As you are aware if you have read my last three posts, I am in very positive place at the moment. My writing and frame of mind have moved up more than a rung or two on the ladder of struggle. And now my ego has been given a little boost, yet again.
I was thrilled to be contacted by a fellow poet, Princess Haiku she told me she found me because she had been listed on the 100 Best Poetry Blogs by Accredited Online Colleges.Org. and I am number 43. Yes I am on a list, a good list...a wonderful list!
At this moment in my life my bubble is full of air and flying high. I do know it will get popped in the form of rejections later down the line, but for the moment I will live on the happy cloud.
You may think, so what? Is that an important thing? To me, yes as this is the sort of platform a writer needs to build nowadays. The P word is on the lips of many authors, it is the way to show you are established, confident and known in various places. It is part of the new marketing world that a writer has to learn to love.
By coincidence, Helen Ginger has written about platform building over at Blood-Red Pencil.
Talking of Helen: She has given me an award. I am not one for turning away an award, and usally always receive them with grace and decorum. Thanks Helen, curtsey, bow and trip.
Today, I confess... I snatched and grabbed it with both hands. Well, wouldn't you? Helen Ginger is not just a blogger, she is an editor, a published writer and a supporter of this crazy Brit. She is special and I am lucky she is in my cyberworld. Thank You Helen.
She claims her sister used to beat her up--how could that be? You do not beat up beautiful people!
I have to work for the award, but am willing to do so. These are the rules: I must link to the person who nominated me for this award (done), share seven interesting things about myself, and nominate seven other beautiful bloggers.
- I did CPR on the trade union leader of the UK in the 70's and was photographed by the tabloid press. The ward sister smashed the camera and I never made the front page. He and his wife bought me roses and tickets to see Mardis Gras, but I went down with Chicken Pox two days before the show.
- I have had many dreams that have come true. Over the years I have learned to record them or tell someone about them. I told three individuals about the Boxing Day Tsunami, a week before it happened. Not something I wish to remember.
- My DH and Children have faith in me I am lucky.
- I left night shifts in the UK and live in stress free Cyprus. Foolish? No I don't think so either.
- I danced in the Royal Albert Hall in London and then exactly 20years later, to the EXACT day I watched my DH receive his degree from the Queen Mother there. Will I go there for a third time in my life?
- I was the only Nuclear Medicine Nurse in my unit and had to get the hospital to change an emergency patient policy within one hour. The change meant I could inject an emergency patient, with nuclear isotopes for urgent diagnosis and treatment without extra training. The patient turned out to be my own mother!
- I was one of the first nurses to assist on a child donor organ removal in the UK. I will never forget the little girl who gave so much.