Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Bloghops, and publishing, and memes....oh my!

Good morning, everyone!

So, yesterday's "Is It Getting Hot In Here?" blogefest was huge amounts of fun! Much love to Hope and Cassie for organising it! All of those kissing scenes were perfect for Valentine's Day, and it was cool to read how everyone approached the kisses they wrote.

As a direct result of all of the incredible comments I received about mine (thanks again, everyone!!), I am considering self-publishing the story it came from. After all, it is complete, it just needs some editing. I have self-published a book of short stories before, so I know how it works for the most part, but this feels different. This book will be one that shows off the kind of writing I want to do. I intend to put it out for free, or at a very low price, mainly as a thank you to everyone who has been so incredibly supportive of my writing. There are still a lot of things I need to learn about self-publishing, but it's a really good feeling to know that I already (nearly!) have something I can show the world.

Finally, I was tagged again in the 11 Questions Meme by Clare Dugmore and Leigh Covington! I never tire of answering questions, so I'm gonna answer both sets of questions!However,I am not going to tag or make up new questions this time because I think everyone has done it by now. Of course, if you haven't and you want to, just choose 11 questions from here that you want to answer. It's always fun to learn more about everyone!

Questions from Clare

1. What is your earliest childhood memory? This question is hard! I think my earliest is from when I was around five years old, and my mum took me to London to visit my Nan. It might have been around Christmas, or my birthday, because I was given a really cute tea set, on a hostess trolley with pink trays.

2. Which do you prefer; tea or coffee? Depends how tired I am lol! I actually prefer coffee, but I can't drink too much of it because it makes me crazy!

3. What inspired you to become a writer? Books, I guess. I learned to read freakishly young, and I was always swept away by the stories and characters I was reading about. I always liked making up my own stories too, so I think that is where the inspiration came from.

4. Which of the four seasons do you prefer? Oh, the temptation to say Frankie Valli is strong!! Seriously though, my favourite season is winter. I love it.

5.Which fictional character are you most like? Ha, Bridget Jones!

6. What are you scared of? Being alone forever.

7. Do you believe in life on other planets? Yeah, I think so. It's nice to think that there are other beings out there, waiting to be discovered!

8. What is your favourite flower? I don't really like flowers, but if I had to pick, it would be roses.

9. What smell(s) do you love? Oh don't get me started, I could go on all day!! Clean clothes, new carpets, new books, shoe shops, the air after the rain.....seriously, I could keep going forever!

10. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you pick? Prague. Gorgeous city, full of history, great people and great food!

11. What movie do you love that everyone else hates? I can't really think of a movie I liked that everyone else hates, but I have seen some strange movies that most people have never heard of, like Tiptoes starring Gary Oldman. I love him, but that movie is ridiculous! On the plus side, it made me laugh so hard, I can't help but like it!

Questions from Leigh

1. What is your dream vacation? I would love to go to Los Angeles, spot celebrities, relax on the beach and shop! 

2. Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead? I think I am a healthy mix of the two. I plan ahead for some things, but I enjoy being spontaneous too!
3. Tell us one thing you want to do, but don't dare to do. (Unless of course, you dare to do everything!) Get a tattoo! Nothing too big or embarrassing, something tasteful. But I don't like pain lol.
4. What's your biggest phobia? Heights and spiders!
5. If you were stranded on a desert island - what 3 things would you want with you? (not including laptop, or family.) Wood, nails, and tools so I can build a boat and escape before I starve to death! :p
6. Name three blessings in your life. My family, my job, and having a decent place to live.
7. What was your nickname in High School? I didn't have one - very boring!
8. If you could meet the President of the United States, what would you say to him? Heh, did you see that video that was circling on the internet of him singing, "Let's Stay Together"? I'd ask him to sing to me, his voice is amazing! (Please note, I wouldn't ask him anything more serious because I don't live in the US, so I have no issues with him whatsoever ;) )
9. If you could be any literary character for a day, who would you be? I think I'd be Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter lol! She comes from an awesome family, goes to the best school ever, and dates lots of cute wizards! :D
10. What is your favorite quote? "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not" - Kurt Cobain. I think it is always better to be yourself than put on an act to make people like you. :)
11. In the color code personality test, what color are you? (If you don't know, go HERE!)   Yellow :D

And there you have it! More about me than you ever needed to know lol! 



  1. Wow, good luck with self publishing! Good for you for taking that step :)

    And Winter? Winter? Is your favorite season?? Haha. I really just want Winter gone right now :)

    1. Thanks! It's a scary step, but it might be time to do it!

      Haha, I love winter! I like snuggling up inside with a good book, and a mug of hot chocolate when it's freezing outside. :D

  2. I love winter too. But we've gotten absolutely no snow this winter, and it's been oddly warm, too. I miss the cold!

    1. We didn't have any snow here either, but we rarely get it where I live. I need to move lol!

  3. I LOVE the Color Code personality tests :) Yellow, huh--how fun. I love yellow people!

    1. I'd never seen this one before, it was a lot fun to do. Yellow seemed to describe me fairly well, so I think it works! :D

  4. Frankie're a funny girl.

    I'd self pub, but I'd probably get someone to edit it for me (I tend to miss so many of my own mistakes). My goal in this game isn't to get rich. It's to write. I enjoy it and I'd honestly do it for free (that's not my preference, but I think you get what I mean).

    1. I know exactly what you mean. I want to write, and I want people to enjoy my writing. Money would be an added bonus!

  5. Congrats on deciding to self-publish! That is a HUGE decision I know you won't regret. Keep us posted on how your self-publishing journey goes!

    1. Thanks, Emily! I have done it once before, but it feels like a bigger decision this time. :S I may change my mind several times along the way, but I will definitely keep you updated!

  6. The smell of air after rain... *sigh* <---That is the best, isn't it??? So great to read more about you, Kyra. And so proud of you with your self-publish journey. So exciting :D

  7. Big congrats for going the self-pub route! Kinda scary, isn't?

    1. It's very scary, but I am really looking forward to it!