December 2020 had a certain feel-good vibe about it. First, I won an ‘Oscars award’ at my work-place for outstanding delivery which I wrote about here.
Then came the charmazing news to cap off what has been a booktiful year in my writing Journey. My poetry collection ‘A Booktiful Love’ won the poetry category of the ‘Best Indie Book Awards 2020’ which was delightsome news.
Realistic Poetry International reviewed the collection here.
See review quotes below:
“A Booktiful Love” has the potential to swiftly become a warm and timeless classic. We highly recommend this treasure and do believe it to be a treat for multiple audiences. – Realistic Poetry International.
Winning both awards was not a poetcidence at all. It’s taken months of diligence and putting in the shift, going over and above in the workplace, putting in extra-hours to ensure I achieved my set objectives. And staying up late at night and in the early mornings to write, not just writing, but penning outstanding works.
Check out some tips I gave in the video below on how to secure your Writing/Author legacy.
In the year 2020, I completed four books, my award-winning poetry collection, ‘A Booktiful Love’. My collection of short stories which was published to wide acclaim ‘Inferno of Silence’ and my January 2021 releases ‘Never Marry A Writer’ and ‘Black ≠ Inferior’ which I wrote in 2020.
This first award comes as a just reward for all the years of dedication and hard work. I remember a book reviewer reviewed my collection of short stories earlier in the year and referred to me as an award-winning author. That was a sign, a prophecy that an award-win was coming my way, so I didn’t bother to inform her that was wrong because I knew that was going to be my reality very soon.
I never used to fancy submitting my books for awards consideration in the past as I have only tried on a couple of occasions however this year, my publishing imprint had a budgetary allocation for awards submissions.
Fast-forward to December 2020, if you refer to me as an award-winning author or the award-winning author of nine books, that would be a great way to cap off what has been a tremendous year for me.
I still feel the same way right now as I felt when I received the notification email that I won the Poetry category of the ‘Best Indie Book Award’. The Award Plaque will be in booktiful company, standing gallant on my bookshelf.
Cheers to many more booktiful wins!