The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

I was nominated for the Black Cat Blue Sea award by the amazing and talented Sheryl. She has a wonderful blog worth following at

This is an award given and received by fellow bloggers and is meant to be fun. If any nominees are not interested in participating you don’t have to, I wont be offended.

The rules are as follows:

The questions I was asked to answer:

1  What has blogging done for you as a writer?

Blogging has given me focus and the drive to write every day. Before I started my blog I wrote only when I thought I had an idea. Now I push myself a little harder – not forced, just a gentle nudge.

2  What are your 5 top favorite movies and or books?

I love both and think they’re a great form of communication so from 5 – 1:
Movies: Apollo 13, Bull Durham, The Princess Bride, Joshua (2002), Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Books: No Exit, The Giving Tree, Mister God This Is Anna, The Alchemist, The Little Prince

3  What/who inspires you to write?

Inspiration is sometimes a personal thing but I do have a few friends who supported me as I began my journey as a writer. They were my cheerleaders when I wanted to quit. When I get stuck I always think of them.

 My seven nominees are:

Live, Laugh, Love Writing
Mrs. Completely
Roberta Pimentel
Second Time Blogger
Beyond The Garden

Questions for my nominees:

1)  Why did you start blogging?
2) What do you do when you need to unplug and relax?
3) Name 3 people you admire and one of the qualities you admire in them.

Thank you Sheryl for this award. It was very fun!!

Liebster Award

I wish to thank Sascha Darlington for nominating me for my first Liebster Award. Sascha is a wonderful writer – her style and creativity are something I aspire to. I appreciate the time she takes to read my posts and her thoughtful comments.


* Write a post to show your award
* Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you
* Give a brief story of why you started blogging
* Give advice to your fellow bloggers
* Nominate a few bloggers for the award

Leave a comment to let the nominated bloggers know about the award.

 Why I Started Blogging

I began writing fanfiction (not the kind people usually think about) to quiet my noisy brain and provide a creative outlet. I mostly wrote emotional stories that seemed to have a profound effect on my readers. I found it somewhat limiting and wanted to move on and write with a more original voice. I started blogging daily prompts to develop a habit of writing every day and to stimulate my brain to think out of the box. I love to write short little bursts of thoughts from one word of inspiration. My favorite thing about writing is the feeling I get when I know that I’ve touched someone – emotionally, spiritually – that my words have had an effect on someone’s life.

 My Advice to Fellow Bloggers:

I can’t give sage advice. I’m a novice. I have about a dozen followers and rarely get comments. But when I do get them, I take them to heart and use it to try and improve. But, don’t always worry about followers or comments. Write for yourself, write what you like and the rest will follow. Your blog is unique because you’re unique. Someday that will resonate with someone. Write daily. A few words, a hundred words, a thousand words. Write. And above all, be patient. Writing is not for the faint of heart.

Blog’s I Nominate:


E. Denise Billups


Matthew Tonks

You’re under no obligation to accept this award, but if you do, have fun with it! And, thank you, for your support. I really appreciate your reading and commenting on/liking my posts.