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Todays question from the girls over at YA Highway is:

The house is on fire and you’ve only got time to grab five things. What are they?

I already know I’m going to embarrass myself on this one, so here it goes. The very first thing I would probably grab is my baby blanket. Yeah, I still have it. My Aunt on my Father’s side made it for my older sister, but I stole it. I mean, who else could say they took their first baby blanket from someone? The next thing I would probably grab is my box of scrap-booking stuff, along with my notebook that has all of my notes for all of my stories, including the first draft of my Azreal story. Don’t want to risk losing all of my hard work, especially now that my laptop is officially kaput. Now what else would I take? Probably my belly dancing stuff next, like my zills and costumes…or my zills and cane…most likely my zills and belly dance costumes because costumes are expensive. I don’t want to  start again from scratch. It was hard enough acquiring what I do have.

At least I know I’ll have an easier time getting out of a fire than my boyfriend. He’d be stuck trying to choose between his weapons and numerous gaming consoles, including his computer.

So what would you grab if your house was on fire?


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Road trip Wednesday is a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies over at YA Highway. Today’s question is:

If you got to choose a celebrity narrator for the audio book of your WIP or your favorite novel, who would it be and why?

I honestly have no idea. My main WIP is about the Angel of Death who is kind of the dark and brooding sort, so I might have to go with….Robby Benson. For those of you who may not be familiar with Benson he is the voice of the Beast in Disney’s version of Beauty and the Beast. His portrayal of the beast, through voice alone, really captures the overall tone I’d like to set for my story. I can imagine Azreal speaking in a deep low growl, full of self-loathing and despair, while he asserts his dominance over others. I believe Benson would be able to take the complexities of the story and character and bring them to life through his voice alone.

My other WIP, which I’ve titled Love, Death and Other Stuff, is a YA collection of poems sprinkled through a single story about a seventeen year old girl transitioning from high school to the real world. If I had to choose a celebrity to narrate this WIP, I would probably choose…Anne Hathaway who has surprised me with her diversity as an actress. The innocence in Anne’s voice, coupled with her age and maturity would bring a nice balance to my WIP. Overall I think she would do an excellent job, even though I wasn’t as meticulous in choosing her as I was in choosing Benson.

Don’t tell my WIP’s but I do have a favorite. Shhh. 🙂

Now I’m off to find my pencil. Unfortunately I still haven’t figured out how to get my WIP’s to write themselves so I need to find it in order to get anything done.

Hope everyone has a great day and let me know, which celebrity would narrate your WIP?

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It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for another Road Trip Wednesday hosted by the girls over at YA Highway. This weeks topic is:

Compare your first kiss with your favorite characters first kiss?

Okay, so since my fave character is Eeyore (which, btw, if you have any extra Eeyore related paraphernalia feel free to send it my way 😉  ) I’m just going to compare my first kiss with Ron and Hermoine. Ron and Hermoine’s first kiss had everything I imagined would be mine. It was filled with genuine feelings that had been built up through the years (each book) and was very sweet. Pretty much it was what I had imagined a first kiss should be.

Now, let’s rewind to my first kiss. I was a shy fourteen-year-old freshman who had been dating her first boyfriend for about a month.  I had never kissed anyone before and I was terrified at the idea, especially since I had built up what a first kiss should be over the years. Now, my then boyfriend really did try. And, if I wasn’t well me, it probably would have been the perfect first kiss, but unfortunately I am me.

The mood was set perfectly, it was Homecoming, my dress was beautiful and we had fun dancing in the gym. Toward the middle of the evening, we went for a walk outside so we could be alone. We found a bench and looked at the stars together and then…then he kissed me and I said “Ewww.” Not exactly the warm bubbly feeling I had when Ron and Hermoine smooched. My boyfriend was obviously hurt, but for some strange reason didn’t break up with me. To this day I think I’m the only girl who has ever said “Ewww” during her first kiss.

What was your first kiss like? let me know in the comments below and I’ll be back with news on my 100 followers contest, which I haven’t forgotten about, once I find my pencil. It’s been a little MIA on me since I’ve been searching for a new job. Good news though I think I’ve found one. 🙂 Hope you all have a great day and get your pencil’s moving.

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Wow! It feels like forever since I did one of these. This RTP, hosted by the ladies over at yahighway, asks us to:

Invent your own mythological creature!

My mythological creature has a silly name.  I call it a Water Woo, which fits its whimsical nature. Water Woos are frog-like creatures with human-like hands and hair. They live in large bodies of water, i.e. oceans and lakes and maintain an aristocratical form of government.   While they are silly and light-hearted, and somewhat mischievous, Water Woos possess great power and often mislead their opponents into underestimating them.

So that is my mythological creature. It would be more complete if I had actually created a myth to encompass them, but I have not done that yet. I guess it will have to wait for another day.

So tell me, what’s your mythological creature like?

Now it’s back to work until my next post. I hope everybody finds their pencil in meantime. Hopefully I will. ;p

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It’s another Road Trip Wednesday hosted by the ladies over at YA Highway. Todays’ question is:

If you could live within the universe of one book, which would you choose?

Can someone say Harry Potter?  I know, me and millions of other people.  But I chose to be honest, and I’ve wanted to join this universe since I was twelve and not just for the magic, but for the characters and the world.  How cool would it have been to hang out with the Weasley twins, or to fly a broom stick? I’m afraid of heights so the broom stick flying probably wouldn’t have gone over so well for me, but still F*ckin awesome. See it was so awesome an expletive was the only way to explain the awesomeness.  That’s how you know it’s awesome.  And I already know Professor Lupin so would have been my teacher crush. (Yes I had those.  One on my English teacher and the other on my math. Did I mention I was a nerd in high school?)

Anyway, that is the world I would choose.  Now if we were including manga, which is just as awesome, my answer may be different.  I just may have to step into Naruto’s world.  I mean I do like to kick some A** every now and again. That’s why my b/f is a MMA fighter, so he can handle my resengan when I throw down.  Yeah that’s right, I can form swirling balls of massive energy just with my hands. Are you scared now?

And now that I’ve exposed entirely too much of myself, I’m going to go find my pencil, while you tell me which universe you’d choose in the comments below.

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Time for another Road Trip Wednesday! Hosted by the lovely ladies over at YA Highway.

Today’s topic is:

Write Your Six-Word Memoir (inspired by I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets)

Okay, deep breath. 

Shy. Imperfect. Sister. Aunt. Girlfriend. Writer.

So now it’s your turn.  Leave your answer in the comments below.

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So the topic the girls over at YA Highway chose for this week:

What Movie Do You Wish Had Been A Book First?(And Who Should Have Written It?)

So  I have two choices for this:

Shakespeare-In-Love-Delantera-Vcd.jpg Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare in Love because it’s the best romantic comedy ever.  It’s one of the few movies I fell in love with as an early teen and still love today.  Not counting nostalgia.  And who else would I want to write it but Will Shakespeare himself.  Art thou surprised? Lol. Okay now that was lame. Moving on.

And keeping in the mood of this wonderful month I give you White Christmas.

And who would write it?  I don’t know…maybe Irving Berlin. ;p

So those are the movies I wish had been books first and the people I would like to have written them. Now tell me, what movie do wish had been a book first?

While I go to find my pencil, you should submit a poem or short story to be featured on my blog.  just contact me at ejeglin@yahoo.com.

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