My thumb and wrist are still mending. They’re not 100%, but NOTHING on me is these days. 😉 Computer time is still limited, though I have been fudging that rule on occasion. What rules don’t I fudged? Sometimes, being forced to slow down, isn’t such a terrible thing. OK…so no coffee for over a week, due to a temperamental belly,was BAD!!! Mrs Folgers and Juan Valdez were concerned. Ah well! Such is life!
Co-workers have nicknamed me Gimpy Longstocking, thanks to the “stylish” Ace wrap I’m sporting, covered by an even more “attractive” sock with the toe cut out of it. No, this not to keep me from chewing on my wrap, but I could be wrong. LOL I was retaliating by singing the Pippi song, but then I was counter-attacked with The Shins-Know Your Onion, until it was completely stuck in my head. Great song, BTW, the one by The Shins, not so much the Pippi song. He! He! There’s a reason why I’ll never be able to quit my day job.
So…in the meantime, I’m super late posting that I received a Sunshine Award from the talented Joleene Naylor! 🙂 Yes, I’m sure that my particular brand of sunshine comes from the same vicinity where pigs fly from, but I do enjoy awards, and blog tags, and whatnots!!! You can check out Jo’s original post here. Oh! While you’re on her blog, check out some of her short stories, etc. Joleene just updated “How to get a Cheep Bookcover” on Smashwords, also something you should look into if you don’t already own it. Holy information!!!! WOW!!!!!!! Even if you NEVER plan on making your own cover, there’s a plethora of links and advice inside.
Onto the award stuff:
I’m supposed to answer 10 questions, then select 10 people, then ask 10 questions.
Here’s the ten questions that I was asked:
1. If you could get someone else to ghost write your next book/story/blog, who would it be?
I’m certain this is a loaded question. He! He! While I’d be happy to allow you “ghost write” a blog post for me, Jo, as a promo for your new book, etc. (you too, Claire), There’s only a couple of people I’d even consider allowing limited “playtime” with my characters. 😉
Like most writers, I think of my characters as if they were my friends. Characters, in general, are such personal things. My character’s personalities are made of weird bits of me. I’ve been tinkering with them for many years. I wouldn’t be happy with anyone “borrowing” my characters, let alone ghost writing for me. In fact, fan-fiction tends to rub me the wrong way. Maybe this is weird, but I almost think of posted fan-fiction as a form of stealing. It bothers me THAT much!
Would I be opposed to doing something collaborative? With the right author, sure. 😉 I had an oddball dream, a few months back, involving one of my characters and a friend’s character. It was fun in theory, but in practice, I’m not sure how that would work. A “name drop” could be fun in a cameo.
2. Favorite holiday?
That’s an easy one, Halloween. I’m a big kid at heart and my favorite season is autumn.
3. Favorite word?
I have to pick just one? Can’t do it! There are so many good ones! Plethora and ruminate are in the top five favorites.
4. Least favorite word?
It starts with a “C” and rhymes with runt. You can use the F-bomb all you want, but you better not use the “C” word around me!
5. Do you chew on your pencil?
No, and I hate it when other people “borrow” my writing utensils, then return them to me with their dental impressions embedded in them. If you leave your mark on my pencil, you should probably keep it.
6. What is on your desk?
Clutter! Steve the gnome is there, of course. I have a calender, a lamp, kiddo’s paperwork, a marble frog, coffee cup, cup-o-pens, and a bowl of emergency chocolate.
7. How many plushies/stuffed animals do you own?
Not many. I have a couple that I bring out for the holidays, but that’s about it.
8. Milk or coffee?
Coffee before 6pm, after that, anything non-caffeinated. Milk is a good option in the evening.
9. Do you like bananas?
I did before I had my kiddo. 9 months of morning sickness + bananas = no more bananas for Juli. 😦 It’s a shame, too. They’re a good source of potassium. My legs used to ache, back in my “preggers” days, partially due to low potassium levels.
10. Ham, turkey or roast beef?
I like all three, seasonally, but I’m not a huge meat eater. I like a little meat to go with the rest of my meal, not the other way around. Love my carbs!
Now, for the people I’m awarding this to:
I’m cheating! Yes, I’m supposed to pick 10 people, but if you’re reading this post, consider yourself tagged! 😉
My 10 questions you must answer:
- What’s the name of the furthest city you’ve traveled to?
- Any nicknames?
- What “bucket list” item do you hope to accomplish within the next 5 years?
- What’s your biggest pet peeve?
- What’s your least favorite chore?
- Who’s your favorite character from a book? (If you’re a writer, you can list one of your own.)
- What is your earliest memory?
- Any vacation plans on the horizon?
- What’s you’re favorite quote?
- What new skill would you like to learn?
Have a great day!