Friday, April 25, 2014

My Leibster Nomination...

 

Thanks for

nominating me

L.A. Cloutier!

 




 
1.What do you think a good blog needs to have in order to have appeal to blog readers?   Interesting pictures, graphics or cartoons.  I am partial to old Hollywood and vintage cartoons, myself.  Here's a perfect example...  






2. In the year 2013, who were you most jealous/envious of and why?  All my many fellow authors who get to write fulltime.  I'm still juggled my writing career with the one that has benefits, health, dental, and life insurance and a pension are hard to give up right now.  Sigh...
  
3. What is the #1 thing on your bucket list?   A two week vacation Hawaii

4. When is the last time someone sent/brought you flowers?  Last Mother's Day, my boys always get me flowering hanging baskets for my back patio which is my oasis.  What wonderful sons I have. 

5. How old were you when you got your first kiss and did you like it?   I'm embarrassed to say age 8.  I had a 12 year old neighbor who liked to play 1000 kisses.  She was the director of this dramatic scene.  Me and the neighbor boy, also age 8 were her favorite subjects.  Looking back it seems quite odd, although I didn't think so at the time, mostly pecks with closed lips.... We were eight.  I have to think this neighbor girl turned out to be a Domme with voyeuristic tendencies. 

6. Has becoming an author been everything you had hoped for and thought it would be?
I enjoy it very much.  It requires more than just putting words onto paper, but it is a labor of love.

7. What has been your biggest hurdle so far ?   Editing.  Is there such a think as a perfect manuscript?  I was reading a NY Times bestselling author's book the other day and found at least a dozen minor typos.  Sigh.... it is a challenge for us all.


8. You have been granted 1 wish, what is it?   Cure disease.  Is that too broad?  There are so many, cancer, AIDS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's.  If I have to choose one I would pick to cure glaucoma and my husband's failing vision.  I can't imagine not being able to read, for him it would be TV.  

9. What advice would you give to a new author/writer?   Network!  There are so many things you don't know and don't know to ask.  Reach out to other authors, both newbs and those who have been around the publishing block.  Pick their brains and listen to what they say, learn from them.  It will save you time, tears, and a whole lot of work. 

10. Do you love/hate or love to hate Twitter?   I'm neutral.  Still not sure of the value to me.  I do like the way my tweets feed to my FB page.  That I like, the rest... eh <shrugs>

11. Where is your happy place?    The beach, any beach, anywhere as long as it has warm sand, wind, waves, sun and my kindle. 


Random Facts about 'lil ole me???  Okay, here I go...

 
11 of my favorite things, not in any order (added specifically for my DH):
 
The color purple, the real color, not the movie.
Cheesecakes
Gone With the Wind; the book
Dirty Dancing; the movie
Sunday dinner with the family, even though I have to cook.
The beach, did I mention the beach?  I freakin' love the beach!
Sex.  Did I mention sex?  I freakin' love sex!  LOL  for reals.
My wonderful husband of more years than I care to admit to the general public.
Meeting my husband for lunch in the middle of a busy day.  It's an escape.
Lemon drop martinis
Floating around in my pool on a hot summer day, with my kindle, a lemon drop and 80's hairband power ballads blasting from my ipod speakers.  (ie, Bon Jovi--but that would be 12 facts)
 
 
I nominate... shoot, everyone has been nominated that I know.  Okay, I nominate Spanking Fiction FB Group, anyone not nominated yet, please join in. 
 
 
11 New questions for my nominees:
 
1.  What are you reading now?
2.  What is your favorite genre to read?
3.  What is your favorite genre to write?
4.  What turned to from a reader to a writer?  Or are you still in the closet?
5.  How many books do you buy in a month, on average?
6.  If you were stranded on a deserted island and could have only one book, what would it be?
 
Okay, here's where I go OFP...
 
7.  Lace, cotton, satin or spandex undies, which do you prefer, to wear or to look at whichever you persuasion?
8.  Favorite kink?
9.  Favorite position?
10.  Who is on your list of 5 celebrities you'd like to have sex with, no questions asked?
11.  Do you enjoy participating in these little blogging games?
 
 
Here's how this works: 
 
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. 
  • Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) 
  • Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you. 
  • Provide 11 random facts about yourself. 
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!) 
  • Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  • List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to: 
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)


Thank you all for stopping by my today. Keep those comments coming, I love to read every single on.