Monday, April 26, 2010

Well, Not as Prolific as Some, But...:)

I got this cool Prolific Blogger Award from fellow writer and ICL instructor Andrea Vlahakis. I love this picture. First, that's a great library, isn't it? And with a rueful chuckle I have to note that the poor girl looks like she has a headache. She's tired. She's frustrated. Sometimes that's the truth about writing. I should email this picture to my daughter, who's graduating from university in a mere few weeks with a psychology (and English) degree and label it "Distress-Focused Humor." She would share a chuckle with me. The picture relieves the pain of the truth by poking fun at it.

But she's persistent, isn't she? Look at that revision process. And I like that she's a bit retro. Look at all that paper. (I hope she prints on the back too for drafts, though. :)) Rather than pass on the award to specific individuals, I want all of you reading this, bloggers and writers, to remember we all share the ups and downs of this art/craft/business/passion, and that persistence and steady work make us prolific even if we never dreamed we could wear that label. I wish all of you a prolific day in the world of books.

14 comments:

Meg Wiviott said...

Congrats on the Prolific Blogger Award!

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats on the award! And yes, here's to a prolific day!

Andrea Vlahakis said...

Marcia, I love this post and your observations of this girl in the picture. We all recognize her, don't we? :) And to honor your readers--both bloggers and writers--is a wonderful way to pass along this award. Well done!

Bish Denham said...

It is a fun award! Congrats.

Anne Spollen said...

At least that award recognizes that blogging is work - sort of fun writing type work. I like the humor in it.

Congrats!

Marcia said...

Thank you, all! And yes, blogging IS work, isn't it?

Lisa Green said...

Congrats and nice interpretation of the picture! I got that a little while ago and never looked at it that closely. That makes it so much better.

Vijaya said...

Aye-aye ... persistence counts. Loved your observations. Love the doggie curled up beneath the desk.

Rena said...

Congratulations, Marcia. I love the little picture too.

Christina Farley said...

Yeah for your award! You're doing well on your WIP too.

Marcia said...

Lisa and Rena -- Gotta love that library. So cozy!

Vijaya -- I like the dog, too. The truth around here, though, is cats on the keyboard or parading past it, switching tails in my face.

Christina -- that WIP graph, public accountability, is a great prod!

Vijaya said...

Giggle. I also have two kitties who walk or park their behinds right in front of the screen and who meow if I try to move them. I have a Scottish wool blanket on the desk just for them :)

Marcia said...

One of mine especially likes to sit on paper, so I try to set out paper that's NOT what I'm working on, with mixed success. :)The other will often use easy chair in my office for her morning nap.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks for the prolific wishes!