For anyone who wants to play along, here are the rules:
The Tag rules:
You must post the rules.
Answer the questions and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
Tag your award winners and link to them.
Let them know you’ve tagged them.
I'm just going to answer the eleven questions T.Z. posted, and create eleven new questions. Anyone who wants to answer my questions, please feel free, and let me know what your answers are, too!
- What book character do you had a crush on? Harry Dresden. The poor guy, he's always in trouble, but he handles it the best he can.
- What was the last book that made you cry? I reread Lord of the Rings every winter, and it ALWAYS makes me cry. How sad is that?
- What scenes are the hardest for you to write? Anything sexy. I always feel like it comes across as awkward and uncomfortable. Plus, my mom might read that! Ick!
- Are you superstitious about your writing methods, or do you have any rituals regarding your writing? No, not really.
- Do you listen to music when writing, or do you have to have silence? Often, I prefer to have the TV on with the volume turned down low in the background. I can listen to music, but it has to be consistent (not my daughter's chorus practice, but actual recorded music). I just like to not feel "alone" when I write.
- What book antagonist do you love to hate? That's too hard! So many deserve our righteous hatred! :)
- What is the last book that you stayed up ridiculously late to finish reading? Hit List, by L.K. Hamilton
- When was the last time that you waited in line for a book release? I don't think I ever have. I have a Kindle, so I get things downloaded automatically on release day. The last author I stood in line to meet was Clive Barker. What a nice man! ;)
- What book(s) is/are currently on your bedside table? Timeless, by Gail Carriger (no matter what I do, I can't seem to find the time to get started on it. Tim goes back to work tonight, so maybe I'll actually get it read now!)
- What is your "guilty pleasure" book that you read and re-read? Guilty Pleasures (and the whole Anita Blake series). I thought that was an appropriate answer.
- How comfortable are you calling yourself "a writer/" I write, so I'm a writer. I write things more involved than grocery lists and memos to my daughter's teachers. I still haven't figured out when I'll feel like an "Author" as opposed to a "writer."
Questions I will pose to the world (feel free to answer if you wish, either in the comments or linked back here):
- What fictional character's special abilities would you like to have, and what would you do with them?
- What author would you like to have a one-on-one chat with, and what would you ask them?
- If you could become any animal at will, what would it be and why?
- If you were offered an all-expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
- What do you do when you're stuck on a plot line? Do you have some specific activity to get yourself back on track or clear your head?
- How do you reconnect with the story after a day or two away from writing?
- What is the last book you read that made you run out and tell everyone you know about it?
- If told you could only eat one food item for this entire week, what would it be?
- What TV show are you embarrassed to admit you love, but you wouldn't miss it for the world?
- Do you have any tattoos? If yes, why? If no, why not?
- What's the first thing you do when you sit down at the computer to write?
As far as my writing goes, I didn't get a lot done yesterday, because we were out selling Girl Scout cookies. We did great, with 102 boxes sold in three hours, and an additional $40 in donations! Wow! Thanks people, that was remarkably generous of you all! You're helping girls and the USO all at the same time! Good on you!
I think I need to lay off the exclamations!
And we have sun outside, so I'm probably going to waste another day trying to get the deck finished. I can always write after dark, which seems to work better for me on the current book anyway. So far it's daytime in the story, but it's kind of a dark, dreary day for my poor characters, and it's hard to get into that when it's lovely and sunny outside here. Especially when I'm pressed to get the stupid deck painted.