If you do not know much about me, Eleanor Willow, author of Legends of Lorata (and, as of late, several other stories), this is a rare chance to get to know me better. I love languages. One my even say that I am obsessed. My college advisor told me I had to cut back on the foreign languages and focus on my major, or else he would hunt me down. Sage advise, yes, but not much fun for a budding (would-be) linguist. I suppose that is why I am taking advantage of my fantasy world as an opportunity to make new languages. So yes, I enjoy looking up words (or, as with the title above, numbers) in other languages.
This set of threes seems to be going around, so I decided to take the time to participate as well. It is not just three questions, but several questions to which there should be three answers. I saw it on one of my reader’s pages, who got it from another page. Happy reading!
THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. I am a fantasy & sci-fi writer.
2. I have a master’s degree.
3. I have been developing Lorata, in all of its changing forms, ever since I was twelve years old.
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
2. Those who express hatred and prejudice in the name of religion and tradition
3. Minimum wage
THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
2. Time to write
3. Hugs from young people
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
Shouldn’t those be obvious?
THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
You mean besides writing?
3. Linguistics & Anthropology
THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
1. Sabriel by Garth Nix
2. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
3. Elric: Song of the Black Sword by Michael Moorcock
THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
1. Legends of Lorata Book II: Traipsing Light & Shadow (a few more chapters and it’s done)
2. Nebulous Heart, my sci-fi continuation of No Distance Greater than the Stars
3. A Modern Legend, my page-a-day story
THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Visit Japan (and other countries)
2. Finish wring the Legends of Lorata series
3. Move out of the state that I currently livc in.
THREE CELEBRITY IDOLS (or crushes):
I don’t like what this one is called, but here are some people that I really look up to:
1. Peter Steele
2. Richard Grant
3. J. R. R. Tokien (well, most other authors, really)
1. The importance of fantasy: “The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” –Albert Einstein
2. …And of reading: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one.” – George R. R. Martin
3. And bit of playfulness: “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
What are your answers, fellow bloggers?
I like your three quotes. It makes me want to read The Hobbit again!