Ten Fun Facts

This has been a recent thing running around twitter as of late: saying ten things about yourself that are illuminating and a solid note about who you are.  I thought I’d play, but I thought I’d put my facts together in one place to make it easier to see them all.1. I’m lazy.  I know, I know, I’ve heard it before.  “Len, you’re one of the most motivated people I’ve ever met.”  Maybe so, but I’m lazy and I can prove it.  Instead of writing more of my novel last night, I spent a few hours with this:

So, yeah, too many video games.  Like Bayonetta.

2. I write out of order.  It’s true, I don’t start at the beginning and work to the end.  I’ve been working on Tesseract for some time now and I still don’t have a Chapter 1.  I have a potential first scene, but that’s not even a page long.

3. I do weird things with music.  I’ll find pieces that work against the immediate tone of what I’m writing sometimes, but that’s not the weirdest thing.  I’ll listen to music while I sleep about twice a week.  Sometimes, while I sleep, I’ll listen to the Inception soundtrack.  That’s crazy.

4. Scheduling things.  I’m not the best at it.  Sure I could be better, but look at my blog.  How often do I post at the same time?  Better yet, how often do I post on a consistent day?  Not much, usually when the muse hits me.

5. Muse.  I have one.  She can be quite evasive at times, but she can also be outgoing and motivated.  I’ve discussed her before, but this is the closest thing I have to a girlfriend most times and she’s ten times as fickle.

6. Play-by-post.  I waste/spend a lot of time on these kinds of forums.  I’ve got it down to just a couple now, and only one that I have a significant presence on (I’m a moderator there).

7. I play the drums.  That’s what I grew up playing in high school and I still finger-strum a beat every once in a while.  I wanted to play guitar, but 7th graders couldn’t, so I went with the next thing that came to mind, drums.  I got hooked on the idea from Miami Vice.  Ironic fact: Jan Hammer synthesized all his Miami Vice music; no drums included.

8. I would love to be fit.  I don’t have to be an Adonis or look like I’m chiseled out of marble.  I just want to ditch the spare tire, look and feel a little stronger.  I keep trying at it, enough where I regularly pay for trips to the local gym (and use them, of course).

9. Wealth is not my goal.  What I want out of writing is to pay the bills.  I don’t need to live in the lap of luxury, I just want to be able to take care of what needs to be taken care of and have enough money on top of that to get things when I want/need to get them.  I’d like to have enough money from writing where I can travel and do the promotions I need to do.

10. Japan seems like a nice place.  That’s why I’d love to go there.  It’s not just a fascination with anime or anything like that.  I’d want to see Tokyo, in all its varieties.  I’d also like to take a bullet train to Osaka, so I can see the castles there.  It seems like a world of the past and a world of the future, all in one country.  I’d really like to go there.

Those are my ten.  Anyone else have a ten they’d like to share?


2 thoughts on “Ten Fun Facts

  1. Asia in general is really good at coexisting one time realm with another. In Seoul, South Korea, an old fortress gate that’s hundreds of years old chills out… as the middle of a major intersections. It’s kind of mind bending.

    High five on #6. Gotta love it.

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