Another Liebster Award!

Yay!  Today I’m here to give y’all my own rambling answers to another Liebster Award.  I love awards and tags because I love answering questions.  Today Julia and Parker have tagged me.  Thank y’all so much!  Before we can get started, I will give you the rules.

1. Thank the blog that nominated you for the award
2. Answer the questions they gave you
3. Give 11 fun facts about yourself
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award, and give them 11 questions to answer

Here are my answers to Julia’s Questions

1. What is your favorite music group?

Hmm, that’s really hard.  I love the Bontrager family singers, the Harper family, the Carr family, Southern Raised, Grey Havens, and the Church sisters.  I’m not sure which is my favorite, though.

2. What is your greatest vice about blogging or the blogosphere?

Looking at blog posts instead of writing speeches for rhetoric?  Not that I don’t like rhetoric, it’s just I get distracted.

3. What do you love about blogging or the blogosphere?

The community!  I love comments, and commenting on other people’s blogs.  I also really like stating my opinion, if you haven’t noticed, LOL.

4. What is a passage of scripture that has meant a lot to you in a moment of struggle or joy? Or if you haven’t experienced that yet, what is your favorite passage of scripture?

You know, as I went through times of trial, Scriptures like, “Lo, I am with you alway, even until the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20), “Fear not, for I am with you, neither be thou dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.”(Isaiah 41:10)  Really encouraged me.  Any real, tangible promise that seemed like a whisper from God saying that I wasn’t alone.  And you know what?  I wasn’t alone.  And Romans 8:28 proved true.  Even though I don’t really know why the painful things happened, and why my life had to change, it did, and I am sure it was for good.

5. What would be your dream terrain to live in? (Mountains, beach, desert, etc.)

Mountains!  My dream is a small cabin somewhere in the Appalachian mountains, with cows around it.  Sounds simply lovely, doesn’t it?

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6. What is your favorite season and why?

Winter.  For a long time, it was actually my least favorite season because I’m naturally cold.  Just always, at the weirdest times, cold.  But then I realized I like the leafless trees, the freezing nights, the opportunity to wear ten layers, and the chance of snow.  It makes me feel alive, while summer puts me to sleep. 😉

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7. What is your favorite book and why?

Ooh, “The Wide Wide World.”  It’s supposedly a children’s book, but I have a thing for children’s books.  Besides, how can a 580+ novel be called a children’s book?  Why? *clears throat*

Ellen Montgomery is in the depths of despair when she is told that she must be parted from her loving mother to live with an aunt that she has never met, and the only thing that could make it worse has happened.  The doctor has told Ellen that if she doesn’t go to her aunt, and let her mother go over seas, her mother will die.  Faced with temptations, Ellen decides to rely on God for her strength…but will her resolve hold?

8. What is one country you dream of visiting?

Germany.  I want to feel, taste, hear, and smell Germany, and the culture there.  I want to be a part of it, and I want to learn enough German to speak it.  It’s a dream that will someday come true, but until then.  *sigh*

9. What is your favorite activity to do with your family?

Oh, singing, if my siblings cooperate.  A lot of times they don’t like to.  I could play the piano and sing almost all day.  It’s so beautiful!  And of course sing with my guitar, and without any accompaniment, and in the shower…I just love singing.

10. If you could choose between the weather being eternally rainy but the perfect temperature, and the weather being eternally sunny and cheery but unbearably hot (or unbearably cold, whichever is the opposite of your preference :D), which would you choose?

This is cruel!  Just plain cruel.  Obviously eternally sunny and extremely hot.  I love a good rain, and I adore snow, but I cannot endure one week of rain, let along ETERNAL rain.  😦 I’m feeling very blue at the prospect.

11. If you could have any animal as a pet, which would you choose?

Well, I’ve already tied to convince my parents to let me to bring a dog or a dwarf goat into the house, but don’t worry!  Those will be my pets when I get older, and have my own house.  Probably a highland cow.  They’re so cute.  Even cuter than a jersey.

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And now my answers to Parker’s questions, BUT! Before that, go check out Parker’s blog here.  He’s the BEST pianist, and a very good writer.  Go follow his blog!

1. Do you prefer moonlight or sunlight?

Well, if you mean forever and after, definitely sunlight, but moonlight is pretty.  Especially if you’re out in the field on a full moon.  Talk about lovely!  And I suppose some folks say it’s romantic, but I don’t know.  Never experienced romantic, and have no hankering to, so I’ll stay with broad daylight.

2. What does your room look like on a normal day?

Uh, mostly clean, with a book, unfinished manuscript, and a few changes of clean clothing lying around.  I’m not super clean, but I’m not very messy.  Well, add a pair of shoes to that list, too.  I never put away my shoes because it takes too long to get them back out again. XD

3. What’s your favorite quote?

I don’t really know.  Can I quote myself? LOL. XD  Hmm, either,

“Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success.”–Annie Oakley

or…

Any woman who does not thoroughly enjoy tramping across the country on a clear frosty morning with a good gun and a pair of dogs does not know how to enjoy life.–Annie Oakley

or…

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.– C.S. Lewis

or…

We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.–Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

4. What book genre do you prefer?

Historic books, scientific books, biographies, and autobiographies are probably my favorite, but mystery and action adventure are really good.  Plus, I like authors like Louisa May Alcott and L.M. Montgomery, but I don’t really know what to call their style of writing.

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5. Are long or short blog posts better?

The longer the better, obviously!  Haha!

6. Who’s your favorite pianist?

I’d be lying if I said myself, though I am really good, aren’t I?  Just kidding. 😉 Parker Hankins, Erin Bates, and Chelsea Bontrager, though I mostly listen to music without pianos.  (I know, terrible terrible terrible. ;P )

7. What’s one thing that drives you crazy?

You’re seriously asking my this?  If I believed in things about stars and nonsense, I would say I was born under a crazy star.  ANYWAY, my brother pounding out the chords on the piano, someone trying to sing with a song with the radio, or with the piano, and they just don’t have the song, yet, um…window wipers on the car when it isn’t raining enough, and so it just makes that horrid sound that makes your back shiver.  Um…Mostly constant, repetitive sounds, like someone smacking when chewing gum. ESPECIALLY SINCE I LOVE GUM, and these braces keep me from it.  😭

8. What makes you mad?

A terrible book ending, something that I looked forward to not happening, people not listening to my commands, mosquitos…

9. What’s your wildest dream for your life?

To be a performer.  People tell me I could do it…And boy, do I want to!  We’ll see. 😉

10. What is the longest book you’ve read?

Ugh, I hate this question.  To me, a short book is anything under 300 pages, so yeah.  Y’all get the idea.

11. What’s your favorite blog?

Haha, this question isn’t exactly fair.  I have so many blogger friends that I feel bad if I don’t say their blog is my favorite.  Um, we’ll just go with From Allison, because that’s the one that helps my Christian walk the most, though Maggie, Anna, Malachi, and Kate often have profound pondering that make me ponder all the more.

Random Fun Facts…

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  1. I tend to get sillier and sillier, plus more energetic the later it gets.
  2. My favorite folk song at the moment is
  3. My favorite folk song changes every week.*
  4. I usually wear two pairs of socks during winter.
  5. I love hats.
  6. I’m listening to “The Battle On Shiloh’s Hill.”
  7. People tell me I’m my worst critic, but I don’t believe it.
  8. I’ve won Nanowrimo 2017.
  9. I’m really bad at fun facts.
  10. I usually skip fun facts.
  11. My fingers are very long and thin, and I often get asked if I play instruments for that reason.

*Folk songs aren’t encouraged, unless you don’t mind hell, war songs, drinking, and men being hanged.

I nominate…

Arabella

Hannah @Crafts of all seasons

Anna@ Annie Writes

Liz@ Home with the Hummingbirds

Aria (Are you starting to do tags?)

(UMMMMMM….)

Kendra Lynne

Molly @A Sparkle of Light

Hannah @Mirroring Jesus

Jaclynn @Purposeful Girlhood

Rosy @Rosy’s writing

Bekah @Bekah’s Books

I gave up on the links.  Too many, guys.  Can I just be cheered that I actually named eleven bloggers?

Questions!

  1. History book or Science book?  Why?
  2. What is better, having to color all day, or having to wash dishes all day?
  3. Do you use caps lock often?
  4. Lace, ruffles, or camouflage?
  5. What is you opinion on the all time classic, Pride and Prejudice?
  6. Botany or astronomy?
  7. If you had to choose a broken finger, or a broken toe, which would you chose?
  8. What is your favorite hair color?
  9. Do you enjoy crafting or destroying better?
  10. What is your favorite kind of tape?
  11. Lastly, if you knew some horrid event was about to happen in the near future, how would you go about warning people?

Over and out…

~~Amie~~

 

The Long List of Tags

Guys, I really must be famous.  I have no idea if I’m even doing all the tags I’ve been tagged for.  *cries* People, you’re tagging me too much!  Or, it must just be I’m very slow.  Everyone tells me I should be fast with my huge feet and long legs.  Feet only help in swimming…And long legs need more blood and oxygen, so that’s my excuse why I’m tagged so much.  First up (at least, I think she tagged me first…) is Molly with the Liebster Award.  (AND NO, SPELLCHECK, it is NOT lobster.)

Now for the rules:

Tag rules:
Thank the blog that nominated you for the award. *nods*
Answer the questions they gave you.
Give 11 fun facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award, and give them 11 questions to answer.

From Molly

  1. Do you like snakes? Would you hold one?

Um, I get asked this all the time.  I’m not scared of snakes as long as they’re over there, and I’m over here.  *blinks* I’ve held snakes…And as long as they don’t try to squeeze my arm off, I’ll take the dare.  Of course, I’m not going to hold a snake unless you dare me.

2. What genre of music do you like?

I’m a bad person, and I love country.  Well, of course I don’t like the songs about the girl leaving the guy with the kid, but some of it’s pretty good.  *nods* I also like hymns, bluegrass, and folk songs.  Plus, war songs from the nineteenth century are amazing.  (Always about Willie boy, those Minnie balls, and goober peas.)

3. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? (or don’t you like ice cream?)

Um, any faithful follower knows it’s coffee ice-cream, but honestly, I hardly ever eat ice-cream.

4. How long have you been blogging?

*checks date* A YEAR TODAY!  Happy birthday to this blog!  Happy birthday to this blog!  Happy birthday dear Crazy A….Happy birthday to you!

(Check out my second blog post here. Oh, the atrocious spelling/grammar mistakes.  Apparently Libby is finally wearing off on me.)

5. Summer or winter?

Winter.  Oh, how I love winter!  (With the exception of frost bite.)

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6. Inside or outside?

Outside!  As long as I don’t need wifi…

7. Do you prefer to read or write?

Read.  Why would a writer want to write?  A true writer only wants to read, LOL!

8. What’s the longest (or closest to longest, if you can’t remember) book you’ve ever read?

Ooh, dear.  Do school books count?  NO?  Okay, all I can think about is “The Wide Wide World.”  It’s like, 590 something pages.  I can read that in a day or two, if I’m sick and it’s cold.

9. Historical fiction or fantasy?

Why would you even ask this question?  It’s totally Historical Fiction.  You have to think too much for fantasy.  I mean, as long as you’re immersed in the culture of the 1700, 1800, or 1900 century, Historical Fiction is wonderfully easy to read.

10. Watermelon or canteloupe?

Cantaloupe.  Did you know that the first strand of penicillin, the wonder drug, was found on a moldy cantaloupe in the middle of an English market?  And did you know that in order to mass produce penicillin for WWII, the English lined their coats with penicillin, so Germany and the enemy wouldn’t find it.  (Oh, and it’s spelled cantaloupe. 🙂 )

Plus, watermelon is finicky.  The harder and crunchier the melon, the better.  Cantaloupe is ALWAYS delish.  Always.

11. Cloudy or sunny?

SUNNY!  ☀️ I get depressed without my sunshine.  (Plus, how else are you supposed to get your vitamin D???)

Yay!  Thanks so much, Molly!  Now for Amanda’s questions.  Go check out Amanda’s blog, and listen to me answer her questions.

1.  What is your favorite breakfast food?

Haha, no breakfast?  But, probably fruit.
2. Can you juggle?

Um, no.  I try, but I’m not an acrobat or gymnast. And I’m definitely not a clown.

3. If you could be a character in one of your favorite books, who would it be?

What?  I don’t want to be a character in my favorite books!  I’d rather just be in there.  Okay, either Andy or Abby Baker.  Probably Andy, because he’s like, never kidnapped, and what fun is it if everyone has to save you?  But Abby does some pretty cool stuff…Like in Peril on Providence Island, and Iceland Intrigue, and of course, Hunting on the Highlands.  I would give anything to be Abby in Hunting on the Highlands.  She’s like, amazing, and she meets the best people.

4. What do you think makes a good writer?

*scratches head* I think God makes a good writer.  Some people say that you’re not born a writer, but I tend to agree and disagree.  Writers are often born with stories to write, but you also need to have the determination to take rejection, and plow through the editing.  *grimaces* Of course, I have no idea what makes a good writer.

5. How many times do you laugh a day?

Hahahahahahhahahahhahaha.  I laugh pretty often, but not too much.  Actually, I only ever laugh when Rose laughs.  *ponders* I usually make other people laugh, and sometimes join in their laughter.  Or, you’ll hear random bursts of laughter from my corner as I read a book.

6. Have you ever danced in the rain?

Hasn’t everyone?  No?

7. What is one thing about Jesus that blows you away every time?

His love, compassion, and determination.  He not only suffered the crowds of people, and the tiredness of his human body, He actually loved those people and had compassion on them.  Once, I asked someone if they pitied something.  The man looked me in the eye and said,

No, because pity would leave them where they are.  Pity is feeling sorry for something, but leaving it as it is.  Compassion is feeling sorry for something, and helping it.

Jesus didn’t just love us, He had compassion for us, and He suffered for us.  Praise the Lord, He also made a way for us to reach heaven.

8. Would you rather sing or speak in front of a large crowd of people?

Oh, sing, totally.  I’ve only ever had to sing in front of a crowd, so I suppose until I try speaking, I’ll stick with singing.

9. ‘Why is a raven like a writing desk?’

Because neither is made of cheese.  (Thanks for helping, Google. 😉 )

10. Favorite season of the year?

I have finally decided it is winter, though I love all seasons (even spring *achoo!*)

11. Are you excited for what God has next in your life?!?

Um, sure!  I’ll take each day one at a time, though.  🙂

And then, Liberty tagged me.  I feel as though I’ll have no one to tag, since everyone has been tagged!  Thanks, Liberty!

1. What’s your favorite movie?

Oh, I’m SO NOT A MOVIE PERSON!  Let’s just go with Gettysburg at the moment.

2. What is the name of your favorite  character (one you wrote or one you’ve read)

Phil Baker?  *grins* Or Edmund Pevensie…And out of my own writing, Lyd Christian, or Jonathan and Benji Adams. (What can I say, I like the boys.)

3. If you could bring one character to life(from something you’ve written of you’ve read) which one would you?

Phil Baker or Edmund Pevensie.  If they were only alive…

4. Have you read C.S Lewis’s Narnia series? What did you think?

Haha, I love it.  It’s one of my favorite book series EVER!  My mom first read it to us when I was seven, and I’ve LOVED it ever since.  (Thanks, Mom, for taking time to read to us kids.)

5. Do you listen to music a lot?

Almost nonstop.  I’m just not listening to it now.  🙂

6. How many siblings do you have?

Six siblings…Four sisters, two brothers.  I really wish I had more.

7. What do you think of penguins?

DEATH TO ALL PENGUINS!  (Quote taken from Liberty.  😉 ) Actually, one of the saddest movies I’ve ever watched is March of the Penguins.  I like, ALWAYS cry.  I hate that movie.  😢

8. What’s your favorite animal?

A cow.  MOO!  (Eat more beef!  Forget those filthy chickens.)

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9. Have you ever published a book?

I wish…But I’m working on it.

10. What was the last word you said?

Oh, it was, “Pull your arm out,” to my younger sister.  It really is NOT how it sounds.  😂

11. Do you have any pets? If so how many?

My family has 5 pets, but I have one.  His name is Snowball.  😍

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My rabbit, Snowball.  ❤

And just the other day, Julia sent me an email informing me that she actually tagged me as well.  Thanks, Julia.

  1. What are some of the worst injuries you have gotten?

Um…Either a sprain, frost bite, or hitting my chin on my brother’s shoulder, causing bite problems, and braces.  🙂

2. What do you think about bloooooooood?

I don’t know what bloooooooood is.  Oh, do you mean blood?  I suppose it’s a necessary part of life, considering it gives life to our bodies.  I’m rather used to it, and I’m not scared of it.  You should have seen all the blood on Sunday when my little sister bit through her tongue.  Let me tell you, face injuries bleed A LOT!

3. What characteristic in general do you completely despise?

I don’t know.  I suppose cockiness, and narcissism…I don’t like people who whine and complain.  I mean, suck it up and man up, right?  Are those characteristics, or are characteristics like, facial features?

4. Tell one of your deepest, darkest, secretz!

I actually don’t have any secretz.  But, I can say that I don’t like it when people purposely misspell words.

5. What’s the funniest quote you’ve heard?

Please, no more quotes–A girl named Amie

6. What is the one word you say all the time?

Umm…And totally.

7. What is your greatest dream in life?

To be a farm girl, or an actress.  Somehow, they don’t seem to go hand in hand, so I’ll go with the first one, but the second one is only to earn money.  I mean, obviously I would need money to be a farm girl.

8. If you could choose a specific time in your life where you could stay the rest of your days, when would that be and why?

Um, when I was nine?  I wouldn’t have to think about the rest of my life.  Of course, I wasn’t content with life then, but I think that if I had the same training I’ve had since then, I would be happy.  So maybe now?  And it’s because I’m happy with my life.  “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places” (Psalm 16:6)

9. What would you rather learn to do, throw knives, knit, or paint?  (just sayin, I would totally learn to throw knives, it’s just awesome.)

I agree with you, girl.  Throwing knives are just awesome.  Somehow, I know how to do all of these.  Knitting is an EXTREME bore, and painting is marvelous.  I’m terrible at using my brother’s throwing knives.  If I had some more hay bales, of course I’d pick that hobby up.  So, throwing knives, because I could totally use some more practice.  I’d try throwing a knife at my enemy, and it would end up in this foot.

“Sorry, dude, I really did mean for that to be a little less painful.”

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10. If we lived in a world where your name’s meaning was who you were and defined your strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, and personality – what would you want your name to be?

I would want to be named Michal Hope, because that means Brook of Hope.  I would want to be a brook of hope for the hopeless.

11. If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Dear younger me,

Time flies so fast, and it’s only going to fly faster.  Enjoy life as it is, and take one day at a time.  You’re perfect just how you are, you don’t need popular friends, crowds, or anyone to tell you that.  Spend more time on counting your blessings than dreaming of your future, and do the work you’re given with a cheerful heart.  As the Bible says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)

Now for the nominees…

Mandalynn

Madi

Hannah–Crafts of all Seasons

Hannah–Um, I don’t know your blog’s name. 

And whoever else would like to do a blog post about this!

  1. What is your favorite kind of cake?
  2. Do you enjoy heat or cold best?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. Do you ever get headaches?  If so, why?
  5. Is it grosser to have long nails or greasy hair?
  6. Do you prefer orange or purple?
  7. What do you think about cockroaches?
  8. Do you like nicely bound books?  Or do you not judge a book by it’s cover?
  9. What kind of questions are unanswerable?
  10. Do you enjoy riddles?
  11. Answer this riddle…If you can.  Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet.

All right, you’re all allowed to take a break, go wash dishes, and come back for the last half of this post.  I’m just trying to get this done, so yeah.  I was nominated for,

Get to know me Writer’s Tag

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Rules:

  • link back to the amazing person who created the tag : Savannah!
  • thank the sweet person who tagged you : Bekah!!
  • share the tag graphic below
  • lastly, tag 11 bloggers

Appearances (for all you stalkers……)

Name: Amie

Nicknames: Amie.

Birthday: A day that is unknown to the world…

Hair Color and Length:  Everyone says my hair is dark auburn, but to me it appears simply brown.  It goes about to my tee-shirt sleeves, so it’s pretty short.

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My hair color.  LOL, you know you’re a country person when you use kale ties to put your hair up.

Eye color: A hazel brown.  People tell me they have green in them.  Again, I cannot see it.

Braces/Piercing/Tattoos: I have braces, and have had them for a year.  (Check out my braces post here) and I have my ears pierced.

Righty or Lefty: I was born a righty, but I read the story of Ehud in Judges chapter 3, and I decided I would be ambidextrous.  I use my left hand for most things now (it also helps to play three stringed instruments), and I can write fairly well with it.  I’m able to use both hands in almost everything, and both feet in kickball, depending on what the outfield looks like.  😉

Ethnicity: Um…I’m a Southern gal living for her King. 🙂 (Does that count?)

First………

Novel written: Oh, how should I know?  Well, the first one I started that was to be a novel was either Sarah Jane or With Lee in the Confederacy.  For laughs, here is what nine ten-year-old me wrote.

Mary was riding as fast as she could go on her horse, Princess. Mary has carrot orange hair, beautiful green eyes and a docile temper. Mary rode till she came to an old cabin also known as the slave quarters.

She tied her horse to a log and ran in and threw herself on the bed.

Inside was crude wood furniture and an old slave woman

“Dar chile! What dar de matta? Is Massa Lee ill?”

“Oh, no! It’s Custis! I wish he would stay! Oh, I want to stay here forever! Marcy should be here soon. She said…….” as there was a knock on the door.

“Come in dar, young misus,” said The old lady, better known as Aunt Dinah

“Oh, my dearest friend! What ever the matter? Your eyes are ever so red and puffy! Is it Arnold? Did he tell you he didn’t like you? Or did his parents get in the way? I always thought that the Pringles would get in the way!” said Marcy, in almost one breath.

“Oh, Marcy! It is none of that, my dear friend! It’s Custis……”

Then Marcy broke in.  “Is he engaged? to, oh, what’s her name? That Alice James? Isn’t she cute? Oh no! it’s not Jane is it? Of course not! Custis has better taste then Jane!”

“He’s going to college! In the North!” At that moment Mary started to cry uncontrollably. Marcy held her in her arms and said “You poor girl! And in the North? that’s crazy! Where in the world did he get that idea? I mean, did your father said he had to go?”

“Daddy said he should, and Custis always wanted to go to the North.” Said Mary with a sigh.

Haha!  *wipes tears of laughter from corner of eyes* I think I was reading just a bit too much Elsie Dinsmore?  Anyone agree?  Plus, I had just listened to “With Lee in Virginia, and spent all my time on Wikipedia instead of doing my school work.  I’m afraid my mom was rather upset with me at the time.

Novel completed: Oh dear, no! Crystal Clear was the first one I totally completed.  *hides face in hands*

Award For Writing: I won a contest called, “Beauty Out of the Ashes” on a blog, and I was SO happy.  That’s the only award I’ve gotten for writing.  OOOOH, no!  I did win an award with Snow Nightmare.

Publication: I haven’t been published yet, sadly.

Conference: First conference?  That would have to be the very first Teach Them Diligently in Greenville, SC.  It was an AMAZING experience.  You know, the only thing I actually remember from it is meeting a girl who was named Anna, and she pronounced it like Frozen, and that we ate at Cracker Barrel almost every night, and the hotel was fun.  Plus, on Saturday morning, we were allowed to watch Tom and Jerry.  🤭

Query/Pitch: *Tries to look smart* *googles it* Oh, I haven’t gotten there yet.

Favorite……….

Novel (that you wrote): None of them.  I hate all my writing at the moment.

Genre: Action and Adventure/Mystery

Author: Too many.  (Can you tell I’m getting tired of answering questions?)

Writing Music: Um, the Bontrager Family Singers, or Southern Raised.

Time to write: Late at night…As long as I’m not sick.

Writing snack/drink: Coffee or tea, and I don’t eat while I write.  It gets the keyboard dirty, and who likes dirty keyboards?

Movie: Whahahahaaaa!  I AM NOT A MOVIE PERSON, people.  Why is this culture immersed in movies?

Writing memory: The feeling of finishing NaNoWriMo at midnight…Actually, it was passed midnight.  But the feeling of total victory is hard to explain.  I knew that writing would FOREVER be in my future after I typed the last word.  Over five edits later, and one acceptance from a self-publisher, I am still wondering if writing is in my future, LOL!

Childhood book: “The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales.”  I loved being read to about the Boot family.  Plus, we would listen to the CD of someone reading it every night.  When I was little I could practically recite that book to you.

Currently……

Reading: “The Unexpected Offer”

Writing: Adams 2

Listening To: Um?  My brother cough?

Watching: The words appear on WordPress.

Learning: Life isn’t what it seems to be, but you can still be joyful because Jesus paid it all!

Future!

Want to be published: ASAP.

Indie or traditional: Haha, all you Indie publishers…WHERE DO YOU GET THE MONEY? I’m so going traditional.

Wildest Goal: Breed arabian horses.  Haha, yep.  Never happening, me.  Or, to ride from Mexico to Canada over the Rockies on horseback.  That is TOTALLY happening, just wait and see.

Again, anyone and everyone is nominated!  Because I’m going to nominate…

Kate

Anna

Pearl

Paul (Let’s get all the Willis’ out of the way. 😉

Maggie

Malachi

Kellyn

Megan

Molly

Liberty

And I have no clue who else.  *shrugs*

And, now for something wonderful!  It’s Crazy A’s birthday, and I’m giving away a book!

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The Trevor siblings will never be the same as they take up residence at Myst Court and leave their comfortable abode. Their newly inherited home is grand but gloomy, neglected, and rumoured to be haunted. Before they leave Summer Villa, their uncle warns them that it will not be against the haunted chambers of the house that they need to be wary, but rather, that which is hidden deep within the haunted chambers of their own hearts. Expose the secret chambers of your heart where Pride, Fear, or Worldliness might be residing and break free of their tenacious hold!

Oh, guys.  I LOVE THIS BOOK!  It’s SO much better than the audio drama Lamplighter has come out with.  The book is like, AMAZING!  And, you can enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for staying and reading this EXTREMELY long blog post.

EDIT: I just realized that I forgot to say when the giveaway ends.  It ends on August 31, just in case you want to know.  🙂

~~Amie~~

Liebster Award

 

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Hello!  Can you guess what we’re doing today?  An award!  Yeah! *dances around until dizzy*  So, I’m a bit on the energetic side, but that’s a side affect of AWS, or Addictive Writer’s Syndrome as it’s more commonly called.

Anywho!  Let’s get started with the rules.  Oh, wait, first I should thank Anna for nominating me!  You’re the best, honestly.  Guys, go check out her blog, and her books.  She’s a great author, if you’re wondering.

Now for rules…

1.Create a new blog post on your blog thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog and put in a  graphic of the award.

2.Answer the questions provided and share some facts about yourself.

3. Nominate others and share your blog post with them so that they can accept their award.

All righty!  I think I understand the rules.  *sigh*  If only I could skip the facts.

Questions Anna asked…

  1. What is your goal in blogging?

Oh, what a weighty question!  Um, it would be to glorify God and enjoy Him forever?  Oh, oops!  That wasn’t correct.  Probably to show folks that there is actually someone crazier than they are.  And to share my writing…

2. Other than blogging, what are some of your favorite hobbies?

Favorite?  Writing, but that’s almost a passion/addiction, so I’ll go with hobbies.  Hobbies are things you want to do but actually never get around to, right?  Let’s look it up in the dictionary.

  1. 1. an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.
    “her hobbies are reading and gardening.”
    2. archaic
    a small horse or pony
 Okay, I don’t think you mean a pony, so let’s go with the first one.  My hobbies are photography and sewing, if I go by that definition.  But if you want to know what I do mostly with my time it would be writing, music, and reading.
3. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Psalm 45:1 “My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”

Why?  Because my heart is inditing a good matter.  (Inditing means writing, just so you know.)  The verse describes what I pray and hope my life will show.

4. What has God been teaching you lately?

Ooh, wow, this is a good question.  God’s been teaching me that even if a person is in the church, it doesn’t mean they’ll be perfect…And I sure ain’t perfect.  I’ve also been learning that as you forgive, you will be forgiven.  I’m afraid I don’t forgive as I want to be forgiven.

5.  If you could choose a “word of the year” what would it be?

Oh, um, gobsmacked or flummoxed.  Usually, I feel pretty gobsmacked, flummoxed or crazy, but everyone knew I’d pick crazy, so I picked something else.

6. What is your absolute favorite book? (Just pick one…if it’s possible! 😉 )

Well, the Bible, but I think you’re asking fiction.  Fiction wise would be The Wide Wide World by Susan Warner.  If ever a book could resonate with me perfectly, it would be this one.  It’s…Well, it’s perfect, and it makes me (who never cries!) cry every time.  If Susan Warner was still alive, I would go visit her and tell her how that book has changed me.

7. When did you start blogging? What inspired you to start a blog?

I started blogging in August of 2017?  I really don’t know.  Hold on while I go check.  Yep, it was August.

I feel so stupid to say this again, but nothing really inspired me.  I just wanted to.  Like y’all have heard over and over, my family had a blog and I wanted one.

8. What is your favorite part about blogging?

Writing. 😉  But I also really like comments.

Facts about Amie

– She forgets facts very easily

– She enjoys history

– She enjoys learning about what most people would call gross.

– She reads like it’s the only thing she can do.

– She’s totally American

– She reads a book a day (Almost, but it really keeps the doctors away!)

– She’s more energetic at night than in the morning, but she usually gets more things done in the morning.  (Go figure that out.)

And that is it, Folks!  Comment below if you can relate with the facts.  On to nominees!

Mandalynn

Kaitlyn

Liz

Arabella

And….

Hannah

Questions for you!

  1. What is your favorite book genre?
  2. What is the first thing you look at when you visit a blog for the first time?
  3. What would you rather? A stuffed nose or a sore throat?  (The answer can’t be neither.)
  4. What is the ideal height (If there is one.)
  5. Do you enjoy sharing random facts about yourself?
  6. What is the grossest account in the Bible?
  7. Violin, Viola, Mandolin, or Guitar?
  8. Would you rather laugh or cry?
  9. What is a non-fiction book that has rocked your world?

And there you go!  Comment below when you’ve seen this award!

Can you relate?  Would you rather laugh or cry?  What is your favorite musical instrument?

~~Amie~~

 

 

I’ve been tagged!

Hello guys!  So I know it’s not my scheduled day, but I need to do this and the other wasn’t really a post, just a shout-out.

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Yep!  EnniMorgan nominated me for the Liebster award!  Thank you SOOOO much, Enni!

Here are the Rules:

1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award (Check!)

2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you (Uhh, hold on…)

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself (Why?  But I’ll try.)

4. Nominate 11 blogs (Yeah!! Can’t wait!)

5. Notify those blogs of their nomination (Uh, you’ll probably be my followers, so do I have to?)

6. Give them 11 questions to answer (Wahoo!)

  1. What’s your dream pet?

Uh, a horse, duh!  But a bunny and a dog are really close.

2. What’s your worst nightmare?

That’s hard.  I really wouldn’t know unless it happened.  But I really don’t want it to happen.  Wait, do you a real dream-nightmare or life reality nightmare????

Okay, my real worst dream-nightmare was when my brother and I were on the Mayflower going to America, and everyone on the ship had the Bubonic plague.  The worst part was our friend, the Captain’s son, had just gotten it and we were sure he and we would die.  Of course you know that if you’re exposed to the Bubonic plague, you’re almost 100% going to get it.

Actually, the screams of the dying people were the worst part.  Okay, yes, I’m a writer and a history buff in case you haven’t noticed, and I am a bit dramatic.  The screams were very real sounding and added with the gross looking people, it was horredious.  Okay, next question!!!

3. What thing you can unashamedly say that you HATE?

Um, this is hard.  Probably turkey, Thanksgiving dinner, hot chocolate, people who aren’t fan-folks (Yah know, they never ever gush over a book), people who don’t understand that characters in books ARE REAL! and that’s about it.  Oh, and people who are non-sensical.  You HAVE to be sensical to live.  Wait, is sensical even a word??

4. What’s one thing you can’t live without? 

My Savior, my Bible, writing, coffee, and critics.  Okay, maybe I can live without critics, but then I wouldn’t know whether my books were good or bad.  I HAVE to know whether my books are good or bad.

5. What makes you sad?

When people don’t see that every life is precious.  EVERYONE IS PRECIOUS!!  Also, when people are just drifting without a cause for their lives.  Every life should have a cause they are willing to live and die for.

6. What makes you happy?

Hehehe! Get ready for a book!  My family, pen-pals, comments, blogging, reading a really good book, a horseback ride, nature, photography, writing, people enjoying what I write, coffee, beef, cows, dogs, bunnies, the smell of a farm, a warm summer afternoon, swimming, a chilly winter night by the fire, laughter, friends, my Savior, the Bible, licorice, 😉 Pinterest (Am I the only one???), and Christmas cards.  That’s all I can think of right now.  Probably writing articles too.  I love writing about my faith, experience, and life-story.  Maybe that’s just because I’m conceited.

Did you read every last thing there?  Good job!  I probably would have skimmed over it.  xD

7. What do people know that they should NEVER say to you?

Um???  That I’m ugly?  I agree with Anne.  It’s fine to know that you’re ugly and say it, but you always hope other people just don’t notice.  OHHHH!!! And that I’m tall.  Come on guys, it’s not like I notice that.  Or that a book was boring.  I might have found it interesting.  Or…..

Was that enough?

8. What’s the funniest conversation you’ve ever had?

Haha!  This is a great question.

It probably had to do with my height.  I’ve had hilarious conversations about that.  And about ideas I’ve had.  I have tons of different ideas that won’t work out.  Like not at all.  I never remember the obvious.  🙂  I suppose that means I’m a dreamer?  I don’t know.

9.Do you change your mind often?

All the TIME!  Actually, I don’t know.  Probably never.  Haha, did I just change my mind???

10. What’s one food you’d like to live on?

Beef.  And potatoes with coffee to drink.  I LOVE HAMBURGERS!!!  I couldn’t live without cows, dead or alive.

11. Do you have any lifelong regrets?

Uh, no, I’m only a teenager.  Maybe I regret not buying more converse but hey, I can always remedy that, right?  Lol, no way do I have lifelong regrets.  You don’t have time for those.

Random facts.  BEWARE!

I happen to have very cold feet.

I only like eggs if they’re fried or deviled (Is deviled a word?)

I don’t like red ink.

My favorite instrument to listen to is guitar or mandolin.

I hate random facts.  I can never think of them.

Skim milk isn’t real milk.  Give me raw milk or whole.

This is the seventh random fact.

I don’t paint my nails because it takes too long.

My ankles creak if I don’t wear shoes.

I don’t remember random facts.

I really like converse and boots.

I did it!! Eleven VERY random facts.

Nomination Time!

Mandalynn

Maddy

Yashvi

Liz

Buttercup

Annalee

Pegasus Expert

Laura

Kendra Lynne

Maddison

I’m lost.  I admit defeat humbly and full of dislike.  Oh!! Why can’t I think of two more bloggers???  Okay, well, I’ve done the hardest part.

Questions for my victims nominees.

  1. What is your biggest dislike?
  2. Would you say you were introverted or extraverted?
  3. Where is one place you would visit in the US?
  4. Do you use mouthwash?
  5. Have you had to have braces or a mouth appliance?
  6. What is your favorite kind of shoe?
  7. What is your life purpose?
  8. Pink or blue?
  9. White or black?
  10. What is your favorite sweet?
  11. What do you think of these questions and the award?

Now I had better go and make sure all you wonderful bloggers got notified.  And I have a photo story to shoot.

~~Amie~~