Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Yesterday, whilst in the middle of re-writing chapter one, I received lovely news from Lucie Wheeler, swiftly followed by Liz Crump. Both have awarded my blog with a Liebster Award!

Here's what they said:

Lucie: I was awarded a blog award recently and I have been asked to forward it onto five blogs that I enjoy to read. I picked yours because I think you are so determined and hardworking and it is a real 'lift' to read your posts and follow your journey. 

Liz:  Aha! Great minds think alike Lucie! I also gave you the Liebster blog award for your interesting blog which is always on my list of blogs to catch up with :)

Accordingly, we've had a group hug on twitter. Both Lucie and Liz are on the RNA's New Writers' Scheme with me. We met on twitter whilst we were waiting to find out if we'd got in and I know I have some life-long pals. We met for the first time at the RNA Summer Party and I'm sure we'll be meeting regularly in the future and I look forward to celebrating when we all make it to full membership! Thank you to both you wonderful, supportive girls!

BTW - Liebster is a German word for 'my love' or 'dearest' so a blog award for blogs that you love! And in the tradition of the award I must do the following:

- Thank the person who gave them the award and link back to that person's blog
- Copy and paste the award to their blog
- Reveal the 5 blogs they have chosen to award, commenting on their blog to break the news!
- Hope those people in turn pay it forward by accepting and awarding "The Liebster Blog Award" to bloggers they would like to honour

Laura E James - Laura is also a member of the NWS. We met over the waves of twitter and her sense of humour always makes me laugh. She's started a regular Find Out Friday slot on her blog.
Sue Fortin (Love Reading Love Books) - Sue's blog features book reviews and author interviews. Another tweeter and NWS member.
Rachel Lyndhurst - Her latest blog makes this a good reason to follow. Plus all the photos she features!
Jane Holland (Raw Light) - Jane Holland/Victoria Lamb - She's a lady of many guises, each of them with more talent than should be humanly possible.

Four great blogs to follow but I've just realised I'm hitting on a theme. Tomorrow I'll be in a bar with all four of these wonders. So to prove my choices aren't being swayed by the fact I'm being let out for the day, my last award goes to:

Imram Writes (Flickimp) - His blogging efforts about his writing journey always remind me of my own enthusiasm. 

These are some of my favourite go-to blogs and if you're not following them, I strongly recommend that you do!
Off to go and start beautifying for the RNA Winter Party now. Yes, before you ask, it will take more than twenty-four hours for such a feat.


  1. Catherine - thank you so much for the award. I am surprised and delighted with it. I shall be nominating and awarding later - I already have the awardees in mind. Like you, I am spending the afternoon getting ready for the RNA Winter Party.
    Since becoming involved with the Twitter writing community, I have laughed so much - what fab humour everyone has. You're all so quick witted. Absolute joy getting to know everyone. X

  2. Thanks Katy! This is very kind of you. Though can I just be Jane Holland/Victoria Lamb on your list above? Trying to downplay my other personae right now, lol. ;-)

    I'm a little confused about what I'm meant to do but will try to follow the instructions at the weekend. Very kind of you.

    See you tomorrow! Jx