No villain today.
Thank you, Anna, for nominating Who’s Your Villain.
-You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. (Be nice. They went out of their way to nominate you.)
-Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination. (This passes the love forward.)
-Try to link 15 nominees.
-Share 7 facts about yourself. (Don’t make anything up, we love you just the way you are.)
7 Facts about me:
- I love and hate writing. It’s a compulsion. The compulsion is the need to write. The love comes from how I feel when I’m done. Hate is a strong word but apropos for what I’m doing. I’m on my fourth rewrite of a crime novel in as many years. It feels as though I decided to climb Mt. Everest one day and showed up to base came with a pencil and a notebook. I want to quit all the time. But if I did quit, I would hate myself.
- I wish Elmore Leonard were still alive. I miss him and hate to think a new book will never come from his great, creative mind again.
- I hid my writing the year I started because I was ashamed. It makes no sense, I know. But some people out there will understand.
- I was recently told to start a blog by two people I respect immensely.
- I devour crime fiction. Whether it’s in the form of books, short stories, flash fiction, television or film.
- I put grass-fed butter and coconut oil in my coffee.
- My fiction is quite violent. It’s not for everyone, but it’s what I like to read. I know ex FBI, Police Officers, Navy Seals, Rangers and Delta Force. I also know hippies, feminists, CEO’s, doctors and paramedics. Not one of them wants to be violent; they want to be content, treated fairly and keep their families safe. But violence, like a boogeyman, is out there threatening to upset the balance of love and family. Many of these people I know have seen first-hand the worst of humanity, even the CEO’s see what goes on behind the curtain and it’s frightening. I hope that someday we can figure out that violence is holding humans back from evolving to their true potential.
These blogs are my all-stars. I’m new to this and I still came close to 15 individual blogs that I think deserve a nomination.
Ginger McGee: She’s brutally honest, her writing is haunted with beauty and emotion. She is also an amazing artist.
Jennifer Moorhead: This is a great blog to follow if you are a writer trying to make your way. She works tirelessly on her novel and will someday be famous, I think.
Candy and Cigarettes by Joe Clifford: He’s an author of the noir — he also wrote a memoir about his struggle as a drug addict called Junky Love — he’s an absolute inspiration to me. His blog has fallen off since he gained success, but go to his backlogs. Find him on Facebook and he might start up again.
Wolfman’s Cult Film Club: I love movies. For me, this blog is a place to go where I feel like I’m hanging out with other film junkies.
A Writer’s Path by Ryan Lanz: This blog shares writers tips, journeys, information and advice. I visit frequently.
Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha: He has my favorite blog title and writes about writing.
A Farm in Iceland by Harold Rhenisch: If you are in any way interested in Iceland this blog knocks it out of the park with stunning visuals and eloquent prose.
James Harrington’s Blog of Geek and Writing: This blog fills my head with ideas and information on what it’s like to be both a geek and a writer. I love it.
Nicolesundays: I love this blog because it takes me back to college and it’s hilarious.
back fence pdx: This is a great story telling blog.
A Streamlined Mind by James Jenner: This is a wonderful writer and I look forward to his posts.
Mathew Lyons: This is an insightful blog that I look forward to.
Creative Thresholds by Melissa D. Johnston: I follow this one because I’m trying to understand my creative threshold and explore the thresholds of others.
lauralanni not as smart as i look: This blog is a peek into the day-to-day life of a very funny person who loves to read and write.
And thank you, Anna, Once again. Your writing, journey and blog are an inspiration.