Tuesday’s Top Ten: Random Questions
Happy National Novel Writing Month! This year, my novel is about a guy who’s doing NaNoWriMo. Totally meta. I did this in 2008, about a woman doing NaNoWriMo. Hey, if all goes well, I could make this a “NaNoWriMo Romances” series (except that first one was chick lit).
I’ve been having trouble coming up with top ten lists lately, and I found a list of questions on Tumblr. Anything goes during NaNoWriMo. I’m totally stealing ideas. Just call me Hollywood. Erma Gerd Does Hollywood! As you can tell, I’m totally in the “No filter, write it all” phase of NaNo.
Q1: If someone wanted to really understand you, what would they read, watch, and listen to?
A: For people to really understand me, they need to read, period. It’s so hard to find anyone who reads these days. They would watch Supernatural, Face Off, Ink Master, Street Outlaws, The Flash, and Gotham. They would listen to British rock and pop, past and present, and the Bobs: Dylan and Seger.
Q2: Have you ever found a writer who thinks just like you? If so, who?
A: OMG Chuck Wendig–I love his blog so much. I’m not a huge fan of present tense for a novel, so it’s harder for me to read his fiction, but his books about writing are fantastic! (Don’t get me wrong: I also buy and read the novels!)
Q3: List your fandoms and one character from each that you identify with.
A: I am Dean Winchester. I may also be Iron Man, but Hulk is my favorite Avenger. He is the physical expression of my career/hobby conflict. WORK=RAGE, fiction = calm, and humiliated that I still haven’t found a way to cure my RAGE and write full time.
Q4: Do you like your name? Is there another name you think would fit you better?
A: I love my name. Part family, part Freddie. It’s all good.
Q5: Do you think of yourself as a human being or a human doing? Do you identify yourself by the things you do?
A: I am the divine dichotomy. I am, and I do. That’s why we’re here, folks. Do I like who I am more than what I do? No. I still RAGE, after all. If I concentrated more on being who I am and less on doing stupid shit to meet deadlines, I wouldn’t be so filled with RAGE.
Q6: Are you religious/spiritual?
A: I like the term spiritual. I grew up Catholic. I talked about both here.
Q7: Do you care about your ethnicity?
A: I’m 3/4 Irish. The other quarter, my grandma’s lineage, is German, French, and Cree Indian. My grandma lived to 96. I hope some of those genes made it to my generation.
Q8: What musical artists have you most felt connected to over your lifetime?
A: Have you seen my Facebook page?
Q9: Are you an artist?
A: I art with words. In the words of Chuck Wendig:
Q10: Do you have a creed?
A: The band? Apollo? How about this:
Now ART HARDER, MOTHERFUCKERS!