Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thank You and You're It!

I was so surprised, pleasantly so, at all the comments I received yesterday. Thank you all so much for stopping by, for clicking the follow button and for commenting. It really made me smile. I hope I got back to all of you. If I didn't, give me a nudge and I'll head on over to your blog.

I'd also like to thank Danyelle for the tag and thinking my blog is awesome. She's just sweet like that. So here goes:

1) What's the last thing you wrote? What's the first thing you wrote that you still have?

I just finished the first novel in my "Touch" series or whatever it ends up being called. The first thing I ever wrote are some lyrics called "Rescue Love" clear back in Jr. High. If I knew how, I would totally play the song on my blog, but I haven't got a clue how to do things like that. I'm still learning.

2) Write poetry?

If lyrics count... I say they do.

3)Angsty poetry?

There's lots of it out there. Oh, did you mean do I write it? Well, that's half the fun. The other half is the non-angsty stuff. ;)

4)Favorite genre of writing?

Fantasy, most definitely. I love creating and with this genre, I get to start from scratch.

5)Most annoying character you've ever created?

Gramble, as attested in yesterday's post.

6) Best plot you've ever created?

Well, I only have two. I'm going to have to say the plot in the "Touch" series, though it's not finished yet... 2 plotted out of 4 books planned. And the second needs to be totally rewritten.

7) Coolest plot twist you've ever created?

You can't expect me to give away all my secrets!

8) How often do you get writer's block?

Is that those wooden blocks with alphabet letters carved into them that my kids use to build towers on a daily basis?

9) Write fan fiction?

Oh my, more secrets. Okay, I'll tell this one. Back when I was high school, I discovered the Star Wars books and became a huge fan. I used to mentally write myself into all those books. Does that count?

10) Do you type or write by hand?

As much as I love reading about centuries gone by, I prefer writing in this one because, honestly, I can barely read my own hand-written scratches at times.

11) Do you save everything you write?

Yes, I do! It's great fodder for gleaning new ideas and practicing revisions. ;)

12) Do you ever go back to an idea after you've abandoned it?

See question 11.

13)What's your favorite thing you've ever written?

Lyrics entitle "Sleeping with Ghosts". Oh yes! Love them and I'm not afraid to say so.

14) What's everyone else's favorite story you've written?

I honestly don't know.

15)Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?

Not so much. I have tried to wipe those years clean from my memory. :P

16) What's your favorite setting for your characters?

You know, I don't dwell on setting as much as I should because my characters monopolize my pen.

17) How many writing projects are you working on right now?

One thing at a time! I can't focus on more than that and stay sane. Hmm, maybe that's my problem. I'm trying to stay sane...

18)Have you ever won an award for your writing?

Back in my school days, but back then, I never thought I'd ever want to be an author.

19) What are your five favorite words?

Infinitesimal, plethora, miasma, capricious and cheese. Who doesn't love cheese?

20) What character have you created that is most like yourself?

Nakine. Though, I think they all have little pieces of me.

21) Where do you get your ideas for your characters?

My head. :P

22)Do you ever write based on your dreams?

Yes! I have a short story that was a dream first and my second novel idea as well. I've dreamed some of my scenes from Power's Touch before I wrote them too. I dream a lot...

23) Do you favor happy endings?

Yes, I believe in them and I love endings that are hopeful.

24) Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?

Yeah, I so am. I can't turn off my editor. The sad thing is what bad shape the first draft is in even with that!

25) Does music help you write?

Sometimes, as long as there are no words. If someone is singing, you know I'll be singing right along with them.

26) Quote something you've written. Whatever pops in your head:

This is from The Grip of Dreams

“You’re awfully forward for someone who should be dead.” She smirked.
“It’s only a gash to my shoulder,” he replied, “If you had wanted me dead, you should have aimed first.”

As for tagging others, well, I've seen this on just about everyone's blog lately so I'm going to totally cop-out. If you are reading this and haven't done it yet, you're it! Just leave me a comment so I can read your answers!


  1. you're the greatest! i only have 7 friends cool enough to follow me =P

  2. Ha, ha, loved the excerpt and just had to say, I also love cheese. :)

  3. # 8 caused me to choke on my Diet Coke. Too funny! (not the choking part, of course).

  4. Thanks, Amie! You're awesome too. :)

    Bethany - Yea! The world needs more cheese lovers. Okay, maybe not, but it sounded good.

    Stina, lol! Sorry for the choking!! Next time I'll put up a sign: Set drink down before reading. ;)

  5. I loved reading that (love that quote)- so facinating to see what everyone else does. I ahve't done this one but maybe I will after the holiday!!

  6. Thanks, Christine. I agree. I love reading what everyone has to say and how varied everyone's answers are to the same questions.

  7. -e, + a. My fingers go and they never let my mind catch up...

  8. Those are hard questions! I don't know if I could answer all of them.

    Thanks, though. It's nice to get to know you better.

  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Nisa! I'm following yours as well!

  10. You're right, who doesn't like cheese? :)

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Elle, when in doubt, be snarky. lol!

    Thanks, Aubrie! I can't wait to read more of your awesome posts!

    Jennifer, merry Christmas! I hope it will be full of lots of cheese! ;)


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