Friday, August 31, 2012

Follow You, Follow Me

Meet and Greet on the blog today!

In case you haven't heard, I'd love to find a home for my novel

The Keeper, a Christmas Romance
48,400 words
Full manuscript available upon request


These are my 'Getting-to-Know-Me' questions for GUTTAA.
However,  What I'd really like to do is get to know you better.
You meaning anyone reading my blog, ah, that is anyone besides my Mom, (hi Mom ;)
So just for fun, pick a question and answer it in the comments. And for my non-writing friends--I think (hope) I still have some left--tell me about your hobby!

And as an added Friends Friday bonus - if you follow me I will follow you. I mean your blog, I will follow your blog. You knew that right? That sort of explains the purpose of the you tube video at the end of this post. (Did Phil know he was singing a blogger's theme song) Enjoy!




-Where do you write? Wherever my lap top is. Usually my desk. Occasionally someplace as exotic as the library. If I am in a place more exotic than the library, I can assure you, I am writing there. (okay, maybe a little.)

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? A binder. Hmm. The door to the laundry room. Or the door to the bathroom. I'm stopping there because it doesn't really get any more interesting.

-Favorite time to write? Any time I get to write is my favorite time!

-Drink of choice while writing? Do you really want to know? Water. Let's see if the next question will lend itself to revealing some personality...

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? Silence. Mostly. There are some instrumentals I can play but not for very long.

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? Can I say that my last inspiration found me? I don't feel like I went looking for it. One day, not sure why, I was thinking of some of my favorite Christmas memories and next thing I know, I'm writing a novel. Go figure.

-What's your most valuable writing tip? This last question is a curve ball. This has been all 'lets play nice and ask some warm up questions' and now wham! pressure. I need to come up with a writing tip!! No, make that a valuable writing tip. Okay, drum roll... "Don't. Stop. Writing." 




22 comments:

Veronica C. said...

Hi Tamara!

I'm glad I found your blog. I should have known you were a writer, because you're awesome! I don't know if I can consider myself a writer. I once had a teacher who gave me gold stars on my papers and essays and he puffed me up and told me I was a writer and that I should do something about it. Some days, I cling to that. haha. I just submitted a freelance article to Raising Arizona Kids magazine on a whim and they took it...as of like a week ago. So we are dancing and celebrating in the house every waking moment. (It's my first published work!)

My favorite time to write is when the ideas are raining down on me...like I can't even sleep because there's an urge to get it down. I can't quite keep up that momentum when the well is dry. I need help in that area...motivation to KEEP WRITING--as you say.

dumbesticallyme.blogspot.com

Veronica C. said...

And my mom is my faithful reader too. :)

Tamara said...

Veronica! You are so sweet. And you have a beautiful blog! Congrats on the the article being picked up by Raising Arizona Kids. That's awesome!!

Amanda Foody said...

Nice to meet you! And yeah, my drink of choice is often water as well. And I like silence mostly. And I AM actually in the library right now writing (or avoiding writing...)

Valerie Ipson said...

Hey, Tamara, just thought I'd blog-hop by. The Genesis video...a nice touch!

Tamara said...

Amanda-I know what you mean!
Valerie-Thanks for stopping by!

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer said...

Hi there and nice to meet you :)

Live Love Write said...

Hi Tamara! Thanks for stopping by to say hello! Best of luck to you (and everyone) here and I look forward to getting to know you!

Rhiann Wynn-Nolet said...

Hi Tamara - and fellow GUTGAA-ler!
I know, the pressure of that last question, jeesh (and not having found an agent or being published just made it 10x worse)! I will follow you, even though it's not Friday and hopefully you will follow me too.
http://rhiannwynnnolet.blogspot.com/
Good luck with the pitch if you're doing that.

Kelley Lynn said...

haha. You're so funny! :)

So nice to meet you!

I need to drink more water...

Jeannette said...

Good luck with GUTGAA! I wasn't going to enter the fun either, but I'm glad we tackled our demons and did it. See you around this month!

Marian Librarian said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog fellow GUTGAA'er. It's good to "meet" you. I completely agree, writing tips are hard. I don't like to pretend at the feet of masters. I can't wait to hear more about your WIP.

roomthirty3.com said...

Great to meet you and check out your blog. "Hi, Mom" made me laugh :) I drink beer when I write. Not a lot, but a nice cold beer in a bottle. :) Apparently I'm also addicted to smiley faces. :) See, there I went again...

Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) said...

Hello from GUTGAA! I will also write from pretty much anywhere, but am currently loving the desk space in my newly painted (by me) office with the windows that look out into our yard. Great to meet you and good luck with GUTGAA.
A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

Melissa Sugar said...

Hi Tamara. I am a new follower. I found you while making my meet and greet rounds for GUTGAA. Good luck and I look forward to getting to know you better.

laurenmbarrett.com said...

Hey Tamara, snappy writing. Good luck with GUTGAA.

Kelley Lynn said...

Just so you know, I tagged you :) If you'd like to, feel free to come and get it on my blog :)

Donea Lee said...

Hi, Tamara! Checking in from GUTGAA - and your writing tip rocks! :) No worries ~

Ink in the Book said...

Hi through GUTGAA!
What I thought was so funny was as I sit here at my desk

(yes, I am home for a few day. so nice to get out of that camper and enjoy my family, my *HOUSE*, and even doing laundry...wait a minute. Did I just say that? and, I think I just got carried away on a blog comment to a person I have never met. What will she think of me?...)

I see the laundry room door and the half-bath door.

Nice to meet you and I wish you success through GUTGAA!!

Tamara said...

Ink in the Book - I will think you are a lot like me. I ramble all the time and get off on tangents,too. It might have something to do with why I love writing ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl Hettick said...

Hi Tamara! Thanks for commenting on my GUTGAA query (The Carnelian Legacy). You have a beautiful blog - well done! I'll check out your entry as well. Cheers!

Cheryl Hettick said...

Hi Tamara! Thanks for commenting on my GUTGAA query (The Carnelian Legacy). You have a beautiful blog - well done! I'll check out your entry as well. Cheers!

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