AMA: The Author\The Reader

Hey everyone!

No, sorry, not a new post but only an AMA. I figured I haven’t done one in a while and since I’m off for two months or less then we can do one now. Fire away and I’ll answer to the best of my abilities BUT… I have a few questions of my own for you. If you don’t mind, I would love to spin this into a two-way street. You don’t have to answer all if you don’t want to, totally up to you.

Here are my questions for you (they’re a mixture of your Qs from the original AMA and my own):

  1. What do you do professionally?
  2. What novel are you currently reading?
  3. Are you married or do you have a SO?
  4. What region\general part of the world do you live in?
  5. If somebody said pick a place to travel to tomorrow and work/money/etc. is no issue where would you choose?
  6. What music (song\genre\album) are you currently listening to?
  7. What is your favourite topic to read about? (can be on a fiction or non-fiction platform).
  8. Which of the characters are you loving right now from any of my blogs? Which of the characters do you just want to shake them by the shoulders, slap them silly and say, “wake up!” lol (can be anyone!).
  9. Who\what inspires you?
  10. Define love. What does love mean to you?
  11. And last but not the least… True or False: All’s fair in love and war?

That’s all she wrote, folks! 🙂

Soul ❤

P.S. Totally fine if no one asks or answers or both, I’ll leave the post up for a few days and then delete if it’s still empty. No worries at all 🙂 see you soon! 😀

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21 thoughts on “AMA: The Author\The Reader

  1. 1.What do you do professionally? Admin Assistant for Engineering firm – accounts payable, payroll, among other things.
    2.What novel are you currently reading? I’m not right now.
    3.Are you married or do you have a SO? Married
    4.What region\general part of the world do you live in? Northeast US
    5.If somebody said pick a place to travel to tomorrow and work/money/etc. is no issue where would you choose? Ireland or Australia
    6.What music (song\genre\album) are you currently listening to? I have a 16-year old, so her music is usually on.
    7.What is your favourite topic to read about? (can be on a fiction or non-fiction platform).suspense…Samson & Delilah messes with my head!
    8.Which of the characters are you loving right now from any of my blogs? Which of the characters do you just want to shake them by the shoulders, slap them silly and say, “wake up!” lol (can be anyone!). I really enjoy Jake Saunders and that blog. I wish you were able to post more frequently. Anna drives me batty. I think she’s just still trying to find herself.
    9.Who\what inspires you? My parents and my kids.
    10.Define love. What does love mean to you? Love means sticking together. It’s not easy.
    11.And last but not the least… True or False: All’s fair in love and war? No.
    mum

    1. Hey!

      Oooooohhhh, suspense. Keigo Higashino, girl! His books will keep you guessing.

      Thank you, I’m glad you’re enjoying my story on wattpad. If I ever finish my story maybe I’ll make a schedule for wattpad as well. Until then, I only update any of my wattpad stories when in demand, when I meet my “goals”, or when I have the insatiable urge to.

      And who inspires you is just ❤

      Thanks for replying!

      Soul

  2. 1.What do you do professionally? Accountant for TV station (Accounts Receivable)
    2.What novel are you currently reading? I’m not right now.
    3.Are you married or do you have a SO? Married
    4.What region\general part of the world do you live in? Southeast US
    5.If somebody said pick a place to travel to tomorrow and work/money/etc. is no issue where would you choose? Europe (there are a lot of places in Europe I’d love to visit)
    6.What music (song\genre\album) are you currently listening to? I usually only listen to podcast but I love just about all types of music. if I have the radio on it’s typically Top 40.
    7.What is your favourite topic to read about? (can be on a fiction or non-fiction platform). Romance/RomCom, I guess
    8.Which of the characters are you loving right now from any of my blogs? Which of the characters do you just want to shake them by the shoulders, slap them silly and say, “wake up!” lol (can be anyone!). I agree with MUM, the Jake Saunders blog is my fav.(not just one character). and to shake? probably Anna, but she’s still young right?
    9.Who\what inspires you? My family/husband/friends, and doing random acts of kindness.
    10.Define love. What does love mean to you? Putting others wants and needs before your own, not always liking someone or something but never giving up, etc
    11.And last but not the least… True or False: All’s fair in love and war? No.

    1. Hey Peach!

      Europe is a good choice! Hop on that train and just go everywhere! If you like RomCom with a little twist, read Married with Zombies.

      I have a post (50) waiting to be posted for HNIJS; and it’s going to start to get touchy feely. The post after that (51), well, I’ve already written the first couple of sentences. Here’s a sneak peek:

      “What are you doing!?” I yelled at Jake. “Get your dick back here!”
      Jake laughed humourlessly, shaking his head as his stretched the belt of his jeans and locked it in place.

      And that’s it!

      Thank you for your comment!

      Soul

  3. 1.What do you do professionally? -Brand Manager for a huge Fortune 500 Company.

    2.What novel are you currently reading? -13 Reasons Why!

    3.Are you married or do you have a SO? -Yes, married! Our 1st wedding anniversary was a few weeks ago! :)<3

    4.What region\general part of the world do you live in? -Mid-West USA

    5.If somebody said pick a place to travel to tomorrow and work/money/etc. is no issue where would you choose? -My husband and I have a running list: Australia, hands down first choice. After that would be Ireland! After that would be Greece!

    6.What music (song\genre\album) are you currently listening to? -I've been listening a lot to Marina & The Diamonds most recently. I really like all genres of music, though.

    7.What is your favourite topic to read about? (can be on a fiction or non-fiction platform). -Honestly…. just about everything. I really enjoy reading 'chicklit'/romance/relationship-centric novels probably the most because they're usually fast-paced and an easy read, but also like reading suspense, mystery, action/adventure, etc. when I have time.

    8.Which of the characters are you loving right now from any of my blogs? Which of the characters do you just want to shake them by the shoulders, slap them silly and say, “wake up!” lol (can be anyone!). – I think Anna could use a swift kick in the shins most days. haha

    9.Who\what inspires you? – My parents and my husband. They all make me what to be a better person every day. Maybe not all day, every day. But, every day.

    10.Define love. What does love mean to you? – Love is unconditional and without bounds.
    Love is every wonderful feeling in the world tied into one joyous word, wrapped with TRUST, LOYALTY, and COMPROMISE!

    11.And last but not the least… True or False: All’s fair in love and war? – False.

    1. Oh, some fun questions for YOU, lol (sorry if you’ve already answered any of these!):

      – Favorite place(s) you’ve ever been to (local or vacation spot)?
      – What 3 things would you most like to have with you if you became stranded to a desert island?
      – What’s the worst gift you’ve ever been given?
      – What’s your favorite movie of all time and why?
      – Would you rather be extremely good looking or extremely rich?

      1. Heya!

        No I haven’t gotten these questions before (I don’t think).

        Favourite places: Egypt, New York, London, Chicago (didn’t get a chance to explore Chicago as much but hoping to go back one day).

        Three things on an island: Unlimited supply of Haruki Murakami books, Helene Grimaud and a grand piano for her to play classical music, and a super comfy bed complete with pillows and a blanket that will never go bad. I sort of cheated lol.

        Worst gift: I got my ex-boyfriend a ukele for his birthday because his broke and it meant a lot to him, with stuffed animals as a running joke between us; he got me a car air freshener.

        Favourite movie: I’d probably say Galaxy Quest. It’s the only movie ever to have me laughing from beginning to end. Actors are great, acting is great, humour, writing, idea, everything is great!

        Good looking or rich: Assuming that good looking still comes with brains (?), I’m going to say good-looking. No wait…rich, if I just look like me, I don’t mind lol. Oh hell, I’ll cheat with this question too: I’ll be good-looking and become rich off of my looks lol! 😛

        Thanks for the Qs. Kelsey! I really had to think about some of them there lol the worst gift one is super-embarrassing to share lol!

        Soul

    2. Hey Kelsey!

      I heard about 13 Reasons Why aaaaaaages ago when I heard that it was going to be a movie and Selena Gomez was going to play the lead. Since it’s been years, I don’t know what’s happened and forgotten it until you mention it right now!

      ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

      Oh, Ireland's a popular destination. Can't blame it, it is a nice place. I'd love to go to Greece too, the water and architecture and history are just mesmerising!

      How weird, I was just looking up Marina ATD yesterday. This is my favourite song and rendition of hers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JHINokmH6w (now I'm re-watching it and other acoustic renditions!).

      Thanks for replying!

      Soul

      1. 13 Reasons Why is so so so good! Way better than I initially thought it would be, which is a pleasant surprise! Highly recommend it. I actually did not know they were turning it into a movie, so that is fun to know!! Hopefully it won’t be as bad as some of the novel-turned-movie creations that have been released in the past!

        And thank you!!!! He makes me so happy. I’m definitely lucky! ❤❤

        Also, I LOL’d about your worst gift answer!!!! How horrible that must have been!

        I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt to see the pyramids, but I don’t know if that will ever happen considering their more recent state of affairs on that side of the world (if you know what I mean!).

        1. I don’t think the movie is happening anymore. It’s been so long since I heard any new news. I do remember it being a good book though.

          You’re welcome! Aww that’s so sweet ❤

          Yeah, it was so bad, but I'm glad it made someone laugh lol. I don't even know if it was a birthday gift or not, but I think it was. Looking back it's quite funny and I actually like making people laugh about it or see whatever their reaction is when I tell them.

          Egypt is still good. I don't know how to explain it other than to say it's not as bad. You just have to be knowledgeable before you go. As with every foreign region.

          Soul

  4. Oh, fun! I love the AMA posts! Questions for you: how is your novel coming along? Anything to share in terms of timing or anything else?

    Do your friends or family read your blogs and do they give you their input on posts either before they are posted or after?

    Other than your own blogs, what is your favorite blog to read in your free time?

    Keep up the great writing!

    1. Oh good! I was a little unsure of putting one up but so far so good! 🙂

      My novel: OMG! I’m so frustrated lol! I’d say I’m about halfway, 9 chapters in and +25K words, but I’ve stalled. It’s so annoying. I have a list of editors and agencies I can choose from so that’s the bright side. I think I’ve just stalled because ch.10 is a big point and I don’t want to screw it up. I’m just like @_@. Timing-wise, I’m hoping the short term goal of two months will push me to finish it so I can send it off already.

      None of my friends or family read my blogs. I’ve told a couple friends about it at one point or another, but one friend, she just paid no mind to it lol and another, he saw it and was like whoa lol it was a little awkward for a bit but it was fine afterwards. He nearly told everyone at a party once, most of them I didn’t know, most of them guys lol! I’ve showed a date once before I went out with him: big mistake lol. Other than that, nope, I don’t think so.

      Pretty much the blogs from my blog roll are either ones I’m reading or have read. Hot Mess IHH I read as well. I comment there too. I’ve had ones that I jump in and out of reading as well, like Modern Day Faith. There was this other blog, also written by an Australian, about her sexventures, but she stopped as well.

      Thank you! And thanks for the Qs.!!

      Soul

  5. What do you do professionally? Corporate and securities lawyer
    What novel are you currently reading?
    Right by Jana Aston. It is a fun chick lit book
    Are you married or do you have a SO? Married
    What region\general part of the world do you live in? Southern US
    If somebody said pick a place to travel to tomorrow and work/money/etc. is no issue where would you choose? Italy
    What music (song\genre\album) are you currently listening to? Country
    What is your favourite topic to read about? (can be on a fiction or non-fiction platform). Romance
    Which of the characters are you loving right now from any of my blogs? Which of the characters do you just want to shake them by the shoulders, slap them silly and say, “wake up!” lol (can be anyone!). Definitely want to shake and slap David, Anna’s boss!
    Who\what inspires you? My two sons
    Define love. What does love mean to you? Being there for the other person no matter what
    And last but not the least… True or False: All’s fair in love and war? False

    1. Hey Amber!

      ITALY! Boom! On my list with Greece lol!

      Ooooohhh David, that’s an interesting pick!

      Aww I wasn’t expecting all the “who\what inspires you?” questions to turn my heart into mush but there it goes ❤

      I wonder why everyone is answering false on that last question….interesting…. I should've asked lol.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Soul

  6. Two more questions for you: any trips or other special plans for the summer? What is your favorite thing about summer?

    1. Yes, well, I’m hoping to go back to NYC during New Year’s but the person who has to approve of my leave looks down on everyone so I don’t know if she’ll ever give me the go. In that case, I may quit, but we’ll see lol. I need to save money first!!

      Oh man, I hate summer. But summer in Australia is different. My heritage is of a desert country, but the heat over there is much better than the heat in Oz, even though I’m born and raised here lol. It’s crazy here. The only thing I like about summer, is that going in the water–beach, pool, etc.–feels soooooooo unbelievably satisfying. Other than that, man, summer hates me lol!

      Soul ❤

  7. 1. What do you do professionally? I’m a freelance ghostwriter
    2. What novel are you currently reading? not a novel, but Robert Baer’s Sleeping With The Devil (nonfiction political science book)
    3. Are you married or do you have a SO? married
    4. What region\general part of the world do you live in? east coast of the US.
    5. If somebody said pick a place to travel to tomorrow and work/money/etc. is no issue where would you choose? French Riviera 🙂 if you are offering…..
    6. What music (song\genre\album) are you currently listening to? Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
    7. What is your favourite topic to read about? (can be on a fiction or non-fiction platform). very well done historical fiction, Sarah Waters is a great author for this. For nonfiction, well-written poli sci and early 20th c. history.
    8. Which of the characters are you loving right now from any of my blogs? The new (?) narrator on the Samson & Delilah page. Really strong voice, I dig.
    9. Which of the characters do you just want to shake them by the shoulders, slap them silly and say, “wake up!” lol (can be anyone!)? We haven’t seen him in a while, but Adam always inspires that reaction in me. He’s like a kicked puppy.
    10. Who\what inspires you? Edna St Vincent Millay, Trent Reznor
    11. Define love. What does love mean to you? Being able to appreciate someone exactly as they are, as if they’d never met you and had yet to undergo any of your influence. I don’t equate love with successful relationships, though. For those, there has to be a lot more selflessness involved.
    12. And last but not the least… True or False: All’s fair in love and war? For love, sure. For relationships, definitely not.

    1. Hey Ibermont!

      Sooooo freakin’ cool. A freelance ghostwriter! Now I’m nervous about another writer reading my work lol 😛

      I love reading about history but I’m quite particular about what will interest me. I barely read non-fiction though. That’s a trait I need to work on.

      Oh yay, I’m glad someone likes how Samson&Delilah’s going! Yes, it’s a new narrator and I’m so happy the voice is coming across as strong!

      And aww poor Adam 😦 lol.

      Ooooooooohhh I’m liking the answer to the last question….. 😉

      Thanks for replying!

      Soul

      1. Yeah, the new narrator on S&D is my favorite thing you’ve done so far! Wasn’t sure if it was a new voice because of the tags with each entry, but I’d love to see where that goes.

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