Liebster Award

Hey! I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award by Greendeath Writings (check his blog out). Thanks a lot 🙂

Liebster Award ♥

Okay, now the rules are that I have to post 11 random facts about myself, followed by my answers to 11 questions from the awarding blog, then I have to pick out 11 bloggers to nominate and give them 11 questions to answer. SO here we go:

11 Facts you probably don’t want to know about me but here they are anyway:

1. I LOVE books. I get really crazy about my books that whenever I read them I try not to open it so much so that the spine won’t get damaged.

2. Because of #1, I can’t lend my books to my friends (even though I really love my friends).

3. I am a student of Journalism, but I really really wish I took Literature instead. 😦

4. I have this very weird fear of forgetting things. I guess that’s why I love taking pictures–it keeps the memories alive.

5. I am ABSOLUTELY afraid of dolls, clowns, and cockroaches.

6. I am OBSSESSED with organizing stuff by type/subtype, etc.

7. I’m moving to a new house in 4-5 months! I’m excited because that also means I’ll be getting a bigger bookshelf.

8. I love doing DIY projects.

9. I love flowers. When I’m not writing or reading or doing anything in my spare time, I collect pitures of flowers from all over the internet.

10. I usually get the urge to write when it’s raining.

11. I am an introvert (I really like spending time alone, but people tend to think I hate them) and an over-thinker (most people think I’m being snobbish when really I’m just worrying about saying the wrong things all the time.)

11 questions from the awarding blog

1. What kind of music do you listen to while writing, if any at all?

It really depends on what I’m writing. If I’m writing something sad, I usually listen to Rachel Portman’s sadder songs. Listening to music appropriate to what I’m writing helps me integrate the emotions needed for the situation. But when I’m writing out of impulse, I’m usually not listening to anything.

2. What is it about writing that keeps you going even if you’re not sure you want to continue?

Writing is a way for me to channel my emotions and frustrations, it helped me deal with depression. I think I wouldn’t be able to stop writing even if I wanted to, because writing itself is what keeps me going. Also, writing is a confidante to me. Being an introvert, I’m not comfortable with talking to other people about my feelings.

3. Who is your favorite author?

This is a question that I probably never will be able to answer. I like a great deal of authors, and I really cannot pick my favorite out of all them. It’s like having to choose between coffee and tea; you can’t choose because there’s no mode of comparison to begin with.

4. What genre do you read but swear you will never write?

Historical Fiction. It’s a great genre, but I really can’t see myself writing in that genre. The margin of error when it comes to writing anything that involves history is very, very little.

5. What do you do when you tell yourself something along the lines of “I’ll only procrastinate a little longer”?

This is really weird, but when I’m procrastinating I usually clean my room, reorganize my stuff, etc. My procrastination usually takes a whole lot more effort that what I’m avoiding to do. It’s really weird, I know.

6. What gets you right into that writing mood and how do you keep it that way?

I get right into writing mood when it’s raining or when I have too much emotions. Sometimes reading something gives me that feeling, and I get to writing straight away. I have to keep triggering the emotion I want to convey to keep writing. Emotions and feelings affect a large amount of my writing.

7. Favorite series and favorite stand-alone?

My favorite series at the moment is The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. My favorite stand-alone at the moment is Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak. (it’s really hard to say because I LOVE a lot of books.)

8. Have you ever screwed up your sleeping schedule because of a book, was it worth it and what was it?

Yes, a lot of books had me up all night reading (even on a school night, whoops). Oh gosh, I really can’t enumerate because this will just keep going on and on if I did 🙂

9. What do you do to remember ideas that you are unable to write down?

I mentioned above in the 11 facts about me that I have this fear of forgetting things; because of that whenever I get an idea, I write it down as soon as possible. If I absolutely cannot write it down, I keep thinking about it and repeat it over and over in my head until I can write it down.

10. Are there any books or series that you thought were great and then the ending just ruined everything for you?

Luckily, I haven’t encountered that yet; although I did have a hard time reading Mockingjay because a great part of the book deals with loss and it really hit close to home. I couldn’t read several weeks after I finished Mockingjay.

11. Why do you write?

Much like my answer in #2, writing helped me overcome depression and helped me deal with my feelings and anxieties. Up until now, writing still helps me manage my emotions.

5 people that I nominate for the Liebster Award:

1. Traveling Seeds
2. LifeVV
3. My Silent Escapes
4. Gloria Chanson
5. here.say
6. Flutterby’s NaPoWriMo
7. Everyday Poetry
8. Retirement Legs
9. Jake Reynolds
10. chattinatti
11. NaPoWriMo Go!

And now, for the 11 questions I’m leaving to the people I mentioned above:

1. Why do you write?

2. Has writing changed anything in your life?

3. What are you most comfortable writing in? (genre, etc.)

4. Do you like books?

5. What is/are your favorite genre/s?

6. Do you have any weird/cool pre-writing rituals?

7. How long have you been blogging?

8. How do you deal with writer’s block?

9. What do you do in your spare time? (Aside from reading and writing)

10. Where do you usually write? Is there any place where you feel most comfortable writing at?

11. What inspires you to write?

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