I thought that I ought to have some sort of introductory post, for people who may not know me personally. I found, through the NaNaWriMo site, (that’s National Novel Writing Month, if you were unsure) a list of getting to know you questions for authors:
- WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE US TO CALL YOU?
My name is Kelsi Miller, though for the purpose of writing and also for Facebook, I’ve chosen to go by my first and middle names: Kelsi Rose.
- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
My favorite cereal is, has been, and probably always will be Count Chocula, even though it only comes out in October now.
- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
This question actually depends on a few factors: Is it soft-serve? Because if so, chocolate marshmallow, hands down. Is it a disgustingly hot summer? Because if so, mint chocolate chip is super refreshing. Just a regular day? Chocolate peanut butter cup usually takes the cake.
- WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
My favorite authors are JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Charles De Lint, and Stephen King.
- WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
I’m actually not wearing shoes at the moment, though my socks are mismatched.
- IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Cerulean has always been my favorite color of crayon.
- SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer, definitely… I can’t stand the chill in my bones.
- IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, IT WOULD BE…?
Hermione Granger. I was always jealous of her intelligence and passion for learning.
- FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
- WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
I am currently listening to a lecture on the making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown for my Mythology class.
- WHAT DO YOU LISTEN WHEN YOU WRITE?
I usually just have some kind of television or movie on in the background.
- LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The last movie that I actually watched… I’m actually not sure. I binge-watch a lot of Neflix though.
- WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I’m currently reading “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman.
- WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
A really serene photo of a tropical beach.
- WHAT’S YOUR WRITING VICE? (EG., COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, ETC.)
I would have to go with Hot Chocolate with caramel on this.
- DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I have one handwriting that I like but it takes a lot of effort to write in it. Usually my handwriting is little more than a scribble.
- HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN WRITING?
At this point, I’ve been writing for well over a decade. However, for the most part, my entire life my writing has been something very personal where I maybe only shared online or with a handful of people. This is the first time I will put my writing on display for my family and friends to read and judge.
- HOW DO YOU DEFEAT WRITER’S BLOCK?
I usually just write a bunch of crap poetry, sometimes hundreds of them, until I have something to say that’s worth writing.
- WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Free time? I don’t have a lot of that. In addition to working a full time job, I’m also in school full time right now as I work towards getting my Bachelor’s Degree. When I’m not at work or doing school work, I spend time with my boyfriend and his son, as well as my dog. There is a tiny fraction of time where I’m not active in any of the above obligations, where I paint and do photography.
- FAVORITE WRITING SPOT?
I enjoy writing in bed.