Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Running in Circles

Donna over at Donna’s Book Pub (DBP) gave me the Circle of Friends award last Friday. My week as been so crazy, though, I’m afraid it’s taken me a while to post about it. Her blog is a font of resources for writers and a welcome place to gather. Thank you, Donna!!! The other exciting part of this award is that I get to spread the fun around to five blogger friends of my own. Here are the directions, pasted directly from Donna’s blog:

Pass the link to five other bloggers.
Post a link from their blog to mine.
Notify them that they have received the award.
So, here are my five selections for The Circle of Friend Award:

1. Linda. Of special interest to my dog-loving friends—check out Linda’s blog Write from the Heart! She has a story in the book My Dog is My Hero coming out Sept. 18!!! Congratulations, Linda!
2. A Woman with a Past is a woman who can write. Visit there when you have time to read.
3. Jessica at Just Gonna Be Me! is a lovely young woman with a lovely old soul.
4. Jules of Trying to Get Over the Rainbow is like a pot of warm gold.
5. Pat over at Critter Alley posts animal pictures that are worth a thousand words and captions that are far better than a thousand words.

My final job is to notify them that they have received the award and ask them to pass it along. Enjoy!

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. ~Toni Morrison


  1. Aww Tammy,
    Thank you so much! And I love the quote by one of my favorite authors,Toni Morrison, now that woman knows how to write.
    Linda O'Connell

  2. Thank you Tammy, what a cool award! I'm not the best at passing them along due to my ineptitude at following rules. I once spent better than an hour posting links to 7 different sites to pass along an award and then poof! None of the links worked!


  3. Great choices, Tammy! ...uh, at least the ones I know! :) I'll be sure to check out the others, too. Love the Toni M. quote, too!

  4. You are more than welcome, Linda! I was excited to get to mention your blog, and since I didn't link to your home page, here it is: http://www.lindaoconnell.blogspot.com/

    And Pat, I can understand since it took me MANY attempts to get all of the links to work...so if they quit working, please don't tell me or I might scream.

    And Becky, one thing that took me a while was that I had your blog on there...and then I saw that you'd already received the award!!! Should have known! ;)

  5. Thank you so much Tammy. What an unexpected surprise :) Your kind words mean a lot to me, especially now. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. Glad you liked it, Jules. Still sending best wishes for your father's quick recovery!


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