The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Sisterhood

             Currently I have a couple of projects going. One is a story about an almost-feral cat we took in...The other is a revising project.

              And then there is the lawyer in North Carolina...He knew one of my heroes---a player in the Negro leagues---and apparently I am going to have to stalk him to get any information.

              Many of my blogging friends juggle a dozen or more projects at any given time. So the degree to which I walk the walk is probably pathetic. But for me, it's progress.

              A couple of days ago, Donna wrote a post about a forgotten word, and her eyes immediately lit on one of the definitions:  sisters of the quill.  The bloggers who commented fell in love with the idea of a community of hardworking writers, a support system for schriveners...

               And thus the Sisters of the Quill award was born...

created by http://donnasbookpubl,
                  After reading Linda O'Connell's post today (April 8), I was struck (again) with how often I think of the blogging writers I follow as "local." There are times I think, 'We could have lunch and I could get some feedback,' or I contemplate whether I will see a particular writer at an event. Unfortunately (for me) some of them live in Minnesota or Georgia or Arizona or...In fact, in some cases, I have no idea where they live. And that's okay.

                   Because, after all, if we're writers, we're kindred spirits. There is a connecting thread that binds us to each other. (kinda like handcuffs)

                    Donna passed on this award to several writers. She made her proclamation:  Spread the sisterhood!  Give the award to deserving writers, to women whose talent needs to be recognized.  And since I enjoy going to the fence and "chatting" with my blogging friends, I am going to pass the award to out-of-town writers who regularly wow me...

                         Katie at Katie Gates Writes           

                         Lisa Ricard Claro at Writing in the Buff

                         Janel at  her post

                         OJ Gonzalez and her blog

                         Shay and her poetry                          

                         C. Hope Clark  and  her blog

(I would also pass it onto to Pearl and her blog, but she don't do no stinkin' awards---she's too  busy ministering to bus riders and unemployed cats.)

                     So...the sisterhood is spreading.  Keep it growing...And keep on writing.




  1. Thanks, Sioux! You're such a doll. One of these days I'll make it up there for one of those wonderful writing conferences ya'll have and we'll get to go have that chatty lunch. I'm looking forward to it happening one day. Thanks again!

  2. Lisa--Perhaps I can make it south some day. Oh, wait. It's hotter in Georgia than it is here. Sorry! Forget that!(ha)

  3. You so kind, Ms. Sioux. Thanks, girl.

  4. Fireblossom--

    You're welcome. One of these days I'm going to find the shed where you keep all your bottled-up spirits, and I'm going to snag one or two for myself. So, tighten up the security.

  5. Hi Sioux, Love the Sisters of the Quill. I've tried many times to leave a comment on your blog, but can't seem to with my slow dial-up account. So here's a try from the high speed world at my husband's office! (Love the idea about the feral cat--go for it!)

  6. Thank you! Sisters of the Quill. What a beautiful sisterhood. :)

  7. wow! Thank you very much for this award! you are so kind and have made my day. I have been so distracted with work (overloaded is the right word) that my blog is suffering for my lack of inspiration and time...any time soon, I hope...I hope. Thanks again!

  8. Clara--And I don't know why I haven't joined you as a follower sooner.

    Janel--Isn't it a cool idea? Donna is so clever!

    OJ--We all have our ups and downs, creativity-wise. Work is a top priority, so writing has to be cast aside sometimes...

  9. Sioux,
    Thanks for the mention, and for being you! Reading your blog is like walking the beach for me and finding a nugget, a treasure.

  10. Thanks, Sioux! I love the concept of going to the fence and "chatting." That is how it feels. For me, the blogosphere has become the writer's group I never got around to joining offline.

  11. It's a very nice award. I found your blog through Lisa's post. I'm a new follower. =)

    Poetry, Quotes and Book Reviews.

  12. Congrats on your award and good luck with your many projects!


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