Now, this award comes with a request to answer eleven questions. So….here goes.
1. What is your greatest passion?
I’d have to say writing. But I love music, too.
2. How old were you when you discovered this passion?
I wrote my first (mercifully forgettable) short story when I was, I think, ten years old. I’ve not looked back since.
3. Name your biggest celebrity crush:
Ahh, anyone who knows me can answer this question! It’s the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel.
4. All-time favorite novel:
I’m going to hedge on this one, because I’ve loved several novels. I honestly really couldn’t pick just one.
5. What was it about that story/character drew you to that particular novel?
Again, I’m hedging here. For each novel that I’ve truly loved, there’s been something distinctive about the character or setting or plot that especially drew me in. But that distinctive thing is different for each book.
6. Favorite TV show?
I really liked Jerry Bruckheimer’s Cold Case very much and was sorry to see it go. It may not have been the most realistic or deep show, but there was something about it that really appealed to me. Perhaps it was the careful and effective use of soundtracks for the various episodes. And I do like mystery plots that tie together the past and the present.
7. What is your pet peeve?
Probably lack of consideration. That can take many different forms, from not answering an email reasonably promptly, to cutting in front of another driver without signaling, to having a long, loud telephone conversation in public. And those are just a few examples. There are seven billion of us on this planet; we all have to learn to live with each other. I think it’s important to keep in mind that what we do impacts other people.
8. If you could meet any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I think I would richly enjoy a conversation with Agatha Christie. She was a really interesting person with so much writing talent. I’ll bet I could learn an awful lot from her and I’d love that opportunity.
9. Would you rather have super-strength or super-intelligence?
10. What one thing are you most proud of?
Professionally, I’m most proud of the fact that my writing hasn’t stagnated. I really think, honestly, that it’s gotten a bit better over time. Writing isn’t easy; sticking with it is even harder.
11. Name your favorite band and post your favorite song.
If I had to choose just one band, it would be The Beatles.
So there you have it: eleven more pieces of random and unnecessary information about me. ;-). At this point, I’m supposed to nominate other bloggers for this award. But there are honestly too many blogs I really admire and too many bloggers from whom I learn every day. So instead, I’ll invite you to visit some of the great blogs listed on my sidebar. Tell ‘em Margot sent you. And please do yourself a favour and visit A.R. Rivera’s terrific blog site!
*NOTE: The title of this post is the title of a Billy Joel song.