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Monday, March 24, 2014


Mondays about Me

Good Morning everyone!

So for today, I'm going to answer the questions that were left as response to last weeks post!

Here goes:

Chrissy asked: Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what's your favorite writing music?

My Answer: Sometimes I do, Sometimes I don't. It depends on my mood. But when I do it often turns out to be Disney Music or Christmas Music (doesn't matter what time of year it is). Unless I have found a couple of songs that perfectly fit what I'm trying to write - then I have those on repeat. I spent an entire day listening to the songs from that one musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("One more time, with feeling" I think it's called) because her song fit the mood I was trying to capture for my character :)

DA Cairns asked: Do you sometimes feel like you just don't belong? What is at the core of your desire to write? 

My Answer: I have often felt like I don't belong, in many situations. I have often been in places where I look around and thing "What in the world am I doing here?" Not just physical places either, but emotional places and educational places, etc. etc. I think we all kind of feel like that at some point. We kind of have to find our niche. However, unlike many writers, I am not so much an introvert. I am very much a social butterfly and because of this I do have an easier time communicating, dealing with crowds, being in the middle of things, and pretending I'm belonging, even when I don't feel like I am.
As for the core of my desire to write - I have always, always loved making up stories and telling them. I love giving life to characters and seeing how people respond to them. I love the idea that I can contribute something (hopefully in a good way) to the world by giving them something good to read and escape into.

Well those were the questions I was asked today. Remember, you can ask me any question at any time. My goal is to get you guys to know me, and for me to get to know something about you too through your comments and questions.

Next week, I think I'll show you a bit of my love for Disney .... :)

Happy Monday!


  1. LOL. I have to tell you, that second question reminded me of something that happened in the past to my daughter and me when she was applying to a lot of big name Ivy League schools, including Harvard and Yale. We drove all the way to Orlando (which as a two hour drive for us at the time) to attend a meet and greet at the Harvard Club downtown. Imagine that, they actually have clubs in major cities. Anyway, after a bit I sort of felt like we were in that scene in animal house at the 'status' fraternity where all the misfits are relegated to one couch and promptly ignored. My daughter sensed it too. I asked her if she really wanted to turn into one of the snobs that was ignoring us. She said I don't think they want to give me a chance. I told her there is a famous one liner Groucho Marx once said about belonging. "I've never wanted to be a member of any club that would have someone like me as a member." She laughed and suggested we leave. I said, "Hell no, they're feeding us while we're here and then we'll leave. These people feel compelled to show they have money, so by all means let them spend some of it."

    1. haha, Elgon that's classic! I love it :) yup, been in many of those situations myself! Gotta get the goods while you can, and then log everything else away to be used later in a story ;) Those situations, no matter how awkward, are definitely great feed ground to an author's imagination!


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