That’s Super Sweet!

December 7, 2013

Well, deep in the midst of Nano, I got tagged with a Blogging Award meme, the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Thanks very much to Natasha Hanova for nominating me! Sorry it took me three weeks or so to answer, what with the Nano Spotlights and then getting distracted by the time Nano was over.

Award rules: Answer the following five questions, and nominate five bloggers.

SuperSweetBloggingAward1. Cookie or Cake? Hmm… cookies are good, especially vanilla wafers, (need to make time to make some this holiday season,) but I have to go with golden cake. Delicious!

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla! I love chocolate sweets, but in any case where it’s a choice, I’ll choose vanilla. (Or maybe strawberry.)

3. Favourite sweet treat? Hmm… that’s a tough one, there are so many possible sweets. A Tim Horton’s Maple Dip donut gets honorable mention, as does strawberry syrup ice cream sundae, (which I just had as a bedtime snack,) but I have to pick a Cadbury creme egg!

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? Well, I’ll grab a sweet any time of day or night, but early in the morning is probably the time when I can least resist. I love donuts for breakfast, and if I have chocolate on hand, I’ll have some well before noon.

5. Sweet nickname? I don’t really have one, that I know of. Oh well.

And my sweet nominees are:

Stay sweet, everybody!

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Story number five is finished!

June 14, 2012

Okay, I was starting to feel like it was the story that would never end, but ‘Land’ (title subject to change,) has been finished. Just three more stories to go in my June ‘Summer of Shorts’ challenge, and I’m actually still a day ahead of pace. Whoo-hoo!

And I’m sitting in Williams Coffee Pub with Fantasy Writer Guy and we’ve been chatting about Ray Bradbury and extraterrestrials exterminating humanity and lots of other fun stuff like that.

How’s your Camp Nanowrimo experience going as we approach the mid-point of June? I hope that you’re having fun at least.


I’m looking for a few good ninjas…

May 16, 2012

I went to a casual write-in at the home of a good friend last night, and for the fun of it I wore one of my favorite novelty T-shirts, the ‘Sneaky like ninja’ from Sick on Sin. Fantasy Writer Guy spotted the design as I came into the room, and we had an interchange that to me, perfectly sums up the fun of that design:

FWG: Are those cupcakes?
Me: Yes – except for the one that’s a ninja.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a full series of Spotlight interviews – not counting the few that I included in the A-Z challenge when I had absolutely nothing else to use on a tough letter of the alphabet, and the ‘Spotlight on Chris’ that I half-completed in late March. So, it’s time again.

From now through July 10th, I want to spotlight writing ninjas, from the Writer’s Dojo. The Dojo does run it’s own ‘Novel Ninja’ feature, but hopefully my spotlights will have more unexpected questions than those articles. 🙂

So – if you’re a Dojo ninja and want to step into my spotlight, just leave a comment to this post or contact me via email at chrisken zero at gmail dot com . I’ll be trying to visit a lot of fellow ninjas and dropping links to invite them to participate over the coming weeks.

Here’s what to expect for the spotlight – I’ll send you some offbeat questions to answer, and maybe one ordinary one that I’ll ask every ninja. You’ll also be able to tell us all about your blog or your latest book, and share a pretty picture if you like.

I’m looking forward to seeing a lot more ninjas around here. Or maybe not seeing them, if their ninja mojo is strong enough…


Mission – Spotlight on Chris, day 1

March 19, 2012

Okay, so, the Fourth Campaign has wrapped up, I’ve got nearly two weeks before the A-Z challenge starts, so I’m going to start a new series and put myself under the spotlight.

This is inspired by FantasyWriterGuy’s Two weeks of reflection challenge, but I’ve decided that I’m going to tweak the prompts as well as the timing that FWG laid out, just because some of them are really more personal than I want to get, and I’d rather do substitutions or skip rather than do a lot of excessive tap-dancing around the raw subjects.

But today, I’m doing pretty much by the book – Share ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.

1. Thank you so much for all of the time you’ve spent helping me practice over the past year. I couldn’t have done it without you.

2. What’s going on in your life now? Are you doing okay? I’ve been wanting to say something since you cancelled.

3. Are you having technical problems returning my call, or are you just too busy?

4. Take care of yourself, and feel better soon.

5. We really are going to fight zombies sometime – my evenings are just crazy right now.

6. You do a lot that nobody in the group sees to keep things running smoothly, and I’m so grateful for it, and the way you’ve welcomed a loner boy from Hamilton.

7. I love you very much.

8. It’s been so long since we’ve talked – how’s the family doing? What have you been up to lately?

9. I’ve never done this before, so tell me – what do I need to ask you about buying a car?

10. Good luck with labelling and commenting on chapters four through ten!

I’ll see you soon with another dose of sharing!


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