Tamara, who writes Little Conversations, shared a blog award with me:
My thanks to Tamara, as this award gives me a chance to think about 10 things that describe who I am as a person and a writer. The award suggests 10 secrets, but don’t our secrets reveal our person? Plus, as the award must be passed on to others, I can share links to a few worthy blogs I read on a regular basis:
Now, to 10 things you might, or might not, care to know about me:
1 I vacillate between thinking I have something to write about and wondering, who do I think I am?
2 My first collection of short stories was written on a small spiral notebook about a young crush with curly red hair. If he only knew….
3 I believe in Karma, what goes around comes around. If I’m kind to my writing colleagues, I hope they will be kind to me.
4 I’m often a cynic when it comes to politics, religion, and facebook.
5 I write morning pages every day. While I love them, I haven’t deciphered the difference between the purpose of them versus my personal journals. Maybe the latter fills up faster with rants and raves.
6 I write “looking forward to working with you” way too often in emails and letters. There must be an alternative.
7 I’d rather have strangers read my writing than my own family.
8 Margaret Atwood has been one of my favorite authors, ever since I read The Handmaid’s Tale and The Edible Woman.
9 My mother always wanted me to write a book about her. I wonder if she would haunt me from beyond if I really did.
10 Writing blog posts takes me much longer than I think it should. But, then, I’m a perfectionist at times.
If you made it through these 10, you’re very kind (good Karma headed your way).