Mystery Blogger Award

A huge thank you to MladenR at Writer to Writer Site for nominating me! I am flattered and thrilled beyond words to know you have enjoyed reading my blog! Yours is absolutely fantastic also and you would definitely be one of my nominees, but I don’t think I’m supposed nominate the person who nominated me. Let me know if I am mistaken!

Also, thank you to Okoto Enigma, who created this award.

Here are the rules for this award:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award (Okoto Enigma) and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate roughly 10 – 20 people for this award.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  • Ask your nominees five questions.
  • Share a link to your best/favorite post that you’ve written.

Three Things About Me

  1. I love red foxes. As a child I wrote stories about them, which I then stapled to look like a book. I’ve wanted to be published since I could pick up a pen and doodle a cartoon animal –even before I could read. I must have stapled hundreds of “books” about foxes. While my stories are now mostly about humans instead, I still love the bright, fiery look of the fox. I love the lore surrounding them. I love how clever they’re known to be. And they’re flippin’ cute.
  2. I have OCD. Maybe one day I’ll do a post on it. Long story short, I’m of the “magical thinking” variety. You may notice several of my “list” posts have weird amounts of items. I try to always use a certain number of tags. The OCD started in the second grade. I do things like close doors over and over, turn lights off and on, and spin in circles before I get into bed.
  3. I’ve almost always preferred to write male characters. As a child, even my animal characters were often male –until a span that lasted about 4-6 years, during which time I did write females. No idea why this is. I just seem to be more interested in them. I am perfectly content to read about females. It’s weird. And, for the record, I am female.

What does blogging mean to you?

For me, it’s a way to share knowledge. I know about something, so I want to tell others about it in a way that’s amusing, and, hopefully, simple. I also want to share what I learn. Have you ever learned more about something by teaching others –such as buddying up to study? I’m hoping to accomplish something along those lines, to network, and to meet great people online.

What was the worst day of blogging like for you?

Overall, it’s been totally rewarding. Everyone has been so nice and friendly, here! So, if we’re going off views/likes/comments, I guess it was April 16. I don’t think I made a post that day, my blog was new, and I didn’t have many followers. There have been a few times if I’ve wondered if I am being silly having a blog. It’s not like I’m published, so who am I to give advice?

But I’ve swept those questions away. I can have a blog if I enjoy it, which I do, and I’m sharing information I’ve learned, and information as I learn it. My blog isn’t being forced on people, so I think we’re good.

What is your goal in connection with your blog?

To learn more about writing, to help other people learn more about writing, and to ask and answer great questions.

What was your wildest, craziest idea for a story?

A novel not totally dissimilar to Lord of the Flies in that it was about a bunch of children killing each other in a dystopian Charleston, SC.

At what point would you say, “I succeeded?”

I’ll answer this from the perspective of my writing career only: I think, if I published a novel and people enjoyed reading it, that would be success for me as a writer.

My questions to my nominees are:

  1. Who is your least favorite fictional character, and why?
  2. What is your greatest talent?
  3. What inspired you to start a blog?
  4. What is something you know now that you wish you knew when you started your blog?
  5. What is your advice to someone starting a blog like yours?

My Best/Favorite Post

I don’t know if this is my best post, but it got a lot of likes.

My Nominees

Ares3Blog – Mark Jacobs writes wonderful, engaging flash fiction. Check it out!

Budgie Bigelow – Finely crafted fiction, just as the tagline says.

CognitiveWasteland – Nadir Farsani is an epically talented writer.

The Wasted Love Song– David K writes gorgeous flash fiction.

Koeur –  Well organized reviews on books often not yet released to the public.

RedHeaded Book Lover – Wonderfully thorough reviews, and a sweet personality!

Sascha Darlington – A book blogger who also responds to prompts, with lovely writing.

Mrs. O Loves Books – Fun reviews on all sorts of books –with lots of pictures!

Well-Read Twenty Something – Her book reviews are excellent, and so organized!

Leigh Holland Writes! – Excellent writing advice. I cannot recommend enough.

A.E. McAuley – She shares wonderful writing advice and thought provoking questions.

 

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