Inspiring Blogger Nomination - Seven Things About Me
January 29, 2015
Thank you to Anya Allyn for this nomination! Anya is the author of Dollhouse, which I have to tell you is really freaking awesome! Anya has a thing for dipping chips (french fried for all non-UK people) into ice cream, which sounds equal pats gross and delicious!
My seven interesting facts!
1. I read all different kinds of books from Gothics from the Victorian period, to teen books about first love, to fantasy books to classic literature. The last book I read was a Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, before that it was The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, and before that it was The Woman who Rides like a Man by Tamora Pierce.
2. It's a blizzard outside my house right now!
3. While I never have a shortage of ideas for books and stories, I go through phases where writing is very difficult. I procrastinate a LOT and I sometimes have trouble concentrating. If I didn't spend so much time procrastinating, I would probably write books a lot faster!
4. I've watched every episode of Buffy and Charmed at least twice. I blame them on my love of the supernatural now. Also - TV these days just isn't as good. :)
5. I'm a writer who doesn't drink coffee. I'd rather have a very cold glass of water or a very big mug of hot chocolate.
6. I really, really hate public speaking. I'm quite shy and awkward. One of the things I love about self-publishing is that I can interact with people via the internet and not be made to go to public events by a publisher/agent. It suits me just fine! Although at some point I would like to be brave enough to try conventions and book signings. :)
7. Up until a couple of years ago I had absolutely zero confidence in my writing. I thought that because I didn't write prose as well as Nabokov, or characters as well as Salinger, or stories as well as Atwood that I didn't have anything to say. My, how I was wrong. When i finally got over it and started writing my first novel I found what was missing in my life. It's never too late to start a new hobby, career, or dream!
Shout out to Rebecca! I think she was the first person to read The Blemished after my betas. Without people like Rebecca at Apocalypse Reads taking a chance on a new author, people like me wouldn't be able to follow their dreams. Thank you!