Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sunshine 'N Thangs

I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by two amazing people. See my first post about this thang here. I'll be right here.

Now I'm ready to answer the questions from the awesome L.M. Bryski. L. M. Bryski lives somewhere deep in the heart of Canada. She writes things, and is also my Twitter mom. :)
Here are her questions for me:

1. What is your advice to other writers that has helped you?
Definitely let your mom read your first draft of the first thing you write. She is the only one who can tell you that your writing stinks, while making it sound like a work of art. (Thanks, Mom!) And yes, the first thing you ever write will stink.

Next, learn how to write. And remember, this is an ongoing process. I still totally suck at it. I just suck less now.

I hope.

Finally, Find a good critique group, critique partners, betas. Get other writers' take on your story.

2. What was your favourite TV show as a kid?
I wasn't allowed to watch a lot of TV as a kid (great job, Mom!), and we never had cable, but that doesn't mean I didn't have my shows. I think I'll go with Jem and the Holograms for this. I just love the idea of magical jewelry that can bring me whatever I need. Oh, and she got to have PINK HAIR!!!

3. Where in the world would you like to live for a year and why?
Just one location? Hah!
Trying to pick just one location would be like trying to pick a favorite [note correct spelling] child, if I had like 80 children. I have whittled my list down to four.

  1. Paris, because it's beautiful and I would love to work on my French skills.
  2. Cairo, because their food is sooooo gooooood and I would love to work on my Arabic.
  3. Indonesia, because SUN and WARM.
  4. Sao Paulo, because I need to get to South America, and why not Brazil? (I know, I know, Zika virus. But I still wanna go.)

4. Mountain, volcano or cloud. Which one and why?
Volcano. I think. Is this where I would want to live? If I can live in a volcano, I pick that one. Clouds and mountains sound lonely to me. And no, I have no clue why volcanoes would be any different. Volcanoes just sound more interesting to me. They're active! And there's fire. I love being warm.

And if I'm living in a volcano, I obviously have super powers, right? Because in my mind I'm living in an active volcano with molten lava. I don't know what the super power is called when you can live in hot lava, but I want that super power!

5. What is your favourite cereal?
I don't do cereal anymore. It's really bad for you. I prefer musli and plain Greek yogurt for breakfast. But if you force me to choose a favorite [note spelling] cereal, I choose Cocoa Krispies.

6. If you could name a star, what would you call it and why?
I suck at naming things, and shouldn't be allowed to do it. The world is so lucky I don't have kids. My kids are lucky I don't have kids. I probably would have named them Snow Plow and Ceiling Fan. I shouldn't be allowed! 

A star? I should name the star after someone I love, or my favorite character in a book, but since I'm evidently naming things after inanimate objects today, I'll just go with a string of words, "Chocolate Kitty Coffee Books."

Why? Because I like all those things.

7. What is your essential item for travelling?
A refillable water bottle.

8. What famous person have you been in the past? Describe how it felt. 
A queen's work is never done! I was Queen Elizabeth. Pretty sure. My life was crazy back then, but I loved it. All those suitors, and I was like, "Yeah, no," because I was queen and could do as I liked. I also got to make laws and stuff. Ruling an empire sounds like fun, right? Well it was.

​9. Do you believe in magic? Why or why not?
I want to believe, but maybe I don't believe enough because I still cannot fly or throw fireballs. It's frustrating.

10. Agnes says we need you to save the world. How do you do it?
I'll be baking chocolate chip cookies for the rest of my life because cookies and book care packages for everyone!
That's the only way I know how to save the world.

11. What song best describes your current life?
Twenty One Pilots: Stressed Out
"Wish we could turn back time..."

1 comment:

  1. I have many memories associated with songs of Pilots. Especially after their concert I became a fan of this crazy duo. Despite several problems with the group, they are very talented in music. Particularly their hit Heathens proof of this.