Real life has taken the forefront for me in recent weeks, as it should, and so my writing and this blog have fallen off my radar. However, this week I received the “Creative Writer” award from YA Highway novelist, Michele Schusterman, and I’ve found myself considering how I might, in moderation, begin to revisit this space.
Consider this a first step.
The award: It’s a fun and simple challenge to tell six outrageous lies and one truth about yourself then see who can guess the truth.
Sounds harmless enough, so, here goes . . .
1) I have nine children.
2) Over the years I’ve worked as as babysitter, a library page, a bookstore clerk, a restaurant busboy, a glass installer, a landscaper, a programmer, an administrative assistant, a youth minister, a data processor and a clown.
3) I once stood on a table in my college campus food court at the University Place Hotel in the midst of the lunch crowd to serenade my future wife in apology for not getting her anything one year for Valentine’s Day.
4) I worry about everything, but somehow I’ve never had performance (audience) anxiety.
5) Because I’ve never looked my age I’m often mistaken for Justin Bieber.
6) I am wanted by the police in three states.
Any takers? What do you think? Leave your guesses in the comments below.
In the spirit of playing along, I’ve also decided to pass this along to a few other writers to see what they might do with it.
Have fun! I look forward to reading your lists if you decide to play along.