Hullo to all the new people and welcome! If you haven't already, check out a bit about me on Who are you? I'm the Doctor... and find different subjects, guest posts and series of stories on Inconceivable! Index. Some of my published articles are on Published Wookiees.
For October, my blogging schedule is gonna change a bit. I am particpating in the Rule of Three Blogfest. So every Wednesday, there will be a post in a four-part story. Hurry over and join if your are interested - you have until October 3rd! I will do regular posts on Tuesdays and Saturdays talking about inspiration from my surroundings in the countryside of southwestern France, inspiring books/movies, books/movies that are examples of someone using real life as inspiration, etc.
For today, a big thank you to Judy Croome of Author on the Prowl, for nominating be for a Versatile Blogger award! She lives Johannesburg, but grew up in the Zimbabwean bush. Her stories are, of course, inspired by Africa!
To claim my award I must share 7 things about myself you may not know:
1 - I am dangerously in love with Dr.Pepper soda. It is rare and expensive in France, so I imbibe infrequently and after almost four years in this state, can usually ignore my yearnings.
2 - Writing brings me more joy and frustration than anything else. I've almost given more times than I can count. Is there such a thing as writer's PMS?
3 - I am nervous about having twins, now or in the future. My mom had twinnies when I was 17 (hi, Michael and Meghan!) and it was great fun. But I don't think it'd be as much fun with a two-year-old and a Renaud Clio (about the size of a Ford Geo Metro).
4 - I really want to learn a third language - Spanish. After that, maybe Mandarin or Arabic. Why not?
5 - I am 3/4 vegetarian, meaning bought chicken last week for the first time in three months. I ate some sausage at a barbecue at the beginning of the month.
6 - I first set my WIP in a fantasy country similar to Nepal, after making friends with university exchange students (who make awesome momos!). Realizing that I needed to go to my location, at least in my mind, I changed and am doing a rewrite to place the story in a futuristic and dystopian France.
7 - I love talking through movies and learning/critiquing/analyzing the dialogue, characters, plot, timing, etc. This is probably why I have lost my taste for movie theaters - and also because the shared experience of watching with someone is lessened so much in a theater. In my opinion.
I also have to pass this award on to new blogs I've recently discovered - be sure to check them out too!!
-J.C. Martin, Fighter Writer in London
-Gina Dickerson on the Thanet coast in England
-Creepy Query Girl by Katie Mills in Paris
-Isis Rushdan in the UK