Wow! I did not expect to be nominated for this award. I woke up and saw not one, but two nominations, one from Laura with Voyage of the Mind and Ingrid with Experiments in Fiction.
Here are the rules:
- Provide the link to the creator’s original award post.
- Answer the questions provided.
- Create 7(ish) unique questions.
- Nominate new bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
- At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!
If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility: I love travelling so I’d 100% use this to skip TSA…or the whole airport experience all together. Also, sometimes I’m a little nosy so it’d be kinda cool to be able to snoop around–but I wouldn’t be a jerk about it.
Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have two Shelties, Jax (sable) and Mist (black), they’re siblings (even though they don’t look like it) and are total goofs.
Who is your favourite cartoon character?
Ooh, that’s tricky–visual cartoons, I’d probably have to say Scooby, I even had a Scooby birthday party when I was little! Comic book–Hobbes. I love Calvin too, but he’s sometimes a little too ornery.
Do you have another job apart from writing?
I work in the billing office of a university answering the phones and emails…not gonna lie, it’s kind of a drag and I don’t have a lot of patience for it. I also write for the local Niwot, CO newspaper, the “Left Hand Valley Courier.” I’ve done all sorts of pieces for them including book reviews, reporting on local businesses, profiles, and covering the Boulder County 2020 Primary Elections! This was one of my favorite things to do, in addition to a piece I did on COVID and the Latinx community and a debate over installation of feminine hygiene dispensers at the local high school. Oh, and I coach volleyball… or did what with COVID and the fact that my day job (the first one) is gonna limit me this coming high school season.
What’s the strangest dream you’ve ever had? (And if you don’t dream, make up a dream you could have had or relate a strange one someone else told you about!)
Ooh boy, this is a doozy… so in middle school (it’s a little fuzzy now) but I remember that a bunch of my old girl friends and I were together–probably having a party or something. At one point, we were all flying on broomsticks and my friend Lily (who used to draw a lot) had one that looked like a silver paintbrush with a scythe on the end, it was weird. Then, realizing I was dreaming and that broomstick riding is, sadly, not a reality for us, we ended up in my friend’s Toyota and she was driving. I know more shenanigans ensued, but can’t quite recall what.
How do you balance writing with other demands on your time?
I’m sad to admit that I’m actually pretty bad at writing-time management…when it comes to my wip. I’m able to stay on top of this blog pretty easily, but when it comes to my personal, creative writing, I have to actually make time which is tricky because my house is busy and I’m often interrupted.
If you could have a conversation with any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
I’m debating between Jane Austen and Audrey Hepburn. I know a lot of people aren’t fans of Austen either because she’s old or seen as kind of basic, but considering how much I love rom-coms and she’s low key the OG when it comes to them, I really enjoy her work (also Colin Firth as Darcy??? *swoon*). As for Heburn, I’ve loved her films since I was little–I’ve even been both Holly Golightly and Eliza Doolittle for Halloween. Not only is she a film *queen,* she was also pretty into humanitarian rights which I think is amazing.
Okay, so my questions…
- What is your spirit animal?
- If you could be part of any band, which would it be?
- What’s your least favorite part about writing?
- Do you have siblings, and if so, are they your best (or only) friend?
- Do you curse, what’s your favorite swear and why?
- Name three unpopular opinions.
- What type of novel would you want to exist in as a character? Follow up: would you want to be the MC, the villain, the comic relief, etc.?
- What’s your lame catchphrase?
And now my nominees (in no particular order, of course):