Friday, February 3, 2012

Follow me Friday! #2

Hey guys! Here's my second Follow Friday Post:

Question: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

Answer: Hmmmm, that's a tough one. The first thing that came to mind when I read this question was that my favorite books tend to be told in first person; whether it's a boy or girl narrator. I think as a result they all tend to be strong, kickass heroes or heroines, (well, except Bella from Twilight who I'm still a fan of). I gotta admit that I LOVE a hot guy with a bad boy attitude; I think it's so awesome and I find myself immediately drawn to that. I also love a narrator who can stand up for him or herself, even if that comes off as overly confident or even a little cocky sometimes! :)

So in other important news today .... I FINISHED MY BOOK!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!! :D
My total word count for the first finished draft of The Zebra Stripes ended up being: 80,510 words!!!!!! That's over 10,000 more words than my first book was at its final draft .... and this is only the first draft!!!!!

I started: December 23, 2011
And I finished: February 3, 2012

So considering I had school/studying for finals and other activities mixed in between all of those days, I'd say I made pretty good time for myself ... what can I say, once I get started, I can't stop! ;)

I'm probably going to start editing today (after visiting as many awesome Follow Friday posts on other blogs as I can!), because I had anticipated at least going through my finished draft once before I got back to school (which I am returning to on Superbowl Sunday). I think I can do it, or at least get close, within the next day or two ... I'm REALLY dedicated to this in case you didn't notice haha! :D

Well, that's all for now folks! Happy Friday!!!!

X <3 O


  1. Great answers. :) Your blog is adorable btw. Thanks for stopping by mine! New follower!

    Bonnie @ Sweet-Tidbits

  2. Congratulations on finishing your book! That is so awesome! I hope to see it on the shelves at a bookstore someday :)

  3. Congrats on finishing your book! I never am able to do that, it seems...

  4. Great answers! I've always been a sucker for the male characters with a bad boy attitude, but in real life it's a bit annoying...:P
    Anyways.... I'm a new follower! Can't wait to read more from your blog!
    -Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

  5. I love a (fictional) bad boy, too. Congratulations on finishing your draft!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by The Feather and the Rose.

    Following you back!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog (Omnom Books), just returning the favour!

    Have an awesome weekend :D

  7. Congratulation for your book!

    I don't think I really care about the first person in a book... But I understand your point of view.

    old follower

    here is mine

  8. Thank you for following me I'm following you back, wow, I love your blog:)

    I tend to have a preference for kickass characters and I love hot/bad boys too! Happy FF

    And Congratulations on finishing your book, I never finished one single book in my life! LOL


  9. Wow that's awesome on finishing your book in such a short time! I've been a bad little aspiring writer. I haven't done much of anything in awhile. I was querying my first book last year and getting my share of rejection after rejection and then some more rejections.

    Gotta start working on my second book and giving that a try. But it needs massive editing done to it.

    I think I like 1st person narratives better too! Still read a book if it's 3rd or whatever. And some have been really really good! But I like being inside the narrator's head!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  10. I totally agree. I love swooning over a good hot guy! Thanks for following my blog, I'm returning the follow. Congratulations on finishing your book, the only books I've ever finished was probably only two pages long and for a requirement for my writing class.

    Have an awesome weekend!

  11. COngrats on completing your first draft. I've beenunable to catch up on mine, but will soon.

    I love the (fictional) bad boy image, but deep inside he's a gentle soul, albeit

    I'm following you back, thanks for following me.

  12. Great answer! I, too, love the bad boy attitude. Not sure why, but it always draws me in.

    Thanks for stopping by, following you back!

    Megan @ Between the Lines

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog on Friday! Following back! What is it about bad boys that is so endearing? I love them too.

    Congratulations on finishing your book! That is such an awesome achievement. Hope edits and everything goes well!

    ~Nikki (Imaginative Adventure)

  14. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!


  15. I apologize for responding late, but thanks for visiting my blog and following! I am happily returning the follow :)

    Congrats on your book! I've got dozens of drafts of different novels all saved, but never one finished so I understand the feat! Good luck editing and hope everything goes well!

    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books