Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Whoo hoo! Thanks to Christine for nominating my blog for this meme! How cool!

Here are the rules:

1. If and only if you get tagged write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Display your award proudly.

Now I have to think of five that haven't already been tagged (like the Drunk Writers.)

I'm going with:

Michelle Rowen
Cheryl St. John
No Limit Ladies

and...that's all I can come up with! I've been kinda busy lately....

What happens if I stop at three? Will the Meme Police come and haul me off to the hoosegow? Will I be drummed out of the Blogger Corps? Will I be given the cut direct by other bloggers, should I ever meet them in person?

Time will tell...

Duhn duhn dunnn!


Kimber said...

Woo hoo!
I'd like to thank the academy and my mom and...

Margaret, perhaps you can answer this in a separate post...with all the talk about changes to the RITA and Golden Heart, have there been any studies on what the impact of winning these awards is on writing careers?

Besides the feel good factor.

And does the changes in categories reflect trends or drive them?

Curious only...since I don't truly write romance, it won't impact me personally.

Margaret Moore said...

Nothing official that I know of, Kimber. I don't think any romance writing award, even the RITA, has nearly the same impact as a major literary award, either in terms of PR and/or sales. And in terms of an author's career, sales are the most important factor. It may make the publisher rethink distribution, or boost a print run, but I don't know for certain that it does.

However, we shouldn't downplay the "feel good" factor. Writing can be an incredibly lonely, ego-destroying career, so to get that kind of recognition...well, it's more than worth its weight in gold in terms of boosting a writer's self-confidence. Which no doubt impacts the writing, which could make for a better book, which could lead to better sales.

It surely can't hurt! :-)