Hey everyone, this is going to be a different type of post today. I’ve been branching out and making friends in the blogging community and I was fortunate enough to be tagged by Anne Pyle to do the Blue Sky Tag. Here is her post. Check it out. She answered a different set of questions.
The Blue Sky Tag
Describe your life story in forty words exactly.
I was born in 1995—the middle child of three. I’ve always loved writing but before writing became my only viable claim for “fame” I used to sing and had aspirations to be a ballerina. Hahaha. Look at me now.
What is your favorite dessert, and why?
I love ice-cream. I’ve had affairs with cookies and cake but ice-cream has always been my love. I don’t know why I love it but when I’m really craving something unhealthy and lovely, ice-cream is the first and only thing that pops into my mind.
How did you come to be a writer?
I don’t know. I stumbled on it when I was younger. I’ve always loved movies and television. That love came from long nights staying up with my dad—our bonding time. I guess I just really liked the way stories made people sit and listen and as a child, that’s all you ever want people to do. Thus, I became a writer.
What made you pick your genre to write/publish in?
I love science fiction and fantasy. Sometimes, it can be a nice break from reality but the genre also allows you to talk about pressing social or political issues without it being all in the audience’s face. That is why I write primarily in sci-fi/fantasy. I plan to publish in sci-fi/fantasy for a very different reason.
I started wanting to publish works of sci-fi/fantasy once I became old enough to question the lack of diversity in the genre. The lack of racial diversity. Location diversity. Economic and social diversity. Sexual orientation and religious diversity. Diversity within the authors themselves.
What is your favorite aspect of the writing community?
It is not as competitive as journalism, which is where I started at when I was trying to become a professional writer. I also enjoy the idea that we exist in all cultures and lifestyles.
How magical was your experience with your first burrito?
Must not have been mind-blowing because I don’t even remember it.
Tell me all about your love for–or hate of–a warm gooey brownie.
I love the chocolate and the warmth of one that’s fresh out of the oven. I can envision myself eating one right now with some vanilla ice-cream.
How did you learn from your worst mistake?
I consider myself a humble know-it-all so when I’m wrong or I fail, I take it to heart and I try not to repeat whatever it was that made me fail/wrong.
Cat person, or dog person? Or bird/lizard/snake person?
I’m a dog person. I grew up with dogs and they seem friendlier. I have friends who have cats and I think they’re adorable but dogs have my heart.
What has being in your family taught you about writing?
Every family gathering will unfold like a paperback novel. Complete with a beginning, middle and end. Laced with surprise guests and plot twists.
My questions for the Blue Sky Tag
- If you could time travel, would you? If yes, where would you go and why?
- What is your favorite color?
- Tell me something you’re really bad at?
- Who is the one person who can make you smile even on your worst day?
- What is your favorite childhood snack?
- What was the last television show you watched?
- What country are you from?
- If you had magical powers, what would they be based on your personality?
- What is your favorite music genre?
- How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
- How was your day?
Who do I nominate?
All of you of course. Comment below with your answers or do a blog post about them.