Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When it rains, it floods!

The awards are rampant. I got a few more...I apologize for the lengthiness in advance...
Awards make me happy because it gives me the opportunity to think of a fun way to share them and I get to pass them on to you all!

Two more Kreativs from
Jaycee and Ermie - Thanks, girlfriends!

And this new one, Fabulous!
from my spontaneous friend, Cassie - never know what she will say next, but it's usually hilarious!



And Amy, YA book reviewer extraordinairre, gave me the Stylish! Boop Boop Bee Doo!

To accept, I shall first answer the questions that came with them:

Kreativ Questions:
What's you're favorite song? for the moment, Everybody Talks by Neon Trees... It started with a whisper...
What's your favorite dessert? Toss up between chocolate chip cookies and brownies, yum! =P
Which do you prefer:  White or Whole Wheat? whole wheat, trying to be healthier
What do you do when you're upset?  Depends on how upset I am. Ranges anywhere from snark to temper tantrum (rare, but true. I am a Scorpio after all)
What is your favourite pet? Dogs. Obedient, loyal, unconditional love =)
What is your biggest fear? the economy crashing around our ears and people going insane and killing each other. seriously!
What is your attitude, mostly? I try to be positive, but every day is a battle! Why do little annoying things seem to outweigh the little nice things? Not to mention the big things! I try to remember how blessed my family is...

Fabulous Rules:
  • Post the rules on your blog. (check)
  • Name five of your most fabulous moments, either in real life or in the blogosphere. 
    • some people say when their kid is born, I say when all three were potty trained! Yes!
    • getting more than a handful of comments for the first time
    • making it through the first round of American Idol at Disney World!
    • having fun with friends, lots of treasured fabulous moments there
    • getting my book published (that's a future fab moment =)

  • Name five things you love.
    • God
    • my family (including parents, sister, etc!)
    • my friends
    • coffee
    • writing

  • Name five things you hate.
    • waiting
    • complaining
    • useless electronic upgrades - sit on it for a while before putting the next one out!
    • my degrading memory
    • aging!!!

  • Pass the Ribbon on to five other bloggers (see below)

And the info about me will be what I learned at the Reader/Writer Get Together!
  1. Writers are friendly! It's not a competition, there's room for everyone on the shelves!
  2. Romance writers are...let's say uninhibited and leave it at that.
  3. There is such a thing as too much chest - there was an abundance of male chests on the covers of the books, not in person! it wasn't that kind of conference! But really!
  4. Authors know how to dress the part - rabbit ears, frog hat, Victorian, high, high heels, and lots of pretty and unique necklaces and sandals!
  5. You need to have a business card. I was so glad I made some cause I traded a bunch. It was fun!
  6. Always be prepared for double entendre and "that's what she said."
  7. The latest audience is NA - New Adult, for college age and twenties. Maybe I will dust off that chick lit novel!
  8. Publishing tips: 
    • be flexible and don't have your heart set on one format, be open to all the many wonderful ways you can put your book out there!
    • book trailers aren't for everyone, best for created worlds to share your vision
    • end your book, but leave it open for related books - listen to your fans (fans, ha! love that!)
And I'm not stylish, but I will leave you with a picture of my fanciest shoes and match them to the bloggers I am presenting these Kreative, Fabulous, Stylish awards to! (take whichever award you like!)
Starting at the top left, going clockwise:
Lynn Proctor, sweet and smart!
Precy, because she revealed her name and is standing out on her own - shiny!
Dr. Faerie Godmother Rena, because the godmother is glamorous too!
Mish, unique and pretty in writing and personality!
Julie, sparkles naturally!

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! And sometimes upgrades are overwhelming. There's a new iTunes upgrade almost every month.

JennaQuentin said...

Awww, congrats! I really hear you on the potty training...I've got my oldest 3/4 of the way there. whew. I think the 5things you love are the same as my five (though different people ;)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Great answers, Tara! And, as a fellow Scorpio, I hear you! :)

Christa Desir said...

Bahaha! Yes, as a romance editor, I will definitely agree that the writers are uninhibited! Congrats on your awards!

Christine Rains said...

Congrats on all the awards! Mmm, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Can I eat those for breakfast? I have yet to meet any romance authors in person. Uninhibited sounds fun!

Lynn Proctor said...

awwww thank you so much tara---and you know your fear of people killing themselves over things crashing---you sound like one of my sons--have you been reading "the zombie diaries" :)

J. A. Bennett said...

I'm digging that song, and I have the biggest weakness for brownies, yum! Also, I love hanging out with other writers, they are my kind of people :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hooray for NA! :) Congratulations, Tara!

Precy Larkins said...

Yay! I'm shiny!! :)

Thanks, Tara! You're uber sweet to think of me. It's still kinda weird for me to see people calling me Precy, but I guess I'll get used to it in time. :D

<3

Rena said...

Holy Krakatoa, I'm now convinced that we are twins, cause I'm a scorpio too!

But it's clear from your shoes that you got the lucky end of foot size. My feet are so big that the last time I bought a nice pair of heels, I got them from a drag shop. (the gargoyle in me says, Look at how shiny those shoes are!!!)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations! Romance writers . . .funny.

michelle said...

Yay! "I'm unique and pretty in writing and personality" (courtesy yours truly - Ms. TTT)
You are such a sweetie pie! Have to say that I would never have imagined you are a Scorpio - they usually have that nasty little sting...
Thank you for the award. *curtseys* I accept. Just have to choose which one...

Dana said...

Congrats, Tara!

I didn't know about American Idol! That's awesome. :)

Julie said...

Oh, thanks Tara! How sweet of you. And congratulations on your own awards. Love your shoes and I totally relate to your greatest fear! I try not to think about that, yikes. Thanks for sharing your experiences at the Get Together!

Morgan said...

You rock, Tara. :) And gooooo NA! :D

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats! I hate waiting too - so annoying! Love the shoes :)

mshatch said...

cute sandals :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on the awards. And you're right, it's either feast or famine. lol

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for celebrating with me!
i always enjoy hearing what you have to say! especially on your blogs!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Look at all those shoes!
Well done!
And yes, I've been known to be uninhibited!
HMG