Monday, May 23, 2011

Post: Tag! I'm Stung! Need Ointment!

Madeleine tagged me on her blog last week. Sweet! That means I get to answer a few questions and tag three others. Seeing as how I was stung by a bee in my living room last night, this will make for a pleasant distraction to my still pulsating foot. Random circumstance, huh?

1: If you could go back in time and re-live a moment, what would it be?

Easy. The night I kissed my wife for the first time.

2: If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?

I ordered a king crab at a restaurant in Iowa--should've ordered the steak. Please don't ask me to go into detail.

3: What movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality?

Lane Meyer (John Cusack) from Better Off Dead--no, I never attempted suicide, but my HS relationships and social life wasn't too far off, I grew up in SoCal, and I had/have a cute French-speaking pen pal. Bizarre, no?

4: If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be?

(Reminds me of the Milgram Experiment)--no one. Even if I could get away with it, I have no desire to push anyone off said geological formation.

5: Name one habit that you want to change in yourself.

Getting up in the middle of the night when I feel restless. I wouldn't mind so much if I spent that awake time writing, but those PC games are so tempting.

6: Describe yourself in one word.

Dedicated (or Charming, as my wife puts it).

7: Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.


8: Why do you blog? Answer in one sentence.

To launch my name into the world as an author who is serious about writing, at the same time looking into those who blog for the same reasons and celebrate them as they fulfill their dream of being published.

9: Name three people to send this meme to and inform them.

Talli Roland
Jill Hathaway
N.R. Williams

There you have it. Feel free to "tag" along. Now I'd like to welcome FIVE new followers in the following order!

Mattias (blog?)
Katie Dodge - a budding writer of women's fiction.
Gina W. - a dedicated mother and writer.
Talli Roland - published author of humorous romance.
Jill Hathaway - her debut, SLIDE, comes out next year.

Update: those three chapters were sent off, and my producer friend "love(s) it!" Now to get cracking on chapter 21. I also have some fairly exciting news about a project I'll start soon, but I want to make sure everything is in order before I make an announcement. Plus, I've finally come up with a winning idea for a MG series. Just a few notes for now. I'll jump on that soon.

I'm David, and no tag-backs!


  1. Thanks for the mention, you're awesome! Hope your foot feels better soon! :)

  2. Aw, the answer to #1 was so sweet! :)

  3. Great to know you better David! Glad you wouldn't push anyone off a cliff too!
    S.B. Niccum
    Author Website

  4. A cyber space tag game. Who wouldn't love it? Good for you for not wanting to push anyone off a cliff. :)

  5. Thank you for the tag. I feel like a bunch of little kids are chasing me around the yard just like they did when we played this game when I was little. Good answers. I'll post on Thursday.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  6. Loved your replies. Sorry to hear about your foot. Did you put bicarbnonate of soda on it? :O)

  7. I may or may not have completely "awwwed" at the answer to your first question. Hopefully, you truly meant it, but even if you were just looking for the right thing to say, you found it! :D

    I don't think this is quite like playing punch buggie, you can't call "no tag backs".

  8. Tracy - I certainly meant it. Pure magic, it was. As for the tag-backs, you can say I was reaching for something to end the post with.

    Madeleine - No. I used aloe vera.

    Thank you and you're welcome, everyone! :)

  9. *waves* New here! I loove reading stuff on my fellow aspiring authors!

    Thanks for sharing and awwwww you are such a romantic! (re-living a moment)

  10. I love how you do the shout-outs! I'm going to be like you one day. :)

  11. Typical writer - Projects on the boil and more coming all the time. Apparently blogger doesn't know who I am today, so I'm logging in through a livejournal account.

    I'm Joy from Character Depot. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. Returning a comment! How cool that you'd love to relive your first kiss with your wife. Beautiful!

  13. Oh yay! Thank you for the tag. I think I'll do it on Friday, perhaps.

  14. Fun answers! I have family in Iowa, so I will take note never to order the king crab there!

  15. anwser #1 - awwww

    thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello

  16. I have a list of people I'd push off a cliff. I'd start with Harold Camping, then move on to Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh. I'd also probably push George W. and Dick Cheney. Yeah I'd be a murdering bastard.

  17. Awesome answers David! I loved #1. =)

  18. This was really fun! So, if you don't mind, what does it mean to be tagged, exactly? How does a game like this work?

  19. Josh - It's a fun thing that's passed along. Someone tells you you've been tagged, and then you pass it on to others. It's a riot! :)

    Thank you all for your thoughts and support!

  20. Thanks for the welcome and the shout out! So glad to be here!