Today, I'm posting a tag from the Notebook Sisters, from my blogger friend Cait. She gave me 11 questions to fill out. Having nothing better to do (just kidding), I did. I hope you'll enjoy the answers.
1.Favourite character in your work-in-progress?
Okay, if you've been reading this blog at all, you've got to know this. It's Dem. Why? You may ask. Because he's awesome and smart and intuitive and stubborn and sarcastic, essentially me in a futuristic-guy form. That sounds rather weird, but I think you know what I mean. If you don't, I sound really bad. I'm not, though. I promise.
2. Does music influence your writing? What's a song that's inspired you?
Not particularly, as I don't listen to songs with words while writing because most don't fit the scenes that I try to write. However, I listen to my classical Pandora station all the time and so I've been influenced by Phillip Wesley, especially Dark Night of The Soul. Plus, I love its name. Don't you?
3. Do you prefer writing in present tense or past tense? Why?
Present, because it allows me to better convey what my characters are going through. And it makes it seem more real.
4. Name a random fact a book taught you.
Do not eat bananas before sailing on a boat on Lake Lachrymouse, because then the eels will get you. Also, don't be afraid of everything, and never trust anyone named Olaf. (Now I'm going to feel really bad if I do meet someone named Olaf, so I'm really hoping that won't happen.)
5. Favourite foods to snack on while reading/writing.
A lot of these "questions" are actually commands, but whatever. Water, and dark chocolate. However, once I've gotten inspired and get into the zone, about 200 words in, I generally start typing quickly and forget all about the chocolate.
6. Name 3 books you can't wait until are released.
I don't really notice books until they're released (read: have no clue they exist). So I'll name three books authors I want to read more of.
In no particular order:
And so many more that I've forgotten.
7. Name a sequel that outshone its predecessor.
I don't read many sequels, to be honest. Most of the ones I've read aren't better than the original. No comment. I was going to say Chasing Fire or New Moon, but I don't actually believe those are better.
8. Best side-kick/secondary-character you've read this year?
Um, not written by me?
Most of the characters I love fall into the category of main characters, so I'm really trying. This was last year, but I love Clarisse, from Fahrenheit 451. One of my inspirations for Luria from The Tinkers, actually. She is so awesome in a cruel world.
9. Favourite quote!
Ah, non-American English. On writing, or...
Okay, my favorite quote about writing is, "You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." Ray Bradbury, author of one of my favorite books.
10. Do you have any reading goals for 2013? Are you on track?!
I don't keep reading goals. I mean, I set one up for Goodreads, but since I never use it, it's not very helpful. Other than reading The Odyssey, my goals would simply be to read more and read some of the long list of books I wish I've read.
11. If you were a superhero would you wear a cape?
No, because then they would be able to tell that I was an even more amazing person than they already thought I was, so that would ruin it for them. I've heard capes aren't allowed in my school's dress code.
Seriously, how does anyone get to know me? I'm way too sarcastic for my own good. I think they get used to it, but still. At least I can channel it through my writing...