What is a Leibster, you say? Good question. I wasn’t sure, so Googled it, and the only real answer I can come up with is that this award is named for someone. And I suppose that’s not such a bad way to start an award. Attach your last name to it, so one of the ways you can see how far it’s gone is to just search for it like I did. Anyway, this one comes from The Writer’s Codex one of my favorite blogs, with new material every day. Thank you!
- Answer the eleven questions your nominator posed to her/his nominees
- Write eleven questions to pose to your own nominees
- Pass the award on to eleven others
Here were the questions Nathan asked. I decided to take a more light-hearted, whimsical approach to them since I’m in a bubbly mood this afternoon. (Lots of good writing + a cup of tea + fresh fruit = one happy Whitney. :D)
- What prompted you to start your blog? I’d like to say the beginning was as noble as the mission for Invisible Ink currently is, but… I just wanted someone to read what I wrote and tell me it’s good.
- What is one life event/decision that you didn’t expect, but made your life what it is today? I don’t know about unexpected changes, but my move to Chicago a year or so ago was a big life-changer.
- Do you have any regrets in life? If so, are you doing anything to resolve them? I was mean to my little brother as a kid. Does that count?
- What specific tasks are you doing to achieve your goals right now? I’m writing right now.
- What one thing do you wish people would remember you for after you’re gone? That I loved everyone I ever encountered, because there will always be things that get us down, but there are few enough people who will help us climb back up.
- What do you enjoy most in life? Breathing?
- If you could make one decision that would change your life forever, what would that decision be? I think I would decide not to be afraid. Not to be afraid of others’ criticism, of the social circumstances and penalties that keep me in place.
- What is it about books that draws you them? Initially it’s the thrill of buying them and that feeling I get when I’m geeking out over a new book and my fiancé is just smiling at me, watching. After that, it’s the adventure and the want to pick another’s brain.
- Describe your favorite movie in terms of what makes you love it so much. Um… I have a couple of favorite movies and they both have that fantasy element, and an old-time sense of honor and reverence for old wisdom and old gods.
- Think of a loved one, what one question do you want to ask that person? You do know I’m a princess, right?
- What would it take for you to make friends with an old enemy? Probably just time. I don’t hold grudges well and I don’t like having enemies floating around out there. Fiction writing has taught me that that’s potentially fatal.
Those were very good questions, so I’m going to try and keep the trend going with my own eleven. The last I’m borrowing because I liked it so much.
- What keeps you writing when you have writer’s block?
- Most writers have a literary counterpart—a character from their stories who reflects themselves. Tell us about yours.
- What are your passions?
- You’ve had a fight with your significant other and you want to fix things. What do you do?
- What’s one injustice you see in the world that you would fix in a story?
- If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
- What’s important to you at this point in time?
- Who is your hero/heroine?
- Do you make it a habit of telling others what you thought of their work, even if your experience wasn’t good?
- What is good will?
- What would it take for you to make friends with an old enemy?
And now, here are my nominees. Congrats to everyone!