Mystery Blogger Award

For time reasons and my own sanity, I’m going to breeze through the beginning. So, here’s a quick thank you to The Wild Prose for nominating me, and to Okoto Enigma for creating the award. It’s an honor.

Guidelines:

  • The award logo must be put up on your blog.
  • Rules should be listed.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people and notify them.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about me:

That… aren’t already mentioned in my about section? Well, that’s tough. But I will try. Because I like logos. They make my blog look fancy.

  1. Being in rooms with yellow light makes me drowsy.
  2. I’ve been subsisting on a diet of coffee and brownies for the past four days. This can’t be good for me. Do I care? I do not.
  3. I can’t write stories on paper or on anything except a computer. I abuse backspace.

Answering Questions by The Wild Prose:

Was there an ordinary or random occurrence that inspired you?

Most things that I do, say, and experience pretty much inspire later pieces. All of my open letters, a number of my scrawls, and even my poetry are all birthed by random stuff going on at the time. In my case, it’s probably more important to note that the inspiration usually only extends to that particular piece of writing and not to my craft as a whole.

But speaking on a larger, more long-term scale, I think what, or rather who, had the most impact on my writing is David Gaider.

What do you think is your spirit animal, and why?

A tortoise probably. It’s lethargic and seems like it’s introspective. Maybe even forgetful. It does live for a while after all. Or maybe that’s just me projecting myself onto it because it’s known for its age and is usually represented as sluggish.

Was there a gaming experience that you’d like to share?

Oh man, Dragon Age. Just… everything about the entire franchise and the countless hours I’ve spent replaying each installment. It’s the best thing I’ve ever friggin seen when it comes to world-building. I read the codexes, all of the books and comics, and even buy those big world-concept hardcovers. I played Origins when it first came out and instantly fell in love with everything about it. I hope to become a Bioware scenario writer in the future.

Who is a blogger you want to collaborate with and why?

Sarah Doughty, definitely. Why? She’s a gem of a writer. I’ve got notifs turned on for her on Instagram because I just love the things she pens. If they aren’t building you up, they’re cutting deep. Either way, her pieces always make you feel something.

What advice would you share to those who are struggling or fighting for their dreams?

I don’t think I’m in much of a position to give advice regarding this. I suppose… try not to be disappointed when things don’t go your way? But isn’t that also inadvertently saying don’t set the bar too high? But that can also be taken as you not challenging yourself enough, and that in itself can be attributed to failure.

How about persistence is key? Keep on keeping on? But that’s generic. I’m not an ant. I’m a self-proclaimed tortoise.

Okay, I’m apparently awful at this advice thing.

I’ve got something now. Don’t let yourself get bogged down by the little details. When you’re too focused on the particulars and over analyze everything, nothing really happens. You’ll always find fault. That doesn’t mean just dive in and screw any and all consequences though. Look ahead. Make sure you actually do have something solid to step on, even if it’s a long trail of wet sand.

Just don’t get hung up if it isn’t exactly the way you want it to be at that precise moment—this is obviously vague advice that you can twist to suit your own purposes and is in no way directly related to writing (self-publishing maybe). But by all means, if a story or piece isn’t going the way you envision, then change the hell out of it. I encourage editing.


Nominations:

Forged from Reverie

S.K. Nicholas A Journal For Damned Lovers

Lion Around Writing

Milly Shcmidt

Frank Solanki

Jade M. Wong

Sue Vincent

Jack Binding

Charles Yallowitz

Coldhandboyack


Questions to those I nominated (Requires one weird and one funny):

  1. What’s the last book you read for pleasure? Why did you choose it?
  2. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
  3. Do you truly believe that old saying, “money can’t buy happiness?”
  4. In a world where having a single word tinted the most garish neon yellow must be stamped across everyone’s forehead when they come of age, which word would you choose?
  5. On a scale of one to horrendous, how ugly do you think the ugly duckling really was?

Links to my Best Stuff:

Is it too forward if I give you a link to my books? Yes? Well… I’m not sorry.
My Books

Excuse the broad, repetitive titles of some of these. I tend to label everything the same according to their category because I’m unimaginative that way.

Open Letter #29
Nothing Else
Resolution
Random
Scrawl
Scrawl

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