Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday's Musings - Self Interview

I’m taking part in a new mini-blog hop starting today, along with Chris Allen-Riley and Tess Grant.  Please be sure to check out their blogs as well by clicking on their names. 

Each week we are going to choose a specific topic to write about; this week is sort of a mini self-interview.

What’s your favorite word?
Seriously.  I use it all the time, usually with a question mark at the end.  I had never actually noticed it until this summer when my brother came to visit and started making fun of me.  I mean seriously, what are big brothers for, right?

What’s your least favorite word?
Moist.  Hearing it makes my lip curl.

What sound do you love?
Waves crashing.  I could listen to that day and night and never get tired of it.

What sound do you hate?
People chewing.  I have an almost violent reaction to having to listen to other people chew, unless I’m eating something at the same time.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Well, since my profession is actually accounting, I would have to say being a professional writer.  J

What profession would you not like to do?
 Anything that deals with the public in an extended manor on a daily basis; i.e. working in retail or something like that.  I don’t have the patience, it’s just best for everyone involved.

What do you like best about writing?
Fleshing out one small idea that seemingly came from nowhere and seeing it through to the end.

What do you like least?
Time.  I’m so impatient to get a story finished, or to get to the next section, that the actual time it takes to write it frustrates me sometimes.

Do you have a day job aside from writing?
Yes, I’m an accountant by day.  Can’t get much farther being a writer than that.

What’s your favorite animal?
Penguins.  But I also really like giraffes, I think they are majestic in their own way.

Favorite color?
Purple – just about any shade.

Coffee or tea?
Tea – preferably Earl Grey or British Breakfast.

City or country?
City, I think.  Although I’ve never lived in a big city, I would like to at least try.  I like the idea of having so many options of things to do at any given time. 

Star Wars or Star Trek?
That’s a tough one.  Original Star Wars, but new Star Trek. 

Buffy, Angel or Firefly?

Pirate or ninja?
Pirate.  I don’t have anywhere near the stealth required for a ninja.  And pirates dress better.

If you were a book, which book would you be?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Because it has the best advice in the world… “Don’t Panic.”

Thanks for visiting today and be sure to check back next week for another topic.  And if you feel like sharing, choose a question from above and leave a comment!


  1. Ha! I love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! Great answer! :D

    And I agree - pirates do dress better! :D

    1. I forgot to include the other great piece of advice...don't forget your towel. :)

  2. I hear you on dealing with people as a profession. It's probably why I spent my pre-mom career with dead people, although accounting sounds like a much cleaner choice.

    1. My husband works asset protection in retail. I could never do what he does. I would have been fired by now for yelling st people. Although I don't know if I could work with dead people either. Accounting is definitely the cleaner choice. :)

  3. Love the sound of crashing waves! I didn't deal with the public on a daily basis until my current job, and it definitely has its challenges.

    P.S. I like your word count tracker on the blog. :)

  4. I have a cd (I guess I would call it) on my iPod. It's all different water and wave sounds. I love it. :)