Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Turn...

How amazing is this blogging community?


In the last week I've been tagged by these 9 awesome people in the 11 Questions game:

Rachel Morgan
Hannah Hale
Avery Marsh
Selah Janel
Melissa Maygrove

Now, I know I'm missing someone, because I stumbled across it yesterday, and I can't for the life of me remember who, so if it's you, poke me and I'll put your link up!

Since I don't want to bore you and take up the rest of your day by answering... *calculates* 99 questions, I'll just pick from the whole lot and then continue with the game:

1. Who was your favorite author when you were a child: No one. I hated reading. Loathed it! Awful huh?

2. If you could put yourself in any book, what would it be? Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. Yeah, I wouldn't mind living amongst hot Scottish men in kilts ;)

3. What is the best writing advice you've ever received? As Tymothy Longoria once told me:
IT will happen for you. 
It WILL happen for you.
It will HAPPEN for you.
It will happen FOR you.
It will happen for YOU. <---I loved that. 

4. What song is currently stuck in your head? Moves Like Jagger from Maroon 5... Man, isn't that song addicting???

5. If you were invisible for a day, what would you do? I'd sit in an agent's office as they went through the query pile... wouldn't that be fun???

6. What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why? The Semicolon. Because I'm a bit old fashioned and I feel like I live my life in the middle of everything ;)

7. What's one misconception people tend to have about you? Hmm... I'm not as confident as I come across. Every day is a battle, even though I *think* I put on a good show. ;)

8. Name one of your strengths when it comes to writing. I enjoy the technical side of it sometimes more than the creative. It's my left brain kicking in. 

9. Favorite Indie book you've ever read. The Little Universe by Jason Matthews. 

10. What's the next planned event you're looking forward to in your life? Finishing my WIP and querying again ;)

11. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Hahaha... Yes and no. I'm not a very good friend when it comes to going out into the world and hanging out--I prefer to be home. But I'm loyal, and will always be truthful. ;) 

That wasn't so bad, was it? And if you blurred through the questions without reading, I'm totally not offended :D  But let's tag some others so the game can continue, eh? My tagging today is dedicated to the special male bloggers/writers out there who survive (in what feels like) a female dominated society:

Your questions, which you are welcome to answer or no:

1. Do you like being tagged in question games?
2. If you could stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
3. Do men like chocolate as much as women?
4. What would you name the autobiography of your life?
5. How do you balance social media and writing time?
6. Describe yourself in one word.
7. What is your favorite writing related website?
8. If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be? 
9. What fictional character do you most resemble?
10. Star Wars or Star Trek?
11. What's the first word to come to your mind right... now?

Alright, now off to write.

Red. Head. Out. :D 


  1. So funny because I just tagged you today :)

    I hated reading when I was a kid too. Loathe is a great word to describe it. I'm making up for lost time though. And now I can't stop signing Moves like Jagger.

  2. Visiting from Alyssa's site! (I'm her sister, lol) I already follow you, but I wanted to say 'hi'!
    Great Q&A by the way!!

    And between Star Wars and Star Trek, I'd definitely choose Star Wars!!

  3. Yeah that's real amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have lost count of the times I've walked around with Moves Like Jagger stuck in my head lol!

  5. Whaaaat? You hated reading when you were a child? I've loved it ever since I figured out HOW to read! And yup that song is awesome. It took me a little while to get "into" it, but when it came onto the music channel at gym today I was like "Yeah! Turn up the pace on the treadmill!"

  6. I've been tagged quite a bit too! Get ready for a TMI weekend on my blog, lol.

    And I wasn't a huge reader until I discovered the Box Car Children. But even then, I didn't really read till the loveliness of Harry Potter came into the world!

    "I got the moves like Jagger, I got the mooooooooooves like Jagger."

    Dang it woman, I hate that song and now it's stuck up there :)

  7. Yay for being tagged!
    Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon ROCKS. Claire and Jamie are one of my top three literary couples.

  8. LOL on #5 (until they got down to yours) Ha! Kidding. And a raised eyebrow nod for #6. Very clever.

    I loved reading your answers. It's amazing how alike you and I are in some ways...esp. #11. ; )

  9. Now that song is stuck in my head! And I'm with you on #5. I think it's good not be outgoing all of the time, good for writing that is ;)

  10. Great answers, Morgan! Though I'm cursing your name for putting "Moves Like Jagger" in my head :)

    Thanks for the tag! I'll put up my answers soon. Be afraid. Muwahahaha!

  11. I didn't blur through, I actually read your answers :) Which is weird, since I normally skip reading posts like these ... I guess you're an intriguing person!

  12. Thanks for the love, Morgan! I'll try to sneak this into a post in the near future. :)

  13. LOL. I love semicolons; though there seem to be less and less of them these days!

    Fellow Campaigner here. :)

  14. So fun getting to know you better....*wink wink*......hehe! Though I am surprised on which book you would want to be Damon??? ;)

  15. I know, right? I've been tagged four times (or so). Thanks for sharing your secrets with us. Great. Now I have "Moves Like Jagger" stuck in my head again ... :)

  16. I tagged you. I was leery about answering the questions at first, because I always freeze up and can't think of how to answer. However, I actually found it fun this time and have really enjoyed getting to know funny quirks about each of my new blogger friends.

    We share something in the misconception category. I read when I was in elementary school that half the battle of success is appearing confident whether you really are or not. So from then on I decided I would always appear to have it all together from then on. I always smile inside when people tell me they wish they could be as 'together' as I am.

    Call me Houdini, because I am the master of illusions.

  17. I hated reading when I was a kid too. I didn't really start to LOVE reading until I was 26. Sad, huh? Love you!

  18. Thanks for the Move Like Jagger comment. *sings to self while continuing*

    I love #3. I tell it to myself all the time. I figure as long as I keep going, It will happen to ME :) haha

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. "My tagging today is dedicated to the special male bloggers/writers out there who survive (in what feels like) a female dominated society."

    Awesome and so true, I hadn't thought of that before so thanks for thinking of us dudes! :}
    Some of us swim and the rest of us have to help those who can't swim as well.

    This is cool. Seriously.

    I appreciate the tag and wow...humbled at the advice part. As far as the one question about reading, I've been reading since I was very young, or rather I've enjoyed reading since then. Then when the comic books got a hold of me, it was over.

    Life went on and there were a number of years where I hadn't picked up a book. It wasn't until I was about 22 that I began reading seriously again.

    I look forward to answering some of these questions on Aspire No More.

    P.S. The advice was straight from experience and the heart, and also...I like the song so's in my "byline." :}


  20. P.S.S. You and Jules are made of awesome, my Friends.

    Woooooooo moves like Jaggerrrr.

  21. Love these, Morg! I have that song in my head now too, dang it! And I've been tagged by several people too. I need to get on the ball and answer some questions! Great quote, btw!

  22. I enjoyed reading your answers:) I liked the one about being invisible and hanging out in an agent's office. Did you ever see the website (I think that's it). If anything, it's good for a laugh.

  23. Great questions. I love that writing mantra. Very cool.

  24. Ohhhh yeah, I'm with you on the Diana Gabaldon answer. Phheeew I love that series!

  25. Hey,

    No worries - I feel chuffed that you tagged me, but I must confess...

    I love your #5, but I have *no* idea about the Dancing With Wolves Jagger song... so now I feel old, balder and so out of touch :)

  26. I love stuff like this because I like learning new things about people :-) I have to agree 150% with #2. Men in kilts.... Thanks for sharing all of this :-)

  27. Moves Like Jagger really is an addictive song; I once had it in my head for 3 days straight. Now you've mentioned it, it'll probably come back again now! Never even knew who it was by though!

  28. It was fun to get to know you. New follower, stopping by from the Campaign! *waves*

  29. Love the friend question.

    I'm a bad influence, so I don't think I'd be friends with me ;-O

    Too fun

  30. A semi-colon huh? Is that because you can't decide to pause...or just come to a complete halt altogether? :)

  31. Thanks for sharing this! I think you're the first writer I've ever seen who didn't like reading as a child! And very cool that you're a semicolon. :D

  32. We might have been separated by birth. I love the technical part of writing, could see myself in Outlander, and love Moves Like Jagger.

    Good thing we are in Group 3 together and can hang out during the campaign. ;-)

  33. Great to learn more about you! I'm a new follower from the campaign. :)

  34. I would've never thought of sitting in an agent's office, but now I have sudden urge to find an agent webcam and watch them like a wildebeest at a watering hole. I would love to see their faces, hear their comments and see how fast it takes them to scrap something. (As if stalking them on blogs and twitter wasn't enough.)

  35. I loved this. I'm stopping by from the Platform Campaign. Cheers.



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