Friday, December 18, 2009

Tagged, an Award-and an Opinion (Good Things come in 3's)

IN THE NEWS: Mom sniffs out son's alleged stink-bomb plot. Read more HERE

A DOUBLE thanks to Wendy over at All in a Day's Thought for giving me this "Super Comments" award and for tagging me with this question list that's been ALL OVER THE INTERNET. I know way too much about you people!


Okay, half kidding.

I'm cutting mine short, though, because I was tired last night and went to bed early. Sorry to be a party pooper. ( I'm sure you'll live.)

But here goes for what I have:
What's the last thing you wrote? What's the first thing you wrote that you still have?
The last: Sunny Days for Sam--the sweet romance I recently finished.
The first: A book report I did in fourth grade on The Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell. (I got an A, although my teacher said my writing was a bit sloppy)

Write poetry?

Angsty poetry?

Favorite genre of writing?
Romance, women's fiction, chick-lit

Most annoying character you've ever created? "Georgie" from Georgie on His Mind which will be published next year. (Yeah, I know. I'm sure I'm really selling this) But she's very immature. So much so, that I almost thought about making this book a YA. (I'm glad I didn't)

Best Plot you've ever created?
Meh. I'm still working on one. Most of my books aren't cleverly plotted. They're more character driven.

Coolest Plot twist you've ever created?
It's not really COOL as much as CUTE. I ended up making a character (Georgie) enter her brother in a "win a date with a celebrity" contest, but she ended up winning the date herself. (It created a lot of problems for my hero) LOL

How often do you get writer's block?
Never. But I do suffer from periods of pure laziness. :)

Write fan fiction?

Do you type or write by hand?
I usually type to write, but I plot on paper by hand and jot down ideas for scenes on TONS of sticky notes.

Do you save everything you write?
Yup. Even stuff I know I will never want to look at again. (Never say never, right?)

Do you ever go back to an idea after you've abandoned it?
Sometimes. If I really feel it can work.

What's your favorite thing you've ever written?
A book that was never good enough to be published! I guess it's just that one "book of my heart".

What's everyone else's favorite story that you've written?
The Role of a Lifetime. Even my friend who read the book that Avalon Books bought, said she still liked The Role of a Lifetime the best. Go figure.

And now for your opinion:

Have you seen this commercial yet?

Am I the only one who finds this commercial a bit creepy and...just wrong?

What do you think?
Does this commercial cross the line or is it harmless fun?


Tamika: said...

Creepy! And it crosses the line!

I tagged you over at my place. Different questions though, so I hope you'll enjoy divulging more about yourself!

sherrinda said...

Eewwww...that is just wrong!

I loved hearing more about you! Thanks for sharing!!!!

crystal said...

Well, since Santa isn't real, it doesn't matter one way or the other ... :)

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Messed up commercial. Line crossed. Fun to learn more about you. I love the pure laziness line. Thanks for answering those. I wanted to know more about what you write.
I also liked getting double thanked.
~ Wendy

Sarah Forgrave said...

Wow, that commercial is very disturbing. We have DVR at our house, and I LOVE being able to skip the commercials, especially considering that more and more of them are so tasteless.

Christina Farley said...

It was fun reading all about your writing interests.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

That's disgusting! Why on earth would they create such a commercial? I'm just stunned. That grosses me out totally.

Okay, trying to shake the creeps from me here and remember your tag. There was definitely something in there I wanted to comment on. Oh, yes, it was the win a date plot twist. Awesome! Very creative.

T. Anne said...

Um Mrs.Clause is having an affair? Oh gosh. *shakes head* Maybe she just got tired of all those women kissing her husband Christmas eve.

I don't throw away any of my work either. There's always hope, or word canabolising, right?

Anonymous said...

Completely sick! Glad I haven't (or my kids for that matter) seen that one.

Cute answers. I can almost hear your voice saying them in my head. It's hard to distinguish from all the others..... :O)

Joanne said...

Oh don't we all have that "book of the heart" tucked away somewhere. It's funny how we grow so sentimental with them!

Linda Kage said...

Wow, Mrs. Claus is quite the witch. She really didn't induce me into wanting to buy their cell phone. And I certainly wouldn't want to marry her OR have an affair with her if she's just going to kill me as soon as the hubby comes home. Geesh.

But I love your answers. I can't wait to read more about Georgie--immature or not--and how her date goes!!

Stephanie Faris said...

That commercial is way inappropriate, definitely. Kids might be watching!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Wow, that was way creepy! Ewwwwww.

But it was great learning more about you! Congrats on your upcoming publication, by the way. Very exciting! And congrats on your Super Comments award!

Susan R. Mills said...

Awesome to find out more about you. Thanks for sharing. I can't open the video.

Jessica said...

I can't finish watching it. Absolutely ridiculous. I don't know if it crosses a line but one thing I do know. The commercial makes me NOT want to use that company. Pervs! :-(

It was great learning more about you, Miss Zzzzzz. LOL

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Oh, my gosh. So creepy/wrong. Ew.

I enjoyed reading your answers, Jennifer! Have a great weekend!

Heather Sunseri said...

I agree that the commercial is wrong on many levels, but am I the only one who laughed out loud at how ridiculous it is? Sorry, maybe I'm letting you in on my weird sense of humor. I actually thought it was funny, but hope my kids never see it.

Jill Kemerer said...

I enjoyed learning more about you. I'm not a poetry gal either!
Have a great weekend!

Oh, and I love your new website--too pretty!

Stephanie said...

Forget the commercial, when do I get to read the rest of Sunni?!

VR Barkowski said...

Creepy and wrong. Call me old-fashioned, but Mrs. Claus as a homicidal adulteress just doesn't work for me.

Katie Ganshert said...

Love the questions! Thanks for sharing. It's fun getting to know you better. :)

Shelley Munro said...

Is that ad meant to be amusing. Somehow I think they missed the mark. I'd go with another cell phone company! *grin*

Walt M said...

The commercial's weird, though I know some would find it funny. It was targeted at the college-age set, I think.

Anonymous said...

Great answers Jennifer, it's nice to know a little more about you! And yes that commercial was definitely creepy and so wrong! I wouldn't want my kiddo seeing something like that.

Patti Lacy said...

Thanks for sharing your heart! Love it!


Mary said...

So wrong!!!! I hate commercial television.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Cheater! :) ahh... i should've followed your steps. That list of ?? was way too long. Oops forgot to watch the video... hang on...okay, that was just sick!

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