Indie Block Party – Allow me to Introduce Myself

I took an unexcused absents from the blog world, but didn’t get much done during it. I think I’m one of those people who are more unproductive when I have time to get stuff done. Annoying habit to break. But, I’m happy to make it back in time for the Indie Block Party.
This is the brain child of one my favorite people in the blog world Fel Wetzig and Dawna Raver. Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely endeavor. Join us for the Indie Block Party to meet your writing “neighbors.”
Participants will have the opportunity to share a little about themselves and their writing, while getting to know the other like-minded crazies that make up the Indie Writing World. Indie block party

Week 1
Day 1: Introduce Yourself
Day 2: Introduce your WIP
Day 3: Interview one of your Characters
Day 4: Interview one of your Neighbors (not your real neighbor…the one who signed up on the linkey after you 😉 )

Week 2
Day 5: What are you reading?
Day 6: Top 5 books
Day 7: Share your most helpful writing tips
Day 8: Share your most helpful social media & networking tips

Full instructions are available at The Peasants Revolt or Dawna Raver’s blog.

Post 1: Allow me to introduce myself.

The standard questions:

  • Why did you start writing? I started writing in pre-K according to my mother. Oh, you probably mean when did I starting writing stories. In the 2nd grade I one an award for story based on actual events. Not withstanding the award, the story resulted in both my brother, the neighborhood kids and myself all getting punished.
  • What are your favorite genre? Another difficult one to answer, I love to write New Adult Romance with a lot of comedic situations thrown into the mix. I love to read just about everything. Stephen King is my favorite author, but currently I’m obsessed with Rachel Morgan, Molly McAdams and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • What is your blog about? I blog about movie quotes, tattoos and the life and times of Sydney Aaliyah Michelle. That covers just about anything that moves me. Currently, I am excited to participate in blog tours for New Adult books to do my part in promoting the genre. Plus, it’s what I write and what I love to read.
  • What do you do when you’re not writing? When I’m not writing, I’m editing. Again, I know it’s not what you mean, but my brain is blocked in edit mode for my current WIP. Now if you need me on a Sunday, you can find me in front of the TV watching NFL football. NFL in HD has be mesmerized. Yes, I know, not something new, but I’ve been living in China for the last 5 1/2 years. Last time I was home for an NFL season, everyone didn’t have HD TV.

Not so standard questions – this is me from A to Z:

A. Attached or Single? Single

B. Best Friend? Patrina Williams (also my cousin)

C. Cake or pie? Cake

D. Day of choice? Sunday

E. Essential Item? iPhone

F. Favorite color? Green

G. Gummy bears or worms? Haribo Gummy bears

H. Home town? Plano, Texas

I. Favorite Indulgence? Anything made of chocolate & peanut butter

J. January or July? January

K. Kids? No

L. Life isn’t complete without? Finding your passion

M. Marriage date? N/A

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 2 brothers

O. Oranges or Apples? Granny Smith Apples

P. Phobias? Fear of failure and snakes

Q. Quotes? “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Stop being insane. Do something different.”

R. Reasons to smile? Being a live

S. Season of choice? Winter

T. Television Reality Shows or Drama? Reality Shows

U. Unknown fact about me? I’m a shy person

V. Vegetable? Brocoli Rabe

W. Worst habit? I’m to sensitive

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Xray I guess, I didn’t get this one, but I’ve never had an ultrasound

Y. Your favorite food? Mexican

Z. Zodiac sign? Sagittarius

Please, introduce yourself!

20 thoughts on “Indie Block Party – Allow me to Introduce Myself

  1. I’m also one of those who gets less done when I’m not busy with regular activities so I understand what you’re saying. I can understand your preference for January considering where you live. I think I prefer the weather in January although that month is often kind of a more down time for me.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

    1. It so strange because of course when I’m to busy, I complain, but I really am more productive.
      I love January in Texas, but enjoy spending a few days a year in snow. Makes me appreciate Texas more.

  2. Hey Sydney! Great to read your first Indie Block Party post. 🙂 Can’t wait to read more about your WIP. Did you have as much fun interviewing a character as I did?
    Maria

  3. Sydney, loved the vitality in your post : ) So fun! I don’t watch a ton of football, but when I do…HD is the only way to go.

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