Saturday, November 03, 2012

11 x 4 Questions Finally Answered

Current NaNo Word Count: 8,509 words (full post on Monday)

Something we all know is that I always take forever at getting around to accepting awards and answering tags, that sort of thing. An example? I got two awards at the end of 2011. I got around to posting about them in May 2012. This procrastination is the reason I'm just now getting around to answering the questions I got tagged with during the Fourth Writers' Platform Building Campaign. And boy, are there a lot of them.

Carrie-Anne was the first to tag me. She left me with these eleven questions:
  1. What is your dream car? It could be either a current car or a classic or antique car. I don't exactly have a specific dream car, but I would like a rather large vehicle with a bench seat.
  2. Are you interested in illustrating your own books? Have you ever drawn pictures of your characters? I wish I could illustrate my own books, if just the chapter headers. While I can draw, I unfortunately lack the ability to visualize things. This makes it hard to draw things like my characters and settings.
  3. What is your favorite flavor of jelly? Grape.
  4. What animal would you most like to be? A brightly-colored poisonous butterfly.
  5. What foreign country would you like to live in? Ireland. It's where the leprechauns live.
  6. Do you prefer the countryside or the city? It depends. What am I doing there and who am I doing it with?
  7. What is your favorite ice-cream flavor? Chocolate almond.
  8. What character from mythology (any mythology) would you most like to meet? Pandora. Imagine her face when a 5'2" blonde girl comes up and slaps her.
  9. Do you have a favorite or well-liked name you haven’t used on a character yet? Rhine. Mostly because it's the name of the main character in the Chemical Garden Trilogy. Also because I think it would be a nice name if I ever have a daughter.
  10. What is your favorite amusement park ride? Any rollercoaster!
  11. Would you prefer to live on the beach, in the forest, in the mountains, or in the desert? On the beach.
Susan then gave me the next eleven questions.
  1. What is the name of the book you are currently reading? CLOCKWORK ANGEL.
  2. What type of music do you prefer? Favourite song? Country is my top choice, though I've been getting into more indie YouTube artists lately. No favourite song. I'm usually pretty bad at having favourites.
  3. If you could go anywhere in this world or a fictitious one, where would you go? I know it's clique, but who never wanted to go to Hogwarts?
  4. Do you currently have any pets? Yes. One dog and one cat that is missing. :(
  5. When do you usually set aside time to write? I'm definitely an evening/night writer though, if I have to, I will write anytime.
  6. What is the most interesting way in which you (or some other author) has killed off a character? Crushed by an elevator.
  7. Have you ever written a piece of fan fiction? If so, for which show/movie? No.
  8. Do you have a specific place in which you do most of your writing? At my desk. I know, exciting, huh?
  9. What is your favourite meal? What am I in the mood for?
  10. Do you have any non-writing hobbies? Does reading count even though it's considered very important for a writer?
  11. If you had a time machine, when would you go? To the library of Alexandria before it burned.
Ella made it a total of thirty-three questions.
  1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? The power to copy other people's superpowers. I can't be the only one who has one right?
  2. You are walking in a forest and you come across two different paths. As the poem by Robert Frost goes, the first path is one that appears to be worn and familiar. The other path appears new and unused. Which path do you take? It depends. Where am I headed? And am I in the mood for people, no people, new discovery, or calming routine?
  3. What is your opinion on love triangles? They don't bug me in stories like they do some people, but I dislike it when it's too predictable and you know who the person is going to pick. Love squares are more fun.
  4. What is your opinion on vampires, faeries, and werewolves being used in YA fiction? Love faeries. And I don't dislike vampires and werewolves. But maybe it wouldn't be a bad thing if we all cut back a little bit on them.
  5. What are some amazing books you have read this year (so far)? -pulls up Goodreads- THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, ENTWINED, THE HATING GAME, FEVER, CINDER, and KING OF THE SCREWUPS.
  6. Which is more important in a novel: the plot or the characters? The plot with just a dash of character because while the plot entraps you and keeps you reading, those motions don't mean anything without the character's reactions to them.
  7. If you went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which of the four houses do you think you would be sorted into? Probably Ravenclaw. Though I would hope Hufflepuff. Pottermore tells me I'm a Slytherin. -.-
  8. What is one book and one movie you are looking forward to reading/seeing in 2012? Book: THE LAST GUARDIAN Movie: Gone.
  9. One book you would most definitely read again, and one book you would never read again? Would: PRINCESS ACADEMY Wouldn't: LEFT BEHIND
  10. What is your favorite comfort food? Cheddar pretzels. Maybe. Refer to set two's number two.
  11. If you'd been on the Titanic, would you have been: a) one of the first people to jump into the ocean, b) a person who waited and ended up in a small lifeboat, or c) someone who sunk nobly along with the ship? B.
Finally, Kadie was kind enough to leave me with a total of forty-four questions.
  1. What’s your favorite childhood memory? From the ages of about three to five, I lived in a trailer park in Alabama. My best friend lived one down from me. When we moved I had no way to keep in contact with her. We took a trip to Disneyworld when I was about eight or so. In order to get there, we had to pass through that Alabama town. We even stopped and ate dinner in it. And she was at that restaurant! That has always been so mind-blowing to me.
  2. If you could teleport from any Wal-Mart in the country to another Wal-Mart in the country, where would you go and why? (My husband and I have a great idea to place teleporters in every Wal-Mart in America and then charge people to transfer to another one… Now we just have to invent a teleporter. One day…) To the Wal-Mart in Buffalo, Missouri because it's so small it probably will never install the teleporter and then I would be stuck in limbo where I would have eternity to write all the books I'm scared I'll never have time to write.
  3. How many times do you brush your teeth in a day? One or two. Depending on how tired I am at night.
  4. What’s your biggest fear? The horrible possibilities of what people can do.
  5. How many times have you dyed your hair? Zero.
  6. What’s the absolute WORST book you’ve ever read? I don't think I have one. I have books I really liked, books I just normal liked, and books I didn't really care for at all. But I don't have a worst book.
  7. Where do you find inspiration? Various things. Usually, by chain reaction, thinking about one thing will lead me to an idea.
  8. Have you ever broken a bone? Which one and how? No.
  9. Chocolate or Caramel? I only like certain varieties of both. With caramel, it usually has to be hard. And with chocolate, it usually has to be paired with something else (like caramel). So I'll pretend this is a syrup question. Chocolate.
  10. Guyliner? Hot or not? (Besides on Johnny Depp, that’s a given.) Neither.
  11. What’s your birthstone? Amethyst.
Since this tag was created to get to know people during the Fourth Writer's Platform Building Campaign, I'm not going to be coming up with eleven more questions or tagging eleven more people. However, if you want to answer any of these questions in the comments, I would love to hear your answers!


  1. I draw pictures of my characters in my stories. Maybe I could do one for you. Have to get a clear image in my mind of what your protag looks like and attempt to do so.

    1. That would be amazing. Now I'm going to have to come up with a better description than brown hair/eyes and average height. Darn.

      And I'm about to read your post about last night's TWD. It better be spectacular. But I know it will be.