Thank you for letting me borrow/steal this, Mary Liz :-)
(Yes, I'm doing a lot of tags here right now. That is because my attention span has devolved into absolute trash, and any time I have to sit at the computer and manage to concentrate is devoted to revising Dancing and Doughnuts because revising a book while not concentrating on it is a terrible idea. But it leaves little brain power for writing nifty movie reviews and such. I blame the weirdo weather. If Virginia can just pick a season, I will be able to settle down, I'm sure of it.)
- link back to the person who created the tag
- thank the person who tagged you
- share the tag graphic
- tag eleven bloggers
Well, 3 outta 4 ain't bad, eh?
❈❈ VITAL STATS and APPEARANCE ❈❈
Name(s): Real name: Rachel Kovaciny. Blogging name: Hamlette. Because.
Nicknames: Hamlette. Cutie. Ray. Mommy. Mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyy. WQ.
Birthday: The same as William Shakespeare's. Probably. (We're sure about mine, but not his, if you're wondering.)
Hair color & length: Naturally brown, currently brown for the top 10 inches and then sorta red for the rest. Long enough to sit on, so about 4 feet by now.
Braces/piercings/tattoos: Had braces when I was a kid. One hole in each ear. No actual tattoos, but I like doing temporary ones sometimes.
|(Litographs "tattoo" I had for going to see Hamlet this winter.)|
Righty or lefty: Righty mostly, but I can type with only my right or only my left hand, and I do some things better with my left. I'm not actually ambidextrous, but my grandma was.
Ethnicity: Half German, Half Dutch, and a little touched with snapping turtle. (Fist bump if you get that allusion.)
❈❈ FIRSTS ❈❈
First novel written: To Stand There and Die (I was in my early 20s; it took me 3 years to finish.)
First novel completed: To Stand There and Die (No one must ever read it. Total nonsense.)
Award for writing: I won the Five Magic Spindles contest in 2016.
First publication: I had a poem published in Highlights magazine when I was about 7.
Conference: Never been to one, actually. Not sure I'd like them. Too many people. I've been on some writing retreats, though.
Query/pitch: (For Dancing and Doughnuts) In 1860s Kansas, a drifting ex-cavalryman tries to figure out who's been spiking the apple cider at a dance hall owned by a family with twelve daughters.
❈❈ FAVORITES ❈❈
Novel (that you wrote): Dancing and Doughnuts -- which is not finished yet, but I adore it.
Genre: Western and Mystery
Author: Raymond Chandler
Writing music: Bobby Darin and movie soundtracks
|(This is Bobby Darin, in case you didn't know/guess.)|
Time to write: Morning, before my head gets gunked up by the day's needs
Writing snack/drink: Something warm, like coffee or hot chocolate or tea
Movie: The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Writing memory: That time I went on a writing retreat in college and hid in the closet to write out a scene about someone hiding in a closet.
Childhood book: The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
❈❈ CURRENTLY ❈❈
Reading: The Choir Immortal by Katie Schuermann and A Pioneer Woman's Memoir: Based on the Journal of Arabella Clemens Fulton
Writing: The revision of Dancing and Doughnuts
Listening to: The soundtracks for The Greatest Showman and The Commancheros
|("From Now On" is my favorite song, but "The Other Side" is my favorite scene.)|
Watching: Nothing at the moment -- I'm typing on my computer.
Learning: How to create a website because I need a better author website.
❈❈ FUTURE ❈❈
Want to be published: Of course.
Indie or traditional: I've published in both, actually. I'm pursuing indie publication for my western fairy tale re-imaginings right now, but I'm open to traditional publication in the future.
Wildest goal: Getting something I wrote made into a movie.
That's all, folks! If you want to snurch this yourself, go right ahead :-) I wasn't tagged with it, so I'm not tagging anyone myself.