Versatile Blogger Award

Once again, it is tagging season where wonderful bloggers like to encourage other bloggers with praise and “awards”. This time I have been tagged the uber talented Jowita author of Never Do It Again. As well as the amazingly awesome Sempreviva author of Sempreviva’s Sims: A Sims 3 Romance Legacy. But that’s not all. The wonderful Rose author of Gravity has nominated me as well.

There are not enough kind words that I could use to say enough nice things about y’all. What I will say is thank you for always being so encouraging and supportive. Your constant likes and encouraging comments from you mean more to me than you know. Thank you.

The rules for accepting this award are simple:

  • Write 7 interesting facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15+ amazing bloggers for this award. That’s a lot of bloggers when you’re a newbie. I won’t be offended if you choose not to “do anything with it.”

Alright, now on to the tough part; finding 7 interesting facts about me. I am pretty sure that these are different facts than before, but if I have repeated myself just bare with me. Alright here we go:

  1. I drive like an old lady. I am probably the only person on the road who is ​actually driving the speed limit.
  2. My favorite color is pink, but my favorite color to wear is blue or purple.
  3. My husband is a retired professional motocross racer. I know that isn’t a fact about me per say, but I am including it here because I am so proud of him.
  4. Speaking of my husband. Even though I call him my husband, we are not officially married. We have been together for 16 years, and we have been living together for over 10 years. For one reason or another we have yet to tie the knot.
  5. I completed my first half marathon last October. My time isn’t going to win me any awards, but I was still proud of myself for actually finishing the darn thing.
  6. My user name, socallucyfan, coms from the fact that I come from Southern California and I am a huge I Love Lucy fan.  socallucyfan has been my user name since the first sims game.
  7. I feel like it has taken me longer this time around to come up with these facts (that I am afraid are not as interesting as last time). I also think that I said that the last time as well.

 

But wait, there’s more. The lovely and talented freja64, author of The Grey Witches, has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am such a huge fan of this story, full of rich characters that will have you hooked from the very first chapter.

Freja64’s Questions for me:

  1. Why did you start writing?
    • I have always used writing as a way to help me deal with the things going on in my life. Putting them down on paper (or on the computer) is a therapeutic way of letting go of all of the negativity.
  2. Where do you write your stories?
    • I write where ever the inspiration hits me. Recently, inspiration has been coming to me on my morning runs.  When I get an idea I have to stop and take notes in my phone. Which is good for my story, not good for my time.
  3. Do you write the story first or are you inspired by your gameplay?
    • I do a bit of both. Generation 1 was more game play, Generation 2 was more story based, I think that Generation 3 will be more balanced.
  4. Have you ever used a version of ​“yourself” in a story?
    • Not in the story, but my simself interviewed the cast of characters during my past blogiversary. I never took myself out of the town, so I will still find myself wandering the town every once in a while.
  5. Do you listen to music while writing / playing? If yes, what kind?
    • I can’t listen to music while I type, or read, or do homework. I need silence for that. But I do like to listen to music when I play. Usually whatever is on the radio.
  6. What kind of books do you read and why? 
    • I love reading all types of books. If it a good story, I’m there. Recently though, I have been into biographies.
  7. Which of your characters could be your roomie?
    • I would love to have June as a roommate. She is the adventurous type to get me out of my shell.  Plus I could borrow her clothes, since we have a very similar sense of style.
  8. Have you ever imagined getting your story published?
    • No, I don’t think I am that good.
  9. Have you already cried while writing something particularly moving?
    • Yes, actually I have. Spoiler: G3 will see a character’s death that sort of mirrors a recent loss in my personal life. And as I was writing that chapter I did get emotional.
  10. Is there someone who reads your stories and who gives you feedback before publishing?
    • No, but I probably should. If nothing else it could help me next time I have writer’s block. Or, help with grammar (since I am so bad at that).
  11. Have you ever wanted to be like one of your characters?
    • I think that all of my characters have something that is to be admired. Cindy’s compassion, May’s cooking skill (I ​hate cooking), or Brandon’s bravery. Even Maleficent and her unwavering self confidence is something that can be admired.

 

Again, thank you for all of the kind words of support. I am so happy to be part of this community of like minded writers who are all so encouraging and eager to offer up advice or an ear to listen to your problems.

I am so late with this post, so I won’t nominate anyone. But if any of you have 7 more interesting facts about yourself or your story I would love to hear them. Thank you again, and hopefully this means that I will be posting chapters more frequently.

 

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19 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. I’m uber talented? That’s such a big compliment, thank you!
    I’ve been actually wondering about your nickname, so I’m glad you cleared that out!
    I don’t think I’m good enough to have my story published either.
    I don’t think you’re bad with grammar.
    I can’t wait for your gen 3 to begin.

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    1. Yes, you are super, uber talented!! I think that I am harder on myself in regards to everything including grammar. Thank you for such a nice compliment.

      PS- this ended up in spam. You are not the only one this has been happening to, so I have gotten into the habit of checking spam every once in a while. Hopefully everything gets fixed soon.

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      1. Oh, I don’t know. I don’t believe in myself at all. But I love grammar and I’m obsessive in terms of that, so at least I’m not that wrong in this field.
        I know, it’s so frustrating. Great that you managed to save it. By the way, you responded to me twice. Weird.

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    2. Yes, you are super, uber talented!! I think that I am harder on myself in regards to everything including grammar. Thank you for such a nice compliment.

      PS- this ended up in spam. You are not the only one this has been happening to, so I have gotten into the habit of checking spam every once in a while. Hopefully everything gets fixed soon.

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  2. Thank you for letting us all know more about yourself! My dad won a lot of motorcycle races in the 60’s and 70’s in Europe so I understand how proud you are of your husband! And I bet he’s proud of you too – not everyone’s living with an achieving woman like yourself! You can be proud of running a half marathon! Wow! 🙂 Then I picture you running and stopping every few meters during your training sessions because of too many ideas! 😀
    Writing is therapeutic indeed. Lots of people write a diary to exorcise feeling they might not talk about otherwise, and writing fiction is surely good when you have so much imagination!
    Better drive like an old lady and arrive safely! I was quite reckless before I bacame a mom, but with kids everything changes, and you become more aware of your own mortality…

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    1. You are so right about my running. I do have to stop every so often to get my ideas down. I can’t walk and text at the same time, so I literally stop in the middle of the trail. 😉
      Not only do I drive the speed limit, I don’t text and drive, and I drive very close to the steering wheel.
      Thank you again for the nomination. You are too kind. 🙂

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  3. Congratulations on your awards!! And thank you so much for your kind words about me! ❤ ❤ Those answers were very fun to read, I loved the bit about where your nickname comes from! 😀 And your husband was a motorcross racer? That's awesome!
    About your grammar, I seriously don't think I've noticed a grammar mistake in your blog, ever! But I know we are our own worst judges, so 😉
    Now you really have me intrigued (and worried). I can't wait for your Gen 3!

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    1. I feel like I either put too commas or not enough.
      And you totally deserve all kinds words, and more. Thank you.
      PS- Remember when you put Rose up for us to download? Well, I found a small part for her in Gen 3.

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  4. Congratulations on all your nominations! 🙂 They’re well-deserved. It was interesting to learn some more stuff about you – I didn’t know you weren’t officially married! I’m also a fellow lover of pink (if that wasn’t obvious from my blog theme!) 🙂
    If you ever need a second set of eyes on a chapter, you can always ask 🙂 I’m decent grammatically (though I don’t think I understand commas in English as well as I’d like to). That said – as others have mentioned, I don’t think I’ve seen mistakes in your writing. Still, always nice to have someone have a look, in case something slips through 🙂

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  5. Congratulations! 😀 I can’t wait for Gen 3, but I’m scared of Gen 3! LOL

    Oh, and I’m an “I Love Lucy fan,” too! Big time! One of my favs is “Vitameatavegamin.” But I love too many of them to go through them all here. 😀 😀

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