Among the people coming to my blog for sex with sister tips (it’s up to about 60 a day now) are those who actually pay attention to what I write. I’ve often said I blog for myself, using this space to try to get in contact with the creative within me. Whenever I am stumped at something, whether the direction of my current WIP or my struggles to learn how to become a selling and excelling writer, I come here and let the words flow. Except for that ultimate puzzler — how to promote effectively without annoying everyone to the point that said promotion becomes ineffective — I usually manage to find a way out of my difficulty. That I’ve managed to attract readers is a bonus. That they (you) actually like what I say or how I say it is beyond my ability to describe.
Today I had a wonderful surprise. Joylene Nowell Butler, author of Dead Witness, nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger Award. She said: You have only to look at Pat’s blog to realize she’s an inspiration to the world of writers. Pat questions everything. Her wide-eyed enthusiasm and her deep desire to understand the world of the real and unreal has fascinated me from day one. I think she’s covered every aspect of writing there is, only to stop by and see she’s discussing yet another subject that would have never occurred to me. Pat loves writing. Her quest to become the best possible writer she can be is contagious. She loves books. She loves authors. She’s brave, determined and the way she strings words together to form sentences is amazing. Here’s to you, Pat Bertram for venturing into the sometimes scary, but always creative world of creative fiction.
Thank you, Joylene. I appreciate all the comments you have left here on Bertram’s Blog. I also wish you every success — you are my role model.
Passing on the torch, I nominate . . .
James Rafferty has a great blog that ranges from fabulous photos of his travels to informative essays about OneNote
Malcolm Campbell combines a wonderful and poetic way of using words with intelligence and practicality.
Second Wind Publishing — this might be a bit of a cheat since I’m one of the contributors, but when you combine two dozen different authors all with different outlooks and experiences, you end up with a great blog.
September 16, 2009 at 11:12 am
Fine blogs all, and you certainly deserve the award Pat.
September 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm
Sheila, to be honest, your blog should have been listed, too. I enjoy your blog, your enthusiasm, your dedication. And your writing.
September 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm
A wonderful list of blogs, Pat. Some I know, some I soon will. I’m thrilled that you’re thrilled with your KB Award. I’m YOUR role model? Gads! I feel like I better pick up my socks. Oh, and
I’m rechecking to make certain there’s no toilet paper trailing out from the top of my joggers!
September 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm
I should probably rephrase that. They’re not “joggers”, they’re sweats. I don’t actually jog. But I do sweat.
September 16, 2009 at 8:55 pm
One good thing about being my role model is that you don’t have to pick up your socks. I have a few pairs that need to be picked up, too. Who has time to worry about socks when there’s books to sell, blogs to write, awards to pass around?
This was fun — thank you so much for letting me participate.
September 17, 2009 at 9:40 am
Congratulations Pat! Your blog has been a catalyst to many great discussions–and a lot of thought.
Oh, and thanks for the kind words.
September 17, 2009 at 11:22 am
Thanks so much for passing on the creative blog award to me. I must say I’ve taken great inspiration from fellow writers and friends like you and Sia McKye who have set the pace with great blogs that focus on the many elements of a writer’s pursuits. Time to hunker down and create that next post.
Oh, and I’m not a big one on picking up socks either, but my wife keeps me in line on these kinds of things.
September 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Well, that’s a big Woo Hoo, Pat! You are tireless…and I’m beginning to see that you might as well blog what you see/live/believe because that’s the real and the true.
September 24, 2009 at 9:51 am
What an honor, Pat. And so well deserved. I visit your blog constantly and second everything Joylene has to say.