious to me and I am pretty defensive of them.

7. Growing up, I used to write random snippets of stories totally out of order in spiral notebooks. I keep them all in my desk for story ideas and dialogue inspiration, but most of them are so disorganized, it would be difficult to put any of them together in a coherent pattern.

>>Nominate Bloggers for the Sunshine Award!

1. Revelrey

2. The (Writer’s) Waiting Room

3. Tessa Sheppard

>>Thank the person who nominated you!

I would like to thank the wonderful and very talented Yawatta Hosby for nominating me for this award! Her blog is great! She even cranks out creative writing prompts each week! Take a look at her site!


Blessings! Have a great Monday morning!



About Me · Dreams · Writing

Reader Appreciation Award

Hi, everyone! I am officially back from vacation! I was so pleased to see that my scheduled posts made it up alright and that people seemed to enjoy them.

I received a surprise when I got back from the beach and checked my email. I had received the Reader Appreciation Award from the beautiful Yawatta Hosby! Thanks so much, Yawatta! I am ultra flattered by your sweet nomination!

Here are the rules for recipients of this award:

1.  Include the award logo somewhere in your blog

2.  Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to

3.  Nominate blogs you enjoy (10-12 or pick a number on your own)

4.  Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate

5.  Pay the love back with gratitude and link to the blogger(s) who nominated you


The Questions for Reader Appreciation Award

1.  What is your favorite color? 

  • Wow…hard question. I am a color freak. Hmm…I could probably nail it down to leafy green.

2.  What is your favorite animal?

  • The mysterious wolf (and rabbit…–I’m really indecisive in case you haven’t noticed…)

3.  What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

  • Green tea

4.  Facebook or Twitter?

  • Facebook. I don’t have a Twitter yet (but it’s coming! As is a Facebook page for L.M. Sherwin books!)

5.  Favorite pattern?

  • Let me see…I love stripes and crisscross patterns (like on storybook cottage windows.)

6.  Do you prefer getting or giving presents?

  • Getting. Unfortunately, I LOVE to give presents, but I am not terribly good at it. I have this strange inability to give people gifts that they actually want unless I nearly burst blood vessels in my brain trying. Last Christmas, I FINALLY gave my husband the presents he wanted and he loved them (and we’ve been together for nearly a decade)! So, I’d say getting, not because I’m selfish, but because I’m mildly handicapped at giving good gifts, LOL.

7.  Favorite number?

  • 711

8.  Favorite day of the week?

  • Saturday

9.  Favorite flower?

  • White irises and tulips (there’s that pesky indecision again!)

10.  What is  your passion?

  • Writing (pretty obvious, huh?)

My Nominations: 

I hope you all enjoyed the Reader Appreciation Award questions! For those of you that were nominated, I know you guys//gals are very busy and there is absolutely NO pressure if you can’t get around to answering the questions. However, I wanted to show my appreciation for all of you out there who inspire me to be the best writer and dreamer that I can be!

Thanks for stopping by!

~L.M. Sherwin