Monday, December 3, 2012
Nominees need to do the following:
When one receives the award, one posts 11 random facts about oneself and answers the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure one notifies the blogger that one nominated them!) (This is going to be particularly difficult as I only know 3 writers with blogs who haven’t been nominated…)
One writes up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
One is not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated one’s own blog!
One pastes the award picture into ones blog. (You can Google the image, there are plenty of them!)
11 Random facts about me:
My very first fan fiction was “Little House on the Prairie.” I was in the 3rd grade, so no “50 Shades of Grey” stuff going on there!
I can’t write with any music on, people talking, in public, etc. I need quiet so the voices in my head will talk to me!
I broke my toe in Paris a few years ago, stumbling around in a dark hotel room. My husband enjoys tormenting me with “Ow, my toe!” whenever I get up in the middle of the night.
The L’ouvre is not set up well for visitors in wheelchairs.
My first real job was at McDonald’s. I think today’s cashiers have it way easy, without having to bother with getting people their drinks.
The longest book I ever read was “Gone with the Wind.” It is about 1,066 pages. I know this because I took the book on a car trip and my brother insisted on counting each page out loud. I was in the 6th grade, and he was in the 1st.
I love the “Lord of the Rings” movies but have never read any of the books.
I have found fault with a Shakespeare play.
I wrote my own soap opera in high school. I think I got up to about 30 episodes, then I wrote it in novel form. At some point, I threw all the writing away.
Writers should never throw away anything they’ve ever written.
I am a huge fan of old-time General Hospital (pre-Luke and Laura)
And now for Samantha Stroh Bailey’s questions (Samantha actually had 12 questions; two number fives; I’m electing to only answer the first one):
1. What is the best costume you’ve ever worn? When my son Alex was about 5, he was obsessed with Peter Pan, so that year we went to a Halloween party as Captain Hook (my husband Tom), Tinkerbell (me), and Peter (Alex).
2. What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? Alex got an iPhone in the 6th grade. This was when the first generation had just come out. A little extravagant for an 11-year-old!
3. If you could be invisible for one day, where would you go and what would you do? I’d go to my son’s school and spy on him.
4. Who’s your Hollywood crush? I don’t really crush on actors, but I did have a strong reaction to Brad Pitt in the movie “Troy.”
5. What movie always makes you cry? Terms of Endearment.
6. If you could live in the home of any television series, which would it be? As long as the occupants don’t come with it, the Greyson manor on Revenge.
7. What is something you’ve always wanted to try? Right now it’s paddleboarding.
8. What’s your favorite food? Ice cream.
9. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you’d buy? The biggest 3-D TV there is.
10. What’s your favorite song? I change favorites with days of the week. Right now it’s “Some Nights” by Fun.
11. Describe yourself with one adjective. Persistent.
My nominees are Patricia Pooks Burroughs, J.P. Smith, and Stephen A. North. Here are your questions:
1. What is your all-time favorite sports team?
2. Which supernatural creature would you feel most comfortable fighting?
3. What are you too scared to do?
4. What invention do you wish was around when you were a kid?
5. What book written by another author do you wish you had written?
6. What is your favorite city to visit?
7. What is the longest-ever stretch of time you’ve spent writing without a break?
8. If you weren’t a writer, what do you wish you could be?
9. If you had the chance to repeat a year of your life, which one would it be?
10. Did you buy a ticket for the latest big Powerball jackpot?
11. Has blogging, tweeting, etc., helped your book sales?