Monday, 3 September 2012

My Superpower: Making a Fool of Myself on Cue. e.g. This Post


One girl...
One novel...
One blog...
No life.

Sounds like a lame t-shirt, doesn’t it? In reality it’s me in a nutshell (a nice, cozy, claustrophobic one), and I’d like to welcome you here as part of the Gearing Up To Get An Agent blogfest. I’ve never done this before (participated in a blogfest, I mean. I have squishy, nutshell-parties all the time), and I’m kicking things off by joining in the meet and greet. Leave me a comment with your blog link so I can visit you back, and feel free to say g’day on twitter, @katherineamabel.

Where do you write?
--Anywhere, as long as it’s sunny. (My brain shuts down below room temperature).

Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
--My left hand. (Sorry. My resume says I’m proficient in dad jokes).

Favorite time to write?
--At 2:00am, whilst drinking mead alone and listening to epic orchestral soundtrack music. (I’m writing historical fantasy so really it’s only a little bit creepy).

What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
--I woke up with the inciting incident playing in my head. I was lying on some cardboard which thought it was a mattress in a dump which thought it was a hostel, in Luzern, Switzerland.

What's your most valuable writing tip?
--Rejoice in editing. Every time you don’t, the devil creates another lolcat. (IZ IS SRIOUS, GYZ).

If you had a super-power, what would it be?
--I already have one – the ability to make an idiot of myself wherever possible. (examples: this post/losing a race in primary school because I was “waiting for my chums”/throwing up during every excursion I’ve ever been on/falling asleep in my armchair just now and only waking up when I choked on my own spit/and so on.) I’d also love to have telekinesis, but mainly because I could levitate the dirt out of my carpet.

See what I mean about no life? I mean, welcome! And since I've done nothing but ramble about myself instead of writing and blogging, (which is kind of what this whole thing is about), I'm throwing in the links to some of my most popular posts so far. Enjoy!


Better Than Bingo at a Knitting Club Tea-Party: A Review
On Cover Design, DIY Marketing And The Personification Of Butt Cheeks...
A Spot of Bother For The Web-less Blogger
My Novel Went To Slovenia And All I Got Was This Lousy Blog Post

43 comments:

  1. You've got a wicked good sense of humor. It's wonderful meeting you!

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  3. Great to meet you! This is my first blog hop too. And I'm also prone to falling asleep and waking up after spit choking. :-) I'm at thinkingtoinking.blogspot -- look forward to seeing more of you this month!

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    1. Saw it; loved it. Especially that banner. :)

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  4. This made me laugh several times. The "one girl" part and the lolcat comment. Here's to haz-ing some cheezburgerz. :O)

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    1. Haha thanks - I loved your blog too. :)

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  5. So funny! I love your blog header.

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  6. Epic orchestral soundtracks are crucial to all aspects of life! I like to drive around to them, though sometimes that makes me a little pedal-happy. Good luck in GUTGAA!

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  7. Greetings!

    I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and trying to visit some blogs...good luck with GUTGAA!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks. Just checked out your blog. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  8. It's nice to meet you! My name is Lisa Ann, and I'm one of the first-round GUTGAA judges. I love the idea of you drinking mead late at night while listening to opera music, and best of luck to you! I can't wait to read everyone's submissions!

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    1. Thanks you! How exciting to have a judge pop round. :)

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  9. That blog header is awesome! Looking forward to GUTGAA.

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  10. Hey! Welcome to your first blogfest- what a great one to have chosen! (heading over to twitter to find you :))

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  11. Fun answers! I love getting to know everyone participating today.

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    1. @ Dawn: Thanks, so glad you liked it! @Nichole: Thanks for following me. :)

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  12. This sounds like a great start of a book:

    I woke up with the inciting incident playing in my head. I was lying on some cardboard which thought it was a mattress in a dump which thought it was a hostel, in Luzern, Switzerland.

    So nice to meet you!

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    1. Haha it does too. The mind wonders... :)

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  13. Hi. I am making my meet and greet rounds. It is nice to meet you. I would love to follow your blog, but I did not see a google friend connect on your sidebar or anywhere else. It is getting late and I am a little delirious so maybe I missed it. You sound like a creative and fun person. How cool, waking up with an inciting incident playing in your head. I look forward to getting to know your better during the GUTGAA blogfest.

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  14. Hi Katherine
    Great to meet you. I love that you have a cover design for your book, before you query it. It looks great and the premise interests me greatly.

    You can find me over on blog number 152 when i grow up i wanna write a kids book, cheers Julie

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  15. Well, I LIKE lolcats, but they have certainly gotten their 15 minutes, so I get the sentiment. I also like dad jokes. My husband will throw out a corny joke and follow it with, "Thanks, DAD!" which always makes me laugh. And sometimes he then calls his dad to share the corny joke and we all laugh again. But those jokes are usually really stupid.

    I like historical fantasy, good luck with your writing!
    Here's my GUTGAA Meet & Greet post: A Girl and her Diary

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  16. Great post! I love the inspiration for your work... I'm pretty sure I stayed there too, but in London, UK.

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  17. Love your blog and definitely your "about me" page. I signed up to have cyber robots hand deliver my weekly email! Super jazzed :) Great to meet you!

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    1. Hee hee more people to keep them busy. Thanks for looking around too. off to check out your blog now...

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  18. Ha, loved your answers! And thanks for stopping by my blog :) My brain normally shuts down when it's cold too, but now that I'm living in Russia...guess I'll get over that real quick!

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  19. I'd wear a shirt with that on it. For my super power I would totally want to be Elasta girl. Maybe I could finally keep up with the kids.

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  20. Stopping by to say hi. Nice to meet you. Good luck with the contest.

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  21. Love your blog! You're hilarious! You should write a comic novel... just sayin' ;)

    Good luck with GUTGAA!

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  22. Sunshine is our friend! It's so nice to meet you, and I actively embarrass myself, as well, so you're not alone. Have a wonderful GUTGAA!

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  23. Dad jokes, lol. I'm gonna have to remember that!

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  24. Hey there! nice to meet u! I also function badly when it gets cold. though i'm kind of cheap about turning on the heater so i'm writing in the kitchen with a hat and down coat on in the winter.

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  25. I have been following for a little bit now, but it is great to see you in GUTGAA!

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  26. Meeting you through GUTGAA!! Beautiful blog, congrats on being a writer, and here's to Perseverance! I love my Dad, too, and think about him every day...so I love that tribute to Dad!

    Dr Margaret Aranda, Author
    www.drmargaretaranda.blogspot.com

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  27. Grin. I like your superpower. I probably share that at the side-kick level.

    http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2012/09/deana-barnharts-gearing-up-to-get-agent.html

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  28. Love your superpower. You cracked me up.

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  29. I liked you saying that you have to rejoice in editing. Instead of a lolcat here, have a depressed cat. http://ladymangoberry.tumblr.com/post/31002729136

    I also like your drink being mead. I can't write buzzed so I'm jealous of people being able to drink while writing.

    I liked your 'voice' reading this so I can't wait to hear more about your story. :)

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    1. Haha that was awesome! Glad you liked my post, and thanks for stopping by. :)

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  30. LOL! Kat, you crack me up! I look forward to more of your writing :) Best of luck with GUTGAA!

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  31. I think we share the same superpower... Although the one I want to have would be teletransportation.. It would come in handy to save the time I usually spend getting lost in places I've been a thousand times before (here's where my version of your superpower manifests clearly)
    Anyway, best of luck here. And the word "chagrin" is exactly the word to describe my family's feelings on my singing.. really, there's no other word.
    Read you around :)

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  32. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I like your sense of humor! I too like to write late into the night listening to instrumentals. I would like to "follow" you but for some reason, your follower panel isn't showing up on the page right now...

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  33. I'm so late and still hopping around to say hi to everyone. But I'm here, none the less, and still determined to say hi to everyone who signed up for the blogfest. It's been a busy week already and I look forward to meeting everyone and hopefully making some new friends.
    Nice to meet you and best wishes this month!

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