Millie Thom has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog award.
Now, if I choose (because the ‘rules’ for this award are entirely optional — keep that in mind if you get nominated next), I’m supposed to share seven facts about myself, preferably things that I have not mentioned on this blog before. That’s going to be difficult, considering how much I blather about random weirdnesses. (On the other hand, the slightly panicked reaction I’m having to the very idea of sharing my ‘deep, dark secrets’… Well, it ought to be useful for working on “that novel,” at least.)
So here goes…
1) I’m allergic to tomatoes, but I eat them sometimes anyway because they’re so delicious.
2) My cats refer to me as “Floofy Monkey,” and it’s my own fault: I call the one longhaired cat “Floofycat,” and I have longer hair than the other humans (I use the term loosely) in this house.
3) I once read a sci-fi novel simply because I liked how the author spelled the title. Well, I read as much of that novel as was written at the time… (*hint, hint* When are we gonna see the rest of Greyspace, LR?)
4) I’m a huge fan of The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. (Pretend you didn’t already know that.)
5) I get annoyed when WordPress puts that red squiggly line under the name of a person — real or fictional — that I think it ought to recognize. (Yes, Hrothgar is a real name, and yes, I spelled it correctly. Does no one read Beowulf anymore??) To be fair, though, WordPress also squiggles its own name.
6) I just found out a few days ago that I have — get this — more nerves than most people. Weird, huh? Fibromyalgia seems to be linked to having more nerve endings in the extremities, and autism seems to be linked to having more neurons in the brain, or something like that. Lucky me (*he said with more than a touch of sarcasm*). No wonder I get sensory overload so easily…
7) Someday I’m going to make a “reproduction” of the painting Geoffrey has in his room in “that novel.” Then I’m going to post a photo of that painting here on my blog (and, just possibly, embarrass myself in front of people who recognize the image — or at least the description from its real origin — but I’m willing to take that risk).
A big thanks to Millie Thom, who writes historical fiction about Vikings and other interesting people.
I’m also supposed to nominate other bloggers in turn for this award:
Ch’kara Silverwolf, who promotes the work of indie authors.
Alex Hurst, who likes some of the same fantasy novels I do.
The August Rose Press — What can I say? I like the logo. (Silver rose on a black background… Think about this, folks.) Also, this blog is full of interesting, helpful, and thought-provoking posts about the writing process.
InfiniteFreeTime, because he’s funny and smart and a fellow indie sci-fi author, and because he frequently makes me not regret being unable to pursue a career in teaching. (He’s a braver man than I am, I can tell you that.)
Veronica Sicoe, because her blog posts about science fiction are awesome.
Therin Knite at Knite Writes, because she’s an excellent sci-fi writer and because she helps fellow indie authors (and readers!) with her weekly Awesome Indie Books Roundup.
Celine JeanJean, whose fiction is edited by the feline team of Blue Cat and Green Cat (and now Poppy the dog, too).
Lance Erlick, because he wrote a YA novel in present tense… and I like it.
Planetary Defense Command. “Defending the planet from bad science fiction.” ‘Nuff said.
D. Emery Bunn, indie fantasy author living in eastern New Mexico (where the cool kids hang out if they don’t live near Albuquerque or Santa Fe ).