This One Goes to Eleven — 11 Questions, 11 Answers, 11 Tags

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JustJacqui2 tagged me in the 11 Questions game. The rules state you have to answer her 11 questions, think up 11 new ones, and invite 11 other people to answer them. Like Justjacqui2 did, I’m tweaking the rules a bit. I’m tagging six other bloggers and asking them each one particular question designed specifically for them and their blogs. They can either answer my question in the comments below or just play the game the usual way — by turning this tag into a future post (whenever they have time to write it — no pressure!)

This post is also a great jumping off point for my post tomorrow on WHY I BLOG. 🙂

Here are my answers to Justjacqui2’s questions:

1. Would you rather be trapped in a sanitarium or a Stephen King novel?

Definitely a Stephen King novel. But only if I could pick which characters I could buddy up with. Top choices would be Fran from THE STAND, Charlie from FIRESTARTER, and Ben from SALEM’S LOT.

2. What’s the one thing that makes you smile no matter what?

The smell of fragrant flowers: lilac, lavender, roses, hyacinth…

3. What do you like most about yourself?

How passionate I am about my life and the things in it.

4. What is your greatest fear?

In some ways, I think fear is like the devil. Speak its name and it will come. It’s not so much superstition on my part as it is believing in the power of positive (and negative) thought. Sure, I have fears. But I prefer not to speak of them.

5. How do you want to be remembered?

Kindly. Fondly. With joy rather than sorrow.

6. Where do you want to be five years from now? Ten?

On top of the world? Ha! Just kidding. Aren’t we all technically ‘on top of the world’? 😉

7.  Ninja or samurai?

Ninjas sound really cool, but my personality is probably more samurai.

8. Pick two: happy, humble, famous, or rich. Why?

Happy (self-explanatory) + Rich (Process of elimination. You said pick two. Fame does not appeal to me. Contradictorily, I suppose, I am not humble either! :-))

9. What is your favorite piece of music?

Pop and rock favs come and go but Pachabel’s Canon in D major has always been a favorite of mine (despite its overuse at weddings). So, you know, that one, or maybe Old Lady Leary. (“Late last night while we were all in bed, Old Lady Leary hung a lantern in her shed. When the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said, ‘There’ll be a hot time in the ole town tonight… !'”)

10. If you were a fictional character, what would be your fatal flaw?

See #3. Passion can easily become extremism.

11. Telekinesis or pyrokinesis? Why?

Pyrokinesis! Why do you think I wrote a book about a firestarter?!? (See my early love of Stephen King’s work in question #1). 🙂

Now for my tags and new questions. The following bloggers are TAGGED:

Brinda Berry: You are a fellow writer with vast knowledge of All Things Tech. If you were stranded on a desert island and could have ONLY ONE tech gadget (with an unlimited supply of batteries, electricity, internet access — whatever was required to run it), what would it be and why?

Ooamerica: Give us a list of the Top 5 Things Road Trippers MUST HAVE. (Bonus: What is the ONE THING a documentary filmmaker can’t live without?)

Mookology: Has your focused study of movies adapted from books (and the books that inspired them) given you an edge in predicting the Oscar winners for Best Adapted Screenplay? If so, how many times have you nailed it?

Fivereflections: Do you have an all time favorite Haiku? If so, what is it?

Lesley Carter at Bucket List Publications: You write about pursuing life’s dreams. Bungee jumping, sky diving, adventure travel, etc. But what about the dreams you have while sleeping? Want to share one of your funniest, or scariest, nighttime dreams with us?

Shebicycles: Your blog is about a girl and her bike. When did you first learn to ride? Was anyone there to help you? Who gave you that final push that set you on your path?

For others reading this, want to get in on the fun? Feel free to answer any of Jacqui’s questions in the comments section. I’d love to hear what YOUR answers are! 😀

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

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