Thursday, January 31, 2008


I just found out that I was nominated for Best Blog and Best Personal Blog in the Irish Blog Awards! (Thanks Jen for the heads up.) Thank you so much!

I noticed that some of the nominations came from Luxembourg this year - wonder who that was? ;)

I know I've been a naughty non-blogger recently, I find it tough to blog everyday and have a job. In fact, I doubt I should be working at all based on my utter inability to do anything else but watch tv and sleep when I am gainfully employed.

Not blogging pains me, it nags away at me, but when I come home my mind is dull. The blogging part of my life is on hold. It's not like I'm unhappy when I'm working - the people are good craic, the work is stress free and I don't pine for my novel. Finding things to blog about is difficult nonetheless. My experiences don't feel unique. I feel uncomfortable sharing personal information too - the intense privacy I feel about so many parts of my life has taken me by surprise.

But when I'm writing, blogging is truly a godsend. Working on the novel doesn't come easy to me most days and blogging offers me respite from that. When I experience a breakthrough, discover a method that works for me or just have a good day, I want to share it. I read other blogs to find out how they are doing and learn from their experiences. And when I'm having a wobble I always post about it - there is no better cure in my opinion.

Writing full time is what I want to blog about - that's what I want to scream about from the roof tops.

I can't wait for the next few months.

Update: I've been nominated for Best Newcomer too. Again, thank you. I'm really touched.


JJ said...

Congratulations on the nominations. I've got everything crossed for you and will watch this space.

Angie said...

Woohoo! It's a well-deserved nod, Yvonne. Crossing my fingers too...

Alix said...

Well done I'm so pleased for you - Congratulations!

Also looking forward to regular posts about your writing, I love reading them.

SpiralSkies said...

Wow, that's brilliant.

I know what you mean about the work-life filling up every corner of the day.

I'm too bust stressing about not having had any work/money for the past month to enjoy the writing space at the mo.

Sounds as if you've got the balance right which is important...

alfaking said...

Congratulations. Agree with you. A full time job and blogging/writing, uhhh... Sometimes I feel blank too.

Yvonne said...

Awh thanks you lot! Am really looking forward to getting back into the blogging swing of things.