Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Proud Scribbler Recipient

"Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.” -Adlai Stevenson

It’s been quite the week for me. I’ve received the Superior Scribbler Award. Okay, those who have been visiting for a while, I can hear your thoughts. Yes, I’ve written a couple of blogs, about how though I am honored to receive these type of awards, I’ve never been comfortable passing them along. And, yes, I’ve even compared them to snail mail chain letters. But I never said I’d never participate (at least I don’t think I did). Anyway, I’ve discovered never has a way of changing its mind more often than not.

I’m participating now because I’m older and wiser and because I received the Award not once but twice.

On Monday, I stumbled on awards day at Elizabeth Spann Craig’s blog, Mystery Writing is Murder. While in my shorts and t-shirt with disheveled hair and no makeup, I was mingling among the hoity-toity. Suddenly, I saw my name in lights – well, okay, not really, but as Elizabeth had said early on in her blog, “…please use your imagination…we’re all writers here!” My first impulse was to run out of the room so I could shower, change clothes and try to do something with my hair. But, instead, I took a deep breath, reminded myself no one could see me, smiled, and said, “Wow.”

On Wednesday, before the excitement had a chance to wear off, I received a comment from Karen Walker, that she had a surprise for me on her blog Following the Whispers. Who doesn’t love surprises? Though I seldom miss any of Karen’s posts, I rushed right over and once again saw that adorable little kid (who reminds me of my grandson) on the Scribbler Award with my name listed as a recipient. Being at a loss for words, I believe I said something deep, like, “Wow,” again.

I’ll pause for a moment here, so you can take the opportunity to pat me on the back. That felt good. Thank you.

If you haven’t visited Elizabeth Spann Craig’s or Karen Walker’s blog, you’re missing a lot. Elizabeth has a very special knack of taking an event that happened in her day and turning it into an entertaining lesson on writing. She is the author of recently released Pretty is as Pretty Dies. It’s worth a visit to her blog just to see her book cover – it always makes me smile. The book sounds terrific and I can’t wait to read it.

Karen’s blog is very personal. She openly discusses her feelings - good and bad. Each topic is approached with such honesty that I have come to think of her as a friend though we have not met in “real” life. Her book, Following the Whispers, is a memoir I’m also looking forward to reading.

I’m naming my recipients, but I will leave it up to them on whether or not they choose to pass it on. If I’ve named someone that has already received the award, well…give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it.

Sandy Lender—Today the Dragon Wins

Katherine Owens—Katherine Owens

Nancy Parra—This Writer’s Life

Gayle Carline—On the edge of the chair of literature

Galen Kindley—Imagineering Fiction

Here are the rules for Passing on the Superior Scribbler Award: (which, according to rule #5, I’m required to post):
1)Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
2)Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3)Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains The Award.
4)Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
5)Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

By the way, I am #851 on the Mr. Linky List.

Please feel free to comment on anything that strikes your fancy. Remember for the month of August, every comment and/or new follower receives an entry to win a signed copy of The Ride.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tags: Superior Scribbler Award, Elizabeth Spann Craig, Karen Walker, Sandy Lender, Katherine Owens, Tags: Nancy Parra, Gayle Carline, Galen Kindley, The Ride, Adlai Stevenson,


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Your award is well-deserved, Jane. :) I love your blog. Thanks for your sweet words about mine.

Yes, I always have to bestow awards with that proviso, can pass it on or not. I think it's best that way.

Have a great day!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Dropped in for my morning dose of Jane’s Ride, and, to my surprise, there’s my name listed with a pantheon of great bloggers. I didn’t realize the $50 bucks I sent you for a mere mention would result in an actual award! I just wanted a quick name drop, but this is even better.

Seriously, though, thanks, Jane. I agree with Elizabeth, your blog is well deserving. It’s one I can come to and know the content will be interesting, useful, and well written…you never disappoint. It’s never a labor to stop by. Thank you. Keep up the great work.

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Karen Walker said...

I love your blog, Jane. I especially love your sense of humor. Thanks for the lovely words about me and my blog. Wouldn't it be fun if we could have a real world meeting of all of the blogging buddies?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You almost got three as I nearly sent it to you on Tuesday! (But saw Elizabeth had sent hers.)

Your blog is always one of the best reads!

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

Helen Ginger said...

One thing I like about these awards is that I get to hear about bloggers I haven't gotten to know yet. So, first of all, I'm glad you got the awards, you deserve them, and second of all, thanks for the links to the bloggers you recommend we visit - which I will do for sure.

Straight From Hel

The Old Silly said...

Kudos on the well deserved award, Jane. I also agree about Elizabeth & Karen's blogs - I'm a regular over there.

Marvin D Wilson

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Wow - nothing like posting a blog that makes people have to say good things about your blog! This is fun! Thank you Elizabeth, Galen, Karen, Diane, Helen, and Marvin for your kind comments. Oh, and Galen, I would have awarded you anyway - but I'm just wondering - was that a virtual $50 or should I check my mailbox closer!?!LOL

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Jane-

Thank you so much for this award. I've been so busy this week, I haven't had a moment to stop and enjoy my favorite blogs-like Jane's Ride. Then I saw that you had given me this award and I knew I had to stop in and get my blog fix. Sometimes, no matter how busy it's good to stop and visit friends.

So, here's my pat on your back and a big thank you for thinking of me and mostly for making my blog reading so enjoyable. Cheers!

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