Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Blogging Writer Award from Elizabeth Spann Craig


Isn't this a great looking award? I received it on her Sunday post from blogger friend and mystery author Elizabeth Spann Craig, author of Pretty Is as Pretty Dies (which I read and loved, partly because of the spunky elder protagonist, Myrtle Clover).

The fun thing about this award is that there are no rules. I don't have to admit to twenty past indiscretions, list the umpteen ways I procrastinate instead of writing, or pass the award on to as many blogging writers as Elizabeth did (50 blogging writers). As a matter of fact, I don't have to pass it on at all.

However, there was this one blogger that immediately popped into my mind. First, she's a member of my critique group, Raintree Writers. Second, she has just finished the first draft of her first novel (YA) and is now in the revision/tweaking stage in preparation for her first agent pitch in March. Third, she jumped into blogging with both feet a few months ago and is doing a fine job. Fourth, she recently did an outstanding guest post on character sketches for fiction writers for The Writing Bug, the blog of Northern Colorado Writers.

As a result, I'm passing the blogging writer award on to Carolyn Yalin and her blog of the same name. And I'm reserving the right to pass this award on to other blogging writers whenever I'm in the mood. Meantime, Carolyn, per Elizabeth's original post, there are no rules. You may attach this blogging award to your own blog if you wish

14 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats :)

Great choice - I enjoy Carolyn's blog as well :)

carolynyalin said...

Ah, thanks Pat!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations Patricia. You deserve it.

Helen Ginger said...

Congratulations on the award. Well-deserved. I shall go check out Raintree Writers.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

The no-rules award! :)

I love Carolyn's blog too and it should have made my original list. Oversight on my behalf and I'm so glad you've corrected it!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations! I haven't visited Carolyn's blog but I plan to remedy that situation now.

Karen Walker said...

Congratulations, Patricia (and Carolyn) whose blog I love as well.
Karen

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, everyone. There is something really fine about an award with no rules. Thanks to Elizabeth for her award design and the kind gesture.

The Old Silly said...

Hey - I got one o' them thar 'wards, too! LOL, well deserved, Patricia. And I like Elizabeth's free-wheeling "requirements" for using it. Very Free Spirited, hmm?

Michele Emrath said...

I think I found your blog through Elizabeth, and now awards connect us as well! Several of us are working on an award for Elizabeth - any ideas?

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

carolynyalin said...

Thanks everyone for all the kind words!

Patricia Stoltey said...

An award for Elizabeth is a great idea. I'll give that some thought.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Carolyn as an awardee is a great choice. A stop by her blog is never wasted time.

Best Regards, Galen.

Imagineering Fiction Blog

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Aren't awards awesome? Congratulations, Patricia.