Hooray! We reach the end of the tags series of posts today with the final one, Starlight Blogger Award. I was tagged by the wonderful E. E. Rawls for this and cannot be more grateful! If you’re one of the few people who know me well, you know that I have a craze for astronomy, so this award sounds perfect to me. The rules state: ‘In your nominees, think of “the light emanating from the stars,” the bloggers who truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you – a true Starlight Blogger.’ I can’t believe I got a nomination for such a precious award! With that little intro aside, let’s dive in.
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Let me quickly get the rules out of the way:
1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
2. Answer Caroline’s three original questions as well as the three new questions your nominator has given to you.
3. Choose your 6 favourite bloggers and notify them of their nomination! In your nominees, think of “the light emanating from the stars,” the bloggers who truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you – a true Starlight Blogger.
4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog. Also, never alter the logo, and never change the three original questions.
Now onto the fun part (for me, at least), the questions! I’ll start with Caroline’s first.
1) If you describe or picture your inner soul, how would you describe it?
I tend to picture souls as purple for some reason, so I’d say mine is a billowy, vibrant purple, but frayed with the gnawing grey edges of uncertainty.
2) What are you working on right now?
I’m currently trying to outline my first novel (it feels like I’ve been stuck with this WIP for ages) and hopefully I can spend June writing the first draft.
3) What is your creative dream project?
My dream project is the same novel I mentioned in #2. I have other story ideas, but I never seem to complete even one before I get this one done. I switch between calling it my dream and nightmare project at times, but it’s never left me since the moment it took hold of me when I was 10.
The first one was so hard! I don’t know if uncertainty can be felt at the level of the soul, but that was the best I could do. How do you picture your inner souls? I hope you all have better ways to describe it than me. Let me know in the comments section below.
1. What is your go-to music after a stressful day?
The music I listen to completely depends on my favourite artist at the time. Currently, it’s Lindsey Stirling (I’m sorry I can’t stop talking about her, but she’s wonderful, so do check her YouTube channel out). Instrumental music calms me down and either puts me to sleep or gives me a sense of peace that I’d be craving at the end of a harrying day. I listen to movie OSTs (especially Howard Shore) and Western classical piano music as well on such occasions.
2. What’s the strangest dream (or nightmare) you’ve ever had? (and would you write it down and use it for a story?)
Hmm, I remember only the good ones from the past, so I’ll describe a recent recurring nightmare. I’m taking driving lessons from last week and it is the most terrifying hour of my existence every single day. I usually have nightmares of losing control and crashing the car, or going downhill with the brakes disabled and similar scenarios. I could definitely use that in a thriller or a hit-and-run sort of murder mystery. But it’s too soon for that now!
3. How do you keep encouraged during the hard times in life?
It may not come as a surprise to you readers, but reading and watching TV shows/movies that suit my mood help me get through it. I also blog about some of the things that bother me the most, but which I don’t feel comfortable sharing with my “real” friends. I’ve found a wonderful support system in my blogging friends and I’m so grateful for it. If I’m feeling very discouraged, I make a mental list of all the good things to live for, which is counting my blessings, essentially. It always gets me through the most difficult times.
That caused me to introspect a lot, but I did have fun doing it! Here are the people I’d like to share it with, regardless of whether they accept it or not, because they are the light in my blogging life. (I know I tag some of you obsessively. Sorry. But you deserve all of the awards, seriously.) I’m bending the rules here a little and tagging seven people because it’s my favourite number.
The three questions I’d like you to answer are:
1. What is the one skill you wish you were good at?
2. If you could get a pain-free tattoo of your choice, what would it say/look like?
3. What seemingly unrealistic goal have you never give up on (if any)?
Pick the most interesting question out of the many in this post and share the answer with me in the comments section below. Have a wonderful week ahead, readers! 🙂