Sometimes I’m in a silly mood. I guess this is one of those times. It was encouraged I suppose by this Instagram meme I noticed yesterday containing a series of statements/questions (1-30) thrown out there to authors… by an author:
I sense that is supposed to be undertaken relatively in-depth and over a month or months. Something, though, led me to think: I can do this all here in one go?
And so I have… answering each in order numerically below (and I have also cut out the original author’s identification from the original meme):
1. Video Selfie
No way at this hour.
2. WIP Pet or Animal
3. What If?
What If what?
4. Short Scene or Segment
Okay, if you insist:
5. Encourage a Writer
That’s not a reader’s job.
6. How I Refuel
I lift a glass after 5pm.
7. Writing Mentor
8. Fav Dessert
Oreos smothered in Chantilly cream. (I just made that up here right now, but I bet it would be great.)
9. WIP Theme
“Honor and friendships among the surviving trolls of the planet Ugubooguh, under the inspired leadership of Magaugu the wizard, as they venture to the mystical mountains of…” Uh, okay, honor and friendships, but as to the rest, yeh, you know that’s definitely not me.😂😂😂😂
10. I Wish I Wrote That
I’ve written That lots of times.
11. Odd Book Collection
Britannica Junior Encyclopedia (1975).
12. What I’m Reading
13. Urban Setting
Bridgeport, Connecticut. (I don’t know, it was just the first that popped to my mind.)
14. Author Shout Out
15. This Inspires Me
I can’t name her!
16. My Dream Writing Life
Not getting a puzzled look when I answer that I write.
17. Fav Poet
You’d think I was being pompous.
18. Paperbacks or Ebooks?
Whatever people buy to use to read.
19. My Book Pitch
I heave some million-selling rubbish book out the window and knock its author unconscious. (My grandad taught me as a kid to throw an excellent curve ball.)
20. Today I’m Writing…
…and I wish I could jump out the window myself.
21. An Easter Memory
22. Join Our May Challenge!
I may or I may not.
23. Platform Building Tip
Start with a hammer and some nails.
24. Word Count Goal
As if readers
give a sh-t care.
25. Series or Standalone?
26. WIP Opening Line
“Mr. Rutherford, sir!” the young Irish woman called from across the way, near the carriage house.
27. Encouraging Review
“I’ve read worse…” (Like Oreos and Chantilly cream, I made that up; but since I avoid reading reviews I can’t say for certain someone somewhere hasn’t written that.)
28. Dictation Yea or Nay?
And have my wife overhear what will be in the book?
Hopefully, my novels don’t lead anyone to prefer to do so.
30. Join My Email List!
Your web site isn’t on this meme… so you expect me to visit your Instagram profile?
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Hmm, I suspect I don’t really take these social media writer things seriously enough. 😉
Have a good weekend, wherever you are. 🙂