Questions from Hurrigirl and an update o sorts
1. How did you meet your husband? My dad was transferred to Maryland when I was fourteen and my husband’s dad was also transferred here from Alabama. We had a brand new house build and when we moved in the half-finished neighborhood our house was the only house on the little cul-de-sac that was finished. My hubby’s family’s home was the second. My parents and in laws still live in the same cul-de-sac with only one house separating them. It gets my son into trouble because if he gets in trouble with Amah, he’ll go to Nana’s house without saying something and then end up in trouble with both grandmothers. It was love at first sight, or maybe lust because I was wearing a tank top, but we sat in the yard and talked about comics and roleplaying and writing for hours. We were both shy though so it took about four years before we actually started dating. So yeah, I totally married the boy next door.
2. Describe your perfect writing desk/area. It’s a library I intend to build one day in a soundproofed area of the house. I’ll have built in shelves for all of my books, hardwood floor, long window seat, big soft comfy chair for when I want to read or write longhand, and a big desk with plenty of sprawling room on it. There’s a cork board on the wall with my notes and the desk has deep drawers on either side for collecting junk. My troll, bobble-head Dobby, and figures of Angel and AJ are on the desk as well as my collection of photographs.
3. Christopher Daniels - boxers or briefs? I like the boxer briefs, the ones that are longer and hug just so. He’d look fantabulous in them, especially from the rear.
4. What is your favorite "comfort" food? Soup, any kind of soup, split-pea soup, chickee soup, my sausage salad soup, oyster stew. I love soups and stews, not the canned kind they make me gag, but from scratch soups. Whenever, I’m sick I make a big patch and then do nothing until I well. When I was pregnant that was all I ate for three months. Lucky for me one of the residents at the rehab center where I worked was a soup chef and he indulged me on the weekends.
5. Who is the most influential person in your life? This is hard but it comes down to two men. The first is my dad. I’m the most like him. My philosophy on life I get from him, my strength, my nerdiness, everything I consider good in me I learned from watching him. I can talk to him about anything. He supports me 100% in my writing. Lol, I even take some of my bad qualities from him, like not leaning on somebody else for support when I need it. I’m trying to get better though. The second most influential person is my husband. He was the first guy who actually listened to me and he really listens. The poor guy has to hear every story idea of mine ad nauseatum sometimes I’m sure. He’s creative in his own right and he’s done a lot to help me polish my characters and writing. He’s the person who taught me to control my temper and taught me my worth as a person. I was very, very insecure when we met, now I’m not and it’s because of him. He’s the only one who knows all my sides, the only one whom I’m 100% open with and I’m the same for him.
So I’ve been poked at lately and told I don’t post enough, which is very, very true. Life has been hectic the last couple months and very stressful and my way of dealing with that is to pull back. I’m not the kind of person that can write about it in a journal even though I know everyone will be very supportive of me. I’m just an intensely private person and it makes me squirm like mad to talk about my problems.
But it’s the start of 2008 and things are looking much, much better. Whooohooo! There was good news in December, though I’m sure the majority of you have heard. Fae and I signed two contracts, the first with Dreamspinner Press for our short story “Snowbound, Lovebound” which is supposed to come out this month. The second one was with Ellora’s Cave for our novella Exceptions to the Rule which will be released in May. I’m still in a state of disbelief. Finally, my solo novel My Heart is Within You finalized in the Launching a Star contest. *Whimpers* I should hear back from them regarding the final results in February.
Now that I’m done giving myself a heart attack thinking about all of that, I’m going to attempt to go back to work on Ryan’s binders. I love Ryan and will miss him like crazy when he leaves for grad school, so he has gotten my complete cooperation. Besides, he never asks for help, no matter how swamped he gets.