A humble brag is a complaint with the intention of drawing attention to something of which one is proud. Humble bragging is said to be more irritating than outright boasting. Is it?
For example, I might say, “I’ve been so busy spending my gobs of royalty money I haven’t checked my Amazon ranking for a while. Much to my surprise, I was just above 1,000,000. Yay me!”
Are you impressed? Nope, me either. What would your mock humble brag be? I know you can do better.
Well, I’ve seen the fun lists of favorites on social media, so I decided to make a specific author’s list as a humble brag. Is this bragging or promoting? Humble bragging or not, I’d like to share my achievements; and I want to celebrate and learn about your passion projects.
Let’s have some fun. Are you an author? Copy and paste your answers on your blog or Facebook page then put the LINK to your humble brag list in the comments below. I’d like to read them.
Are you a fan of my books? Do you agree with my favorites? Let me know what your picks would be in the comments below.
Here’s my list:
The name of my Series: The Chemical Attraction Series
The number of books in my Series: 4
The total number of books I’ve published: 8
The number of rejections before my 1st publication: 162 (Yikes! Well, I’m proud I didn’t give up.)
The number of years I’ve been writing: 15
The year and name of my 1st book published: 2012, Chemical Attraction
The number of books self-published: 4
The number of books with publisher: 4
My publisher: 48fourteen
My book ideas come from: Life and NPR
Out of all my books—my favorite book: Dearest Mother and Dad
Out of all my books—my favorite cover: The Garden Collection (My daughter drew it.)
Out of all my books—my favorite character: Joe Roberts from my Series
Out of all my books—my least favorite character: Cindy Carter from Their Rigid Rules
Out of all my books—my meanest character: Vincent Jordan from Chemical Reaction
Out of all my books—my nicest character: Brianna Carlson from The Garden Collection
Out of all my books—my favorite couple: Joe Roberts and Madeline Pierce from Chemical Attraction and Chemical Reaction
This minor character from my books deserves main character status: Aunt Sylvia from Chemical Attraction
This backstory tidbit about a character isn’t actually in my story: Spoiler Alert: In my Series, Peter Bingaman is Joe Robert’s biological father.
My favorite place to write: any quiet place—office, car, backyard…
My favorite topic to write: the synchronicity of life and romance
My writing preference—computer or paper & pen: paper and pen
My reading preference—print or eBook: print
My favorite social media platform: the WordPress community
My favorite part of writing: the magic of the characters telling me their story
My least favorite part of writing: blogging (My books are exciting; I’m boring.)
My writing rituals: brushed teeth, no bra
The best advice I’ve received: Write what you would love to read.
The worst advice I’ve received: Write about the trends that are popular right now.
Thanks for stopping by.
AUTHORS, don’t forget to copy/paste onto your blog/social media platform then put the LINK to your humble brag list in the comments below.
FANS, what are your favorites? Post them in the comments below.