Friday, January 30, 2015

Very Inspiring Blogger Award: Thanks! And Here Are My Nominees

 
My thanks to Deanie Humphrys-Dunne for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. 

Tales Of Sweetbriar CoverDeanie is a published children's author and you can learn more about Deanie at her blog, where she writes about her books and recent events, and gives writing hints. Her website lists her books and I urge all horse lovers out there to check it out. Her Tails of Sweetbrier (yes, the book jacket is illustrated) was winner of the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards! (2014). 

Deanie asked that I mention three things that inspired me during the past few weeks.

  • I've been reading IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond and was inspired to try Flash Fiction after reading one of the chapters. I had been editing my WIP for so long I wasn't sure if there was a creative bone left in me. To my surprise out came a scene for a new book I had been mulling over. Now that's inspiration!
  • My husband built a Scottish wall! We had a large rock pile that we had recently inherited with the purchase of our new home. Now for a guy who hates outdoor yard work I thought that's pretty amazing. If he can do that, I thought..........I can do (?????). Inspiring.
  • A small furry friend comes to my door almost daily. She's white and black all over and purrs lovingly whenever I pick her up. I do not have a pet, but this sweet little cat is the next best thing. She's one of three hangar cats that live in the neighborhood, and she wanders freely from home to home (or hangar to hangar). I admit she's been in my home from time to time and I heard recently that another neighbor gave her a ham bone. We all love her and she's brought me a lot of joy lately, as I sorely desire a pet. So I guess if there is such a thing as an animal giving inspiration, she is definitely it!


 So....here are my nominees:

http://dcrelief.blogspot.com/ (Dixie)
http://createdbybb.blogspot.com/ (Birgit)
http://suzannefurness.blogspot.com/ (Suzanne)
https://eclecticali.wordpress.com/ (Eclectic Alli)
http://dbmcnicol.blogspot.com/ (Donna)
http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/ (Tyrean)
http://catherineensley.com/blog/ (Catherine)

http://crystalcollier.blogspot.com/ (Crystal)

These bloggers have been an inspiration to me. I have enjoyed their insights, encouragement, humor, and shared stories.


Rules for the Nominees:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.
4. Go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated.
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.


18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the scene for your new book! It's always awesome when creativity strikes when you least expect it like that. And aw, that cat sounds absolutely adorable! :)

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I need to visit your awesome site again :)

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  2. I totally think animals can be an inspiration. So pleased to hear your little furry visitor is bringing so much joy.

    Thank you for the nomination and your kind words. I have enjoyed getting to know you through our celebrations hops. Deanie nominated me too and I have posted something on my blog today that has recently inspired me.

    Happy weekend.

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    1. Not surprised there were 2 awards for you :) Hope the writing is going well!

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  3. Congratulations on the award! Your blog is inspiring, and you deserve it. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I love that you were the first person to introduce me to blogging! (I honestly thought you were nuts at first :)

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  4. Congrats on the award and on the scene for your new book! New beginnings are always exciting. I'd love to see that Scottish wall. Stone walls are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Lori. I plan on posting a picture of that wall one of these days!

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  5. Congratulations - I have so enjoyed following the Tales of the Nurse Ship, and the wonderful quotes series! Pretty much everything is inspiring here, for me... so thank you for being you!

    Nominating me is such a surprise. I'm so glad I saw your comment on my blog before I got here. At least there are tissues at my blog-house (smile). Thank you!

    How about that IWSG - amazing stuff! Can't wait to see a photo of that Scottish wall!

    Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Ah....(big sniff). Thanks, Dixie. I need to take a picture of that wall. Next time....

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  6. Thank you so much for mentioning me and my books on your blog, Sharon. I appreciate that a great deal. You did a fantastic job on your three inspiring things! Wishing you a lovely weekend.

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  7. Congrats on the award and thank you for nominating me:) That is very nice indeed. I would say bring that darling pussy cat into your home:) She sounds so affectionate and sweet and I am certain the hubby won't mind:) Before she gets hit on the road or gets hurt she needs a forever home (is this working at all?:)) My hubby and I have 4 cats and 1 Doggie-all rescue

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    1. Oh, it's really tempting, except kitty does have an owner. They let the cats roam but with the coyote here I do worry sometimes. Thanks, Birgit.

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  8. Congratulations, Sharon and to all your nominees!

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  9. Sharon! Thank you so much for the nomination! You rock. I've been slow about getting around the blogosphere, but I your nomination made me grin, super grin. Thank you!

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  10. You're welcome, Crystal. I love what you are doing at your blog!

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