I got tagged again! Thank you so much to Joelle @ The Pen Inspired and Sisters Three for this tag. I couldn’t get away with not answering a double tag, so here’s round number two of the Sunshine Blogger Award. 🙂 These ladies came up with some really great questions!
-Answer the questions
-Nominate eleven bloggers and ask them eleven questions
Questions and My Answers
Sisters Three’s Questions
What’s your favorite fantasy book?
To be honest, I rarely read fantasy. I’m kind of coming up with nothing here … I guess Sustainer’s Smile by Erika Mathews? That’s the last fantasy book I read, and I definitely appreciated the pro-life stance the author took. Check it out here!
What’s your favorite genre to write?
Romantic suspense. I think. I also love historical fiction.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Ooooh, so many!! I love quotes. There are so many verses that I could put here. I’ll just give you one that I’ve been mulling over recently.
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
Tons and tons of verses. But I’ll give you one quote from a man. And of course that’s going to be Charles Spurgeon, because he’s epic. This is one of my favorites:
“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, he is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what he is now doing for me.”
What drives you crazy while reading or writing?
People interrupting me multiple times. Once is ok. Twice I can deal with. Three plus times? I need patience …
What’s your favorite fairytale?
I’m not a huge fan of fairytales, to be honest, but I guess I’ll have to go with Cinderella. I know that one best.
Where do you go when you want to write?
My bedroom. I rarely deviate from my spot at my desk.
If given a choice of pen or pencil, which would you choose?
Probably a pencil. Preferably a mechanical pencil.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Oooh … to become invisible. Introvert’s superpower.
What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?
Dark, dark chocolate. Mmmmm…
Which would you rather have, a dog or a cat?
Aw, I love them both! Probably a cat at this point, because I don’t have enough time to give to a dog to make him happy. And I love fuzzy cats …
If someone gave you a million dollars, what would you do with it?
A million dollars … hmm, I’d find a bunch of churches and missionaries and support them. And maybe buy myself a Martin guitar.
If you could visit any world/place, where would it be?
So is this fictional? Or anywhere? If it’s anywhere … I really want to go to Ireland. Yep, you’d find me out in the green fields singing “Danny Boy” at the top of my lungs. 🙂
What’s the best dream you’ve ever had?
Wow, no one wants to hear about my weird dreams. I feel like I’ve had some cool dreams where I got to go to concerts, which is a rarity in these times. I don’t usually have really great dreams … they’re usually just odd and mundane.
What’s your favorite story, and why?
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:15
It doesn’t get much better than that.
Do you have a favorite quote(s)?
Oooh, more quotes! Can I give more?
Yes, I’m going to give you more.
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
And let’s see … let’s get a Luther quote. Luther quotes are epic.
“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”
Oh yeah. That’s a good one.
If you could meet any person, be they dead or alive, fictional or real, who would it be (your own characters excluded)?
Any person? Hmm … I would love to meet Luther. He’d be hilarious, but also so wise. And I’d also like to meet someone like Robert E. Lee. He seems like such a kind, Christian gentleman. And fictionally? (Can I want to meet characters I despise and tell them what I think?) I think maybe I’d like to meet Sally, from To the Uttermost. She’d be hilarious.
What’s your favorite and least favorite part about writing?
Let’s do least favorite first. It’s either editing or marketing. I hate conning people into reading my books. And parts of editing are just rough. Like the times you can’t solve a problem with your plot, and you fret over it for days. (Yes, I have had recent experience.) Or when you’re in the final edits, and you’re just so sick of the story and don’t even care enough anymore. That’s not a good stage.
My favorite part? I love that God gives us the ability to share the Gospel and His truth through stories. And I just love living life alongside my characters and learning with them.
If you could live as any person for one day, who would it be?
Oof. That one’s hard. Part of me wants to be a famous composer, because I would love to just know how those peoples’ brains work. How do they write hour-long symphonies? So impressive. But those people are also not exactly … upstanding, usually. In general. Or maybe I could be a famous violinist. That would be fun.
In reality, though I think I’ll go back to Spurgeon. I feel like I could learn a lot from that. (But that’s also really weird to think about being a man in the 1800s … ok, moving on.)
Why are you writing/blogging?
Writing – to glorify the Lord and to satiate the creative urge to write. 🙂 Blogging … well, as an author, you have to have publicity, so you have to have some sort of internet presence. But I really do enjoy blogging, not just to con a few people into reading my books. I really like being able to connect with other people and hopefully influence them for Christ.
Why did you start writing/blogging?
Such good questions. I don’t have a dramatic story about starting writing. I wish I could remember, but I was like ten years old and just blindly fumbling through Word. Blogging? Same as above. That hasn’t changed.
What’s your current WIP about (if you have one)?
Book number two of Grace Sufficient. Those peoples have issues.
We’ll leave that there.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? (Yes, I stole this from Sisters Three. But it’s a great question!!)
Back to the invisibility. Could you imagine how convenient and cool? Oh yeah.
Nominees and Questions
Since this is my second tag, I’m going to open this up to anyone who wants to be tagged! Take your pick of these great questions. 🙂