Monday, 5 March 2012

Tagged again

I was tagged by Melissa Sugar over at Have You Heard? to answer eleven more questions. I think she posed some toughies. Here goes:

1. Name one thing you consider your biggest regret in your life so far?

I guess it would be not taking writing seriously earlier. I started writing my first novel when I was 26.

2. If you could go back in time and do things differently, what is something you would change?

Errmm... see above? There's not much else I can think of. Maybe spend more time travelling.

3. If you could travel to another time period, but you must agree to remain there for a full six months would you go? If yes what time period & where would you time-travel to the future or past

It would be cool to observe dinosaurs in the wild (safely!) and see the Earth before we messed it up.

4. Would you rather be on the best seller list once (only once) or win the single ticket mega multi- state lotto?

I would go for the latter option because the best seller list would be a one-off moment, a flash in the pan. And, not number one? Just on the list? If I won the lottery I would always be set up to write, we could get rid of all our debts, and could always provide for the kids if they were in trouble.

5. When you write in the privacy of your own home, what do you wear?

Jeans and a t-shirt. As I've dropped Emma and Eve off at school/nursery and have to pick Eve up from nursery.

6. What was the happiest day or time of your life?

21st June 2006, 2.45pm. When I saw my wife walking up the aisle up on our wedding day. 45 minutes late, but worth it. Close runner-up would be 10th October 2008, 2.59pm (the birth of my daughter). Sorry to get all soppy on everyone.

7. Would you rather have loved deeply and been hurt deeply or have never felt true love before or the hurt that can go with it

Well, that's tough. I think the former as with the latter you haven't really experienced the extremes of being alive.

8. If you current novel is made into a Major Motion Film; who would play your protagonist?

Lame answer but I'd rather it was someone unknown than a big name actress as I wouldn't want people to have preconceptions about the character. And, I can't think of anyone suitable.

9. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you

Maybe that guy who played John Lennon... Aaron Johnson.

10. Name one thing about you that you seldom share with others~or something that we in the blogosphere do not know about you.

I played lead oboe in the school orchestra.

11. You are a character and are being interviewed: What is your greatest strength? Worst flaw?

Greatest strength: Patience.
Worst flaw: Disorganised.

So here are my questions to pass on to others. I'll repeat the ones from last time as I left them open for everyone, but don't know if anyone picked up on them.

1. Who is your favourite character of all time and why?

2. When is your best time to write? Why?

3. What do you think is the most underrated book of all time?

4. How would you feel if a book of yours was adapted into a massively successful film that far outstripped the popularity of your book?

5. What is your favourite cartoon?

6. What do you do if you get stuck at any point while writing?

7. Toast, cereal or full-fat fry up in the morning?

8. Describe how you feel when you first give someone else a piece of your writing to read (even if only a spouse or friend).

9. If you were able to live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

10. What one thing would you most like to achieve by the end of this year?
I'll tag my 11 most recent followers, who are:
Dawn Malone
Sally Stackhouse (sorry, I couldn't find your blog)
Angela M
E. Arroyo
Prerna Pickett

Hope you all enjoy my questions...


Sarah Tokeley said...

Never apologise for getting soppy :-)

Unknown said...

Congratulations Nick, I am awarding you a Sunshine Award! You can collect it from my Blog. I have been reading all of the comments you leave on the different sites and you deserve an award for all of your positive nice thoughts!

S.P. Bowers said...

Nice answers. There were some hard questions there. And I liked your answers to number six.

Nick Wilford said...

Sarah - Thanks for indulging me.

C.M. - Thanks, I didn't expect that! I didn't even think I'd been commenting that much lately as I haven't had time.

S.P. - Yeah, I thought they were hard. I'm glad I've had those moments.

Unknown said...

Your answer were lovely, especially about your wife and birth of your daughter. It wasn't sappy at all. It was very sweet.

Michelle :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Thanks for tagging me. I liked your answers!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Hi Nick, I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge sign up list, getting a head start on finding some great new blogs. Nice to meet you!

Very entertaining tag answers!


Pearson Report said...

Hi Nick - great answers. Sloppy is good...particularly with respect to loved ones.

I really liked your answer to number 8 - good call! I like the unknown actor as your choice! (would be my answer too)

Good insights for getting to know you a little better!

Jenny @ Pearson Report
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Nick Wilford said...

Michelle, Sherry, Karen, Jenny - Thanks for your nice comments!

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Hi Nick, new follower here. I'm over from Dawn Malone's blog. Nice to meet you.

Nick Wilford said...

Hi there, nice to meet you too. I'll come to check out your blog!