Hello beautiful people! How are you doing? I’m just appearing here and pretending that I haven’t been gone for nearly a month. In my defence though, I have had some immense computer troubles. After wiping my computer and returning it for a warranty repair, hopefully it’s working again.
Anyway, I’ve received several tags in the last few weeks, so I’m going to be working through them for a while! Beginning with the Liebster Award, which I got from E.K. Seaver. She’s a wonderful human being, so definitely check out her blog! I also have another tag from her which I will be digging into next week!
So, let’s get into it! The Liebster Award!
- What is the hardest part about writing for you?
Having enough time, hands down. Just trying to find enough time to get all the books written and edited that I want to have published. Also, the idea of spending somewhere between 5-20 years on one book sort of depresses me.
- How much sleep do you get on average?
About seven hours, which is absolutely horrible and I hate it, alas it is the life of a working woman. I wish I could sleep a more healthy nine hours a night because I really do not cope well with the amount of sleep I have and I always crash, usually on Saturday night after my classes have finished. I feel like a miserable worm then 😛
- What is your favorite quote? Why?
My absolute favourite quote? I don’t know. There’s a lot I like…
It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
I guess as far as book quotes go, this is the absolute best one.
- What’s your MBTI, Ennegram, and Hogwarts House?
Interesting question! I know my MBTI is INFP, because I was really into MBTI for a bit. I’ve never been into enneagram, but I think I’m a One, or a Nine??? I can’t remember now. And I’ve only just read Harry Potter, but I’m fairly sure I would be a Ravenclaw.
*returns after taking a completely random HP test that really confused me*
Hufflepuff, apparently. Since Hufflepuff has absolutely no traits according to the books, I don’t know how I feel about this.
- What is something that can make you laugh every time you read it?
Terry Pratchett 😀
- What’s the weirdest dream you’ve had?
I used to have a recurring dream about orcas dying when I was very young. I have no idea if there was something that triggered these dreams, or if they were just random, but there you go. Recurring dreams about killer whales being killed.
- What is your sense of humor? (Share with us something you find funny)
My sense of humour is satire and word play, essentially that very dry sense of British humour that is very prevalent over here too.
An example of something I find hilarious:
- What is something you do that you get annoyed with yourself about?
That I’m inefficient and always running late. It drives me crazy. Also that I forget things all the time and have basically no working memory. Just yesterday, I signed into my Google account, no problems. Then I had a nap, woke up and had to sign in again for a different thing. Absolutely could not remember what the password was. I sign into my Google all the time, why could I not remember it??? Anyway, the end of the tale is that I had to do a password reset and still can’t remember what the password was.
- Fight or flight? Why?
Flight. Until it’s no longer an option and then fight like a savage dog. I guess its because I’m not keen on confrontation and aggression just really wears me out.
- Would you rather remain locked in a cozy room with good snacks and a computer for the rest of your life or be at a party with tons of people and loud music and good food and a notebook and pencil for the rest of your life?
I would actually hate both of these options. One completely lacks mental stimulation and the other one sounds like complete sensory overload. However, if I had to choose I would choose the party, because that sounds like it would have less psychological impacts at the end of the day. Also, there’s good food, a notebook and a pencil. All bonuses.
- What is your greatest fear?
Suffocating, particularly by drowning. I have an irrational fear of it.
I honestly can’t think of anyone to tag who hasn’t done this before! But if you want to do this, feel free! Here are my eleven questions:
- Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names?
- What was the last book you hated/strongly disliked?
- What is your favourite afternoon snack?
- Do you prefer new movies or old movies?
- Do you have a favourite superhero?
- If you had to write a retelling of a classic novel, which one would you pick?
- Best book you’ve read this month?
- What is your favourite book to movie adaption?
- If could spend a day in any time period, which would you choose?
- Tea or coffee?
- And finally, how much sleep do you get on average?
How about you guys? How have you been of late? What’s your greatest fear (and is it rational)? What constitutes your sense of humour?