Blogs + Infinity Dreams Award (Again)

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Good morning, roadlings!

Aaaand here we are, at the very last tag post of the month! On Friday I’ll be wrapping up this blog party with all the giveaway winners and links and such. I can’t believe it’s almost over!

(You can still enter all three giveaways for the nine separate prizes until midnight Central time Sept. 29, so if you missed out, hop on over there! ~ Writing Giveaway | Past/Present/Future Book Giveaway | Lord of the Rings Giveaway ~)

Anyhow, I have two tags actually today, so I shall proceed to go through those to finish the tag part of this month’s celebration!

Lovely authoress/blogger Shantelle Hannu @ A Writer’s Heart tagged me a few centuries ago (a.k.a. January) for the Infinity Dreams Award! Thanks, Shantelle! ^_^ (Everyone go check out her blog because it’s awesome and she is a thoroughly lovely person. ❤ She also currently has a blog series going every Monday called Hidden Gems: Authors You Need To Discover, and it has interviews and giveaways and is a lot of fun, so check it out! :))

I’ve done this tag before but am doing it again because fun questions, yay! (I’m really bad at coming up with 11 facts about myself, soo… as per usual, I’m just doing the questions… And, again, not tagging anyone specific, but feel free to consider yourself tagged if it looks fun!)

How many books do you hope to read this year?

Well… my “official” goal is 60 on Goodreads… which I managed to accomplish this month! *partying* But I’d like to read at least 75 if I can.

What’s your favorite song?

Never-Ending Road by Loreena McKennitt and Tell Your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey.

What’s your least favorite holiday?

I don’t think I have a least-favorite… I know a lot of people who get depressed over Valentine’s Day so maybe that one; but then again there are the chocolate sales after…

Why do you blog?

I started because I wanted to start a sort of online presence for my writerly self, but I blog now because I can’t help it and I just love sharing things and talking with all you lovely commenters and… I don’t know! It’s just fun and I love it. 🙂

It’s silly, but I still get really excited seeing a blog post take shape… I think it out and write it and put it together with some pictures and links and things, and then I post it and… it’s so shiny and finished and it makes me happy. (Please tell me I’m not insane. >.> Oh, wait, too late. :P)

Favorite dessert?

Chocolate cake! Preferably a moist heavy one with frabjous frosting. Yum. I pretty much like most things that are a) chocolate, or b) mint-ish, or c) lemon if it’s the right kind and nice and sweet.

One movie coming out in 2016 2017 you want to watch?

Um. Since this year is almost over, I’m going to change it to 2017 and say BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! 😀

Some books set for 2016 releases you want to read?

Ones that haven’t come out yet that I’m excited about are Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (sequel to Six of Crows), An Earthly King by Hazel B. West (sequel to Blood Ties), and The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson (final Hagenheim book).

What historical era intrigues you most?

I like medieval times but usually in a fantasy-world setting… the 1700s is usually my favorite actual-history time-period (muskets and tricorn hats and coats!), though I’d be really interested to see the Celtic cultures back wayyy long ago since so much of the Celts’ history has been lost/destroyed and I’d like to know how it really was, not how people now hypothesize that it was.

Where would you love to visit?

The British Isles! Ireland and Scotland and all of it. ❤

What things inspire you to write/blog?

I don’t know! o.o Things just… come to me. And then I write them. Or blog about them. I guess my ever-active brain is always finding things to mull over… It can be exhausting at times! (Especially at 2 a.m. when I’m STILL trying to fall asleep and my brain is like “nope, too many interesting things to think about”. XD)

Some of your favorite blogs?

Since this is the last question of the Infinity Dreams part of this post, I’m going to take the opportunity to switch over to another tag here to answer this question. A tag… within a tag? Gotcha!

Mary @ Sunshine & Scribblings, and Jenelle Schmidt, both tagged me for the Blogging About Blogs Tag (here & here are their posts, if you’d like to see their own picks!), so I’m lumping that one in this post too, since we’re on the subject of blogs! Thanks very much to both of you!! ❤

Blogging About Blogs Tag

I always hate doing things like this, since I just KNOW I’ll accidentally leave some awesome people out of the list… But I thought I would do it anyway, to share the love for a few at least. So this is by no means a comprehensive list, and I love many more blogs that I don’t have time to list (please don’t feel bad if you’re not on here! If I comment at all on your blog, it means I love it too!) — these are just a few that fit the specific categories. 🙂

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag some blogging friends

THE QUESTIONS

Blog that makes me laugh

Cait’s Paper Fury, and Of Words and Books by Ness Kingsley.

Blog that makes me think

Mirriam’s Wishful Thinking (I mean, it has thinking in the title…)

Blog that teaches me things

I can think of way too many, which does not help… so I’ll say Adventure Awaits by Tracey.

Blog with beautiful headers

I know there are so many! I’m drawing a blank because my brain is tired, but off the top of my head, Savannah’s Scattered Scribblings (which recently became a public blog! So go follow it!) and E. Rawls’ blog.

Blogger who takes great pictures

I instantly thought of Christine @ Musings of an Elf and Cait @ Paper Fury. I could stare at their photos all day. ❤

Blogger whose recommendations I trust

Definitely Jenelle Schmidt, Christine @ Musings of an Elf, and Sarah @ Light & Shadows. They have excellent taste. 😉

New blog I’m enjoying

I can’t think of a new one so I’ll just mention a couple I enjoy that I haven’t mentioned yet: A Writer’s Heart by Shantelle and Ink Castles by Skye.

Blog I’ve followed the longest

Of the ones that are still going, probably Mirriam’s Wishful Thinking.

Blog I’ve started following the most recently

InkSplatteredPages — Skye’s new book blog! It just started and I’m excited to read it. 🙂

Blog that is always a refreshing happiness

Short and Snappy by Madeline, and Sunshine and Scribbling by Mary.

Blog where I revel in the words

Adventure Awaits by Tracey and Musings of an Elf by Christine come to mind… 🙂

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I know I’m missing some great blogs… but those are a few that I enjoy! 🙂

Consider yourself tagged for either the Blogging About Blogs or Infinity Dream Award (or both!) if you want to do it, or just answer some of the questions in the comments if you like! Do you have a favorite blog to recommend to me? And I hope you’ve enjoyed all these tag posts! 🙂

Infinity Dreams Blog Award

O Frabjous Day! I was tagged by Candice Williams @ O Ye Scribes for the Infinity Dreams Blog Award! Thanks muchly, Candice! 🙂

Rules

  • Thank the blog that nominated you.
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

Eleven Facts About Mwah [I know, it’s French and I’m misspelling it. Boohoo]

(Oh dear. Prepare to learn all about this odd humanoid behind-the-blog…)

1. I’m an INFP. I recently saw somewhere the Meyers-Briggs personality types assigned to fairytale archetypes. Which makes me the Princess, the “dreamy, naive, and idealistic girl wandering the woods singing”. Oh dear… (Also, I only remember which letters I am by turning it into an acronym for It’s Never Fully Perfect.)

2. I am an introvert. I would rather sit in my room with the doors closed and read or write than go anywhere. I enjoy being with people but am exhausted and burnt out after the fact, which means that if I do go somewhere, even if it’s just a writing meeting, I consider that the primary focus of my day because I know I won’t get anything done afterward…

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3. I am a perfectionist. Which can be useful, but mostly it’s really bad. You don’t even want to know how many times I edit, preview, tweak, preview, adjust, preview, polish, preview… etc. my blog posts…

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4. I’m also a chronic procrastinator. Yes, this is a lethal combination with #3…

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5. I have FOMO (yes this is a thing, which means Fear Of Missing Out) and an inability-to-say-no. I want to do aaaall the things and not miss out, plus I can’t turn people down. Which when coupled with  #2, #3, and #4, means I am constantly over-committed and stressed and behind… But it also means that I have my fingers in all of the pies whenever possible, which can be fairly awesome, when I can keep up.

6. I should be reading the lovely books I’m supposed to review instead of blogging right now. (Case in point. BUT LOVELY BOOOOOKS. <3)

7. I want to start a book blog for sporadically reviewing random books. This is something I must do. Yes. And it will be fabulous, surely.

8. My favorite foods are Fettuccine Alfredo, strawberries, apricots, chocolate (totally a food), and anything that tastes like mint or orange-flavor, and my favorite snack is cream-cheese on crackers. (I have no idea, they are just amazing.)

9. I am very excited about the first look at the Sherlock Christmas Special episode! I HAVE NO CLUE (haha see what I did there) WHAT IS GOING ON OR WHAT THE DEAL IS WITH THE COSTUMES/TIME PERIOD BUT I REALLY DON’T CARE BECAUSE I’M JUST SUPER EXCITED. Why is December so far awayyy? And why is 2017 even farther??

10. My favorite funny things to watch on youtube are Blimey Cow and HISHE (How It Should Have Ended), both of which I discovered recently. I don’t always agree of course, but it’s still funny. [Warning: both are at times extremely hilarious and always extremely addicting and therefore time-consuming!]

11. I’ve recently gotten into listening to Christian pop/rock on the radio. I don’t enjoy all the songs but there are a surprising amount that I’m starting to like a lot!

Candice’s Questions

1. Would you rather grow a garden or raise a puppy?

I honestly don’t know… I have a cat, which mayyy be similar to the latter? So maybe? But I’d also be paranoid of doing either wrong, so a garden if I failed it would just be… dead. Which, dead plants are a better option. But gardening can be enjoyable, at times. I JUST DON’T KNOW! O_O

2. What’s the last book you read that had the word the in the title?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Which was a reread… *realizes I haven’t finished reading a book since June 24th and freaks out slightly*

3. If you could create a theme park, what would the theme be?

Interesting question! I actually have no idea… Maybe Middle-earth themed? Or else book-themed (but maybe libraries count…?). It’s kind of a toss-up. But both would be kind of awesome.

My Questions

1. If you could have any superpower/ability, what would you choose? (My cruelty knows no bounds. ;))

2. Would you mind sharing a snippet of your latest work-in-progress? Do so! (Alternately, tell us a little about what it’s about?)

3. What’s the best book you read recently and why did you like it?

I Tag

Ashley @ [insert-title-here] // Aspen @ Texas Rebel Girl // C.B. @ The World of the Writer // Sarah @ Lights and Shadows // Abi @ Rambling Writer // Lisa @ God’s Daughter 4 Ever

Sisterhood Award

Tag Catch-Up Post #4

(Today’s post is late because I was writing instead of writing blog posts. Hah. XD)

I was tagged for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Aspen @ Texas Rebel Girl! Which is an awesome blog, by the way! Go check it out. Go on. Shoo. 😉

…Are you back now? Okay, we can now continue…

Ohhh my, these are awesome questions to answer! This looks like so much fun. 🙂 Thanks Aspen!!

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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions sent to you.
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate ten blogs.

Questions:

Would you consider yourself a health-nut?

Eh, probably accurate…

Favorite movie adaption of Robin Hood?

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Errol Flynn’s! Naturally. 😉 Because Errol Flynn. And Basil Rathbone. And Olivia de Havilland. And the wonderfully bright colors in the version I watch. And all of the epic and fun! It’s awesome. JUST ALL OF IT OKAY.

“Why, you speak treason!”

“Fluently.”

Favorite historical fiction book(s) set in the middle ages?

I don’t even know! There are so many! *flail* I’m just going to say Ivanhoe, and maybe some Melanie Dickerson books if they count.

Given a choice, would you rather live deep in a forest dell, or high in the mountains in a log cabin? Both are tempting I know!

Definitely deep in a forest dell! Dream come true. I’d just dwell deep in the forest amid the tall swaying trees and all their greenery and it would be fabulous.

Favorite Disney prince? Why?

Umm… Does Flynn Rider count? *cough* He’s just the best and he’s hilarious and awesome and conceited and a thief and but he loves Rapunzel and can be heroic and basically is just the best ever. ❤

“Guys, I want a castle.”

Axe or sword? What’s your weapon of choice?

Sword! I’d probably be too much of a weakling to wield an axe, plus swords just look cooler.

Favorite time period? Feel free to elaborate why….

It’s honestly a toss-up between medieval times and the eighteenth century. I just love medieval stuff and knights and swords and cloaks and things! And for the 1700’s, I adore the costumes and the tri-cornered hats and muskets and pistols and coats and carriages and ships and just yes all of it. I CAN’T PICK. I love them both so much!

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A still from “Beyond the Mask”, one of the awesomest movies ever. ❤

Top three places you want to travel to. Why?

Ireland, Scotland, Wales! (And we’ll just throw England in there, because connected so why not? ;)) As for reasons… ACCENTS. HISTORY. ANCESTRY. ALL MY FAVORITE AUTHORS ARE FROM THERE. THE SCENERY IS GORGEOUS. Why wouldn’t I want to? THE BRITISH ISLES. The end.

Tell me something that is near and dear to your heart.

How do I even answer this? o.o Um… Roses! Because they are beautiful and remind me of my ancestors and my grandma, and because… they’re the prettiest thing ever. ^_^

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Favorite musical? Why?

Umm… What to pick! Tangled is just all around perfect, and I love Rapunzel, and FLYNN. But (although I could have done without all the parts with the villain), Anastasia has Dimitri and the Once Upon a December song which may possibly be my favorite song from a musical ever. But maybe Napoleon because I love a bunch of the songs and it’s just adorable. ^_^ But… Eh, probably Tangled. XD

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New Questions:

These are going to be super lame because I’m the worst at coming up with questions and they are all off the top of my head. XD Mostly… favorites…

  1. Introvert or extrovert?
  2. Do you like coffee?
  3. What are you reading right now?
  4. Favorite fairytale?
  5. Favorite color?
  6. Favorite animal?
  7. Favorite food?
  8. Favorite TV show?
  9. Favorite historical time period?
  10. Favorite book character you met recently?

I Tag…

Shantelle // Jill // Melody // Tracey // Anyone else who would like to.

…Because if you are kind enough to read mah li’l ol’ blog, you are definitely in this sisterhood thing. (Unless of course you are a guy in which case I sincerely apologize and can’t help with that… >.> *cough*)

Or even answer in the comments! What do y’all think? 🙂

Double Liebster Award

Tag Catch-Up Post #2

So… In January and then again last month, I was tagged for the Liebster Award by C.B and Shantelle. Thanks for tagging me! ^_^ Although I’ve done it before, I thought it would be fun to answer the questions anyway! 🙂

But I’m going to ignore the rules for the most part. XD I’m not going to bother with 11 facts or tagging anybody, but if you want to answer any of the questions, feel free!

On with the show.

Questions from C.B. (post)

1. Do you wanna build a snowman?

YES. YES I DO. Unfortunately it’s like 100 degrees where I live right now, so that’s not going to happen… And even if it was winter, I don’t really get snow, I’m afraid… But I would LOVE to build a snowman if I could.

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2. What is the craziest thing you’ve done during a game of hide-and-seek?

I… have no idea. Probably hiding in a curtain… I’m not a very imaginative hide-and-seek-er. XD

3. How many books do you have?

For real? O_O I’m feeling spectacularly lazy at this moment and I feel as though I have WAY too many books to count… Let’s just say I have three large bookcases stuffed with books, some shelves stacked, some 2 deep, plus some on my desk and dresser and bedside table… Um… Okay, I started counting and lost track somewhere around four or five hundred and gave up. How’s that? 😉 (Someday I’m going to have to post some pictures of my bookshelves and introduce them to y’all…)

4. Writers, what’s the most useful piece of writing advice you’ve ever gotten?

Probably this quote from Gillian Bronte Adams in an interview on The Dreaming Hobbit:

“Read the books you want to write, and write the books you want to read. And don’t try to do it alone. Far too often, I find myself striking out on my own, and the whole “lone wolf” writer thing is grand … until it’s not. Writing can be a lonely business, so make writing friends and encourage each other. You’ll both be the better for it.”

–Gillian Bronte Adams

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5. Favorite type of fanfiction?

I don’t know… I’m afraid I don’t read a lot of fanfiction.

6. Which Avenger are you most like? (From the movie, not comic books)

Hawkeye. (I’m just going to say that and walk away like nothing happened…)

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7. Favorite Stan Lee cameo?

Um… Forgive me for being horribly out-of-it, but I only THINK I discovered what this really was recently. Is it that guy with the mustache who’s like one of the writers or something? Ahem. I have only noticed a couple of his cameos, so IF I’m correct in what I think they are, my favorite is definitely the one in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when he’s a security guard and sees Captain America’s old uniform missing and goes: “Oh man, I am so fired.” That was hilarious. XD

8. Favorite writing resource?

Probably pinterest. XD If that counts…

9. Do you have trouble staying organized?

*bursts out laughing* That is a great question. Because I’m a perfectionist and pride myself on being super organized. And yet sometimes I feel like I’m the most disorganized person I know. So it just depends. But mostly I think I’m organized… Mostly…

10. Favorite school subject?

Hiiiistory. And anything related to words and writing and stuff like that.

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11. Favorite food/food combination others don’t like?

I don’t know… maybe canned black olives? Combination… I can’t think of a weird one I like. Mostly my food is very tame and uninteresting… 😀

Questions from Shantelle (her post)

1) What is the driving passion of your life?

I don’t know. That may sound weird but… I don’t. It used to be writing, but I’m not so sure about that anymore. I feel a liiiittle bit lost these days. Mostly I’m just taking life a day at a time here and hoping the Lord will direct my feet to the path I should take. So I guess He’s my driving passion, because I tell ya, I’d be entirely lost without Him. 😉

2) Can you name a favorite character from a movie you’ve seen recently?

Dimitri, from Anastasia! He was kind of awesome…

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3) What’s one book (or chapter, verse, whatever…) of the Bible that has particularly touched you and why?

Um… All of it! For real, though. 🙂 But Psalms and Ruth and James and the Gospels come to mind…

4) How tall are you? *smiles*

I haven’t measured in awhile but I think somewheres in the 5′ 2″ area? All the gals I know seem to be like 5′ 10″ though… 😛 I feel like a small person in a world of tallness. (Perhaps that means I’m a Hobbit at heart…) And maybe my tall friends like having me around. XD

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(from pinterest)

5) What’s one thing a book needs to have in order to make it a favorite for you?

I think that depends, because there are many things that I really enjoy a book for! (Humor, great plot or twist, characters, a dash of romance, great dialog…) But ultimately, I think for it to be a book I REALLY love, it has to have a character I love. Which normally seems to mean an awesome guy… What can I say. Intriguing fellas can make books so very interesting!

6) How did you start and what’s your favorite thing about blogging?

I started blogging to have a place on the internet of my own for my future writing self and to share my thoughts on books and writing. My favorite thing? Commenters. I absolutely love hearing from people about what they think! 🙂

7) What’s something exciting that has happened in your life recently?

Going to my first stage play, The Little Mermaid, last month. It was soooo much fun!

8) Why do you write (blogs, books, whatever)?

Because there are stories and characters and words and ideas in my head and I can’t not write them.

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(from pinterest)

9) Can you describe (or find a picture of) a different-era outfit that you’d love to wear?

Long sweeping gorgeous gowns, please. 😀 Specific dresses off the top of my head: Cinderella’s blue dress in the new movie, Eowyn’s white dress in The Two Towers, Arwen’s red and black dress in The Return of the King… But really I’d most love some sort of emerald-green dress with a sweeping skirt. ^_^ To look like a medieval forest princess, y’know. *nod nod* And… well… most things on my Costumes pinterest board. 😉

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10) Favorite songs?

Never-Ending Road by Loreena McKennitt is my favorite. Then off the top of my head… Whispers in the Dark by Skillet, The Last Goodbye sung by Billy Boyd, lots of songs and melodies from soundtracks like The Return of the King, Brave, How to Train Your Dragon… How many am I allowed? 😉

11) Any advice for your fellow Christian bloggers/writers?

Stay true to yourself and the Word, and don’t be afraid to write what you think. 🙂

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So there you go, everyone! My randomness for the day. 😀 Hope it wasn’t entirely boring…

Feel free to snag the questions if you want — or answer some in the comments!

And mostly I’m curious… did you learn anything new about me, or did you feel like you knew all of this already? 😉

Liebsterish Questions

I’m way overdue for a Liebster Award blog post, as I’ve been given it by three people — one in March, one in April, and one back a couple Decembers ago before I even had a blog… But I’m finally going to do them!

The rules to the Liebster Award as I’ve encountered it seem to usually be along these lines:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link back to them
2. List a number (it seems to vary) of facts about yourself
3. Answer the questions given you by your tagger
4. Give the same number of questions for the next people to answer
5. Tag that number of people (who are supposed to have less than 200 followers)
6. Inform the tagged ones that they have been nominated

Since there are so many questions, instead of listing random facts about me I’m just going to answer the questions. And I’ll try to follow the less-than 200 thing but it’s sometimes hard to know.

*proceeds to answer 32 random questions* (This may get long…)

Lisa of God’s Daughter 4 Ever tagged me, and since she didn’t give questions but answered the questions given to her and the questions given to the person before her, she said to pick 11 of the 22 questions to answer, so I have… Thank you, Lisa dear!

1. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Um. I think I’ll pick “food”. That way I have all my options covered…

2. Do you have a favorite letter?

Not really… L’s are nice. And I seem to be strangely addicted to giving characters names starting with T’s.

3. Chocolate or peanut butter?

Chocolate all the way! Or… nutella.

4. Which is your favorite hair color: pink, blue, or green?

All of those are rather unusual, and though I love the color green I’m going to have to go with blue because I think it looks the least weird as a hair color. (Or maybe I could say purple… I have a character with purple hair.)

5. Do you work well under pressure or snap?

Depends. If it’s NaNoWriMo, then an intriguing combination of the two…

6. What’s your favorite music genre/band?

Celtic music and beautiful soundtracks are my favorite genres. My favorite band is probably The Chieftains.

7. Do you like to bake?

Sometimes, when I feel like it.

8. Batman or Superman?

Batman if I have to choose between the two. But I’ll just pick Hawkeye instead.

9. What was/is your best subject in school?

Anything relating to writing and words and English and stuff. Maybe history too.

10. Do you do your own thinking or allow others to just give you the information?

I try to do my own thinking, but it is useful to have others give me information to think about…

11. What’s your favorite ink color?

Plain ol’ black. ‘Tis pretty.

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Questions from jsleflore, who tagged me in March. Thanks so much!

1) What inspires you?

Music. Pretty pictures. Walking in the woods.

2) Sunrises or sunsets and why?

Sunsets. There’s just something about the evening drawing to a close and the pretty colors in the sky, and then the stars coming out. (That, and I don’t usually get up early enough to see the sunrise…)

3) If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?

I wouldn’t want to do that, but as far as fantasy hybrid animals go, I’ve always thought Griffins were cool.

4)  What’s the last thing you took a picture of?

Some cool looking old steps at a State Park.

5) If you could learn any language fluently what would it be and why?

Gaelic/Irish/Welsh/all the Celtic languages. Because I love Celtic things. Plus, pretty.

6) What is the name of your alter ego and why?

I’m not sure I have an alter ego…

7) Have you ever used the phrase “back in my time” to someone younger than you?

Yep. Which is humorous considering “back in my time” wasn’t so very long ago…

8) Do you have any unusual fears or phobias?

Does talking on the phone count? Because I really don’t like doing that.

9) Do you prefer to wash in the mornings or evenings?

Dunno.

10)  What’s the funniest rumor you started?

I’m not very good at rumors, humorous or otherwise…

Liebster Blog Award

A very very long time ago (seriously, we’re talking ancient history here) I was tagged by the lovely Mirriam Neal, even though I didn’t have a blog at the time. So since I do have one, since they’re such fun questions, I’m going to go ahead and do it, late though I may be. Thanks a million, Mirri!

1. Do you create playlists for your novels when you write, or do you write better without music?

Usually when I write I have inspirational music on. But sometimes I’ll find songs or tunes that go really well with a story or character I’m writing, in which case I’ll listen to those. I don’t usually make playlists for specific books, but I’ve been starting to do that more lately.

2. Is there anything you have given up in order to be able to write?

. . . My sanity? Oh, sorry, no, wrong answer. *cough* I’d say I’ve lost a lot of sleep. Staying up late, or getting up at 2 a.m. to write a scene that’s bugging me to write it. Seiously, what’s sleep when there’s a story to write?

3. What character (not your own) has moved or inspired you the most? Why?

Um . . . I have no idea how to answer this one. I can’t think of one in particular.

4. Have you ever seen a real-life version of your character walking down the street?

Sadly, no. Online very occasionally though…

5. Have you ever been inspired by something completely random and strange?

Oh yes. Random and strange things are absolutely fantastic. They are my friends.

6. Have you ever come up with a fantastic idea, only to find out that someone in the past stole it from you?

ALL. THE. TIME. But worse than finding it in the past is already having written an idea, and suddenly everyone else has it, but you *know* you had it first . . ! This happens to me more than I would like.

7. Is there one thing people tend to say all the time that you absolutely hate?

I can’t think of anything like that right now . . . and I’m wondering if that is a bad thing or not. *laughs*

8. Is there a Tumblr you go to for inspiration?

Nope. I’ve never understood Tumblr. There are several friend’s Pinterests however that are highly inspirational…

9. What does your writing space look like?

I started by describing it, but . . . a picture’s worth a thousand words. So here’s a glimpse of it.

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10. Do you have a ‘routine’ for writing?

In general, I almost always have to have an outline before I write something. When I’m ready to do some writing, I tend to turn on my music and close my door, shutting myself into the world of my story, and generally hope to have at least an hour of uninterrupted writing time (probably why I don’t write as often as I should). Sometimes I act the scene out a bit or reimagine it in my head. And occasionally I find inspiration by sitting outside to write. If “routine” is supposed to mean “habit or particular time I write”, I’m afraid I don’t have those… Which I need to change.

11. Have you ever been struck with creative lightning at an inappropriate time?

YES. The middle of the night is the most common . . . I have fortunately taken to always having something around to take notes on. Seriously, ideas, pick some better times, won’t you? (But really, I don’t care. Inspiration, you may strike whenever you wish. I’ll be here waiting . . .)

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And now to pass it along.

11 Questions for the Tagged Ones:

1. Do you name your electronics?

2. What color is your hair?

3. Do you prefer libraries or bookstores?

4. At this moment, if you could magically have any kind of food (or drink) what would you wish for?

5. If you had to pick between never drinking tea or coffee again, which would you choose?

6. Who is your latest favorite character that you’ve “met” and why?

7. Do you own multiple unused journals/notebooks and if so how many?

8. In your writing, are you a plotter or a pantser?

9. What’s your favorite genre?

10. Favorite theme song from TV or movie?

11. Happy endings? Tragic? Bittersweet?

I Tag:

Hmm… Since I just did the Sunflower tag recently, I’m going to try to tag other people. This might be hard…

Lauriloth

Samscham

Pepper Darcy

Miss Melody Muffin

Morgan or Rachel (or both) at Of Kings and Cabbages

Matt

Mikayla

Emily

Reagan

Sarah Holman

Sarah Leilani Sunblade

If you do it, be sure to link back here or come back and comment to say you did, so I can read your answers!

Readers, be sure to check out their blogs because they’re awesome. 🙂