Perhaps I should explain…
I’m not feeling well, and I’m a little loopy.
I need to take a little time off. In April I’ll be going to my first writer’s conference. I expect to learn a lot and make some great connections. My laptop is dying, and I need to reorganize my files when I switch to a new one. I have several WIPs started but I haven’t finished anything longer than 5k in months.
I’m going on hiatus in April. No interviews, no SciFi Q of the day posts, no regular stuff. I’ll post here and there when I feel like it, but nothing that requires much effort. I’ll probably do some redesigning of the blog too. Although I won’t stop writing, I’ll let myself jump around to whatever I feel like doing, and not worry about word counts.
In the meantime, I have two hops up for grabs…
I was nominated for the Liebster Award by The Imaginator (go check out his blog!). The award is given to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers; the person nominated needs to answer eleven questions and nominate eleven other bloggers, ask them eleven questions in turn and then comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve been nominated. (Silly questions like “Are you afraid of kayaks?”)
The Next Big Thing
Jenny Lyn tagged me for this one.
What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way for readers to discover authors new to them. I hope you’ll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you’ll find a bit of information on me and one of my books and links to four other authors you can explore!
In this blog hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered ten questions about our book or work-in–progress (giving you a sneak peek). We’ve also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write–the characters, inspirations, plotting and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!
You can see Jenny’s NBT post here.
Anybody up for it?
Let me know in the comments or e-mail me at USNessie on Gmail if you’d like to be tagged in either or both. The Liebster is for blogs with fewer than 200 followers. The Next Big Thing is for fiction writers. Both are fun little ways to do a little self-promo and tell a bit about yourself and your work, as well as networking with others. I’ll need to know by Tuesday March 19.
I got my Liebster a year ago–it’s a cute idea, but the whole blogging award thing never did it for me.
That said, the Next Big Thing is my kind of fun. However, I thought of stuff like this more an a blog award, not a blog hop. I thought things like the ROW80 linky made more of a hop…
Not important. If you don’t run into anyone I’d do the NBT for you. More important though I think is you get that rest and those repairs you need. Take care of yourself first, the blog second. And enjoy that conference. I’ve been loving the pictures you’ve been posting on Facebook during all this lead up.
I will probably tag you for the NBT. I have one friend I can tag for the Liebster, but I’m not sure she’ll want to continue it.