Liebster Award and the 7/7/7 Challenge

Howdy! Welcome to Part 2 of Claire is finally doing tags. Today you’ll get a sneak peek of my Camp NaNo project! But first…

The Liebster Award – Nominated by Phoenix Grey

1. If you are a writer, what is the first story you wrote? Are you proud or ashamed of it?

If I recall correctly, it was a fan-fiction where my friend and I got transported to Middle Earth and landed in Rohan where we ran into a rather dashing member of the Rohirrim. That didn’t get too far. Thankfully. It will never see the light of day. 

2. If a big publisher offered you a multi-book deal but you had to radically change what you’re writing, would you take it?

No, because it wouldn’t be my story anymore. 

3. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Tough question. I would change how far the world has fallen away from God. I think that’s the main reason for so many of the problems in the world today. We fix that, we’re on the way to fixing the world. 

4. What made you start blogging? And have you ever considered giving it up?

I started blogging as a way to promote my first book, The Rise of Aredor, over a year ago and I haven’t really slowed down. I don’t think I will ever consider giving it up! My blogging has really taken off in the last few months and sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough days in the week to post! 

5. Do you enjoy listening to music? What genre/type?

Yes! I listen to music almost constantly. I alternate between Country/Western and Soundtrack. Usually the latter for when I’m writing or studying. 

6. Introvert or extrovert? Or somewhere in-between?

We had to take personality quiz thingees earlier this summer for one of my classes and I came out as an introvert. I think it suits me quite well, but I’m also very outgoing when it comes to my family and friends. So I guess I’m kind of in-between but closer to introvert. 🙂

7. Is there a book that you’ve read cover-to-cover more than once? What is it?

Just one? Shadow Hawk by Andre Norton is my favorite to re-read. There are many others though. 

8. Do you have a toy from childhood that you still own and cherish? (Mine is a Superted cuddly toy. 😀 )

I keep a stuffed panda bear that I’ve had forever on my bed. But my favorite toy is one I called Dr. Bear. It’s a little bear dressed in green scrubs. I got him when I was about three when I had surgery on my eye to correct my lazy eye. He’s safely stored away right now. 🙂

9. If you had a time machine, what would you do with it?

Go back and see if the King Arthur legends are true and what the true story is. I love King Arthur and believe that he existed. I’d use the time machine for confirmation. I might do the same for Robin Hood. 😉 

10. Finally, what’s the one thing you would tell your past-self it you could?

Be braver, I guess. Because I can be really shy in new situations or around people I don’t know so well, I tend to watch from the background. So I’d tell past me that it’s ok to jump in and live closer to the edge. 🙂 I should actually tell present self that too… 😛

7/7/7 Challenge – Tagged by E. Rawls

  • Go to page 7 of your WIP
  • Scroll down to line 7
  • Share the next 7 sentences in a blog post.
  • After the excerpt tag 7 other writers to continue the challenge. 

This is actually turning into the 6/7/7 challenge because page 7 has about 4 lines on it. Sooo…

Here are 7 sentences from my Camp NaNo project currently titled Sleeper in the Standing Stones. (This is the Sleeping Beauty re-telling.)

“Ianto will be there in a week as well, and you know he’d never let anything happen to me.”

“That’s the truest thing you’ve said all morning.”

Álainn moved closer to her mother and took her hand.

“Mother, please don’t worry about me.”

“I’m your mother. It’s my duty to worry about you.”

Álainn laughed and kissed her on the cheek before turning the conversation to something she knew her mother would like.

How’s that for informational? Haha! I’ll work on an official Camp updates post (since Camp is almost over) and give some better excerpts.

Tagging and Nominating – no one because, as before, I barely got around to doing these myself. However, if you’d like to do the 7/7/7 challenge, consider yourself tagged! Just post a link to your post in the comments here so I can see your super awesome WIP!! 🙂

Thank you, ladies for the tags! I had fun with these! Go check out their blogs for some great writing!

15 thoughts on “Liebster Award and the 7/7/7 Challenge

  1. Your answer to question #9 reminded me of a Doctor Who episode where they go back in time to see if Robin Hood is real! And it turns out his was 🙂 At least in Doctor Who…

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    • Haha! I haven’t seen that episode yet (I just started season 7) but I can’t wait! I’ve seen the clip where he duels Robin with a spoon and I just about died laughing! 😛


  2. I enjoyed reading your answers. 🙂 I’m with you on being shy. I always have to force myself to pluck up the courage to talk to new people and integrate into a new group. 🙂 I liked your WIP excerpt as well. 😉

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    • Thanks!! 🙂

      I know! It’s so hard to start conversations sometimes (most of the time)! And I picked the one profession that depends on being able to communicate effortlessly with everyone. lol!! Oh well.

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    • Haha! It actually wasn’t Eomer. Sadly. It was a Rider closer to our very young age. 🙂 But we definitely ran in to Eomer before Helm’s Deep. And as I said, it didn’t get any longer than three pages which is really for the best. 😛


  3. I completely agree with you on #3, that is the root of our problems.
    I like your time machine ideas! 😉 Oh and your first story/fan fiction sounds like a fun one ;D heehee! Rohan. 😀
    Oh yes, I would yell at my past self too about being introverted. D: I was way too quiet, just way to quiet.
    I like your 7/7/7! 😀 It always lands in a random spot in the novel, haha, and that’s what makes it fun! Ianto, that’s a cool name.

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    • Howdy, Heather!
      I love Stephen Lawhead’s Pendragon Cycle! I have yet to read Pyle’s version. For someone with such an interest in King Arthur, I have actually not read too many of the books on the subject. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!


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