Thanks again to those who follow, read, or have checked out this blog. I appreciate the time you decide to spend on me with all the other blog choices out there.
I was wondering if you all might help me out by answering a few survey questions. I'm compiling some information for a small research project, and I'll be sharing the results at a later date. This survey is one part of that project. I did throw in a couple of fun questions just because. Please put your responses into the comments section. You can answer all, some, or just one question. No strings attached. Thanks in advance!
1. Please share five blogs links you regularly go to for industry or writing information or posts.
2. Which two (published) authors' websites or blogs do you think are the most fun to read, interact with, or pull up at least once a week or more?
3. What is the one thing about trying to get an agent or publisher that frustrates you the most?
4. Do you ever feel alone even though you might participate a lot online?
5. What brings you the most joy when you write?
6. Are you a book hoarder? Meaning do you buy books before you've read them and build up huge to-be-read piles? Or do you wish you could afford to be but can't?
7. What was the first thing that you became disillusioned about when seeking publication or feedback on your manuscript from other writers?
8. If you could have a say as to what the next hot trend is, what would it be? (And you can't use your own manuscript here!)
9. If you could describe your genre as a color, what is the genre and what is the color?
10. What is your worst fear regarding publishing?
11. Why do you usually check out or follow a new blog? (Please pick only pick one--whichever is the main reason for most blogs you follow or look at.) a) It's holding a contest b) They're interviewing someone you're interested in c) It's a writing or industry resource d) You've heard good things about it from others you trust d) Everyone else is following it and you don't want to be left behind e) You know the person who runs the blog
12. If you write SF/F what would you say is the hardest part about writing a query letter?