Seven Truths About Me

Author: Anastasia V. Pergakis // Category:

Thank you so much Annie for this award! I have been struggling for something to post about these past few days and this award gives me something to blog about!

The rules for this award is to tell Seven Truths about myself and then pass it one to Seven People. Here we go!

It was really hard to come up with something unique, that I haven't already mentioned - so I decided to take a note from Annie and use a theme for these!

Theme: Writing & Reading

Truth #1: My poetry tends to be really dark. Seriously, have the tissues ready and your hands over your eyes if you ever read my poetry. I do have a few things that are just hilarious, but usually it's pretty dark (usualy written from my addicition days, so riddled with dark, twisted, demented things.)

Truth #2: I absolutely hate reading horror. I just can't do it! It's not that the author wrote it badly or anything like that. My imagination just won't allow me to read it AND sleep peacefully. It's just not possible. Also, the sad part (in my opinion) horror that doesn't scare me, bores me. So it's like, I can't win! (Or maybe the horror author can't win...) And I don't mean that I hate the book because it bored me, I mean that in the rare case, I feel like I wasted my time reading it because it was too cliche or whatever. So - I just don't read that genre, unless it's a student in the Writer's Academy. Then I buckle down, and make sure all the lights in the house are on!

Truth #3: I love reading mystery novels! It goes hand in hand for my love of crime shows on the tellie! I don't why exactly, but I think it's the "trying to make things right in a bad world" sort of deal. I just love it!

Truth #4: I write High Fantasy novels, but I usually don't read them. I don't know why either. I prefer to watch the movies but I will read an urban fantasy book in a heart beat! It's really weird and I know I need to break this habit. Reading books in my own genre will help me learn the market and all of that, but I guess I just have trouble finding them! It seems that urban fantasy (especially now) is more well known and popular than High Fantasy. Or maybe I'm just not looking in the right place....

Truth#5: I laugh meniacally (out loud) when I'm writing - why? Well that's because I just get so much enjoyment from torturing my characters! It's so much fun - and they are in my head all the while cursing me out. But when it's all said and done, they turn around and thank me because they got something out of it. (Like I finally let the girl get the guy after three chapters of sexual tension!)

Truth #6: I have, uh, steamy *ahem* dreams about some of my male characters. Okay, now this is definately insane - but I think I'm awesome for admitting it! I do, it's sad, I know! But - it is so easy to write those steamy scenes in my novels so HA!

Truth #7: I get inspiration at the most random moments. Okay, I know so many other writers are there going "Who doesn't?" But it's like - I'm reading CSS codes for building a website and my brain randomly pops up with a fight scene between two characters! How does that make any sense? Sure, if I was watching a movie with a fight scene and I thought of that, I would not think it was odd - but CSS codes make me think of a fight scene? That's just bizarre! But, it's the way my brain's insane in my head - can you tell?

And the seven wonderful people who recieve this award:

1. Dawn Embers
2. Eisely Jacobs
3. Jay Eckert
4. Addison
5. Mia
6. Medeia Sharif
7. J. D. Brown

There we go! Now what I am going to do for the future, so that I don't have a day where I don't know what to write for this blog is make a schedule. At least, I'm going to try. I have so many ideas for what I want to put into this blog that it's hard to pick what to write about first! But hopefully making a schedule will keep things in order. (The hard part would be STICKING to the schedule as my brain is so utterly RANDOM!)

10 Responses to "Seven Truths About Me"

Dawn Embers Says :
March 20, 2010 at 1:04 AM


Some great truths there. If it makes you feel better: I have steamy dreams with characters as characters. Talking m/m type dreams.

We're awesome like that.

Jay Says :
March 20, 2010 at 11:29 AM

I just love that you laugh out loud when you write. I find torturing my characters is a blast, too. Although I've never done the Doctor Evil laugh. (I've thought about it, mind you.)

I'd like to accept this award in the name of all the little people who helped make this happen. Dopey and Sneezy. Grumpy and Doc. Sleepy and the other two. And of course, all of munchkin-land.

Thank you!

(And the word verification word for this comment is..... BILSY - sounds like another of Snow White's dwarves, no?)

Harley D. Palmer Says :
March 20, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Dawn - Well characters as characters is one thing - but my dreams are ME and a character! Yes, yes, - we are totally effing awesome like that!

Jay - the other two are Bashful and Happy! Yes, I'm a dork - I know. And yes, I go full out - rub my hands together and laugh meniacally(or perhaps tap my fingertips and say "Excellent" - if you get that reference - I love you!)

Anonymous Says :
March 20, 2010 at 12:33 PM


2) If you're looking for a good High Fantasy novel--check out the Green Rider books by Kristen Britain--I've read the first 2 and I LOVED them, and I *don't* like high fantasy novels.

3) I'm a little hyper, so forgive the caps. :P

My verification word is "midge." O.O

Harley D. Palmer Says :
March 20, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Thanks for the suggest there Mireyah! I have some moolah left on an amazon gift card so I'm going to go check it out!

It's okay, I'm hyper a lot too, I just over use the exclamation point instead of all caps! Like now, I'll end all the sentences with a !!!!


Mia Says :
March 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Lol, I envy you the steamy characters dream because at least you feature in them as yourself! I've had dreams where I don't even have a part... 0_o Gosh my subconscious must think I'm boring...

AND OMG thank you!!! I feel so special *dances round the podium* you've made my day a little bit brighter.

Oh, my word verification is "whica" which I thought was some branch of voodoo magic...

Annie McMahon Says :
March 20, 2010 at 9:28 PM

I can't read horror either. The only time I read horror is during reviewing contests on WDC with the Talent Pond. I don't get scared, I just don't like it. I'm a light kind of person. Dark doesn't agree with me. :)

(And I won't tell you what my security word was, 'cause it doesn't make any sense. LOL I was tempted to back out and type my comment again to get a new word, but that would be childish.)

Anonymous Says :
March 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Thanks, Harley. I'll post about it soon.

I love horror. Years ago it would keep me from sleeping, but I got over that.

I love mysteries, too, and my poetry tends to be dark.

J. D. Brown Says :
March 21, 2010 at 1:05 AM

Thanks for the reward, Harley! I'll get around to posting it soon! I will, I will!

Truth #6 - Haha! we have that in common! Yes, I have VERY steamy dreams about my male characters and yes, they are doing those things to me! *blushing grin* You're not crazy. We can't be the only girls that cheat with our characters. LOL.

Harley D. Palmer Says :
March 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Jen! I am so glad to hear that I'm not the only one! I wonder if any of the guys have steamy dreams about their female characters? Jay? Kurt? LOL

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