People who have lit my way

I recently decided to connect with other writers because I really need to mix with my kind. I need to be around those people who are obsessed with the craft–talking about it, writing about it, learning about it. And I need to connect with people who want to make a difference in the world in any small way. So I have been posting more regularly on Linkedin and Twitter, and one person made me realize that I was on the right path. She’s made me feel appreciated and valued, which has encouraged me to keep doing my small thing in this tiny corner of the universe.

Kristol, you’re a light in the darkness, and I thank you for nominating me for the Lighthouse Award. You’ve made a difference in my perspective in just the short time I’ve known you. Thank you.

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Nominees, here are the sweet and simple rules:

  • Display the award certificate on your blog.
  • Inform your nominees of their award nominations.
  • Share three ways that you like to help other people.
  • There is no limit to the number of people you can nominate.
  • Don’t forget to have fun!

3 help-y things I like to do:

  •  I help people find short-cuts. (On the road, I know the route with the fewest stoplights or left-hand turns because I hate circuitous routes. This impatience leads me to find short-cuts in every arena, not just on the road.  This, I realize, is also a sign of laziness. And people do not always want to know these amazing short-cuts. lol)
  • I help people find their voices in writing. I am able to set myself aside–my opinions, my voice, my knowledge, all of that Stacy-stuff–and I help people express what’s inside them in their own words. I thank God for this gift, and I hope to develop this skill to its fullest potential.
  • I help people find THAT book. You know when you’re looking for a book that’s about that one thing, or that book that your sister read to you when you were in 1st grade, or any book that is about [insert your pet subject]? Sometimes I have the book (and give it to you via Bookcrossing) and other times I point you in the right direction, like I did in this post about romance authors’ pseudonyms.

Nominees:

Tammy, my critique partner for 18 years.  She inspires me and helps me stay focused.
And Mandy Eve Barnett. Oh, what a blog. Get your coffee or tea and go browse. Time well spent.

 

 

Posted: March 19th, 2014 under Gratitude, Writing.
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Comments

Comment from A Writer With Something To Say
March 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

Thank you so much for the kind words! You inspire me as well.

Comment from Mandy Eve-Barnett
March 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words and I am delighted to accept the award. I will share with other writers who inspire.

Comment from Stacy
March 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

My pleasure to both of you!

Comment from Stephanie Faris
June 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Awesome! It’s always great to feel as though you’ve helped someone else, since we’re usually fortunate to have a great deal of help along our own journeys.

Comment from Kaitlin
August 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

You are amazing at helping others find that one book, in addition to finding their voice. I am so happy to know you.

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