Hello gentle reader,
this month I am taking part in an exciting blogfest: Gearing Up To Get An Agent (aka GUTGAA) hosted by the amazing Deana Barnhart.
What is GUTGAA? you ask.
GUTGAA is a blogfest Deana Barnhart started last year “in the hopes that those of us striving to reach “agented” status could come together, polish those pitches and have fun at the same time.”
Today is the first day of this blogfest and it’s Meet and Greet time… If you want to join the fun and sign up for the blogfest, you can do so here. Then add a Meet and Greet post on your blog and you will have from today until Friday, Sept 7th to visit others’ blogs and get to know them. Have fun and visit as many as you can!
I am a writer of YA High Fantasy novels. I live in an English castle, travel extensively, read voraciously, listen to music bands few people have heard of and watch too many movies to count. In case you are wondering, I also have a full-time job, so I mostly write at odd hours and drink a lot of tea. I am also a member of the British Fantasy Society.
Write every day, and NEVER give up.
Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to comment below and I will definitely pay your blog a visit.
Also you can enter my 100 Followers Giveaway here and win YA books!
Finally, I would love to hear from you on Twitter if you wish to know me better.
Yay for drinking tea while writing! I am more of a coffee girl while writing, but I do like a nice cup of tea when I’m finished!
I can relate to having an idea for a book for a long time. I’ve kept entire books and storylines for pre-existing books memorized back and forwards in my head for years. My Russian novel sequel, which finally was written in full last year, was stored in my head for about half of my life and outlined in basic note form a decade ago.
Your writing area sounds like a dream! I’d totally love to go to England and spend a week writing sometime 🙂 I just followed you on Twitter ^_^
England is a great place to find inspiration! Come and visit 🙂
Another lover of tea! And you hit on my two favorite bits of writerly advice.
That’s great to hear! Nice to meet you 🙂
Huzzah to epic fantasy! And ten years in the making… yikes!
But seriously. You live in a castle? Like, really?
I write fantasy too! Its so fun to create our own worlds and characters and rules 🙂
It really is!
Wow! Incredible that you live in a castle. I lived in England a long time ago and we had an English Heritage membership, so that’s the closest I’ve come, which only counts as touring castles. What great inspiration. Good luck with your WIP. Sounds like an intriguing story. How do you balance reading and writing? I am also a readaholic, and I find the balance tricky.
I have to admit, whenever I read a really god book, I tend to write a lot less. It is tricky to find the balance, and I don’t have the miracle recipe…
I love to read epic fantasy. Actually David Eddings was my first love, but not my only. I love your premise. Good luck with GUTGAA.
I was going to say something about drafts, but really, I think that living in a castle would be incredible and that would be the jealousy talking. Every corner would inspire! Good luck and see you around GUTGAA.
It is very inspiring. And sometimes creepy. But mostly, inspiring 😉
I am a huge fantasy fan, so even with those few sentences about your WIP I am ready to read it! 🙂 I have had mine in my head for about 10 years too, though it has evolved in ways I never would have dreamed of. When you said you lived in a castle I really thought you just had a great imagination, but now I see you really DO live in a castle. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog and it was great to meet you!
Oh, thank you 🙂 My WIP has also evolved a lot since I first found the idea for it, especially in the last two years that I’ve been seriously working on it. Thanks for stopping by!
High fantasy is a great genre. That’s so cool that you live in a castle. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you too!
You live in a castle? I’m so jealous! I can’t imagine NOT being inspired to write epic fantasy with that view. =) (And I love the photo for your blog background btw). Very nice to “meet” you!
Hi there, you’re the first fellow Brit GUTGAA-a I’ve come across. You live in a castle, that’s awesome, when I say that in my meet and greet I’m only joking! Also got to say that Castellan is a very cool fantasy-sounding name. All the best with the rest of GUTGAA 🙂
I can hardly believe it…. Wow, your life sounds exciting. I live in a barn, and that’s about as exciting as it gets for me. =)
Agghr still drafting so no point polishing the pitch just yet. Good luck gearing up!
Thanks! WriteOnCon showed me I wasn’t completely ready to query yet, so I hope this blogfest will help…
Hi! Your book sounds awesome! And I love a nice, hot cup of tea (though where I live, you can also get a nice, cold glass of southern sweet tea… yeah). Thanks for visiting my blog! Good luck with GUTGAA!
You live in a castle? That’s awesome — I didn’t know that!