I know. I know. You want to know what is a Liebster Blog? Well, funny you should ask. It’s for people with less than 200 followers. Yes that applies to me. The rules require me to answer 11 questions, nominate 11 more bloggers, and make up 11 questions for them to answer. According to Natalie Traver, a fellow writer and the one who nominated me, some of these are more like guidelines. Thank goodness.
Where’s your perfect writing spot and why?
This is really sad, but I don’t have one. It’s anywhere I can write, but mostly I sit at my computer in my office where the window faces my neighbor’s house. Not inspiring but functional.
If you could be anyone else, who would you be?
No one. I want to be me because I’ve learned so many things so far and I’m not that old (okay, I’m a little older than I’ll admit.) I don’t want to have to relearn them.
What is your least favorite thing to do?
Mundane tasks that are required for everyday living. Think scrubbing toilets, folding laundry, or wiping dirty baby butts.
When did you write your first novel? Why?
I wrote my first novel a really long time ago…College I think. But I don’t count that one. The manuscript I do count I wrote five years ago. I’ve always had stories bouncing around in my head, but I’ve ignored them because writing wasn’t practical. It doesn’t pay the bills. However, I can remember the day I sat down and typed my first word. I was a stay at home mom to two wonderful kiddos who were five and two and I felt like I was disappearing. The world identified me as a mom and a wife, but I was more and it was slowly dying. At the time, I had this story bouncing around in my head and instead of telling it to shut up, I parked my can in the chair and wrote my first three chapters in two hours. I was hooked. Since then I can’t stop the stories until I write them down. As I write my current WIP, I have two other stories simmering in my brain, waiting for me to get to them.
What is the best part about writing/pursuing a writing career?
The fulfillment it gives me, even though I’m still not published.
What freaks you out?
That I’m a hack pretending to be a real writer and that I’ll never get published.
Do you listen to music while you write? Why or why not?
Depends on when I write. If I’m writing while the baby is sleeping then no. But if I’m writing at night (a rare thing) then yes. I listen to eighties heavy metal bands, Pandora, and most anything else but country.
Batman or Superman? Explain.
Batman. Because he had to struggle and be creative when it came to solving problems. Superman was born with powers.
Tell me about an embarrassing moment. (yeah, I stole this question…)
Unfortunately, I have lots of these, but I’ll pick the second one because the first is not appropriate to put in writing. In college, I learned to rollerblade and I thought it would be fun to do it on a date. I asked this hot guy and he agreed. I showed him how and then we went rollerblading in this business park that had great cement trails. I turned around to talk to him while still blading and I hit a bump, did a flip, and landed on my backside in front of him and a group of business dudes. I did the only respectable thing I could, which was laugh at myself.
If you could live in any book (or movie), which would it be and why? Can’t be one you’ve written.
To Kill a Mockingbird. I love the book and have since I read it. I want to see how the Finch children turn out and watch their Southern world change.
Whose blog do you follow that you really, really love? Doesn’t have to be an author.
Guide to Literary Agents Blog. It has so many wonderful posts from new writers, published writers, agents, and others.
In my next blog post I’ll nominate my bloggers and write my questions. I gotta get back to writing.