Monday, 22 February 2010

My first award!

I've been struggling with my writing lately. My novel feels two-dimensional and in need of a sub plot. My brilliant, deep, philosophical ideas seem to come out on paper as "he said hi she said here's some French verbs he said okay then they kissed and then it was sad the end".

My blog posts, while I enjoy writing them (and then enjoy spying on my readers - Luton fan, where have you gone?), are also, let's be honest, a little one-dimensional, based as they are mostly around one topic. (I'm resisting the temptation to name names...)

So it was very reassuring, and actually a little big exciting, to be nominated by @peabee72's Sunshine Award for bloggers, particularly as she said she chose us "because I love their use of language, their honesty and the genuine tone that they write with". Those are three of the things that I definitely want my writing to be known for.

So perhaps my writing career is not turning out to be dead on arrival after all... the Brussels Writers' Group were all very kind about my short story the other day too, and then I read somewhere today that apparently the first draft of a novel is all about the bad writing.

So it seems that hope really does seem eternal! Hooray.

I'm nominating @himupnorth's blog, because his impossibly clever satirical poems make me smile... He apparently has two of them ( and, so it's just as well I have some nominations going spare.
I'll be adding more as and when inspiration strikes!


Him Up North said...

Hi Claire and mega-thank yous for plugging my blogs. Thank you too for the Sunshine Award. I will be blogging about them shortly.
As for your output, I don't know what you're worrying about. Always a good read from my POV. Keep on keeping on. x

Gargantua said...

I think it is truth that each of us is our own worst enemy. I daresay that my writing is not nearly as bad as I think it is, and neither is yours! Congrats on the award!