Thursday, March 28, 2013

Do I Have to talk about myself?: Co-host Damyanti

As a writer, I always thought I could hide, stay incognito, but the current publishing scenario won't stand for it. I've been blogging a few years now, but I usually try to keep writing and reading at the forefront and myself in the background. So, I'll take this post as practice, and try to talk about 'myself', my least favorite subject of conversation.

1."Where do you hail from?"

2."When writing, do you prefer to compose your first-draft by hand, on your computer, or using Morse Code?" 

 By hand, if it is a short story, on the computer if it is a novel.

3."Where do you go to "Get away from it all"?"

  Pick up an absorbing book.

4. "Would you rather have your own personal sailing ship or spaceship? What would you name your ship?"
 Spaceship. I've been on ships and haven't liked them much. If the spaceship resembles those in Star Trek, all the better.

5. "Name a book that didn't meet your expectations."
 Solar by Ian McEwan

6. "What makes life worth living?"
 Life itself. Only thing worth living for.

7. "Do you know how to 'Gangnam Style?'"
 Nope, and I hope never to have to learn.

8."What items could you typically have in your pockets?" 
 Keys, Phone.

9."Cake or pie?"
 Pie, sometimes. I like soups and salads, and all manner of healthy cuisine.

10."Coke or Pepsi?" 
 Neither. Water, every time.

Whew, that's 10 questions answered, all done and dusted! 
I can now go back to being A to Z challenge co-host, and ask you to make sure you stick to the AZ calendar, comment on as many posts as you can, turn off the captcha, and share your A to Z Challenge posts on all manner of social media. The A to Z Challenge is three days away, and I wish you all a fun and productive month of blogging in April!


Tina said...

You're so opposite of saw my impossibly long, chatty, had to stop at 8 questions post. Nice to know that even though we're so different - that's what makes us, and the rest of the gang, such a good TEAM. If we were all alike, where would the fun be!
Of course you can have a Start Trek ship, though I'd prefer a Cosbolt...

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Ella said...

Definitely space ship! I bet most A-Z challengers would pick that, lol ;D

Nice to get to know you! Looking forward to an intriguing month!

Yikes...I'm not ready!

Anonymous said...

Great questions and wonderful answers. Thanks for sharing.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm with you on number seven!!

JoJo said...

I managed to miss out on Gangnham style till they adopted it for a pistachio nut I'm subjected to 'Crack! Crack crack crack crack it gangnam style!"

Matthew MacNish said...

Great answers, Damyanti!

DL Hammons said...

#3 can end up being the best trip ever!! Enjoyed getting to know you a little more! :)

Unknown said...

loved your answers all but the one about coke - addicted here :D -
We all have unhealthy habits and vices. So what's yours?

Anonymous said...

Love your answer for #6. So many sub-topics came to mind when I read that. Life sums it up extremely well. And books - always enjoy getting lost in a good one. Three days til the challenge - it's like waiting for the Easter Bunny or something...speaking of which...Happy Easter Everyone! :)

Al Diaz said...

I would never dance the Gangnam Style either. Ever.

mshatch said...

Definitely agree with the spaceship - especially if it has a holodeck!

Arlee Bird said...

You are a great person to have on our A to Z Team! I still haven't watched that Gangnam style video, but I'm not much of a dancer either.

Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Apparently we have very similar pockets. :~)

I love your short, concise "take me as I am, thank you" responses to the questions.

Yay! It is almost time to unveil all our posts... woot woot woot!!

Julie Jordan Scott
Literary Grannies from A to Z

Anonymous said...

Aww, that wasn't too hard, now was it? ;) I have to agree though, I struggle to talk about myself sometimes when it comes to my writing. I'd rather just hold the book up and let people focus on that.

D.G. Hudson said...

I agree with you on the #7 answer. It's nice to read more about you, Damiyanti.

Anonymous said...

Good to get to know you! Thanks for co-hosting this challenge.

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

I am yet to go for it,
Hopefully by tomorrow I can post it. Hope Tina is listening!
As Arlee said:OH! No to Gangnam style video, but I'm not much of a dancer either. Hi Hi
Thanks Daya for sharing this
Best Regards
Phil @ Philipscom
An ambassador to A to Z Challenge @ Tina's Life is Good
And My Bio-blog

Michelle Wallace said...

Damyanti, I understand exactly how you feel.
I'm that girl in the photo too. I DON'T LIKE talking about myself.

Rosalind Adam said...

Well those questions were different! Personally I prefer cake to pie any day, especially chocolate cake with fudge cream filling and chocolate icing.
See you in the A to Z!
Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

Jo said...

Poisonally I love gagnam style, just not fit enough to really do it properly. Nice to meet you and find a little bit more about you. I don't drink sodas either, horrid stuff in my book.


Shannon Lawrence said...

I need to see if I suffer space sickness before I say for sure on what type of ship...

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Vidya Sury said...

:-) Ah, so brief. Love your 3. and 6. Damyanti! So good to know you!

Anonymous said...

I have always found it difficult to talk about myself, too. I think that is one of the reasons I started to blog in the beginning. But if I was to meet you for the first time in person, I would not be very forthcoming. Anyhow- enjoyed your answers!

Unknown said...

Thanks, you guys. My team rocks..and this year I got to know each of you a little better. You guys all rock in your own ways, and I'm grateful to be part of a team with each on of you.

For visitors who commented, thankyou so much, and sorry I couldn't do a more interesting Q&A. I hope all of you have a great AZ-- see you throughout April!