I’m a bit behind with this being Easter weekend and all, but I do have something to tide you over for the time being.
Today, I was awarded the Sunshine award by my friend and fellow writer, Katrina “Cat” DeLallo.
Here the answers to the questions-
1. Favorite color?
Red, especially Crimson and Burgundy shades.
2. Favorite animal?
Real: Dogs, but Foxes, rats, Wolves and weasels are in my top five.
Imaginary: Dragons, with Griffins and Minotaurs close behind.
3. Favorite number?
8 (Eight) , and it’s many lingual variations-
Bah ( ) – (Chinese)
Hachi (八) (Japanese)
4. Favorite drink?
Depends on the season-
Spring and Summer: Lemonade, Natural fruit punch, and iced tea
Fall and Winter: Hot cocoa and coffee, black, no cream, with sugar, Milk Tea, Apple Cider
Year Round: Milk, Orange Juice, Grape juice, and Apple Juice.
5. Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook, though I have to admit I’m starting to like Twitter a lot more than I ever thought possible, despite the strict word cap.
6. My passion(s)?
Aside from the obvious if you’ve followed the blog, Cooking and Music.
7. Getting or giving?
Both, but I do prefer give when I can.
8. Favorite pattern?
Checkerboard pattern in general, not just red and black squares on a checkers board.
On clothes, however, I’m partial to vertical pinstripes.
9. Favorite day of the week?
Sunday, because it’s not as manic as the rest of the week can be, for me, anyway.
10. Favorite flower?
That’s tough, but I’d have to say pink roses, because they represent Friendship and Happiness in flower language.
I couldn’t think of 10 for this one, as I don’t want to mention the same number of folks, and I only pick people whose blogs I’ve read, and whose writing I’ve read before.
Today’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to get random.
I’d ask the now late Brian Jacques-
2. What’s your favorite movie? (We all can’t write and read all the time. :))
Whisper of The Heart.
A box of books and at least ONE notebook. I’d prefer a pencil, can erase misspellings without things looking like a classified evidence document (Yes, I’m that kind of chronicler).
4. Favorite Candy?
As a kid: Hershey’s
5. What is your favorite animal?
I know I write a lot about rats, and they are in my top 5, but my favorite animal is actually wolves. In part, because they are wild cousins of domestic dogs, but also because like rats, there’s more to their behavior and intelligence than people first think. I just haven’t found the right story to really make use of them in my own writing.
6. Do you have one place on earth that you dream of visiting?
If you’ve seen either Read or Die or R.O.D. the TV, you’ll know the place I’m talking about. If not, Google it sometime! I’m hoping I’ll find some obscure rare book for my collection, even if it’s not in English, though preferably something I can read as well as covet.
7. What is your favorite paranormal power and why?
As much as I’d like to fly, have the strength of a 10 grizzly bears, or turn into a wolf (While still being able to talk and have my humanity in tact) I’d most rather just be able to talk to animals.
9. Who is your favorite storybook character?
As a reader I’ve got too many to name.
10. Do you believe in magic? Why or why not?
Now since most of the blogs I follow have been tagged more than once, my list will be smaller, but still blogs I follow-
Cat Woods (Words from the Woods)
She was a big inspiration to me when query letters were Hell on Earth two years ago, and like my friend Kelly Hashway who I interviewed for Critter Chat, she has had a long, hard road, and still struggles to stay on the sunny side of her writing life. Still, she is many ways a far braver and practical about her writing process than I can say, though much has improved since the last time we talked.
(Katrina D. (Cat) This is the “Other Cat” I know)
Kristi Holl (Writer’s First Aid) based on her books, Writer’s First Aid, and More Writer’s First Aid,
A blog I follow and refer to often, and while the advice is not easy to follow, or read, I commend Kristi for still understanding the writer’s side of the story, not just the business side, which some blogs don’t respect enough, even if the facts are correct.
Here are your questions-