A while ago I received this award from Book Dreaming, a great site about reading and writing that I love to visit. Book Dreaming receives quite a lot of these awards, and it's easy to see why! The catch is: I tell you ten things about myself, and pass the award onto ten other bloggers. How hard can that be? #famouslastwords
In no particular order....
- I tweet too much. Sometimes 20 tweets a day. I tweet links about writing, reading, educating and just random fun sites, I tweet about my process in writing and editing, and I tweet about my purchase patterns as a book consumer and blog follower. I figure this stuff is helpful, but have had close friends in the earlier stages of twitter threaten to stop following me because I fill up their screen with tweets. I have now found I can keep them on Facebook and my ramblings on Twitter.
- When I start laughing, I can't stop for a really long time. This usually starts when I go to bed, my neighbours must feel sorry for my husband (I'm not laughing at you baby, with you, with you).
- This almost seems sacrilegious for a book lover to admit, but I now prefer Kindle and e-books to physical books. I have many crates of books in my shed that won't fit on my shelves, I LOVE electronic books and would be happy to have every book I own on Kindle or audio-file format. *ducks as angry paper-book lovers throw heavy texts*
- I will sign up for ANY course (even if it's something I suck at) crafts, arts, accounting, education, marketing, etc, etc. I think the weirdest thing I've studied is a dog groomer's course via correspondence (it's really hard stuffing those finished Shih tzu's in an envelope).
- I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Never have.
- Truth: When I was 13, a friend and I co-wrote a book that turned out to be quite dirty. We thought it was hilarious but knew it could never see the light of day, so I hid in the bottom of my craft box. I was horrified to come home one day and discover my mother had donated the box to the elderly lady next door. Nothing was ever said about my shameful 'book' *still blushing*.
- My husband keeps me grounded. Without him, I honestly believe I would be one of those crazy ladies with over a hundred dogs in her house. We have just 3 dogs, a cat, 5 chickens and a bunny (don't tell him but I want just one more puppy).
- When my kids ask if I have a band-aid in my purse, I remind them I'm not that kind of mum. I'm the kind of mum that drags mattresses into the lounge room on a Saturday night so we can have a slumber party and watch movies all night. I also do not ever get school forms in on time.
- I love jelly-beans, the special little fancy ones. My favourite flavour is buttered popcorn.
- I have an endless number of fears, just a few of those are: flying, hairy spiders, typing the word spiders (*shudders*), balloons, identical twins (not the people, just the idea of a person genetically existing twice at once), the sun/earth exploding/imploding (yes, I've contemplated this), telephoning strangers, milk more than 24hrs old, going into banks, a knock on the door, and, as it turns out, a man over 60 wearing a superman t-shirt in the supermarket (I had to keep changing isles to make sure I was never in the same one as him).
- Michelle McAlleer - Actress, teacher and dog lover, wonderfully honest and humorous life blog.
- http://theinnocentflower.blogspot.com/ - because I saw my friends book on her site (check out Amy's The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs)
- The Write Words - This blog has a contest for 200 writing minded followers!
- http://penultimatepage.com/ - another contest for 200 followers
- Inkspot - I love some of the mystery covers of their books!
- http://www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com/ - another blog with contests
- http://jenniferswriting.blogspot.com/ - a writer's journey
- Play of the Page - this is a lovely blog where the writer shares her thoughts, writing and family with us :-)
- It's a Mystery - because I love mysteries, lists and the Friday cartoons
- Breakthrough Blogs - the latest addition to the list of blogs I follow.
Next blog we'll return to the subject of editing, in particular word and sentence placement and priority (let the fun begin).