Sunday, February 24, 2013

Do I have to be witty?

I realized I haven't been posting much this year (though don't worry, April is coming and I'll be posting for every letter of the alphabet) and I think I know why.  I'm not posting because I can't always think of something witty to say.

I know.  I follow so many amazing blogs and I love the creative things they come up with!

I love Cassie Mae's blog and her spell of the day!  She always says what is on her mind and it's always great.  Also, her book is hilarious!!
I love J.A. Bennet's blog and her ability to always make you feel something, whether happiness or laughter or leave you thinking about the end of her posts. 
I love Christine Rain's blog and her ability to make me think I can fight a dragon!  Her books are a huge success and I love reading them!  She makes self-publishing awesome!
I love Nick Wilford's blog and his ability to find the most amusing blogfests!  I also admire and love his dedication to his family and the writing community!
I love Livia Peterson's blog and her enthusiasm for writing and films!  She definitely is an inspiration and rejuvenates our writing community!
I love David Powers King's blog and his awesome way of ending each post!  He is super cool and always makes me laugh!

I could go on... but I won't - back on task!  (Although if you haven't, be sure to check out their blogs!)

I don't always feel like I'm a witty person on my blog, but I really am.  Here's some proof:

 Yes, I am that awesome.  I like to add little witty things into my writing, but I don't always come across that way.  I just need to remember I don't always have to post something witty to share with you guys, even though I do have more embarrassing photos to share I'm sure.

I don't want to make up a blogging schedule.  It feels too strict for me, but I just need to remember to be myself and enjoy blogging!  I want to show you who I am.  I've decided to do more posts with my personality!  Prepare for some hopefully hilarious stuff. :)

As an update on my writing:

* I'm working on my new WIP - tentatively called "Project K" so I have something to call the document on my computer.  It's going pretty well and I will hopefully be introducing my MC's love interest soon. :)  As a little sneak peak, he's a merman and saved her life.  Pretty cool!
* I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately, which is great!  I just finished reading "the perks of being a wallflower" and it was good, even though parts of it were awkward and the character's voice was hard to understand.  I'd give it 3 stars.
* I'm working on a query for "Defiance" and I might be asking for anyone who is willing to take a look at it.  As I work on revisions, I really love this story and I'd like to jump into the query pool for a little bit.  I always have self-publishing as a back-up, but I'd really like to give traditional publishing another try.  I love this story and I want others to love it too.  I really think the first few chapters show some great writing, so now I just have to master my query.

Are you witty when you blog?  Have you read any good books lately?  Would anyone like to read my query and give me some pointers? 


  1. Congrats on all the WIP progress. (Sounds a bit redundant, but hope you know what I mean ;))

    And I'm always super nervous about coming off like an airhead when I blog, so you just made my freaking day :)

  2. I know how you feel. I'm thinking about ditching my "schedule" because it's hard to come up with what to blog about sometimes. Even though I don't think one needs to be witty at all to blog.

  3. This is my problem, too! I am definitely not always witty on my blog. But I often don't blog just because I don't feel I have anything all that interesting to say. :-P

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words! I don't really feel witty, most of the time I just feel like a nerd. My biggest wish is that my words move people, so it means a lot that you thought of me! I love your blog too, I think your wittier than you know!

  5. I enjoy a lot of blogs that are witty, but I'm not that funny myself. My humor falls a little flat. I don't post as much as I did first starting out; trying to find more time for actual writing and reading. I hope when I do post I'm at least interesting :) You'll do fine Krista. That picture is great.


  6. I totally understand you. I don't feel witty, and it's often hard to come up with something to ramble about. I'm thinking of dropping down on the blogging schedule, but then feel guilty for thinking that. Maybe we think about it too much :)

  7. I know what you mean, but you're right. You should just be yourself and blog even when there's no witty thing to say. Looking forward to the soon-to-be changes :)

  8. Loved that photo, and yes, you do have to be witty. But don't worry, because I think you are a natural. That post up there was "wit" to the nines.
    I'll be up front and tell you, frankly I suck at query writing, and I do believe it's my nemisis. Querying alone is enough to make me stop ever wanting to be published. know the stinky rules. So, if you want some advice on your query, I would be willing to take a look at it. (I know, I really sold myself there, huh?)
    I figure anyone with enough chutzpah to post that picture would write a ballsy query as well.
    Stop by my little nut-tree if you like, and have a cuppa. The door's always open.
    ~Just Jill

  9. Email me your query. You know I like to read those.

    Thanks for the shout-out! I struggle with the wit sometimes, but I'm glad to see feedback that shows me it's working. :)

  10. I also don't feel witty on my blog but I am totally am in real life. Dude...I created a hashtag on Twitter called #allthepunsallthetime *snort* If you need help with your query I would be MORE than happy to take a look. I'm kind of good at helping peeps with queries and that sorta stuff.

  11. I'm not a witty person in general so I know my blog isn't. I've got to tell you, though, you are witty. This post made me giggle. Love the pic!

  12. you always share whats going on with you and witty or not, it's always sweet and we love hearing from you!

  13. Aww Krista - thanks for the compliment! It made my day! :D I don't think I'm witty, but I try to make my blog as entertaining as possible for my readers.

  14. I definitely don't feel witty on my blog. I wish I could be, but I'm just not, and I post anyway. :-) I think you are wittier than you know.

    I love your lit of bloggers!

    A merman saves her? - your WIP sounds awesome, and I want to read it, just from that bit.

  15. Thank you so much. You're so sweet. Awesome pic! I wish I could still get away with wearing pigtails. Good luck with the new WIP.

  16. You've listed some excellent bloggers here, Krista!

  17. Ooo, good blogs! Most I recognize but I must check out the others. Good luck on your wip and querying!

  18. Am I witty? Hmmm...that probably depends who you ask! Can't wait to check out some of your list.