Over the years of this blog I’ve been nominated for a lot of different blogging awards–it happens, you know, because people read you, learn about who you are and what you have to say, and they find you interesting enough to want put yourself out there and tell things about yourself. You know–stuff.
Normally I haven’t–I guess you could say, accepted any of the awards, because I’ve not only felt funny about answering questions about myself, but I hate nominating other people. I’m strange in that I feel like I’m imposing on people to do something they may or may not want. But last week, Lauren Jeffrey nominated me for the Liebster Award, and I started think, “You know, you’ve said so much about yourself in the last year that why don’t you just up and answer some of these questions?”
Therefor, for the first time, I’m gonna answer some questions. I hope you find the answers enlightening.
1. Do you ever splurge and fly first-class?
I’ve never been able to afford to fly first class, but I have flown first class one time. It was during a business trip to Hong Kong back in the 1999, and I flew South Bend to Detroit to Tokyo to Hong Kong, most of it on 747s, most of it in the upper deck of a 747-200. I’ve also flown both KLM and United Business Class in the upper deck of a 747-400, so now you know how I know so much about the layouts of 747
For the record, First Class is nice. And from what I understand, it’s a lot nicer these days.
2. For a vacation – mountains or beach?
Mountains. I like looking at the ocean, but I’m not much of a beach person. Mountains, however: there’s something hidden in the beauty, and it’s something I want to find.
3. What is one thing you would try to fit in to your daily routine to improve your quality of life?
Having someone say, “I love you,” every day.
4. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Total introvert–except in my writing, then it all comes out.
5. Do you prefer the idea of self-publishing or going the traditional route? Why? And, if the later, how many rejections would it take for you to consider the former?
I like both, and I’ve done both. I haven’t really gone the later route too often, because I haven’t considered what I have written so far to be good enough for submission. I’m considering going the later route here soon, however. I know I should. Self publishing is good, but once you publish then it’s all about promotion, and if you’re like me and somewhat shitty at it, then you’re gonna struggle.
6. Who is your favorite author?
There are a lot of them, but Arthur C. Clarke has always been one of my favorites.
7. If you were a Kardashian, which one would you be?
The one with the big ass.
8. If you had a big wedding, would you spend the money on something else if you could do it over again? Why/why not? If you’re not married, well, skip to question 9.
I didn’t have a big wedding–twice–and I don’t like the idea of spending a lot of money on one. Spend it on a home and/or vacation.
9. You’ve decided to change your name. What will it be?
Hum . . . Cassidy? *big laugh* Really, went thought this a couple of years ba, and that’s what it is.
10. Share an accomplishment for which you wish you’d been more recognized.
Nothing comes to mind, so I must not have done anything worth remembering.
11. No one will ever read your book/short story/poetry. Was it still worth writing?
Yes, it was. Even when it was hard, it was still worth the effort.
And there you have it. I hope it was enjoyable.