Friday, November 06, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Dru tagged me for the Honest Scrap award. Thank you!

The rules are as follows: Thank the blogger who awarded you, and then list 10 honest things about yourself. Choose 7 other blogs to receive the award, and inform the bloggers that you've chosen them.

1. I'm not all that athletic and was usually one of the last people chosen for a team in school. I was always afraid of the ball except in basketball and tennis. Those were the two sports I could actually play decently. But as an adult, I fell in love with snow skiing and hiking. A couple of years ago, I discovered rock climbing and Crossfit. I only wish I'd found them sooner. But I've learned it's never too late to start anything!

2. I'm not that competitive a person except when it comes to games. It doesn't matter if it's cards or board games I like to win! It's a big joke among the people we play games with!

3. I have a lot of acquaintance type friends, but few close friends. I've always had more male friends than girlfriends. I think the reason might be I'm more guy-like with my friendships. If a girlfriend is having a problem I'll give her about a minute of sympathy than suggest solutions to fix her problem!

4. I love to cook, but I hate to clean up. I abhor doing dishes so I sometimes find it easier not to cook to avoid having to do them. When hubby is out of town, we use paper plates! Sad, but true!

5. Attending RWA National conference (or any other similar type large event) is very overwhelming for me. I'm used to being surrounded by kids and animals or on my own writing. I'm not a big crowd or party person at all.

6. Even if I never sold another book, I would continue to write. I don't think I could stop even if I wanted to!

7. Once in awhile, particularly around deadline time, it's hard for me to carry on real-life conversations because of the book playing in my head. I'm sure people think I'm rude or have no social manners, but it's like watching a movie is playing in my head and it's impossible to ignore! This might explain #3!

8. I love movies. I've always wanted to be a screenwriter. I was even writing a screenplay when I sold my first book. The manuscript had been there for so long (it took seventeen months to get The Call) so I'd actually given up on the romance genre to give Hollywood a try.

9. I don't miss watching television. I often don't have any idea what people are blogging or talking about, but I've gotten used it. Time is too precious for me, and if I'm going to take the time to watch something it'll be with the kidlets. If there's a really good show I want to see all the episodes of (like Castle) I can always get it on DVD!

10. There was a point in my life when I didn't really care if I had children or not, but my three kidlets are what I'm most proud of in my life. The three can push my buttons like no others. They aren't perfect, but neither am I. They surprise me each and every day. I can't believe what incredible human beings they are. I've learned so much from them! I am so blessed to have them in my life.

I'm tagging my good bud Elizabeth Boyle for this. Everyone else I would tag has already done it!


Dru said...

It looks like you'll be on the wall with the rest of us at gatherings.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a good weekend!

Anne-Kathrine said...

Very interesting!

Hope your surgery went well. Candle lit and prayers continue!!

catslady said...

Is the surgery over? Hope all is well. And very interesting tidbits lol.

Brandy said...

I truly hope your surgery has gone well. I'm sending good thoughts your way.
It does sound as though we're a bunch of Wallflowers. But, that's the beauty of the internet. *G*


therese said...

Hi Melissa! I asked Terri about you and Leah at the ECWC. I miss seeing you two each month. I'm totally like your #3 and took 2 quarters on screenwriting at my local college last year. It really is a whole different way of seeing story. And I don't miss watching television either - all the breaks and ads disrupt my concentration. I like staying with a story until complete.