Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

A HUGE thank you to Heidi at The Teenage Writer and Cheryl at Creative Muse 365 for both nominating me for the Sisterhood Of The World Blogger Award πŸ™‚

I am honoured and soooo chuffed πŸ™‚ I love getting awards, especially ones I’ve never received before. It’s nice to know people enjoy my posts πŸ˜‰

Sooooo, now for the rules…..Like most of these awards it’s a case of passing it on and listing some stuff you don’t know about me. Is there anything you don’t know about me? Really? Are you not bored yet? Lol πŸ˜‰

Seriously, as I’m a rule breaker, let’s mix this up a bit….. 7 questions….you guys tell me what you want to know. So I’ll answer the first 7 questions in the comments ok.

Now, for the nominee’s……..I’m going to pass this one on to my top commenters πŸ™‚

LouAnnn at On The Homefront And Beyond
CC at Honesty
C B Wentworth
Robin Coyle
Kirsten at Write A Book With Me

And lastly Elliott at Brain Splats who is officially on my list, but, of course, he’s not a girly *snigger* Elliot, please feel free to consider yourself nominated for the “Sisterhood” award, but I won’t embarrass you by splashing it all over your blog, unless you’d like me to? πŸ˜‰

Ok, over to you guys *bites finger nails nervously* 7 questions……???????

33 thoughts on “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

    • Hi Sara πŸ™‚

      Thank you for the first question!

      Hmmmmm, I will pretty much read anything, but, I tend to steer clear of Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy. I like classics, I like chit-lit, recently been reading Mills & Boon (lol), just bought a couple of Erotica books and I’m quite partial to a thriller every so often πŸ˜‰ If it’s a good story, with characters I care about I’ll love it! My favourite authors are Fay Weldon, Anita Shreve, Linda Gillard and Elizabeth Haynes πŸ™‚

      Hope that answers your question…, as I’m a rule breaker….how about you? πŸ˜‰



      • Cool! I was always curious to know. I figured you were probably a chick lit sort of girl. πŸ˜€ It’s cool you are also into classics and thrillers.

        I’m with you on the characters – I generally prefer thrillers, fantasy, and historical adventure books, but if I care about and connect with the characters in any story, I’ll read it.


  1. Hi Vikki,

    Here’s my question: How much time each day do you spend blogging (writing your own posts and reading/commenting on others)? Your blog is absolutely brilliant, and you write loads too, so I’m curious to know how you do it all!

    Jo x


    • Awwwww, thanks Jo πŸ™‚

      Hmmmmm, that’s a difficult one. When it comes to my own posts I make notes here and there about posts I want to do, then try to sit down for a couple of hours once a week to plan and then do rough outlines. So I guess, it’s probably a good hour every day on the actual posting. But, if I’m doing a fiction piece, it can add a bit of time to that πŸ˜‰

      As for the replying to comments and reading other blogs, ummmm, that’s probably at least another hour a day lol, maybe a smidging more lol. Oh, let’s say 2.5 a day lol. Ooooo, that’s bad isn’t it ha ha ha πŸ˜‰

      Thanks Jo πŸ™‚



  2. When you write a story, are you a planner or a pantser? I know you do character profiles, which are thorough, but wasn’t sure about the rest. Congrats and thanks for the nom.


    • Hi CC πŸ™‚

      Interesting question…..well, I don’t plan any of the short pieces I do. I do a prompt a day, about 200-500 words, and I don’t know what that prompt is until I open the book, then I just write what the prompt inspired. Sometimes they go in a complete opposite direction to what I thought they would. I’ve written 2 novels, both unplanned, and both, in a mess 😦

      Sooooo, for Nano this year I will be planning meticulously (see tomorrows post). What about you?



      • My planning usually ranges from nothing to a brief summary of characters or what the story’s about. This most recent piece is a bit different. I’m actually writing out in a notebook how I want the scenes to go before I write them. I’ve actually stayed on track doing that. I’m finding that the story feels fuller and flows better. I only plan a couple of scenes ahead though and it’s a brainstorm as opposed to an outline. But whatever helps, right?


  3. I feel so honored to be nominated! Thank you. πŸ™‚
    It’s so cool to be part of the sisterhood of the world! It does feel as though my bloggy/writer friends and I share a special bond.
    Now for a question. Hmmm…
    How about: Since stories are often inspired by real life, pictures, songs, or whatever– what is the strangest thing that has inspired a story for you?


    • You are very welcome honey πŸ™‚

      Ooooo, that’s difficult….*thinks*

      Ok, I wrote a story last year (about 10,000 words) about a guy who suffered from NF1. It was a sad little tale about a guy who’s mum dies and he finds himself all alone in the world, being victimised because he is a sufferer….until, he meets a woman who’s 8 year old son has been diagnosed with the condition and the 3 of them form a friendship πŸ™‚

      It was inspired by seeing Adam Pearson interviewed on TV. Adam campaigns for acceptance of people who are disfigured, and has such a great attitude. Strong, confident….it got me thinking, what if you had the condition but you WERNT confident?

      Here’s Adam and his brother if you want to know more πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reminding me of that story hon, I might just have to dig it out πŸ˜‰

      How about you?



  4. Wow! What a nice thing to see this morning. Thank you so much! Am I too late for asking a question? It not, how about this one: If you could have one special talent, what would it be?


  5. Ha, ha, I’m part of the sisterhood…

    Congrats to you, and thanks for thinking of me also. I’m not embarrassed. I shall add this to an awards post somewhen soon πŸ™‚


    • πŸ™‚

      How did I get into writing? Hmmmmm, well, back in October 2010 I agreed to go with a friend to a local adult ed writing class. It was ok, but I wasn’t really writing. So then I decided to do Nanowrimo……I ended up with 65,000 words in just over 2 weeks! Virtually a completed novel. I hadn’t written anything, fiction wise since leaving school. So it was a bit of a shock! Lol

      I’d been journal writing for a few years, and was an avid reader. Hubby said to me years ago, you should write a book, but I always laughed it off πŸ˜‰



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