About a year ago, I did a Q & A post I cleverly named -- you guessed it -- The G-Spot!
You know, "G" for "Grimes." And "Spot" for . . . well, spot. As in place. My place. Er, this place, I mean. My blog.
As I recall, I got some really good questions. To which I gave brilliant answers, I'm sure. But then the Intense Debate commenting system I was using at the time decided to blow up in my face, and made them all -- questions and brilliant answers -- disappear.
This made me sad.
So, here I am, trying it again. (The G-Spot. Not Intense Debate. Burn me once, and hell if I'm going near you again.)
Ask me anything!
All questions (except for the spam I have to delete, or the truly obscene ones, which I will also delete) will be answered!*
The questions don't have to be about me. They can be about you. If you need any advice about anything -- anything at all -- I am here to offer it. ** And if I don't know the answer, you can trust me to make something up. I'm a writer. Making stuff up is what I do.
Best questions will be added to my IAQ (Inappropriately Answered Questions) on the sidebar, which I've been promising to update since I started this blog, and haven't gotten around to yet.
Oh, and how about a prize too?
I haven't had a contest in a while, so let's go for it! It will, of course, be a sur-PRIZE. You won't know what it is until somebody has won. The only thing you can be sure of is that it will be basically valueless, and possibly (but not necessarily) edible.
Contest rules: Ask me question in the comments sometime before Friday, Jan. 20, at midnight EST. If I don't have to delete it for the above-mentioned reasons, you will automatically be entered. That's it. Easy-peasy, huh?
What are you waiting for? ASK AWAY!
*Sure, the answer may be "none of your business," but what the heck. That shouldn't stop you from trying.
**Will it be helpful advice? Not likely. But perhaps amusing enough to take your mind off your problem for a brief period of time.
Linda, I wondered:
Do ya think I'm sexy?
Dawn, you are SO sexy that if I weren't firmly entrenched in my heterosexuality, I'd be tempted into inappropriateness. ;)
What was your inspiration for the story that will become your debut novel?
(Just getting you ready for your blog tour ...)
LOL! Would you believe I saw my MC's name on a vanity license plate and the whole story bloomed in my head? It's true. Just seeing "Ciel" unveiled a book that I'm sure must have already been hiding in my subconscious. If I hadn't been on the Fairfax County Parkway that fateful day, IN A FIX might have never come to be.
If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
Yes. Why, yes I would. ;)
(Ha. After all these years, that corny line still works with me.)
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop?
Why does Patty Blout ask all the best questions??? *pouts*
Hmm...that's a good question. ;)
If the pen is mightier than the sword, where does that leave the pencil?
In the lead. ;)
(Pun courtesy of TG. What I was going to say was much dirtier.)
If we were stranded in a desert for several days and starving with no hope of rescue, how long would you vacillate over eating the camel before you admitted you couldn't, and ate me instead?
Oh, man. TOUGH one. That would be a difficult decision. Probably at least a day. Maybe two. But if it makes you feel any better, I'm sure, ultimately, my camel and I would miss you very much. ;)
Why does chocolate taste better than lettuce?
Who has the most fun, cats or camels?
Because chocolate tastes better than EVERYTHING. This is because it's magic.
As much fun as I'm sure camels have, I'm going to have to go with cats on this one. Because camels have the whole beast of burden thing to cope with, you know. No one will ever turn a cat into a beast of burden. (Well, not and live to tell the tale...)
Wow, two DAYS! I am humbled. I was thinking a few hours. Nice. ;)
how many books had you written before IN A FIX?
(ooh, look at me with the serious question.)
How do I reconcile the fact that pigs are smarter than dogs so we probably shouldn't be eating them with the fact that I LOVE BACON and cannot stop munching on the little suckers? HELP!
Also, who continues to allow Catherine Hardwicke to make movies and why?
(How am I supposed to come up with a smart-ass reply to a straight question?)
Complete books? One -- my "drawer" novel, CATSPAW. But there was that embarrassing Trixie Belden fan fiction novel I wrote when I was 10. Does that count? And I've written tons of short stories.
(Your comment got double-posted, so I deleted the other one.)
Anyway, back to the pig thing: I propose you simply learn to live with a certain amount of moral ambiguity in your life. Shades of gray, and all that. Because the alternative (giving up bacon) is unthinkable.
If it helps, apparently adult pigs are pretty nasty critters. So for for every piece of bacon you eat, you are sparing the world an angry pig. Besides, pigs are omnivores, and they'd eat you in a heartbeat if given half a chance. It's you or them, baby. ;)
P.S. There is no good explanation for the Catherine Hardwicke thing. Sorry.
Do Manhattan's taste better in Manhattan?
You know, I've never had a Manhattan in Manhattan. This calls for some research! I'll let you know after I visit there someday. :)
What's your favorite movie and favorite book?
Also, what's your favortie way to vege out?
Is that too many questions? :)
Oh, man. It's tough to narrow down movies, and almost impossible to select a favorite book--there are so many!
Movies I can watch over and over again, and never get tired of: The Princess Bride, Galaxy Quest, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, just to name a few.
Books? If I go by the same standard, I can read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series over and over again (and do!), especially Outlander and Voyager, which I guess must be my favorites, since I appear to be drawn back to them the most often.
My favorite way to veg out? With a good book and a hot cup of tea. Add some chocolate, and I'm in heaven.
And no, that's not too many questions. :)
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