Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Eight Truths About Me

My good friend, Linda Yezak from 777 Peppermint Place, has bestowed upon me (and this humble blog) its second 'award'--the 'Honest Scrap'. It's a bit off the beaten path where this blog is concerned, since this blog is geared more towards writing than the writer, so I've been puzzling over this for a few days now, trying to decide A: who else to bestow this award to, and B: what to say, since I should reveal eight unknown or little known truths about me. I was planning a blog post somewhere down the line on my background as a writer, so I'll try to stick to that.

1. My earliest recollection of actually writing was attempting to write an episode of my favorite cartoon at the time, Disney's 'Rescue Rangers'. I was maybe 6 or 7 at the time, and visiting my grandma's house.

2. My first attempt to write a book was years later, when I was probably 13 or 14. I had become a voracious reader, and my main (read=only) source of entertainment was Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys. It was around this time I started out-pacing the rate at which they were being produced, so I decided to write my own story, and actually queried the publisher to see about becoming a ghostwriter! (They sent me a generic guidelines, no note.)

3. I began writing my own stories shortly after this, though they had a distinct 'Drew' feel to them, and the characters were based on me and my two best friends--even had their names, though not mine.

4. I didn't realize you had to rewrite, and began querying after finishing a very rough draft.

5. I received my first rejection letters around the age of 15.

6. Although I was seeking a degree in journalism when I met him, my now-husband didn't realize until several years after we married that I was actually a novelist.

7. I took a two to three year hiatus from active novel writing shortly before and after marrying.

8. Since picking up my novel writing again, I've written--and completed--at least four novels, and have started at least six more. Two of the completed ones are actively being edited/rewritten at this time and I personally feel they have a decent shot at publication.... one day.

Now, the challenge.

I'm going to challenge the following people to complete the same and receive this award.

They are:

1. Holly Heisey
2. Tommie Lyn
3. Tabitha Bird
4. K.M. Weiland
5. Lynn Mosher
6. Rita Betti
7. Maggie Woychik
8. MeganRebekah

Have fun with the challenge, ladies! I look forward to seeing who you nominate--and what you have to say!


K.M. Weiland said...

Thanks so much, Liberty! I may post my response on FB instead of Wordplay, since my blog isn't really all that chatty. ;) But it looks like fun!

Liberty Speidel said...

That's perfectly all right. I hadn't really thought about putting mine on FB, but I suppose I could have! :D Some blogs are more open for that kind of thing than others, and while I'm trying to keep this one on topic (because I could easily downward spiral if given the chance), it's kinda fun to share about oneself.

Tabitha Bird said...

Wow! Thanks Liberty! I am honored. I will post today... honest things? Hmmm.... that should be fun :)

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