Friday, March 2, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

I was given the Kreativ Blogger Award by The Muse over at The Writer Shade of Pale. Thanks so much!


Now I get to share 10 things about myself and pass this award on to 6 other deserving blogs. So, here we go!

  1. I'm afraid of snakes, but I purposely seek them out because I need to know where they are (so I can be somewhere else!).
  2. The day after I got married, I went to work and told my students, "By the way you call me Mrs. Hashway now." They were a little surprised. ;)
  3. The first short story I ever sold made me a whopping $2 and I'm proud of it. :)
  4. I wrote my last manuscript in 12 days and my agent told me I nailed it. I can't write slowly or it comes out terribly!
  5. In high school, I dated the quarterback of the football team. No I was not a cheerleader. I played tennis.
  6. I jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet and almost choked to death on my helmet strap. (I'd skydive again though!)
  7. My favorite number is 8 because it's the same upside-down. (It's also the day I was born.)
  8. I cry when I watch movies adapted from books because my dream is to one day have one of my books made into a movie.
  9. I used to be able to run a 5K race in 18 minutes.
  10. My nails grow ridiculously fast. People usually assume they're fake.
Okay, now for the 6 blogs I'm passing the award on to:

Be sure to check out these great blogs, and as always, share a blog you love so we can all follow.

56 comments:

  1. I like number 2 as i did the same. I got married on a Saturday evening, and Monday i was teaching and was very embarrassed when my students called me Mrs.Nicole

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  2. i enjoyed reading your answers. And wow, number 6? awesome! But i think i'd be jelly by the time I plummet the ground below. sounds like fun though :D

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    1. And congrats for the award! :D

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    2. You know, skydiving isn't as scary as you'd think. I did go on Halloween though. LOL. For some reason I wasn't all that afraid of literally falling out of a plane at 10,000 feet. It was very calm up there.

      Thanks!

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  3. Okay, that's is so funny you got married and went to work after. Priceless it made me smile.

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    1. LOL. I thought it was funny, too. Some people thought it was insane. We didn't do the whole big wedding thing though. We decided we wanted to use that money for other things instead. We just had immediate family and then threw a big party a week later. So much fun!

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  4. Wow. 12 days. I wi sh i could write that fast

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    1. I just write better that way. Weird, right? Not all my manuscripts go that smoothly though.

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  5. You should be proud of that $2. Totally!! Congrats on your award :D

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, my husband and I still laugh about that, and when I run into my former students they all say, "Remember when you told us you got married the day before?" It makes for a good laugh. :D

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    2. Sheri, I just realized you were commenting about the $2 not my number 2 comment. Duh, Kelly! LOL. Yes, I'm very proud of the $2. ;)

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  6. Thanks for the award! This makes my second.

    No.2 - My wife and I were the entertainment at our wedding. we preformed a full magic show for all our guest at our reception.

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    1. You're welcome! How fun that you entertained at your reception!

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  7. Congratulations on the neat award. Your answers are great, especially the one about the snake. Staying away from them is the smart thing to do. And never, ever let them get in your house. :)

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    1. Unfortunately, I had snakes in my house on two occasions. *shudder*

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  8. I love snakes, but I would NEVER jump out of a plane! lol

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    1. LOL. My husband likes snakes too. Although the aggressive on we had in our garage did make him scream like a girl! Don't tell him I said that. ;)

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  9. You should be proud of that $2! We all had to start somewhere.

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    1. I had a school visit last week and I told the students about that $2. I got a very loud round of applause. They loved it. ;)

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  10. Jumping out of a plane, not for me!!!! You must have been terrified.

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    1. It's really not as bad as you'd think. The being strangled by my helmet part was scary, but once they pulled the parachute, it was a blast. I wasn't being strangled anymore and I could enjoy the scenery and even do little spins while steering. Lots of fun.

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  11. Thanks so much, Kelly. I really appreciate the award. :)

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  12. Congrats on the award. It was fun to learn more about you!

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  13. Thanks for giving me more wonderful blogs to check out. Snakes and skydiving? Wow, you're a brave one Mrs. Hashway!

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    1. LOL. Not brave where the snakes are concerned.

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  14. Congrats on the award! I love number 10. I have the same problem ;)

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    1. Thanks! Having fast growing nails is good and bad. Good because when one breaks, it grows back quickly, but bad because I hate having to constantly file them. I'm sure you know what I mean.

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  15. I am stunned at the 12 days thing. I am still trudging along. I should start writing fiction!

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    1. LOL. 12 days was a personal best. The manuscript I just finished took three weeks because it was the final one in a trilogy and I had to keep going back and referencing things in the first two books to make sure all my info was accurate. Time consuming but definitely worth it in the end.

      It's not about speed though. I just tend to write better when I write the book more quickly. It flows better for me.

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  16. You just stop by if you ever want to be introduced to Lucias ... my fiancee's ball python ...

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    1. Nooooooo! I did pet a phython once to get over my fear. Didn't work at all!

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  17. Thank you, Kelly. I don't have this award. :)

    Yikes about the helmet.

    I also like the number 8.

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    1. You're welcome. :)

      Yes, I get all fan girl, writer dork when I watch movies adapted from books.

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  18. Thanks for the award! I don't like snakes either. *shudder*

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  19. Thank you lovely woman!!!!
    I hate snakes!!!
    Xx

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    1. You're welcome, Michelle. Go snake haters. LOL

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  20. How fun to read so many unique facts! I give you credit for skydiving. I am afraid of heights and I don't think it is something that I will ever do. I can believe you wrote your last ms in 12 day. WOW! Good for you! :)

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    1. Thanks. I haven't done it again since (either skydive or write a novel in 12 days) but I'm pretty proud of both.

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  21. 12 days, not day. lol. It has been a long day!

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  22. #1 -- Switch it to bees, and that's me.

    #10 -- Me too! But I can't stand long nails working on the computer, so I file mine every other day.

    #4 -- Just...wow.

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    1. My husband is like that with bees, too.

      Nails and computers are not the best combo. I agree.

      :)

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  23. Snakes and airplanes?! I'm impressed. I'd be proud too, if I sold my first work, no matter how much I earned.

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    1. Yeah, I didn't care how much I made off that story. I was just grateful to get published and paid.

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  24. Congrats on the award. and I like the 8th point. Whenever I watch a movie based on a book I dream/wish about the time when my book would be turned into a movie.

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    1. Thanks! It is nice to dream like that, isn't it?

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  25. Congratulations on the award - you deserve it! Loved reading more about you. I really enjoy getting insight of authors behind their books. :) I love your 8th fact - dream big!

    New to your blog,
    Stephanie
    Follow back/Check out my latest post @ Stepping Out of the Page

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  26. Congrats on your award. Some fun and interesting facts.

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  27. Congratulations on the award, Kelly!

    I also hate snakes. And I was raised in Africa. In the bush. It was a troubled childhood:)

    My first short story maed me the proud sum of ... nothing? The glow of being published was supposed to be payment enough ... which it kind've was!

    Can't wait to check out these blogs!

    http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Yes, being published is enough. I agree!

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