Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Double Liebster Award!!


I was tagged the Liebster Award by two of my new, lovely friends, Katie Grace of A Writer's Faith, and Leah of the blog Princess Leah.  Thank you bunches, dearies!  I love all of your questions.  These tags are such fun!

Enjoy.

- LE RULES -
- Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link to their blog(s) -
- Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you -
- Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award -
- Come up with 11 questions for your nominees! -

- Katie's Questions -
1.  Why do you write?
          "I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I want it more than I can tell."  But maybe not entirely in a literal sense. . .unless of course Gandalf shows up at my door, then I might consider packing up and leaving hearth and home. . .  But seeing as he's yet to show, I create adventure with pen and paper.  
          Also, oral speech is not really a strong point of mine.  I suppose that's why I enjoy writing so much, it gives strength to my "voice."
2.  If any fictional character could be your best friend, who would it be?
          Good gravy.  That's a hard one. . . Toothless.  Definitely Toothless, from Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon.  And why not?  He's loyal, adorable, fierce when need be, and you can ride him!
3.  What's one really weird dream you've had?
          Heheh.  I've had several of these, but sadly none come to mind except one that was about an ant and a T-rex. . . O_o  That's all I remember of it, really.  Just that those two VERY different creatures were in it. . . and it was kinda scary. . .
4.  If you found a portal that could transport you to any fictional world of your choice, where would you go?
          Oh my.  NARNIA.  Or maybe Middle Earth!  Yes! I could go to Rivendell and live with the Elves, visit Gondor, and maybe stay awhile in Rohan. . .  Oh, that's so hard.  Maybe I'd go to Middle Earth for awhile, find an old wardrobe or painting somewhere, and then head to Narnia.  :]
5.  Paperback or Kindle?  Why?
          Paperback!  I love the feel of paper.  I like being able to physically turn the pages and then see just how far I've read.  And the smell!  I love the smell of books.  Also, many things can happen with digital copies of anything.  There's just something about books.
6.  What's one post you've written that you are most proud of? 
          Probably the Valentine short story I wrote earlier this year:  A Letter for Lillian.  I was especially pleased with how it turned out.  And I know the question said "one post," but I'm also quite proud of this motivational post for writers: "He never knew he was whipped. . . So he never was."
7.  What's an interesting quirk that you have?
          I love Legos.  :]
8.  Can you share a picture of your bookshelf? (more commonly known as a #shelfie)
           Sure.  But please know, my books are scattered EVERYWHERE.  In closets, on the headboard of my bed, on my desk. . . 
The over-laden bookshelves.
headboard of meh bed
9.  What are three things on your bucket list?  Or do you even have a bucket list?
          I don't have one.  But I hope to one day finish and publish my WIP, Safia.  I'd also LOVE to travel internationally--Australia has always been on my mind, and then there's Europe and New Zealand.  And someday marry my best friend and start a family.
10.  How old were you when you started writing?
          Hmm.  Would you believe I didn't start seriously writing until about four years ago, around the age of 17-18?  I had tried a few short stories before then, but they just didn't seem any good.  And then came the idea for Safia's story and all of the planning and writing exploded and went from there.
11.  Share the last sentence of your WIP with us!
          As it is still a work in progress, I don't really have a "last sentence."  So I thought I'd share the last sentence of the first chapter but when I looked, I nearly laughed aloud, for it was only three words long.  So, here is the last paragraph. . . Hopefully, that'll do.

          Her thoughts were muddled, she couldn't tell if she was underwater or above. Vaguely, she remembered Konner protectively wrapping his arms around her.
          All was black.


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- Leah's Questions -
1.  What is your biggest fear?
          The night and what creatures may walk there. . . Like big, creepy dogs and such. . . 
2.  Who is your favorite Author?
          You ask me this?  GAH.  But I have so many. . . Louis L'Amour!  I've loved his westerns for as long as I can remember.  
3.  Do you like rooms to be super bright or do you prefer dim light? (I know, weird question)
          Hmmm.  Wow, that's a great question.  I dunno.  I believe it would depend on my mood.  If I am reading or working on something, I like light.  But if I'm tired and simply relaxing or watching a movie or counting the stars, keep the lights dim!
4.  What is your biggest pet peeve?
          When people talk with their mouths full of food.  O_o  Yeah, I know.  But I can't stand it!! 
5.  What is your hidden talent?
         

          BAHAHA!! Just kidding.  I suppose my hidden talent is dancing. . .  Does that count?  I don't do much of it anymore, but I still love ballet and feel I was made for it.  I even heard a dance instructor say I had the natural build and grace for ballet.  So pleased that she thought so!
6.  Did you change a lot since you were a child?  If so, how?
          Um, yes, actually.  I used to be so shy, I wouldn't talk to anyone except my family and friends.  And in grade school, I would only whisper to my buddies or the teacher.  *le gasp* Hahaha! now, speaking is a little easier.  And it helps that I work at LifeWay, where I meet people ALL the time.
7.  Are you sarcastic, deep, sweet, or undefinable?  
          Sweet.  I've been told I'm sweet. ^_^
8.  When you raise your eyes from this computer screen, what are you looking at?
          *eyes widen*  Should I really tell you??  *sighs* Well, I'm sitting in the family living room. . . So when I look up, there's the huge flat screen TV staring blankly at me.  But believe me, the rainy landscape outside the windows are more my style. 
9.  What is your realistic/unrealistic dream job?
          To be a professional ballerina.
10.  What was your first job?
          Part-time secretary for my home church of Clearwater Baptist.
11.  Do you have a tan right now?


          Haha, not really.  I don't tan very easily.  I BURN.  Though the past couple years, I have darkened considerably, I think. . .  Until I'm standing next to my two sisters and it's more like, "NOPE."


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Thank you, ladies!  This was a load of fun.  I so enjoyed answering each of your questions.

But now, it's my turn!
I tag. . . 

Christine @ Musings of an Elf
Jameson C. Smith @ Lovely Whatsoevers
H.M. Wilson @ Plottinger Twist
Alea @ Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings
Lizzie @ World of Noise
Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite
Jillian @ Covers and Ink
Brittney @ Daughter of the King
Hannah @ The Daisy Tree
Joy @ Fullness of Joy
Kiri Liz @ Lianne Timenlore

You are not obligated to partake of this award!  But I hope you do!!!

Here are my questions to you:

1.  What is your favorite meal of all time?
2.  If you could choose to travel back in time, to which era would you go to? (the days before Christ? Medieval ages? Western 17-1800s? etc...)
3.  Are you a writer?  If so, please summarize your story/novel/WIP in THREE sentences. (Mwahahahaha xD)
4.  Where would your ideal dream home be?
5.  What person in your life is closest to you, and how and where did you meet?
6.  Favorite ice-cream flavor?
7.  Very quickly (and yes, this requires MOVING), stand from where you are, walk ten paces, turn right, step two, turn left, step five paces.  Where are you now?  And were there any obstacles in your way? If so, what are they?
8.  If you and your best friend were stranded on an island, and you could choose three items to help you survive/escape, what would they be?
9.  If you could give your ten-years-from-now-future-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
10.  Camping/back-packing trip, or beach vacation?
11.  What is your realistic/unrealistic dream job?


Have fun, my lovelies!

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6 comments:

Katie Grace said...

Haha. I love your questions - especially number seven. Totally awesome. xD

Ooh... I spot Tales of Goldstone Woods books next to your bed! That series is amazing. <3 Also, it's good to see that we're not the only family with loads of Nancy Drew books. Looks like you have quite a collection. :p

Leah B said...

Thank you so much for this, I really enjoyed reading your responses to my questions.

xoxo
Leah

Anonymous said...

I loved reading those questions! I especially loved your question number 3. I don't think I could summarize any of my WIP in three sentences…no way!
Grace

Christine Smith said...

These are always so fun to read! It's a blast seeing what kinds of questions people come up with and all the different answers.

Toothless would be the PERFECT bestie! He's basically the cutest animated thing to ever hit the screens. <333

I loooved seeing the pics of your bookshelves. *pets all the pwetty books*

*le gasp* I KNEW you were a ninja! :O

Thank you so much for the tag, sweet friend! And a happy early July 4th to you! :D

Nightingale said...

Hahah, loved reading your responses. You ARE so sweet. ^-^

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Katie Grace: Heheheh xD Me too! I wanted to have a really good question that was totally random. And YES! ToGW series is one of my favorites!! LOVE Eanrin. :3 And Nancy Drew!! I still don't have the whole collection, but someday... :]

Leah: I should thank you! It was such fun. So glad you enjoyed them! :D

Grace: Hahaha! Me neither. It would be SO HARD. But I did want to see what others came up with... I know I didn't tag you, but you are most welcome to join in!!!

Christine: Me too! Thanks. Oh yes, who doesn't LOVE Toothless?? Heheheh are you a ninja too? You gotta be, I just know it. xD You are welcome, m'dear! I hope you have fun with my questions, and I hope there're not too evil... ;D

Nightingale: So glad to hear! Aww, you are too kind! *blushes* ^_^ <3