To celebrate the completion of my fantasy manuscript, I went online to ask for possible book-related questions that I could organize into a blog post. I had no idea how or if it would work, so I crossed my fingers and waited.
Let’s just say the exercise was less successful than hoped. Kinda hard to ask questions about something you have no information about, whatsoever. That’s on me. Note to self: Stay in touch with people. Keep them in the loop—jeesh, girl. Get with the freaking program. (Don’t worry. I never listen to my inner critic, but she still likes to butt in sometimes.)
Ignoring Miss Bossy, I went back to the drawing board in search of questions that I could answer and maybe have a little fun in the process. I ended up finding more questions than I could ever answer in a blog post. The hardest part was choosing which questions to include.
I narrowed my choices down to the baker’s dozen. I should probably mention that none of the following questions are book-related. Cause you know, sometimes we just need to hang out (or above like Ginger), relax and take a moment to smell the flowers (or coffee like me).
I’d also love to read your answer(s) if you feel like sharing. And in case you do (needy alert), don’t forget to tag me on your blog or social media. Or, feel free to share in the comments section. 😉
My Baker’s Dozen
- What are some of your Pavlovian responses? Coffee and carbs!!! Did they say coffee?
- What song do you feel compelled to sing along with when you hear it, even if you don’t totally know all the words? We Will Rock You by Queen. And now you’re singing along. Am I right or am I right?
- What’s the weirdest thing about modern life that people just accept as normal? Social media. Our phones get out more than we do, globetrotting from post to post to post and back around they go. No wonder our phones wear over time.
- What word do you always mispronounce? Ubiquitous. I trip over the third syllable, pick up an extra one along the way and add it to the fourth.
- Where’s the line between soup and cereal? Pepper. Banned by the Worldwide Association of Fruit Loops, or WAFL for short.
- What would be the most unsettling thing to keep occasionally finding around your house? Unidentified socks. Did someone put a sign on our house, visible only to lost socks?
- What’s better broken than whole? Eggs. Useless fact: I love fried egg sandwiches with lettuce and tomato.
- What question would you like to ask a time traveller from 200 years in the future? Need some company?
- If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator? Sam Elliott – that voice!
- What’s the longest rabbit hole you’ve been down? Writing my first full-length story. It became my home away from home. At some point, I painted the walls, decorated to my heart’s content, and settled in for the long haul. I even added a couple of new rooms. Fellow booklovers will be pleased to know that I included a bookcase. Not to toot my own horn, but the place turned out pretty good, I must say. The rabbits have come to accept me and I pay the caretaker in carrots. It works.
- What word is a lot of fun to say? Swish swished Swishy Swishes, said Ginger the cat. And now you know.
- If magic was real, what spell would you try to learn first? How to induce sleep. I could buy some more carrots.
- In the past people were buried with the items they would need in the afterlife, what would you want buried with you so you could use it in the afterlife? A laptop or notebook and pencil.
Thank you for reading!
The site where I found my questions: https://conversationstartersworld.com/good-questions-to-ask/
A quick history of the baker’s dozen: https://www.britannica.com/story/why-is-a-bakers-dozen-13
Until next time, be kind to yourself. You’re worth it!✨