I’ve been re-tapped by my friend at Sass and Sauce with another Liebster Award nomination. What a sweetheart!
Below are her great questions – I had lots of fun answering! [I’m going to refrain from re-nominating more blogs at this time for fear that this could go in circles forever and ever. And ever. I hope this doesn’t mean I’m going to hell. Not for this, at least…]
(1) What is your favourite book and/or author?
I like funny, romantic, emotional stories. Not like, super cheesy ‘Harlequin’ romances (though I haven’t read one of those since I was a teenager, so who knows?). The Meg Cabot Heather Wells series was so much fun. Though I am not exactly a ‘young adult,’ I enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss (and the 2 sequels) written by Stephanie Perkins. Also, The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss.
(2) What is your spirit animal and why?
Honestly, I had no idea what my spirit animal would be, so I consulted the oracle (Google). I took 5 quizzes and got 5 different outcomes:
Lion – brave but not friendly, intimidating. Not even close!
Owl – wisdom, intuition. I am intelligent, but I usually fuck up decisions anyway.
Wolf – devoted, passionate, fear of being alone, much emotion. This sounds like me.
Cat – independent, curious, drawn to darkness, emotionally deep. Three out of these four traits are accurate. Guess which one isn’t like the others?
Bear – love, wouldn’t go off alone unless it was to find love, love relationships are most important. Totally me… I’m a sappy romantic and wish my life was an actual fairy tale. (Kind of. Sometimes. Well, my version of one…) But I’m not wearing glass slippers. They look painful.
So I guess I’m a bearwolf with a bit of cat. It’s all about love for me – I’m emotional, ruled by the heart, and crave romance and all other forms of love (yes, even that kind).
(3) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Nothing. I am perfect. Ahahaha… ouch… I hurt myself. I wish I was more confident, and therefore, more motivated to go after what I want. I would also like to change my age. I want to go back at least 20 years and have another go.
(4) If you are given a chance to meet one celebrity/author/actor/fictional character, who would it be?
Depends what sort of ‘meeting’ it would be. If it was for coffee, Lorelei Gilmore. If it was for saving the world, Thor/Chris Hemsworth and/or Iron Man. If it was to commit robbery (against, not with), Oprah Winfrey. If it was for singing and making music, Hozier and/or Chris Martin. And finally, if it was for rampant nudity and crazy hot sex, Alex O’Loughlin or whoever this other guy is (if you know, please share!). God help me, how are they real men!?
(5) What is it, that gives you instant inspiration when you are stuck in a writer’s rut?
I usually read. Or look at photos – pictures of people or places or even a random meaningful item. Or I lie on my bed in the dark and hope for an inspiring dream.
(6) What are your hobbies apart from writing? Or what do you do in your spare time?
Graphic design (self-taught, though, so I might be doing it ‘wrong’ but my results are still fabulous), reading, taking walks, listening to the music I love, filling online shopping carts which never result in actual purchases, watching favorite television shows, making my kids laugh, dreaming up remodeling ideas for my home that I cannot afford, baking, drinking too much coffee… (I could go on… having been laid off from my job and still being unemployed affords me quite a bit of time… which I often do not spend wisely…)
Much love and appreciation to Sass and Sauce and everyone who visits my blog.