I've been tagged by C.M. Brown to answer eleven questions she posed, and then write eleven for another eleven campaigners to answer if they so choose! Here's my answers:
1. How do the stories you write about come into fruition? I think about what stories I would like to read but can't because they haven't been written. Usually philosophical themes are woven in regarding whatever I've been thinking about lately. Other than that, it's wide open...oftentimes when I'm in the car I'll zone out and things will pop up that I'll want to write about.
2. Do you think you are the type of person who plans for every eventuality, or do you prefer to live life how it comes, without any organisation? I always have a running list of short- and long-term goals. I don't like to plan for eventualities because if they're bad, I don't want to create them by planning for them, and if they're good, I don't want to put so much energy on it needing to happen that I sabotage it. That said, I like to set the energy for how my life unfolds--thinking of how I would like to feel about myself in the future rather than exactly what I want to happen--and I like to think through the bad things that could happen in order to release any fear attached to those situations that might make them manifest through my resistance.
3. What is your favourite song? I don't have one. Different songs at different times will evoke an emotional response in me. But maybe I ought to stop being non-committal and wishy-washy. I'll say Bjork's "Army of Me."
4. Do you sing it loudly to yourself? I'm afraid I don't do much loud singing nowadays--the only thing I sing a lot is a lullaby when getting my son to nap.
5. Are you still friends with anyone you went to secondary school with? A few friends from junior high, and a couple from high school, but none of them are very close. Most of them are on Facebook so I know what's going on with them, but I don't keep in regular touch. I still really like the boyfriend I went out with when I was 15, but I haven't seen him in at least seven years.
6. What would be your dream job? A couple elements of my dream job I already have--being a mom and writing! However, it would be nice if I actually made money off the writing. And I like variety, so other parts of my dream job would include being Christian Bale's Rolfer and massage therapist, growing exotic and medicinal mushrooms for profit and mycorestoration, and being an eco-home designer and builder. On top of that I would like to be a heavily influential consultant and Jungian therapist for all the world leaders. Hey, it's my dream job so why not?
7. How often do you speak with your siblings? The sister closer to me in age, maybe once a month. The other, once every two years as she's rather in her own little world.
8. If you were an animal what creature would you like to be? I really wouldn't like to be an animal, as there aren't any that humans don't consider as objects for human use. But since I can choose any, I'd want to be one that talks and has a human brain in it. Maybe a sphinx or a harpy. Nobody bothers harpies.
9. What is your favorite food? Hard to pick one. I have an addiction to sugar and in particular mangoes, but does that make sweet things among my favorites, since I usually don't feel good after eating them? By sheer quantity and versatility, I think my fave food would have to be the Almighty Egg, fresh from my chickens.
10. What piece of technology could you not live without? I try not to be dependent on any. But I would be very sad without my computer.
11. Do you have a favourite piece of furniture? My bed. I try not to be attached to furniture any more than technology.
The questions I would like to ask:
1. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
2. Which Greek or Roman (or other culture's mythological) deity would you be (either who you'd like to be or who you most resemble)?
3. Would you like to marry a Vulcan?
4. Would you choose immortal life with the elves, or a human, mortal life with the one you love and a child-to-be?
5. If you had to write fan fiction, what fictional world would you choose to write in?
6. Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?
7. What do you consider your best quality?
8. What do you consider your worst quality?
9. Do you ever feel over-exposed on your blog?
10. If you were to reincarnate, what would you like to be?
11. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Now, the campaigners I am tagging:
1. Christopher Ledbetter
2. Writer Steps
3. My Imaginary Beings
4. The Writer Coaster
5. The Accidental Novelist
6. The Capillary
8. Lara Schiffbauer
10. Another Author
11. Alexia Chamberlynn