Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Liebster Blog Awards

My blogs have been nominated for not one, not two, but three Liebster Awards. I feel so honored by this. Thank you very much for the support and appreciation. 

However, because sticking to the rules will make the post run on too much, I'm going to do it like this. 

I'm going to answer all of the questions, but they're going to double as the facts about myself as well. Besides that, I'm passing the award on to anyone who feels he or she deserves it. 

Okay. On with the question answering. 

Cherie Colyer asked these: 

1. What do you like best about blogging?
Making contact with the members of the blogging community. 
2. Mountains or ocean?
3. Favorite author?
Don't have one.
4. Are you an outliner or a panster?
Panster until the rewrite.
5. Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere. Really. Sometimes I dream my stories. Other times something as silly as a computer game can make something click.
6. What fictional world would you like to visit?
My own, but then I sort of do every time I write.
7. KFC or Popeye’s?
KFC. No Popeye's in my country.
8. Are there any books you won’t read?
Mmm... I never say never, but personal taste dictates that erotica is too far out of my comfort zone.
9. Name three people (living or dead) you’d like to meet?
Oscar Wilde
Ambrose Bierce
Mark Twain
Just imagine the dinner conversation. 
10. Do you have any advice for fellow bloggers?
Put your blog reader first. If you make it too difficult for them to visit and respond, they won't. Also, for the love of all that is holy. Turn off the automated music.
11. Is this your first Liebster award?
Nope. It's the first one in a while, though. 

Bradley asked me these: 

1. What’s the most annoying thing on your To Do List? Why haven’t you done it? 
Today will be waxing my armpits and legs. First time I've ever done it. Not looking forward to it. This blog will go live exactly when I go in. Pray for me. 
2. Who’s your best friend? (Submitted by my 7-year old who asks me this weekly–bonus: Who’s your best friend who’s not family?)
I have a couple of friends who qualify, but I think it's a tie between Theresa Jankowitz and Lauren Sykes. 
3. Where do you find inspiration for creativity? (A place, a person, an activity, etc.)
Continuing from a similar question above. Anywhere. My brain has a way of taking something interesting and running with it until it comes up with something new and really special. And usually seemingly unrelated. 
4. What single project or task would you consider the most significant accomplishment in your career so far? That will be sticking through the query process until I sold my book. 
5. What was the last thing you said out loud? (Thanks, Ida, I love this one.)
"Bye bye." I'm on the telephone a lot.
6. Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you? 
God and myself. God for guiding me. Me for actually getting done what I was terrified of doing.
7. Your car just went off the cliff (sorry). You’re mid-air but you were visiting the Grand Canyon so you have a few extra seconds before it’s all over. Who did you wish you last kissed? What might you have said to them had you known about your unfortunate Cliff Diving While Driving experience? (tip: go say that to them today)
I'd like to think I have that covered already. Prefer to live my life as if any moment might be my last. 
8. What did you invent that you thought would be a great invention until you found out it was already done?
... Can't think of anything at the moment. Not the way my mind works, it seems. 
9. What’s your favorite sound? (For example, mine might be the sound of bicycle wheels on the pavement when there is no other sound.)
A beautiful, well-trained voice in a room with perfect acoustics. 
10. How would you like to be remembered?
As a person who lived life to the full.
11. What question above was your favorite?
Number 9, just thinking about it put me in my happy place. 

Finally, Neurotic Workaholic asked me these: 

1. What's your favorite cancelled television show?
Moonlight. Really didn't deserve to be cancelled after its first season.
2. Which show do you wish would get cancelled?
This will sound sad, but I don't watch enough T.V. to make that call... no wait. There is one. Toddlers and Tiaras. Freaks me the hell out every time I happen to see it. 
3. If you could meet any author, who would it be?
I named three in the first set of questions. 
4. If you could relive high school, would you?
5. Why would you want/not want to relive high school?
Because school was all about wanting to grow up and achieve stuff. Right now is getting everything done, which makes me a happy camper. There's also the fact that I didn't really like 99% of my classmates, so getting shut in with them for hours isn't my type of fun.
6. If you could meet the characters of any book, which book would it be?
Aragorn from Lord of the Rings. He's awesome.
7. What do you like best about writing/blogging?
The blogging part I answered already, but I love writing because it's a positive way to deal with my emotions and I love escaping to other worlds. 
8. How would you like to spend your summer vacation?
Well... that's a long way off for me. My summer vacation is in December. So... Christmas and my birthday are highlights, although my birthday sort of sucks. It's on the 28th. Right after no one wants to party any more and right before everyone wants to party again. 

Got through them all? I'm impressed! Have a cookie. ;-)

Why don't you answer a few of these questions in the comments? 


Melody said...

Question 6 from Cherie: I would totally visit Tolkien's Middle Earth. Cliche? Probably. But I loved it before it was cool!! :D

Sarah Chafin said...

Question # 1 from Bradley. Catching up on the laundry. The pile is massive and I really don't like folding.

Congrats on all of the rewards!

Julie Luek said...

Misha, I can think of few bloggers more worthy. Congratulations (and fun to read your answers!).

Annalisa Crawford said...

Ouch! The first wax is always the hardest, but if you can cope with the first 30 or so, it gets easier because the roots get weaker :-)

Congrats on receiving the award three times!

Powdered Toast Man said...

Congrats. I'm jealous, I haven't gotten awards in a long time.

Megan said...

congrats :) my favorite sound is a baby laughing.

Sandy said...

Congrats x 3. Ocean for me not mountains, and what I like most about blogging is meeting new people. Making my way through the road trip linky.
Oozing Out My Ears

Bethie said...

I'm sorry you don't have Popeyes. Love the name of your blog. You deserve being awarded x 3.