I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Rachael Ritchey over at Writing Rachael Ritchey. I encourage you to check her blog out. She’s one of the wonderful friends I’ve met through blogging.
Now, the rules for this award are:
- Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
- Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
- Nominate 7-10 (supposed to be 10 ) other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
- Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you
- Make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
- Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.
- ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION
Now for the answers to the questions I was posed:
1. If you could be any super hero, already imagined or one of your own making, what would it be? Why?
Okay, this one took some answering, but I’ve just thought of an answer. I would be Boo Girl. I would fly around delivering books to kids/people who don’t have many. I would do it to open their eyes to all the amazing worlds that exist in the written word.
2. Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Are you the kind of person who will try anything once or are you afraid of the possibility of hating whatever you might bite into, so you don’t try?
I’m a bit of a mix f the two. I like to try new things, but I have a lot of fear and anxiety about new things. So, it’s a case of “if I’m brave enough I’ll try it.” 🙂
3. What is it about blogging that makes you keep coming back for more?
The friends I’ve made, the potential to meet even more wonderful people. I like the comments and feedback I get on the writing that I post. I love the sense of community.
4. If you could tell the next generation one thing, what would it be?
Don’t stop reading books! E-readers and computers are great and all, but please don’t stop reading real books!
Seriously though, I’d probably tell them that it’s important to realise that most things are worth more than money, that you can’t put a monetary values on some things. Like the environment, and education, and health.
5.Were/are you cool or a nerd in high school? How does this affect your outlook on life now?
Cool? You’ve got to be kidding. I was probably the biggest nerd in the school. 😀 Looking back, I’m kind of proud of that fact, but at the time it wasn’t fun. I am a more compassionate person, I think, for being on the outside of the social circles in school.
6. Do you have a favorite place to just sit and relax? If so, where?
My bed. I like to lean back against the pillars, book in hand, or headphones on, close my eyes and relax.
7. What is your biggest
secret goal for this year?
My biggest goal this year to actually edit one of my WIPs! I have been trying to do this since last year, and I’m good at making excuses to not do it. I have books to read to help me learn, I have about 3 manuscripts that need working on. But it intimidates me, so I keep finding other things to write instead. I will do it by the end of the year! I am now determined!
8. When did you first start blogging and how did it feel?
I first started blogging on *goes to have a look* 22nd August 2014, to be precise. Wow, almost a year! Wow! That’s gone quick. I was rather nervous when I made my first, and I honestly believed no one would read it. I was elated when I got my first like, and then my first comment. And then people actually started regularly looking at my posts. I still can’t quite believe it.
9.No matter how many times I try to stay away from alien questions, Brant Hanson’s voice keeps popping back in my head. I have to ask, If an alien from outer space offered you one million dollars and an island of your own in exchange for your ability to formulate coherent replies to people’s questions, would you do it?
No. Where would the fun be in that? 😀
10. What are your top 3-5 qualities you appreciate/admire in your friends?
Kindness, open-mindedness, humour, compassion, supportive.
Now for my nominees and their questions:
Terri Webster Schrandt at Perspectives On…
Claire Banschbach at The Overactive Imagination
Galit at Coffee n Notes
And now for my questions:
1. If you are a writer, what is the first story you wrote? Are you proud or ashamed of it?
2. If a big publisher offered you a multi-book deal but you had to radically change what you’re writing, would you take it?
3. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
4. What made you start blogging? And have you ever considered giving it up?
5. Do you enjoy listening to music? What genre/type?
6. Introvert or extrovert? Or somewhere in-between?
7. Is there a book that you’ve read cover-to-cover more than once? What is it?
8. Do you have a toy from childhood that you still own and cherish? (Mine is a Superted cuddly toy. 😀 )
9. If you had a time machine, what would you do with it?
10. Finally, what’s the one thing you would tell your past-self it you could?