Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blog Awards

 I've been fortunate enough to receive several awards from bloggers lately.  I want to thank each of them for thinking of me. 

Charlie over at Myself as Written gave me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. 

Mark, over at Left and Write and Elise both gave me the Liebster Award.


All of these awards have me telling random, yet interesting facts about myself and answering questions so I'm going to answer a mix of questions from the blogs and hope that some interesting facts happen to come through on the answers. 

1 A 'crazy, wild-eyed, scientist pulls up in a shiny DeLorean and says he can take you anywhere in history. What do you tell him?

I'm torn on this one.  It would be crazy amazing to go visit so many places and times.  But I really like where I am and who I am right now. And I'm happy staying here.  

2. A meteor is hurtling towards the planet and it looks like the 'end is nigh'. You have about 24 hours left. What do you do?

I would spend the whole day with family.  And since it wouldn't matter what I looked like the next day I would eat everything.  As much pizza and doughnuts as I could shove in my mouth.   

3. A famous author asks you to ghost write their next book and offers you a ton of money to do long as you sign a contract to never reveal the secret. Do you do it?

No.  I have enough trouble finding time to write my stories, the ones I'm crazy excited about. Unless my family is in dire financial straights. Then I'd get right to work on the ghost write.  

4 Waking up one morning, you find the world has suddenly, and mysteriously, run out of coffee. What do you do?

Ha, since I don't drink coffee it wouldn't bother me one bit.  I would however steer clear of everyone who was addicted to the stuff because they're going to be CRANKY!  

 5. Which cartoon....old or describes your life?

There's an old MTV cartoon called DARIA which quite accurately sums up my teenage years.  To fit my life now?  Well, I'm not sure but the comic Baby Blues sometimes hits pretty close. 

6 How long have you been writing?

All my life.  Writing seriously, studying the craft and researching publication?  Four years.

7 What is your ideal writing place?

Anywhere my kids aren't.  It would be nice to have a nice writing cabin with a desk and comfy chair, mini fridge, internet but I would want that to be in my own backyard, just a little bit away from the family so when I'm done I can join them instantly. 

8 Would you self-publish or get representation for your next project?

I'm currently trying to get representation.  It's possible I may self publish in the future but it's not an option right now.  I don't have the time or resources to attempt it successfully and I'd really like to go the traditional rout.  

9 Do your friends and family know you write or have you kept it a secret?

They know and they are so supportive.  My mom reads pretty much everything, offers suggestions, edits and is a great cheerleader.  I couldn't do this without her. Other friends and family have also read for me and all of them are encouraging.

10. Someone gives you a million dollars on the condition that you have to give half to someone else. Who do you choose?

I probably wouldn't give it all to the same person.  I'd spread it around to charities, families and friends.  Those people who are in a rough spot and just need a little help, or someone who has encountered some medical problems.  It would also be fun just to surprise people.  My husband and I have talked about how fun it would be to be able to spontaneously pay the restaurant bill of teenagers going to prom, or randomly pay for the groceries of a harried mom at the store.  Just brighten people's days.  

So that's that.  Thanks again to mark, Elise and Charlie for these awards.  If you made it this far, go ahead and answer one of the questions in the comments section or tell me a little about yourself. 


  1. Congratulations on your awards, Sara. They are well-deserved! I've always thought I had a few things in common with you - but what you had to say about not drinking coffee appalls me!! ^_^

  2. Congratulations Sara! I always enjoy stopping by for a read!
    It is fun to get to know you better, and I especially agree with your chosen favorite writing spot! Kids! They're typos just waiting to happen!
    ~Just Jill

  3. Congrats on your awards. I enjoyed all your answers, but got the biggest kick out of you shoving all the goodies into your mouth that you could if you only have 24 hours left. Reminds me of what I told my husband when I quit smoking. I said if the doctor tells me I'm done for, the first thing I'd do is buy a pack of cigarettes. (Funny, but I've finally gotten to the point where I don't even WANT one anymore, so I guess I'll have to go for the chocolate cake or lemon meringue pie, instead.)

    What cartoon best reflects me? I'd like to think it's "Wonder Woman", but I'm afraid I'm more like "Maxine".

    1. I think we all have a little wonder woman in us. Otherwise how could we even attempt to do it all?

      Chocolate cake! That would be on the list but it has a more immediate reaction. Instant heartburn. So unless I want to spend the last 24 hours in pain I'll leave you the chocolate.

  4. Those are great questions! Congrats on your awards! I like your idea with the million - I'd love to have the means to do those things.
    Ketchup, eh? I've tried the vinegar, but it didn't work. I have lots of ketchup...will give my copper cleaning a go with that and let you know how it turns out.
    Thanks for coming by and nice to meet you.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

  5. Congrats on your awards! I see they have newly designed Liebsters going around.

    I LOVED your answers. Love Daria, too!

  6. Congrats on the awards Sara!
    Loved your answers too, especially no#1 - I believe that it's important to be content with who you are in your present life.

    1. It took me a long time to figure that out. I don't want to loose it again. :)

  7. Congratulations on the awards! The Very Inspiring one is pretty!