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March 02, 2012

Tagged Quarto

Tagged me in a Q & A meme. (You may find words with extra vowels like U or use of S instead of Z...I tend to write in British English since that's what we grow up learning in Indian Schools)
Now for your questions, I choose to answer: Sorry its twice as long as most of my posts.

Donna Hole who has written three contemporary women fiction novels and currently querying one of them. I met her during the Rule Of three blogfest and find her posts interesting with useful tidbits and reviews.

Who is your favourite fictional character, and why?
Very difficult to answer but the ones I love are Elizabeth Bennett from Pride And Prejudice and Jo from Little Women, a lot like me except for the bold/outgoing part.

How do you come up with the names for your own characters?
 I use a word that sums up the basic nature/reason for the character in a story and choose Sanskrit, Latin, Arabic or French names based on that or anagrams of them.

What book would you pass up, even if it was offered for free?
 Mostly horror books and Mills and Boon kind of books (impossible romance)...after reading Salem's Lot by Stephen King at the bright old age of 13, developed an irrational fear of vampires and the dark...took me two decades to get over it, thanks to the sparkly ones of Twilight. ;D

Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what is on your playlist?
No, because I tend to get lost in the music...but when I am listening to a song, a quirky idea for a scene may pop up.

Do you have to make time to write, or have a set schedule; do you have any writing quirks?
When I first started writing full time in 2010, wrote in fits and breaks..After
 NaNo Nov 11, I make it a point to write atleast 500 words a day (for five days a week) on any of my WIPs but real life and health get in the way, often. I day dream of my main characters and it helps too.

Who is you dream agent/publisher?
 In India, the concept of agents hasn't kicked in yet, most publishers directly accept printed manuscript be published by Rupa or Penguin India (the biggies) would be a dream come true.

Do you prefer printed books or ebooks?
Printed obviously, the feel of the yellowing pages, the musty smell, and touching those images in  artistic/picture books. But realise, my books may end up as E publications.

What is the weirdest dare you ever accepted?
Nothing weird, very boring that way...just that once, called up one of my best friend's colleague whom she had a crush on, to strike up a conversation and know him more. :P

This one by Heather Murphy who is an aspiring writer cum case manager for people with disabilities.

What is your dream vacation?
 Italy for the history and Bali/ New Zealand for natural beauty.

Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?
 A mix of both .

Tell us one thing you want to do but don't dare do it.
Adopt a girl child...but a divorcee with ageing parents and not so healthy bank balance doesn't stand a chance.

What's your biggest phobia?

Being alone in the dark scares me. (not scared of death but turning into something evil) ;(

If you were stranded on a deserted island-what three things would you want with you? (Not including your laptop or family)
A high frequency Walkie Talkie with batteries.
Alum crystals to purify drinking water.
A clean set of undergarments. (hygiene freak)

Name three blessings in your life.
My Parents
Brother And Sister In Law

Cousins, Nephews & Nieces.

What was your nickname in High School?
None unless you count teasing names like double battery and four eyes by boys when I studied for the first 6 years in a co-ed school.

If you could meet the President of the United States, what would you say to him?
Be the strong man who won the elections and take a tough stand where needed.

If you could be any literary character, who would you be?
Faramir from Lord of the Rings to see if I can handle the ring's lure like him.

What is your favourite quote/s?
Not all tears are an evil.
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. (my own words - think no evil )
Life is what happens when you are looking the other way.

From Sher A Hart a YA fantasy author of the Earth One Series and a mother to four scouts.

If you were the main character of a book, what genre would it be?
Fantasy or historical.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
Telepathy...I could avoid a person based on their thought process.

List the top three websites you use.
Google search
Absolute Write

Besides reading and writing, name two other hobbies you have.

Fabric Painting (on cloth, even clay, leather) and Photography.

Do you use Word Verification and why? (Better check first)
No, I prefer comment moderation for older posts. I hate the newer double hex ones...prefer not to comment on such blogs unless they have left a comment on mine or an old follow.

When visiting a Blog what bothers you most about the format?
Tiny fonts, very dark backgrounds, too many graphics.

 Do you have your email address listed on your profile, if not, why?
Yes, of course.

 How often do you post?
Sometimes on all days, at times once a week...mostly 4 days a week.

Are you on Facebook or Google plus?
Yes, both, but prefer to keep them (including twitter) seperate from my blog.

How often do you check your stats?
Once or twice a month maybe.

What one thing in the grocery store do you always want to buy?
Choco Cornflakes... (but can't buy, now that I am trying to shed excess weight)

Last through Traci Kenworth a writer of YA novels and short stories.

Daymare or Nightmare?
Nightmares often, especially that my 'psychologically disturbed personality' ex husband forces me to go home with him.

How many books/short stories/poems/songs etc. have you written?
Around 75 poems, 10 short stories, 100 pieces of flash fiction, half a short novel in progress (3 WIPs added up) in the last 1 1/2 years.

What genre is your current wip?
 Fantasy/Romance/ Sci-Fi/Contemporary all concurrent.

Do you have someone in your life who keeps you on track with your stories? Give them a shout out!
My Brother, cousin Nimmi who double up as my beta readers, given that both have a love for books.

Do you write what you know, or stretch your imagination, or both?
Both, depends on the genre and poetry inspiration too.

Who would you like to see on a coin/money?
A tigress since she is an endangered species, help create awareness.

What’s your favorite place to write and why?
 Anywhere but most comfortable in my bedroom.

 What would you describe your “Voice” like? I.E. Southern gothic…
Tending towards classical, literary.

Do you mix genres? Which ones?
 None so far unless you are talking of flash fiction.

If you could move anywhere in the world where would it be?
Back to Mumbai (Bombay), my home for 27 years.

What book (craft or otherwise) have you learned the most from?
The book of life, literally.

Anyone who reads this is tagged except the 4 ladies who tagged me, take 11 or 22 questions of your choice, let me know if you post them so I can know a little more of the real you.
December 24, 2010

A Tag Post...A Little About Me....Rather A Lot About Me

          10 9 8 7 6 5.... U may/maynot know what I'm talking about, 
Found this post in one of the blogs I visited....I looked around ...
 I saw that quite a few people have done this tag!

So, if you haven't done this already and you like what you read - 
Then you are tagged!!! :D :D :D


Was in  weheartit....liked it...borrowing it....

1. How did you get one of your scars?
Fell down as a 4 yr old, racing against my bro. 

2. How did you celebrate your last birthday? 
With my parents, home delivered pizzas and lots of wishes...

3. How are you feeling at this moment? 
Happier than in a decade

4. How did your night go last night? 
As most nights go...achingly slowly....

5. How did you do in high school? 
I was an above average student with A grades in all but Physical training & Drawing...
Unfortunately, like many Indians, TB's have to study to avoid social/family ridicule ; /

6. How did you get the shirt you’re wearing? 
I stopped wearing shirts the day I weighed 58 kgs....and kept on increasing....

7. How often do you see your best friend(s)? 
On Facebook .....
all in Mumbai while I am lost deep in Tamil Land

8. How much money did you spend last month? 
I was in Bangalore so obviously I blew some money on 
clothes, movies, restaurants, gifts for nephews...

9. How old do you want to be when you get married? 
Been married, at 26 , 
now blissfully (not always...who am I kidding) single...

10. How old will you be at your next birthday? 
Older than most of my readers I guess....
will make it to the 40 plus bloggers in a few years


1. Your mothers name?
In Sanskrit it means Delicate

2. What did you do last weekend?
Played and fought like a child and broke my back and brain
entertaining my little devils...phew...

3. What is the most important part of your life?
No one to shred my dignity anymore ....that safe feeling

4. What would you rather be doing?
Eating chocolates since I am almost giving them up in the New year! :-)

5. What did you last cry over?
When my divorce decree was handed over...
tears of joy over freedom and peace.

6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset?
Sometimes tears, solitude listening to emotional songs...
 talks or hugs with loved ones and then chocolates .

7. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other?
Looked for equality and respect...didn’t find it...
no more monkeys jumping on my bed...
I love to hog the whole space now.... :D

8. What are you worried about?
The future and parents health

9. What did you have for breakfast?
Kellogg’s Cornflakes...chocos...*sheepish*


1. Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend? 
*Thinking cap on* ...  basically admired guys from no way of telling...

2. Have you ever had your heartbroken? 
Very sensitive, break easily.... 
its healed now and patched from
 future viruses by doctor resilience....

3. Have you ever been out of the country? 
Not Yet, hope to get atleast 1  stamp on my brand new passport
...*if dreams were flying horses....* *sigh*

4. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? 
What else will Miss clumsy do....??? 
Tell me, Tell me, Pray tell me... ;P

5. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend? 
Not exactly but I was always the substitute till better came along...
reason why I keep in touch with the few bestmates even after 2 decades....

6. Have you ever had sex on the beach? 
My Ex preferred the Idiot box to me...
beaches...not my style anyway...

7. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? 
Never dated...wanted too...hope my family never reads this....
goody two shoes...said yes to the first guy my family liked.... 
prefer guys 2/3 years older than me...need to look up to them...

8. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? 
Only time I’ll put the book down is when I have know....
can’t stand people who malign books by taking them to the loo..


1. Who was the last person you saw? 
A lady with an umbrella in a blog I read....qualify???

2. Who was the last person you texted? 
 My cousin to see if she reached home safely...

3. Who was the last person you hung out with? 
My cousins...they visited us today...

4. Who was the last person to call you?
My Aunt

5. Who did you last hug? 
My Cousin sister

6. Who is the last person who texted you?
Same person who I last texted!

7. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to? 
My nephews...I tell them all the time ;))


1. Where does your best friend(s) live? 
In my heart, online and in Mumbai

2. Where did you last go? 
Jewelery shopping....not for me....

3. Where did you last hang out? 
Pizza Hut

4. Where do/did you go to school? 
5 schools 3 cities... Trichy, Chennai, Mumbai, Mumbai, Mumbai....
2 schools were only for a year....happens when your dad has a transferable job...

5. Where is your favorite place to be? 
Lost in books, music, around my sweethearts and lost in my thoughts

6. Where did you sleep last night? 
*shocked* bad, nosy, naughty people ..Tsk, Tsk..
My bed I made myself.... :D


1. Do you think anyone likes you?
I have been quoted lovable and sweet..
.I have cards and letters to prove it, you know....hmmph...

2. Do you ever wish you were someone else? 
When I was a teen I wished to be a boy as my brother never had curfews like me....
in my youth : a prettier, intelligent, successful, street smart, confident,
 less impulsive, less clumsy, less shy, less stubborn and less hot tempered version of myself 
and now a less childish, less overweight, less cynical self...

3. Do you know the muffin man? 
I know the cookie man....

4. Does the future scare you? 
Nothing scares me anymore

5. Do your parents know about your blog? 
They faithfully reads my stories and poems, views my photos....
that why my blogs are never above PG rating... ;D


1. Why are you best friends with your best friend? 
We connected, were similar yet different...
never gave it any thought it is, I think too much...

2. Why did you get into Blogging? 
My Twitter friend Aditya liked my poems and asked me to start a blog...
he was my my first follower...
god bless him and may the devil kiss’s his Gf's job....

3. Why did your parents give you the name you have? 
My mom was upset with my name that Grandpa(her dad) gave me..
its custom...she changed it to Rekha 

4. Why are you doing this survey?
Bored...surveys are my thing...
years of filling various see :P


1. If you could have one super power what would it be?
Shape Shiifting/ Telepathy! Is that  a bird, a tigress, a dolphin, a snail?...
no, that's just our Rek showing off again....
Shit...she heard me .....

2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you?
Yes, a lot of big ones ...quite difficult to choose.

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring 1 thing, what would you bring?
Never plan to be...maybe a walkie talkie with undying batteries...


1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you? 
They are EX for a reason...
besides I had only one and good riddance if you ask me...

2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love?
Yes, if it saves their lives and helps me get curly hair in return... 

One last question:

1. Are you happy with your life right now? 
Happiness is elusive...contented yes....

I hope I wasn't that boring...if I was...then its just being me!!
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