Honoured, in fact doubly honoured, to have been nominated by firstly:
The Haunted Wordsmith back in July (OMG how time flies) – thank you Teresa!
and secondly, just last week by the The Floating Thoughts – thank you Roy, Amrita, and Dee Kay!
Be sure to check these wonderful people out in the unlikely event you haven’t found them already…
You will notice that Q5 and Q7 appear less prominently. This is because they don’t always appear for the award. But well, so what, everything is optional, apart from death and taxes – to misquote Benjamin Franklin (apparently). So, 1 and 2 completed…
How ‘lunasonline’ started
I originally set the blog up in about 2010 to ‘store’ some of my stories. I was way too scared to publish. A couple of years passed during which I finished and self-published my first novel, The Silver Locket – under a pseudonym – still lacking confidence, you see.
But then, at the start of this year, having sold several handfuls of the paperback version of my novel through the art gallery where I’d been working, I decided to launch myself and my blog (all right, Luna’s blog) into the world.
In the meantime, I’d started writing my second novel and, to spur me on, I decided to post a chapter on my blog each week. Discipline! I also set my self a target to publish a short piece of writing every Friday – mostly fiction – just something for fun.
Now, eight months later, I never would have realised the wonderful community of bloggers out there. The interaction and support is wonderful! Thank you all!
My two pieces of advice (for what it’s worth)
Be genuine, be supportive – by this I mean that we should ‘like’ what we truly like… and read whatever it is first; interact positively, as much as we can; and be kind, be positive!
Enjoy yourself, just get it out there – even if it’s a rant – we’ll understand! Have fun with your work, and try to be the best that you can on that day.
My Answers to The Floating Thoughts’ Questions:
1.If you could live a life of immortality, would you?
On balance, no. Although I would manage to read all those books out there.
2.If you had 1 billion dollars (or whatever your currency is) what would you do?
Invest a couple of million, buy houses all over the world and give the rest away to people who really need the money. And I might take a hit out on a couple of people (politicians and despots, beware).
3.If you had infinite resources to fund someone to make a piece of media for you (movie, anime, TV series, video game etc.) what would that project be?
A fantastic wildlife series involving loads of awesome places which I would co-host with Sir David Attenborough.
4.If you could have one skill you don’t currently have, what would it be?
The ability to fly.
5.How do you get over it when you feel sad? What do you do?
Write my way out. Or have a long, hot bath; but since we have a severe drought here in Cape Town and bathing is out, it has to be the writing. Wine helps too.
6.What kind of person annoys you the most?
One who promises to deliver then fails to do so.
7.What have you always wanted to be able to do but aren’t able to do?
8.What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t worry what other people think.
9.What is your favourite film character? and why?
Elizabeth Bennett from Jane Austin’s ‘Pride & Prejudice’ (any version). She’s my all-time favourite heroine. It’s her wit. She didn’t worry about what other people thought either.
10.If you could talk to anyone again, living or dead from your life, who would it be? Why?Sorry, I’ve moved on.
This is just a handful of the lovely bloggers I’ve come across out there; my list doesn’t include people who I nominated for the Liebster Award, but you could check them out too.
Dear Nominees, what you do with the award is entirely up to you!
You should get the ‘pingback’.
and finally (but not least)… https://daradgamer.wordpress.com – one of my co-nominees (by The Floating Thoughts) who I’d selected earlier!
There aren’t any – but feel free to tell the world a bit about yourself and your work if you’d like. The floor is yours. Blog! Blag! Brag! Did you see what I did there?