But I’m on time for Week 28 though, so here goes…
What is your earliest memory?
Watching a caterpillar outside in the yard while my mother and her friends played mahjong inside the house. I was probably about four or five then. I also remember being in a hospital as a patient and thinking it was so cool that the bed was so high I couldn’t jump down.
What was the last photo you took with your phone?
Can you believe it? I finally read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss for the first time??? Yep, my little guy went to the library to get his very own library card last week and came home with two books, Arthur Meets the President by Marc Brown, and The Lorax. And I got to read it out loud to him. Wow, but the book is deep, and so true and so profound I had to snap a picture of that last page.
It felt like a cliffhanger…
Have you ever danced in the rain?
When I was much younger and living in the monsoon belt, yes, I danced in the rain. And given that this is all I can say about it, it must not have been as exciting as I initially thought…
What is the longest you have gone without sleep?
Probably 24 hours, when I had to work at a top secret video game event 60 miles away, and it started at 11 pm at night all the way until morning. Why I didn’t think of sleeping before I went to work, I have no idea, but the adrenaline from being there and watching all the gamers sit and play for hours – and coffee – fuelled me through the whole gig. I don’t know about you, but I love my bed too much to go without sleep any longer than 18 hours now.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
My ongoing Wattpad novel, In Love With A Young Man, got featured on Cosmopolitan last week and while there’s not much fanfare there, I didn’t realize just how much of a big deal it was to me still, like #screaminginternally kinda big deal. The last time my stories got any attention was this time last year when RT Book Reviews picked Collateral as one of the best romances for July.
I’m looking forward to going through a seamless author name/platform transition from Liz Madrid to Liz Durano while finishing up my current novel. Rebranding can be such a pain but now that I can see what a pain it can be, I should have just gone with some crazy-sounding pseudonym instead of a real name, in this case, my maiden name. Eh, but it is what it is.
But wait! I could have just changed it to Morrighan Muse!
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