There are a few times you wake up to good news especially if you have woken up on the wrong side of the bed. And that’s what happened to me. I know its not a Pulitzer ,but it makes you feel nice that you actually have a readership, even if it’s two people. Yes, I got nominated for a Leibster Award . I don’t know what it is. I still have to enlighten myself on the nitty gritties of it. But from what I understand, it’s bloggers encouraging other bloggers. So I humbly accept the nomination by memento Mori.Thank you! I will save the thank you speech for a later day( I want to be funny and concise and editing is not my forte)
So I have to answer a few questions, Interestingly these are the sort of questions I never answer…like EVER. so I challenge myself to do so.
1. If you could only read one book this year what book would it be and why?
I think I will lose myself in the madness of “The blue Notebook” by Daniil Kharms. It would keep me awake interpreting it in a zillion ways for the rest of the year.
2. What super power would you want to have most?
I’d like the power to alter time,past present or future. no holds barred. That would be both a gift and a curse to a lazy person like me.
3. Why do you write?
Because I have to. Because its either writing or go for therapy and at some point I just need the romance of ink on paper to live with the cynical side of myself.
4. e-book or real book?
Any book. On a good day I like my window setting with coffee , the fresh smell of an old library book and the heaviness taking a toll on your wrists, Its an high-power indulgence. On other days, where the need to escape is too much I prefer to read books conveniently on the phone. Its hardhearted and maybe kills the romance ,but its needed. I often tell myself that a book is like your first love. You always end up going back to it. But an eBook is friends with benefits. Its not bad at all , but you will give it up for true love.
5. Do you edit while your write or after the fact?
My editing skills are sadly very much limited to clearing out the typos. Although sometimes I go to older posts and add to it because I have an inspiration that I couldn’t understand earlier.
6. What book did you hate the first time you read it but loved it maybe after a second or third read?
I think it would always be “The Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand for me. I hated it’s idealistic setting, I hated the romance of language the Rand posed and I quit reading it. Then somewhere a few years earlier I went back to it and saw it in a different light.It still amazes me.
7. When did you decide to become a writer?
The reality is I never decided to be a writer. Somehow the labels are something I just can’t conform to. When somebody calls me a writer I want to call myself anything but that.
8. How do you overcome writers block?
By reading other people’s writings. I think it’s the best way to understand what exactly you want to say, because your reading helps you formulate what you don’t want to say.
9. Movie or book? Whats one story Hollywood turned into a movie where you preferred the movie to the book?
Books always, but I watch the movie just to see how my imaginative visuals are in comparison to the movie. Mostly it pales, because the words have a certain magic that the screenplay completely misses. Although I love “Jurassic park” as a movie. Spielberg made a better impact on me than Micheal Crichton ever did.
10. What would be your quote to live life by? You only get one.
I love and live this one. Always!
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”-Dr. Seuss