Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Honest Scrap

The good people at Shock Totem have set this blog "challenge" a rollin, and since everyone's jumping I wanted to as well. The point is to post ten things interesting about yourself. Others include K. Wood, PJ Ray, and started off with Mercedes Yardley. It's spreading like an STD but way more fun!! While most other people have led more interesting lives, I figured I'd like to do it as well (even though mine hasn't been so interesting) So here it goes!!

1.) I have picture memories from the time I was nine months old.

2.) I woke up July 18th, 2008 from a dream with voices in my head telling me to write. So I wrote it down, five weeks and five, five-subject Mead notebooks later I'd written my first rough draft of a novel. I've been writing ever since. I always wanted to before but didn't think I had the chops. But now I know that it's what I was always meant to do, and I finally feel right with myself.

3.) I dream in color, and often. I know that I've had a good night's sleep when I remember my dreams. Plus, my dreams are the reason I've never tried any mind-altering drugs. They are so wackadoo that I've too afraid to have any of them actually come into my reality. There are dreams I can still remember having from age ten and up. Those are the ones that are too freaky to forget.

4.) I have a degree in graphic design. Though I love being creative with drawing and painting I loathed working in the industry. I worked for a newspaper for three years, recreating ads; I worked for a logo company, recreating logos; and I worked for a snowboarding company, where I got to create the website, and work on their advertising. I still do some freelancing graphic design for people I gave the biz up because it wasn't for me.

5.) My invisible friends still come around to visit once in awhile.

6.) I have a deep affection for trees. Not in the "tree-hugging hippie" kind of way. But they have a calming affect on me, and in the summer/spring and fall I sit under them to write, read or draw. I love to hike and be in the forest.

7.) I will try anything once. Even if I'm afraid. There's too much out there to let your fears stop you, and I want to experience all of it if I can. If I'm afraid of something, it only spawns my desire to do it more.

8.) I truly believe in the cliche "You can do anything if you put your mind to it." I know that the only person whose stopping myself from getting what I want would be me, and I know that there is nothing we can't do if we set our mind to it. Even if things get hard.

9.) I have fabulous insight about people - good and bad. I don't let my insight prejudiced me. Because I understand that there are many shades of gray out there and not everything is black and white. However, to this day, I have only had one person prove me wrong.

10.) I'm an insanely loyal person. That doesn't mean I'm fickle with my loyalty, but once you're stuck with me, it's hard to lose me. (Of course, unless the #9 comes through and I get proved right.)

Okay! Ten things about me. Now let’s hear ten things about you! I tag YOU! Post the Honest Scrap picture on your blog and dish your dirt. Be sure to drop a comment so that I know you’re doing it. I’d love to come and see what you have to say.

Happy writing!


K. Allen Wood said...

Good stuff, Hinny! I may have to do another one of these. Mine is so boring compared to everyone else's.

K.Hinny said...

You're kidding right? No way is yours boring! I figured mine was way boring! Compared to all of yours!

Thanks for commenting tho!
Happy writing

Anonymous said...

Hey, NEITHER of you were boring! I thought mine was boring!

Love the dream stuff, Hinny. I can relate.


Haggis said...

Stop it. Stop it. None of you are boring. :)

Hinny, I'm amazed you have picture memories from the age of nine months. I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning.

E. F. Collins said...

See and mine really was boring. ;) Going to read Puppy's now, and a lot of this stuff I already knew about Miss Hinny--even the picture memory. We share the tree love, huh? I knew you liked them, but I didn't know how much. :) I love you girly.

K.Hinny said...

Thanks Mercedes, Haggis and Ellen!!

I will agree that none of ours is boring :P I appreciate the read and the comments folks!

Love you bunches too Effie!!

Happy writing!

Bea Sempere said...

Hey Hinny,

You have invisible friends? :D My last memory is at 3-years old, so you got me beat. And Loyalty is a great trait.

Keep writing, and keep

PJ Ray said...

You are intuitive and visual - that's not hard to believe at all. Great stuff, Hinny. I like how you describe when you discovered writing was your calling. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

K.Hinny said...

Yes, Bea... they still come around from time to time. I couldn't get rid of em when I was a younun. Didn't have the heart. :D

Thanks PJ! You're sweet!

Thanks for reading!

mmcelhinny said...

I'll have to say that #8 is extremely important to success in life as well as writing. Hold on to this and it will carry you a long way.

Demon Hunter said...

Very interesting stuff, Kara. :-D Cool.

#8 is something I've held onto since childhood. ;-)

K.Hinny said...

Thanks Tyhitia and Matt!

I believe it will too!

Thanks for commenting and reading!