Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Happy 26! The Interview

For my 26th birthday, I decided to do an impromptu interview. (I would have loved to do a contest, but this really was impromptu).
It was fun seeing the variety of questions (as well as a beautiful reference to Monty Python!) and to think on and supply answers for you!
Here is the master list of questions and answers:
1. What is your favorite flower? My favorite flower is the daisy, particularly the little ones that grow on the grass.
2. What was your favorite toy as a child? My favorite toy... Was probably a toss up between my Barbies and my Cabbage Patch baby.
3. Who's your favorite superhero? My favorite superhero is, without a doubt Captain America!
4. What's your favorite TV show? Ooh, favorite tv show... I think it's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. right now. I love Coulsen.
5. Do you like pie or cake? I prefer pie. I'm not a big fan of cake.
6. Do you prefer cats or dogs? I like both pets, but I currently have a big, fluffy golden retriever named Jake.
7. What is your favorite book NOT in your favorite genre? Oooh good question. Hmmm. Probably Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. I don't read a lot of books set in modern times, or many conspiracy/espionage books, but this one impressed me
8. What is the capital of Assyria? This was a trick question! I had to Google it. ;-p And according to the world wide Wikipedia, the original capital was Assur, or Asher. But it also lists Nineveh as a capital and prime city. So now I'm confused. But that's the best I can do at present! Thanks Alan!
9. If you could go anyplace in the world, where would you go? Hmmm... there are so many amazing places in the world. It's hard to narrow down the list. If I had to choose just one, it would probably be New Zealand. I fell in love with the geography in the Lord of the Rings, and I've net several wonderful people from there. I'd love to know it better.
10. Do you prefer warm weather or cold weather? I'm a rebel; I like overcast, moderate days with a brisk breeze.
11. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? My favorite flavor of ice cream is Strawberries and Cream (especially Haagen Daas).
12. What do you do to relax? How I relax... I sleep, lol. Mostly that's what I do. I also love to swim, and when life really has me stressed, I listen to worship music nonstop until the anxiety and frustration pass.
13. Out of all the characters in your books, which one is your favorite so far? Ohh, how can I choose between all my babies?? I'm probably most proud of Alanor, right now. She was a challenge, and she turned out to be a rather beautiful one. However, Ithaca from my newest book holds a lot of my heart and attention at the moment. She's a darling wink emoticon
14. Do you like Lisa Frank? Lisa Frank, the arts company? Yes, they have some pretty fun pieces, though I haven't looked at it in a while. I used to love coloring in the velveteen pictures, because there was no possible way to mess up!
15. How many questions are we allowed to ask? As many as you want really. But I'm only answering the first 26. we're at 15 now!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Freedom?

Today is a good day. I slept in past seven (something I haven’t been able to do in a long while). I dressed at my leisure, took the dog for a walk. I started up my computer before noon, without little people hanging on my arm. I heated up some noodles for breakfast and proceeded to hunker down for a day in the office.

Jake, my dog, is loving our temporary residence/office, because he can sit on my toes while I catch up on correspondence and sort out my projects to tackle. And honestly, I’m excited to be moving forward in a new-ish venture. It’s time for a change in scenery.

However, I cannot pretend that this has been a good transition. There has been much done and said in my environment to make me feel very hurt and misrepresented, by people that I highly respected and held dear. Things have been intoned about my character that I have never, in my admittedly short life, been accused of. And to have such, from those who should know me best, is rather staggering. My heart hurts, and I don’t think that trust can be regained any time soon.

And to add to that heavy burden, I am facing life challenges that I haven’t faced before. Namely; homelessness and true unemployment.

I have been working for room and board for the past three years, and now find myself facing a world that runs on money. I’m armed with a reserved, introverted personality, a stubborn streak a mile wide, and a vocation that needs another two years to actually be able to support me (short of Hollywood deciding I’m worth a million dollars overnight Smile with tongue out)

I have been working myself raw on my writing for two and a half years already, building my little kingdom of words. And I’ve loved every second of it. I look forward to the next two years, and the blessings they bring in.

But in the meantime, I could use a lot of prayer, to figure out how to get by until that beautiful boat comes in.