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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Liebster Blog Award!

When I first heard of the Liebster Award, I was curious as to what it was all about. It seemed a few people I knew in the blogging world were being presented with this award, and then the lovely Suse Hocking from The Scribbling Post nominated me. I'm feeling very loved!

I had to do some digging though to find out what it was all about. I found this post. It may have changed a little since it started, but I'm happy to go along with it. Now, it's given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. I think this is a nice way to share the love, and get to know some of my fellow bloggers better. It turns out "liebster" means dearest in German.

The Rules:
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you;
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator and create 11 questions for your nominees;
  3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserves to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen;
  4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.

11 questions from Suse:

What is your favourite genre to read and why?
I love all things YA, especially in the fantasy and paranormal category. In my head I'm still a teenager, and I like things a that are a little weird. I'm a huge Buffy fan, so I guess that says it all.

Who is your all time favourite book bad guy?

What music do you listen to when you write, if any?
I like Florence + The Machine, Greenday, Paramore, Mumford & Sons, way too many to list. Sometimes I prefer silence, or quiet background noise, so I often just put my iPod on random.

Who or what is your inspiration?
My imagination! And definitely other books I read.

What is your writing goal for this year?
I've just self-published my first novel, so the goal is to get the sequel written and hopefully published as well.

What outside distractions irritate you the most when you’re reading or writing?
Someone trying to talk to me when I'm in the middle of a thought or really good part of the book. Facebook and twitter are a very bad distraction as well, especially when I'm writing.

Favourite place to read?
In my rocker-recliner.

Favourite place to write?
In my rocker-recliner.

If you could be any book character, who would you be and why?
I'd be Buffy, because she's kick-ass!

Name one author you would love to meet in real life.
Stephen King. He has always been my favourite author, and I would love the chance to pick his brains or just chat about writing stuff.

Start to finish when writing a MS? Or do you have several on the go at once?
I have several on the go, but only because when I get a new idea I have to get something down. I try to focus on one story at a time, but sometimes an idea pops into my head that I have to start. Otherwise it manifests and distracts me until it's out.

My nominees:
Sarah Epps
Ingrid Alexandra
Nikki Jefford
R. K. Grow
Melissa Lemon
Jo Schneider

And I don't know any more bloggers, sorry.

Now for my 11 questions:
  1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  2. What's your favourite book to movie adaption?
  3. What are you reading at the moment?
  4. Paperback or eBook?
  5. What do you think of independent/self-publishing?
  6. What's a book you really hated reading and why?
  7. Do you type out or write your ideas down?
  8. What genre do you prefer to read and/or write?
  9. Is there an author that you loved, but were turned off their work because of something they said or did in public?
  10. Where would you most love to travel to and why?
  11. Coffee or tea?
K x

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