Friday, June 29, 2012

Writing a Book - Absolutely Fabulous


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Ever see that show? Stinking hilarious!

Well, my fabulous friend, Jaycee passed the Fabulous award on to me and I am applying the questions to writing a book...

Five fabulous writing moments:
1. Finishing my first book
2. My first publications, a poem, a children's magazine article, and this fall a short story!
3. Finishing my second book
4. Having someone other than my family read my work - betas and CPs!
5. Going to my first conference, very fabulous!

Five things I love about writing!
1. Getting the spark of an idea for a story
2. Making the outline
3. Cracking myself up with how funny some of my lines are, ha ha
4. Finishing a round of edits
5. Feedback!
thanks, cassie!

Five things I hate about writing...
1. editing
2. writing queries/synopsis
3. rejections
4. not knowing if I should continue
5. the time I can't spend on it

I present this ribbon to these fabulous bloggers to do with as they see fit!
Kyra Lenon                 Kim Karras                 Stephen Tremp
                 Brinda Berry                   VikLit

21 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Thanks for the award! :D

LOL, I love it when I make myself laugh with something I wrote!

M.J. Fifield said...

I hate writing queries and synopsis too. Very, very much.

And I too sometimes crack myself up with how (intentionally) funny some scenes are.

Mina Burrows said...

I hate editing too.

And I'm laughing at the pix of the absolutely fab. Hilarious. Reminds me of what my BF and I will look like when we get older. LOL!

Brinda said...

Thanks for the award. :) I think I can just DITTO the 5 things you hate. haha

Angela Brown said...

Great blog award! Love your fabulous things. I'm with you on the things that aren't so fabulous lol!!!

nutschell said...

congrats on the award! i enjoy editing, but I do hate writing queries and synopsis--and rejections:)
Happy Weekend!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Dana said...

Congrats, Tara! You always crack me up. :)

Have a nice weekend!

Jenny Morris said...

I agree with all these moments, good and bad. Loved the feeling of finishing my first book. And getting that first CP comment.

Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

What a pair those two are, Ab./ Fab.

You get that attitude from your dad, he cracks himself up a lot!!!!!
mom

Rena said...

I love it when I laugh at something I write, but then I sort of duck my head and think "Did anyone hear me laughing at my own work? Is that Narcissism? Am I really a good writer? Did I just laugh because I knew it was supposed to be funny?"

Leigh Covington said...

HA! Great award! Congrats. Love how you applied your answers to writing. Agreed, agreed, agreed!

Tara Tyler said...

kyra, welcome! so glad i'm not alone!

mj, evryone does, and you must laugh a lot! you're funny!

mina, ha! they got in so much trouble!

brinda, welcome! and thanks for commenting all the time!

angela, agreed! thanks

nutscell, editing is ok, it just never seems to end!

dana, thanks, sweetie!

jenny, great feelings!

mom, you crack me up too=)

rena, you are funny! dont worry!

leigh, thanks! looking forward to fest!

Kim said...

I love that the thing you hate about writing is the time you're not about to spend writing...
And thanks for the award! ;)

mshatch said...

lol, I love when I can make myself smile or even cry with my own writing. I figure it must mean I'm on the right track, right?

DL Hammons said...

Congrats on your award!! One of the parts about writing I love is when I end a scene or chapter with just the right tease. It makes me want to keep writing, so its gotta compel the reader to keep going as well! :)

VikLit said...

Thank you for the fabulous ribbon, it's too kind *hugs*

Christine Rains said...

Congrats on the award! I hate and love all the same things you do. I often giggle at my own witty banter. Then I cry when I have to edit it out.

Lynn Proctor said...

congrats--i was just telling someone, that i think truly funny people, always crack theirself up!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats on your award, and I love your lists!

michelle said...

Congrats on the award! You are certainly fabulous and say the most fab things... love the new blog image/header... fabulous!

Lynda R Young said...

What a great award! And yes, getting the spark is one of the best things about writing. Love that spark!