I think I’ve gotten the hang of this, but I’m concerned that all this navel-gazing is derailing the original purpose of my blog. But I’ll indulge in this week’s questions, then see if I can get back on track.
What is your favorite smell/scent?
Some kind of food, most likely, because I love food. Uhh… Coffee, though I don’t drink it. Fresh cheese pizza. Popcorn (not burned). Crisp apple streudels. Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzels with WHOOOOOA WHAT JUST HAPPENED THERE.
How do you write: computer, longhand or other?
Computer. My handwriting has degraded to the point where my good hand (left) looks like my off hand’s writing. Quite tragic, really.
Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)
This is why I’m participating this week, heh heh heh heh (imagine me rubbing my hands). All this navel-gazing is nice, but my main reason for starting this blog was to write a fictional story. It’s all mushy fantasy fairytale romance, too, which is my polar opposite in behavior and attitude towards This Thing Called Love. I cannot stress that enough. Anyway, it’s what I wish people were reading instead of my navel-gazing, but I like getting pageviews and likes, regardless. So I am, of course, a total hypocrite. Heh heh heh heh.
I actually have two favorites from this blog, plus one from another blog.
http://wp.me/p3w5TX-r = Chapter 1 of the Pauper Prince. Sets the scene and tone and all that stuff
http://wp.me/p3w5TX-2w – Chapter 24. My heroine gets a major dressing down that could be interpreted as anti-feminist… or is it? You decide!
http://wp.me/p3HAGQ-5 – The inaugural chapter of the Pauper Princess Fanfiction Theatre.
Have I said “Heh heh heh heh” yet? HEH!
What’s one of your favorite books from childhood?
…Book that I’ve read… at all… Uh… See, I’m a hobbyist so I don’t really…. Okay, If comic books count, it would be the Uncanny X-Men during the Chris Clarement / John Byrne years. The entirety of the Phoenix Saga. Wow.
If I have to pick a book-book for kiddies, I guess that would be the Clifford the Big Red Dog series, because he was just this giant, mutant dog, and that sort of weirdness appeals to me.
Personal trivia: I was a spontaneous reader at around age 4. I never had any reading lessons; it just clicked. Ironically, I have not grown up to be a great devourer of literature and am really not that well-read.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Finishing up a sculpture that’s taken me months to do. That’s part of what derailed my fictional writing this past month.
I’m looking forward to taking it to a convention in Seattle. It wil have to be hand-carried on the plane. Of course, my luck being what it is, the more I hope for something to happen without a hitch, the less likely it will. I know that sounds pessimistic, but I’m basing this on personal history. I learned long ago to assume the worst so that I won’t be surprised if it happens.
Now I gotta get back to the fictional stuff!