Monday, February 25, 2008

The Awards

C.L. Beck
© 2008

Thanks to Marsha Ward, at Writer in the Pines, who gave me the “You Make My Day Award” and to Nichole Giles, at LDS Writers Blogck, who gave me the “A Roar for Powerful Words Award”.

If there had been an “Inept with Scissors Award” in kindergarten, for the child who couldn’t cut straight, I’m sure I would have won it. However since someone with infinite foresight did not bestow that dubious honor, my parent’s fridge was bereft of prizes and instead was cluttered with crookedly cut, artistic endeavors.

Hence, you can see why I’m tickled pink with the kindness that Marsha and Nichole have shown me.

Although Marsha didn’t specifically state it, I believe the “You Make My Day Award” is supposed to be passed on to others. I’m passing the torch to Nichole Giles, Connie Hall, Shirley Bahlmann, and Ronda Hinrichsen. Thanks for making my day, ladies!

The “A Roar for Powerful Words Award” requires that I pass on three snippets of wisdom before bestowing the honor on others, so here they are:

— Believe in yourself. If you don’t, who will?
— Submit, submit, submit, submit, submit! You’ll get used to the heartbreak of rejections faster when they show up in grundles in your mailbox.
— When you become a famous writer, share the wealth with me. After all, it’s probably my snippets of advice that got you there. :)

And now, I’d like to bestow the award on Danyelle Ferguson, Karen Hoover, Karen Mittan, Holly Horton and Rachelle Christensen. They are writers; hear them roar!


Rebecca Talley said...

I always enjoy your posts--love your sense of humor!

Rick & Karen Mittan said...

Thank you, Cindy. ...But maybe you'd better read my book first. Those words might not be so powerful. :)
Anyway, thanks much. I appreciate it.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Rebecca and Karen,
Thanks for your kind words. I couldn't have given the awards to two nicer people!