Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award

First, I would like to say thank you to KaylaAnn for nominating me for this award. She is a writer offering tips and advice on her blog and I strongly suggest you check it out.

About the Award

This award is an award of recognition and awareness. It is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. It is a way for us to thank other bloggers for their support or highlight their awesome blogs.

THE RULES OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD AWARD:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions sent to you.
  3. Nominate around ten bloggers.
  4. Create your set of questions for your nominees.
  5. List the rules and display the Brotherhood Of The World logo in your post (I put the logo on the top of this post). 

Questions for Me:

1: How long have you been blogging? What is your blog primarily about?

I have been blogging since the end of 2013, so four years now. (Time went by really fast!) My blog is mostly about the random things inside my head: short stories, poetry, what I happen to be doing at various points of the year. I’m also a self-published author, so I tend to pimp my books a little bit.

2: What do you hope to accomplish through your blog?

I hope to accomplish a fan base as well as interacting more with other writers. It’s important that we stick together and offer up advice and help out whenever we can.

3: What is the worst job you have ever had?

Hmm, let’s see. The worst job I ever had would have to be running the cash register at a local grocery store. There were too many rude and angry customers whining about the current price of milk. Granted, I was 16 when I had this job, but it still counts as the worst.

4: What is one bucket list item you want to cross off?

That’s an easy one: I would like to be on the New York Times’ best sellers list and see my book on the shelves in a major book store. I know that’s two things, but I think they coincide with each other.

5: How long do you think it takes to become successful? (i.e. what is success?)

To become successful, I think it will take as long as you make it. If you go through life thinking you’ll never get what you want, then you might never become successful. If you look at the world through hopeful eyes, I believe that you’ll get to obtain greatness no matter what form it comes in. Always look to the stars and never give up. That’s my motto!

My Nominees:

https://saltandnovels.wordpress.com/

https://robertokaji.com/

https://swati296.wordpress.com/

https://mysuccessisyoursuccess.wordpress.com/

https://kaylaannauthor.wordpress.com/

My Questions:

Let’s learn more about you!!

1: What is your favorite book and why is it your favorite?

2: When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

3: If you could pick from any superpower, which one would you pick?

4: What is your blog primarily focused on?

5: Who is your hero?

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The Music That Moves Me

Every night as I sit at my desk and get to work on my stories and books, I plug my phone into the speakers and let the music take me to a place that sets my fingers in motion and the words flow onto the page. I’m not the only one out there that has to listen to music while they work–no matter what that work might entail. I can’t listen to classical hits or tunes from the 70s and 80s eras. Although, I do have a few Queen and Journey songs on my playlist.

What gets me motivated the most? The songs that have a good beat. Rock music, mostly, but I do have a few hipper songs on the list. However, if you go through my phone you’ll notice that the majority of songs come from my all time favorite band on the planet, Fall Out Boy. They have been my favorite since high school, so about 15 years. (Man, that makes me feel old and I’m only 29.)

But, it’s with these select songs that I’m able to get over any writing slumps that stand in my way. They help me see the story happening as I punch the keys with delicate and, sometimes, angry care. Without music, I believe the world would be a very dull and boring place. What would we have to sing badly to? What would we have to fight off the dreadful silence of the night while we sleep? How on earth would we get to work without pumping our favorite tunes as loudly as the speakers will go?

I don’t think humanity would survive without music or books or any of the creativity that drives this planet forward. It’s in the arts of all generations that makes this planet spin smoothly.

And thus ends my rant for the evening!