Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Confessions of a Writer #1- Breaking the Code of Ethics

Happy 2013, everyone!  

Since this is a new year, I want to start off right by making a confession:

I am sorry Writers, for I have sinned. I broke the blog award code of ethics.  I failed to receive my award and thank my nominator in a timely manner.  Please forgive me of my sins.

You see, I received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Lauri Meyers of Lauri's Stories...6 months ago.

Because of my procrastination, I don't feel so inspiring.  For my penance, I will say 3 "Thank you's" to Lauri and share 7 things I never get tired of (as required by the Very Inspiring Blogger Award- actually, we're supposed to share things about us people wouldn't know, but I like this idea better).

Thank you, Lauri Meyers.
Thank you, Lauri Meyers.
Thank you, Lauri Meyers.

BTW:  I wish I could give Lauri another Very Inspiring Blogger Award from me, because she truly is inspiring.  I am a fan of her blog!  If you haven't, go check her out at Lauri's Stories.  Her posts are so witty, humorous, and engaging.  She writes stories about her life as a writer and about her "dirty girls," who I think aren't THAT dirty compared to my two boys. 

Anyway, here are the 7 things I never get tired of:
  1. I never get tired of getting hugs and kisses from my two boys.  My eldest is approaching his pre-teen years and I'm crossing my fingers that he'll still want to hug and kiss me.
  2. I never get tired of making lists.  It helps unclutter my head.
  3. I never get tired of receiving packages in the mail.  It makes it feel like Christmas every time.
  4. I never get tired of sleep because I never get enough of it.
  5. I never get tired of dessert.  I should also add that I'm never too full when it comes to dessert!
  6. I never get tired of laughing.  
  7. I never get tired of vacations!
As a recipient of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, I have the honor of nominating 7 other bloggers who have inspired me.  Here they are in no particular order:

Marcie Colleen's shares her writing journey and her personality shines on her blog.  I love her energy and charisma.  Her online presences is dynamic. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have known about Deana Barnhart's Gearing Up to Get an Agent Challenge/Pitch Contest. And I wouldn't have had a chance to submit to Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary Agency.  Marcie inspires me by her enthusiasm. 

Darshana is a Renaissance  woman.  She is the mother to two young girls, a full-time worker in the high-tech industry, a book reviewer, and writer/blogger (to name a few).  She inspires me to manage my time so I can enjoy doing the things I love.
Jo Hart has an amazing blog of helpful writing sites.  I am so grateful that I discovered this gem through my participation with Julie Hedlund's 12x12.  Her blog is loaded with valuable tips for aspiring writers. Her passion for the written word is contagious.  She has had many short stories published and has won awards.  She truly inspires me.
Sylvia is a very talented artist/illustrator and writer.  She is also quite computer savvy.  She is my go-to person for blogging tips and story ideas (to name a few).  I truly enjoy her illustrations.  I wish I could have half her brains.  Her artwork inspires my creativity.  
Alayne has a great blog that gives writers encouragement and tips to help us live a whole life.  She inspires me to to continue to achieve my dreams of becoming a published author.
Nessa also has an online newspaper-  Opening a Can of Bookworms Daily  where she promotes and shares the work of other writers.  It's full of great information and inspiration.  Nessa is so generous with her time in promoting other writer's work and supporting the visually impaired.  She inspires me to be a giving person.
I love Jennifer's blog.  Her blog says it well: Fortune cookie wisdom meets an Asian-American writer's life.  I love how she intertwines Asian tales and poems with her posts.  Jennifer inspires me embrace my Filipino culture.
As the title says, this kid, Erik, reviews books.  He blogs about them in hopes "to help other kids and grown-ups looking for books for kids, find books they like."  I can't believe Erik is only 10-years-old because his book reviews are well-written and insightful.  BTW, he is also active in the writing community and participates in writing challenges with the rest of us.  He inspires me to be just like him when I grow up!

There are so many people in the blogging community who inspire me that I have not mentioned.  You know who you are.  If I've commented on your blog, even at least once, you have inspired me.  If I took the time to read your blog, but for some reason have not commented, you, too, have inspired me.  Thank you!

If you counted 8 blogs mentioned here, it's no mistake.  I couldn't help myself.  

If there is a blog that has inspires you, feel free to share the link with me.

Happy New Year!


  1. Hi Romelle,

    Thank you for the honor. Renaissance woman, I don't know about that but thanks for the compliment! I just try. Looking forward to checking some of the blogs which you listed that are new to me. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

    1. Hope you find the other blogs inspiring too, Darshana.

  2. Thank you, Romelle! I find you inspiring and am honored that you put me in this excellent company. Thanks again, and happy new year too.

  3. WOW! Thank you Ms. Broas! I appreciate it! What you said means a lot to me. :D I just turned 11 on Christmas Eve ;)I like "I never get tired of sleep." That made me laugh! I enjoy your blog a lot! Thank you again!

    1. I saw all the postings regarding your birthday and yet I forgot to change your age. That is what happens when you get old. Ha!

  4. I have to admit I thought this blog was going to be commenting on recent borrowing of your 2012 recap post format! Whew, I was sweating it! I'm glad you accepted your much deserved award.

    1. Lol! Of course you can borrow the post format. In fact, you can have it. : o). Thanks, again, for the award. Happy 2013!

  5. I love both your lists - the things you never get tired of and the inspiring blogs. Enjoy the hugs from your kids, my kids are old now and I don't get those hugs any more - I miss that. I am going to check out the sites you listed, they sound like good ones.

    1. Hi Janet,
      I am savoring every moment with my kids. Enjoy the sites!

  6. Thank you for the honour, Romelle, and for all the lovely things you said about my blog! Sorry it's taken me a few days to reply (school holidays, enough said). I know what you mean about getting an award and taking so long to pass it on. I think I've received three or four in the last year and as much as I keep meaning to do a post on them, I just haven't got around to it yet! (So don't feel offended if I forget to pass this one on, too).

  7. I won't feel offended, Jo. As writers, i know we have this mutual understanding when it comes to these things. I just thought I'd have fun with the late posting. I just happen to have the time.

  8. Thanks, Romelle! I passed the award forward today :)

  9. Thanks, Romelle! I passed the award forward today :)



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