Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 23: The Liebster Award 2018

I was nominated by Lidy Wilks for the Liebster Award on April 4th! Thank you, Lidy, I’m honored to have been chosen.

Here are my answers to her questions, as well as my nominees and the questions I came up with for them!

Q&A

Why did you start blogging?

I began blogging because it is expected for an author to have a website. I soon realized how much fun blogging can be and have come to enjoy the experience.

Who do you admire and why?

I admire many people for many reasons. Today, I’m going to say Allie May, my co-host for #WIPTruthOrDare. Despite raising a newborn and constantly moving around, she manages to post the prompts daily and helps a lot with making the graphics and coming up with new truths and dares. And that’s on top of writing and housework and being a mom! She’s incredible.

If you were stranded on an island which fictional character would you choose for company?

Genie, from Aladdin. He could teleport us off the island easily, haha. If I had to pick a literary character, I’d say Crispin from Kyle Robert Shultz’s Beaumont and Beasley series. Why? I can’t say. Spoilers.

Following the rules

The rules for the Liebster Award also require me to write a small post about why I love blogging. I have interpreted “small” to mean “three paragraphs”.

When I first started blogging, I worried about what others would think. Sometimes I hesitated to push the “Publish” button. After all, there are so many blogs out there. Who would want to take the time to listen to me? Every time I hesitated, I reminded myself that I write for myself and that the blog is for myself as much as it is for anyone else. Why should I be worried, then?

Sometimes I have trouble keeping up with regular posting. Having a schedule in place helps with that. I now post every Monday, either with a progress update, a book review (every 2nd Monday), or an interview. I also occasionally post on other days of the week when I have exciting news to share.

My blog offers me a place to share my goals and aspirations with my readers and fellow writers, as well as remind myself of how far I’ve come. With that in mind, I have come to love blogging, whether it’s sharing my monthly progress maps, celebrating another book release, interviewing an author, or reviewing a new favorite read.

nominees & Questions

Since it is the 7th, I’m nominating seven other blogs!

My nominees: Elise Edmonds, Allie May, Kristen Kooistra, J. E. Klimov, Melion Traverse, M.T. Wilson, and Kristy Perkins!

My questions:

Question #1: You are awarded a month-long stay in a gorgeous castle by the sea. The only catch is that there are no computers allowed. When you enter the castle’s study, you find reams and reams of beautiful papers and rows upon rows of pens. What kind of paper do you choose to write on, and what kind of pen do you pick?

Question #2: You are given the opportunity to visit one of the seven following places: Stonehenge, the North Pole, the Cliffs of Moher, Yggdrasil, the Faerie Realm, Olympus, and the Black Forest. Where would you go, and what would you do there?

Question #3: Your favorite literary character has asked you to attend a tea party with them. Who is it, what do you wear, and how would you arrive?

You can find the rules for the Liebster Award here.

2 Comments

  1. You’re welcome Heather. And sounds like Allie May is one badass writer mom.

    I started blogging because I heard it was required for an aspiring author to have one too. Funny enough when I started blogging I published one post then nothing for four months. Been blogging regularly ever since and having fun doing it.

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