I haven’t had the best day. It’s amazing how much an award can turn that around. So thank you to Doing Dewey http://doingdeweydecimal.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/passing-it-on-a-liebster-award-post/ for the lovely – a much needed – award today. Here are my answers to the questions:
I started blogging to promote my own book and help other indie authors – then I started a photography blog (www.inspirationnet.wordpress.com) and fell in love with the instant gratification the platform provided me. Since I love to read, I started Sundae Writers to share books that I thought were excellent. As an eclectic reader, I review everything that I enjoy. I am never without a book – and haven’t been since I was a little girl.
Right now, I’m reading “Let’s Get Visible” by David Gaughran. I read it on my kindle, but I also listen to it in my car on the drive to work. Even though the kindle reading voice is a little flat, I like listening to books that way – it makes me feel efficient.
Efficiency is key in my life because I have so many hobbies that if I could figure out how to stop sleeping, I still couldn’t do everything I want to in just 24 hours a day. Come to think of it, sleeping is sort of a hobby for me these days- mainly because I don’t do it very well. I’m usually up at night thinking about the painting I’m working on, or photos I need to edit, or my latest book – the one that I’m writing (It’s called Fortunes Bought & Sold and it has a rudimentary facebook page – I’m so busy I haven’t had time to do much with it yet).
The book was inspired by one of my other favorite books this year: The Gardener Heist – which I’ve reviewed on this blog. Not only does it take place in Boston (where I spend a lot of time) but it’s right down 95 from my other favorite places to go – Gloucester & Rockport & Salem. Just past Good Harbor Beach, there’s an ice cream shop on the way to Rockport that sells delicious huge twist cones – my favorite because I’m indecisive most days.
I like the north shore because during the off-season it’s okay to bring my dog to the beach. I love the beach because I live in flip-flops and that way, I don’t need to deal with the big bag of unmatched socks that lurks in the bottom of my closet next to a pile of books that I mean to read but haven’t since I got my Kindle. When I fall asleep reading, my kindle doesn’t hurt nearly as much when it hits me in the face.
Oh, and the mismatched socks and books are right next to my saxophone – which I don’t have time to play because of all of my other hobbies.
Thank you again, Doing Dewey!