Indie Block Party – Post 3 – Interview one of my Characters

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.

I described my WIP in a post last month, please read it and then come back. Although my WIP is written from the main character, Miranda Preston’s POV, I adore her love interest, Troy Anderson. They meet when they were four years old and lost touch when Miranda’s parents moved away when she was ten.  Eight years later, Miranda is sitting in her first college class and in walks her first best friend, Troy.

Hi Troy, I’m excited to interview you. Plus, with your future, you might as well get used to being interview.

Haha, Yeah, I guess so.  What do you want to know?

You grew up in Denver, right? What was your life like growing up?

I was born in Denver and lived there until I was 12, then I moved to San Antonio, so I’m half Texan. Denver was great.  Nice summers, cold winters. My girlfriend Miranda, she grew up in the house behind mine and are parents were best friends.  We spent a lot of time together playing outside. 

You and Miranda grew up together?

Yeah, but she moved away when she was 10. I was 11.

What was that like?

Not great, but you know, we ended up together anyway, so it’s all good. 

How would you describe your personality?

I’m pretty laid back. I like to have fun. I can be pretty intense on the football field, but I understand it’s a game.  I’m loyal to my friends and a situation has to be pretty bad for me to get down.   

How would you describe your looks?

Haha, I never thought about it. I guess, my hair is kind of brown, kind of blond. It’s always messy. My green eyes don’t fit my face, I think. At 6’4, 195, coaches and scouts say I am textbook size for a quarterback, which is a surprise because as a kid, Miranda was always taller them me.  

Who are your closest friends?

Well, there El (Eldrick), my running back. We’ve played together since we started football in the 6th grade.  He’s one of my roommates. My other roommates, Todd (TD) and David, we call him legs. He’s like 6’5 and all legs. They are also my teammates.  

And, Miranda?

Yeah, Miranda, my best friend, my oldest friend. My first love.  Miranda’s my heart.

Where do you see yourself in 4 years?

I just realized how much I hate talking about myself.  

(El interjects) Starting for an NFL team. Engaged to Miranda.

Dreading the first game we have to play against each other. 

Oh, yeah, well, whose going to win.

I’ll win. I’ll feel bad, but I’ll win. 

What else?

Honestly, I hope I still realize how blessed I am to get to do what I do and how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to share it with the people I love the most. 

When you were a child, what was the worst thing that happened to you and what did you learn from it?

Before this year, I would have said it was when Miranda moved away, but I realize now, it  had to happen that way.  If it didn’t we might not be together today. 

You have Miranda’s name tattooed on your hand. Don’t you know that’s a sure sign the relationship won’t last?

This isn’t my girlfriend name, it’s my best friend name. She’s been my best friend my entire life, I don’t see that ever changing.  

Thanks so much for the interview Troy.

Glad to do it.

Do you have any questions for Troy Anderson? 


My Weekly Update – Camp, Compliments and Candy

Camp NaNoWriMo

Four days in and I have to say that it is a lot more challenging then the last writing challenge I did.  Being on goal is about the only good thing I can say about the experience so far.  But . . .

It is still early and I still love the story.  I was happy to get some great advice about POV last week from my blog friends.  My concerns about writing from the male point of view were reduced by an admission from AM Schultz.

amschultzcom says: We have had lots of fine interactions on the Twitter and on the blogs, so I am going to share a little secret with you, but you can’t tell anybody else:“But, my biggest concern is that I have never writing a story from a man’s POV. What if my big strong, sensitive guy starts sounding like a girl?”When nobody is around, and our machismo is not on public display, ALL men sound like girls. :-)

For the rest of you doing Camp NaNoWriMo, how was your first few days? 


I received one of the best compliments the other day and all because I RT’ed a post.

I am not brining this up to brag (although it is official, I am awesome), but to bring attention to what doing so little can mean to other writers and bloggers.

I will continue to support the blogging community to make myself worthy of writing along side great bloggers such as Paul at All Groan Up.


I was in the Green Grocery yesterday and they had restocked.  Let me back up a little and explain.  I live at a resort 45 minutes away from a decent grocery story.  But, there is a little convenience store on the resort campus, which stocks it shelves once every 6 months.

I was pleasantly surprised that yesterday was a restock day.  That means, writing snacks for the week; Sour Skittles, Soda Water & Cheese Crackers.

What is your favorite writing snack?  

New Followers
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Keith Addison at Sleepless in New Castle
Jillian Heath at 72 Original in Mint Condition
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Lily Ennis
Nicolette Reed
Next Weeks Schedule
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday
Wednesday – Sydney Aaliyah Quotes the Movies
Friday – The Dog Days of Summer Blogfest 
Sunday – My Weekly Update
 Special Shout Out to my big brother.  It was his birthday yesterday.  He put his life online years before I had the nerve to.  Thanks so much for the inspiration.