Yesterday I was surprised to learn I had been nominated for a blogging award by my incredible sister, Mara Rutherford. Although Mara is quite a bit younger than I, she's years ahead in the writing game and a huge inspiration to me. She has not one, but two great blogs: Scribble Babble (about writing) and Most Eligible Family (about her experiences with the US foreign service). And although this isn't really a writing blog (and it's pretty debatable how 'inspiring' it is), I am happy to play along.
The rules for the award are:
- Display the award on your blog
- Link back to the person who nominated you
- State 7 things about yourself
- Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations
Mara herself was nominated by the Sub It Club, a virtual support group for writers, which would have been at the top of my list. They also have a great list of blog nominees on their site, which I could have just copied here. But in the interest of not repeating previous nominees (as far as I know), here's a list of blogs that inspire me as an aspiriting writer:
And here are 7 things about me:
I used to work in film development and sometimes regret leaving that job.
I could not live without dark chocolate, café au lait and beurre Bordier.
Although I write middle grade, I probably read more YA.
Teleportation would totally be my superpower.
I am addicted to comedy podcasts.
I think about giving up writing at least once a day.
I love naps.
Now I just have to figure out how to notify these people that I nominated them. I think I still have a lot to learn about this blogging thing...