Thanks to AJ Lundetrae, whose blog can be found here (http://lundetrae.com), I was nominated for the Liebster Award. As a prize, I received a few questions. Here are my answers. (cue Law & Order “thunk-thunk)
- The most awesome moment of my writer life came on the day I wrote the two loveliest words in the English language: “The End” on the first draft of my first novel.
- I would love to travel to many places, mainly in the northern part of the globe (Scotland, Iceland, Scandinavia). You’ll never find me under a tree in Cuba. Maybe a copy of one of my books, but not me.
- I have one genre that makes me happy: classical music and opera. Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” a happy Alex make. (especially the Summer concerto)
- “Never operate heavy machinery before your first cup of coffee.” (Which might seem ironic if heavy machinery creates said cup)
- The most important items in my work space are my computer (duh!), my printer and the door. I need to have some sort of a distance with the outside world, when I write.
- Writing at home! (I’m an introvert and cheap, so a coffee shop would not be a good solution)
- I’m reading a few books, including John Le Carre’s “Our kind of traitor” (in French) and a few non-fiction books, both in English and French.
- I would be grey or black. I never liked to have the spotlight, for many reasons I will not disclose here.
- The power to find a good answer to that question.
- I love all words. I love how I can create wordplay (others do, too, if I may say so)
- I have none. My life is boring.
Here are 11 random facts about me.
- I am an ESL person. Actually, my first language is French and English is my second language. I also blabber in Spanish and Arabic.
- I became a writer by accident (in high school) and a poet to fill my friend’s need
- I once took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Ireland. Thankfully, it was an organized trip so I didn’t have to manage anything.
- I once took a nap on the National Mall, in DC. Who said you had to run during your vacations?
- I’ve spoken with walls, for many years. It was mostly a monologue. Either that, or the poor bastards did not speak my language. Or I did not speak theirs.
- I almost decided that my curtain call was at 17 years old.
- I have my own hashtag on Twitter #alexspun. (It’s a pill against boredom)
- I have written more than 12,000 tweets, so far. Not bad for an introvert!
- I follow many blogs but I must confess I don’t read them all. (Shocking!)
- When I’m bored, I’m as funny as a dead pan. I have never seen a live pan, though
(This is turning into therapy. I apologize if I had some sort of a downer effect on you, reader. I love you.)
I now have to nominate people, it seems. *shakes hands, like a sane maniac*
Here they are. (Sorry guys)
- Annie Hawthorne
- Charlotte Parris
- Shannon Noel Brady
- Rae Oestreich
- Rebecca Frohling
Thanks for reading!