Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Liebster Award

Hi y'all! So. . .I was tagged by Abi from The Left-Handed Typist for the Liebster award. This looks like it'll be so much fun! Thanks for tagging me, Abi! You guys should totally go check out her blog. Her posts are also enjoyable and amazing, and I always look forward to reading them. So go and take a look! :)

Okay, now for the rules. . .
 Link back to the person who tagged you
Answer all 11 questions
Tag 11 bloggers who have less than a thousand readers 
Ask them 11 questions
Let them know you've tagged them through social media

And the questions she asked!

1.) What's the story behind your blog's name?
There really isn't much of a story. I just knew I wanted the word "writings" as part of it, and I wanted all the words I used to start with the same letter.

2.) What is your favorite stage of writing?
Probably the first edit! Then I get to go through and read everything I've written from beginning to end. The first draft is always fun too!

3.) Where/in what conditions do you write the best?
Around 11pm when the house is finally quiet. ;P But. . .that doesn't happen too often! Normally I like to write in the afternoon when everyone is *supposed* to be having quiet time. I like to sit on my bed with a laptop, iced tea, and our window open. 

4.) What is a country you would like to visit?
Germany! Or Ireland. Both would be fascinating! 

5.) What is your favorite historical period?
Oh boy. Now the questions are getting hard! I love medieval times, as well as the time period around WWI-WWII. They'd have to tie. ;)

6.) What is your favorite desert?
Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and rocky road ice cream. We hardly ever have it, so it's a treat I really look forward to! :D

7.) What is the furthest you've ever been from home?
We live in KS, so I think the farthest we've ever been was when we went up to Port Orchard, WA last year. A total of 1,864.9 miles and 28 hours away from home. :) 

8.) What is your earliest memory? 
Visiting my younger sister in the hospital. She's my closest-in-age sibling, but we're 3 years apart. She was born 2 1/2 months early, so I remember going to see her in ICU. And having to dress up in a mask, a weird gown, and wash your hands for 2 minutes, but even after all that you still couldn't touch anything. ;) 

9.) What is your happy place?
The place I feel the most happy is. . .somewhere alone. ;) In April, I love when we go on drives further out in the country. The wheat fields are golden, the sky is blue, the sun is shinning, and it seems like you can see beyond the horizon. Now I know this isn't exactly true, but being alone out there surrounded by all the beauty makes me feel closer to God. It also makes me wonder how anyone can't believe in God; all that beauty didn't happen by accident!

10.) If you could pick one author/screenwriter to meet, who would it be?
Emily McConnell! Her first book is hopefully going to be published sometime within the next year. I've read it, and it's amazing!! I want to meet her sooo bad!
If you mean someone who is already published, then Susan Marlow. And. . .Lord willing I will be able to meet her at the TPA conference here in KS in a couple weeks!! So I'm super excited!

11.) What is your favorite book adapted movie/show? 
Prince Caspian. I know, I know. Please don't kill me! The book and movie are wayyy different, I do realize that, but it's my favorite book-turned-movie.I also really like Pride and Prejudice, the 2005 film. :)

And. . .I'm going to break a rule and not tag anyone. Why? Well, because there have been a lot of different tags going on, and most of the bloggers I know have already done a few, so I don't want to make them to another one. However, if you would like to do the tag, I would LOVE to see your answers to the questions Abi gave me! :) 


  1. I had a lot of fun reading your answers, Jesseca! :)
    Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is so good. :) I also really like rocky road ice cream.
    I loved your answers to number 9. That sounds so pretty. :)
    Oh, I hope you will be able to meet Susan Marlow in a few weeks! She was at the homeschool convention here in Idaho last summer. It was a lot of fun getting to meet her. :D

    1. Glad you enjoyed them, Rebekah! :)
      Yeah, it's really good. I have a weakness for chocolate. xD
      It is! I should post a picture of it sometime. . .I have waayyy too many . ;)
      Oh, that's awesome! I'm looking forward to meeting her!! :D

  2. My answer to number 10 would be YOU. I AM SO EXCITED. I get to see you in like 16 days!!!!!!!

    1. Aww, you're sweet. <3 I'm so looking forward to seeing you! Only 15 days!! :D

  3. I really enjoyed reading your answers, Jesseca!! :D WWII – yeeessss!!! ;)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed. ;) And YES! WWII is the best! :D