It hasn’t been long since I created this blog; in fact, today marks its 12th day of existence. I started it in the hope that I could share with you some of the insight I’d gained from my twenty years of writing. The strangest thing was, I never actually expected anyone to read it and so you can imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to, not one, but two nominations for a Liebster Award.
I’m not someone who wins many things and I was touched that both LividFrost and Maggie Wilson thought my blog deserved this special mention. I’d like to say a really big thank you to both of them for reading and nominating.
I have read the rules and I know that by accepting, I have a number of obligations to fulfill (the rules of acceptance along with my nominations can be found in part two of this post).
Because I was nominated twice, I’ve decided to answer both sets of questions together. Here goes:
1. What is you[sic] favorite type of weather?
I love the rain especially during a heavy storm. The sound of it against the windows, the pattern it creates on the glass, is soothing and I could sit and listen to it for hours.
2. If coffee were to suddenly be reported to be hazardously poisonous to the body and deemed illegal, how would that effect your life?
This is hypothetical, right?…right! Please tell me the coffee’s okay!
3. If you were to write a novel, what would it be about?
I am writing a novel and its plot is a closely guarded secret, known only to a trusted few. All will become clear over the coming months (or years, if I continue blogging with this frequency)
4. Coke or pepsi? In-depth explanation please.
Why? The coffee’s still okay, isn’t it? Oh thank God! Just checking…phew.
5. Have you ever made a super embarrassing typo? If so, what was it and what happened?
I once sent out a large quantity of letters to some very important people inviting them to a ‘pubic’ meeting. Fortunately, no-one noticed or, if they did, they were all too polite to say so.
The one that haunts me the most was a typo I caught, too late, in a piece I wrote about the importance of spell-checking your work. I can never live that one down.
6. If could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
7. Do you 1. Like writing a blog post, 2.Find it a burden but are doing it anyways, 3.Don’t really care but do it because you have nothing else to do or 4. None of the above?
For now, number one, but I think I’m using it to procrastinate on my writing projects so that might change.
8. For cross-atlantic or cross-pacific travels, would you prefer ship or airplane?
An eighteenth-century, three-masted, sixth-rate frigate — preferably named the Indefatigable.
9. If you were suddenly thrown in the Hunger Games, what do you think are your chances of surviving? Of winning?
What’s the Hunger Games? I hope it’s not an eating contest because I’ve just had a big lunch.
10. Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Google all the way.
*Bonus Question*: Do you think Wikipedia is reliable?
Depends on how well you know the subject you’re looking up.
Maggie Wilson’s Questions
1. Keaton or Chaplin (I’m talking silent screen stars, btw)
Chaplin. The man was a comedy legend — not to mention the fact he knew time-travellers
2. How many times a day do you check your email?
Huh? What? Sorry, I was just checking my email…what was the question again?
3. Do you have a pet? Is it on your lap/laptop at the moment?
I don’t have a pet but I have a eighteen-month-old son, does that count?
4. Do your friends/family/associates read and follow your blog?
Oh, God! I hope not.
5. Does the fact that your friends/family/associates read and follow your blog make a difference to how or what you write?
Not at all. If I thought it would, I’d never have started to blog. Anyway, all the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
6. When you are on hold waiting for the customer service rep to come back with the answer, how do you pass the time?
I tend to run through scenarios in my head of what my response would be to the various answers they could give. It doesn’t take long before it descends into a Die Hard sequel.
7. Do you consider blogging a hobby or a job?
For now, it’s a hobby but who knows what the future brings. I’d love to make my living from writing full-time.
8. Introvert or extrovert?
A bit of both. When I’m working on a project, I tend to become very introverted, living inside my own head for the majority of the time. Otherwise, I have tendencies that lean toward extrovert.
9. This Liebster thing is a lot of work, do you agree?
It sure is. I haven’t even gotten around to the nominating yet.
10. Do you forgive me?
Tomorrow: I will post my finalised list of nominees and the notorious questions.