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Tagged Am I

Awesome, beautiful blogging friend Melissa Tagg, tagged me! The rules of being tagged are simple: answer the questions provided and then tag 11 others. 

1. Book or movie and why?

Hmmm, this one is hard for me, because I love both!  Now that I have been writing, I am tend to analyze as I read now, so it is not the escape it used to be. I still love books, but to escape, I’d have to go with a movie.

2. Real book or e-book?

I love my Kindle and the ease of it, but there is just something about turning real paper pages that gets me. Also, you don’t get the beautiful covers in color on my Kindle. I miss that.

3. Funniest thing you’ve done in the past 5 years?

This is probably not the funniest thing, but last weekend I was at a baby shower and since I am the preacher’s wife, I got asked to say the prayer. It was the first time I have ever gone completely blank during a prayer. Seriously, I actually said…”Well, oh my goodness, um, yeah, I can’t think of what I want to say…” Awkward, but I totally laughed at myself, which got everyone laughing too. Hopefully, I have given freedom to those who feel like they CANNOT pray!

4. How would your best friend describe you?

Happy…most of the time, goofy…alot of the time, blessed…on a daily basis, forgetful…yeah, all of the time. I always forget to call her on the days we schedule to go out for coffee. I need a personal assistant to keep me organized.

5. How do you put yourself into the books you read/write or the movies you watch?

In writing, I tend to make my character go through what I have gone through or am going through. It’s just part of the whole “write what you know” thing. When I watch movies, I am always the gorgeous heroine with the fabulous figure and witty comebacks. I’m sure I even do my own stunts.

6. Favorite kind of car and why?

A Jaguar all the way, especially the older models. They used to be so incredibly cool and indulgent. I would look fabulous with my graying hair blowing in the breeze while riding through the streets of Fort Worth. *snort*

7. Would your choice party be a catered meal or a BBQ out back?

I love the relaxed feel of a BBQ, but oh, to not have to cook…that would be awesome!

8. What’s your favorite season and why?

Autumn, because I adore the vivid colors and the crisp, cool air. Plus, an added feature being I can wear more layers and not expire from the internal heater I carry around with me.

9. What specific lesson have you learned – Spiritual, educational, occupational?

Spiritual: Rest in the security that I am in God’s hands, and they are big enough to carry me through whatever lies ahead.
Educational: I need to keep learning if I want to be smart and successful.
Occupational: I need to write every day or else loose the momentum to keep going.

10. Besides writing, what’s your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time?

Watch movies or TV series on Netflix, read the massive amount of books on my Kindle, or take a nap.

11. What’s one place you can be found at least one time every week?

Redbox. I love to go and get a movie for a dollar. It feels so futuristic to put in my card and pop out a movie. 


All right, now I’m supposed to tag 11 other bloggers. And like Melissa said…if you were already tagged elsewhere OR you consider this the online version of chain letters, forgive me. 🙂

Let’s have some fun. Answer any of the questions…of course, I’d love the hear about your “funny” stuff!

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Tagged & Questioned

Katie tagged me and now it is my turn…

Natalie
Tabitha
Krista

Tag, your it! Just answer the questions and post them on your blog. Easy.

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What’s the last thing you wrote? What’s the first thing you wrote that you still have?
That’s completed? My first novel. I don’t think I’ve kept anything I’ve written previously, other than some bulletin articles I did a long time ago.

Write poetry?
LOLOLOL, I’m terrible at poetry.

Angsty poetry?
That would be a no.

Favorite genre of writing?
Historical fiction, preferably medieval or regency.

Most annoying character you’ve ever created?
Someone who has read the first part of my WIP has said my main character is annoying. Sigh…I’m waiting to see if anyone in my new crit group think that! Personally, I think one of the villains in my WIP is annoying. She kinda goes off the deep end and really gets on my nerves.

Best plot you’ve ever created?
I like the one I just did. I would write a blurb here, but I can’t do it in just a few sentences. I haven’t got that elevator speech done yet! lol I will say it involves an escaped nun disguised as a boy, a knight, an evil step-mother, and a forced marriage.

Coolest plot twist?
I don’t think I have great twists. It’s all pretty predictable, I suppose.

Write fan fiction?
I didn’t even know what fan fiction was until earlier this year! lol

Do you type or write by hand?
I type until I get “blocked” and then I write by hand. There is something about it that gets my creative juices flowing.

Do you save everything you write?
Yes, but I really don’t know why.

Do you ever go back to an idea after you’ve abandoned it?
I’m too new to this writing journey to have that scenario.

What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?
My current WIP.

What’s everyone elses favorite story that you’ve written?
My current WIP, mainly because it is the only thing I’ve really written.

Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?
Definitely the romance!

What’s your favorite setting for your characters?
I love medieval with the castles and tournaments. All that chivalry stuff!

How many writing projects do you have going right now?
Just one. I hear of other writers having several things going at once, and I just don’t know how they do it! I can’t focus on more than one thing at a time!

Have you ever won an award for your writing?
No. I’ve never even submitted my WIP in a contest. I plan on submitting in the next month or two if I can find some to enter.

What are your five favorite words?
Hhhhm, let’s see…snogging, thusly, gander, precious, cranky. Yes, they are all very random, I know.

What character have you created that is most like you?
While I would like to be more like my heroine (bold and courageous), I am more like her quiet friend, who is loyal, but likes to be in the shadows.

Where you do get your ideas for your characters?
History books sparks my imagination for historical characters. I have an idea for a contemporary series that I am basing on 3 sisters I know. I think you can get ideas from anywhere! The news, people watching at the mall or the park, history books, and even in the stillness of your mind.

Do you ever write based on your dreams?
I don’t dream. At least, I don’t remember my dreams. I would love to get ideas from dreams, but alas…that is not my lot in life.

Do you favor happy endings?
I’m definitely a happy ending girl! No angst for me.

Does music help you write?
I mostly write in silence, but sometimes if I get stuck, I pull up Pandora and play a station that features epic movies. It gets me back in the mood and helps to play the “movie” in my mind.

Quote something you’ve written. Whatever pops in your head.
His heart wanted to speak, but could not find the words. So his heart took action. (and then there is a kiss scene which I may share on Monday.)

Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
I wish I wasn’t, but I tend to “think” too hard about words and spelling and grammar while writing the first draft. I would go faster if I didn’t, but I do it anyway.

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Don’t forget about The Official Kissing Blogfest on Monday, December 21. On your blog, post a kissing (or almost kissing) scene from your WIP. If you aren’t a writer or don’t feel comfortable sharing your work, share a kissing scene from a movie or book. It will be a great smooch fest! A snogging party!
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Question: How many of you writers have more than one project going at a time? I’m curious!