I’ve been tagged by my good pal Penny Wood to do the Get to Know Me Writer’s Tag, so let’s get to it! 😀
- Link back to the amazing person who created the tag: Savannah
- Thank the sweet person that tagged you: Penny Wood
- Share the tag graphic below
- Tag 11 other bloggers!
Name: Allyson Kennedy
Nickname: None, but I really don’t like being called Ally! 😛
Birthday: Same as George Washington’s. 😂
Hair Color and Length: Blonde and a little past my shoulders. Looks like hay. 😂
Eye Color: Changes from blue to gray to green depending on what I’m wearing.
Braces/Piercings/Tattoos: I had braces from 6th to 9th grade, but don’t want any piercings (not even my ears) or tattoos.
Righty or Lefty: Righty
Ethnicity: I’m gonna follow Penny’s lead and say country girl!
Novel Written: Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl. I began writing it the summer of 2009 and finished it in December 2010.
Novel Completed: Same as above
Award for Writing: 1st place in a Halloween Writing Contest in college for the short story, “Ember” (Part One)
Publication: Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl
Novel (That You Wrote): Speak Your Mind all the way. I just connect with the characters in it more than CBTHOACG, and the plot is a lot better than the fluff in CBTHOACG.
Genre: Contemporary YA
Authors: (Christian Fiction) Stephanie Morrill and Jenny B. Jones; (Mainstream YA) Sarah Dessen; (Indie Christian Fiction) Jes Drew, Sarah Addison-Fox, and from what I’ve read of The Summer I Saw Blue Peak, Penny Wood; (Children) Barbara Park (RIP); (Romance) Nicholas Sparks
Writing Music: I usually can’t write with music because I’m a lyric listener and it’s too distracting.😂🤦🏼♀️
Time to Write: *Laughs nervously* Whenever I have time…?
Writing Snack/Drink: Definitely coffee in the morning, preferably in a big mug. In the afternoon, it’s usually Doritos and Dr. Pepper.
Movie: Toy Story 2, Forrest Gump, Saving Mr. Banks (#TomHanksIsAllMyFaveCharacters), The Help, Rugrats in Paris, The Little Rascals, A Cinderella Story, Another Cinderella Story, Jack and Jill (Adam Sandler)
Writing Memory: Crying like a loon as I wrote the last scene in Speak Your Mind. Don’t judge me. 😂
Childhood Books: Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park, and the Babysitters’ Club/Babysitters’ Little Sisters.
Currently Reading: The Bachelor Missions (Kristian Clark #1) by Jes Drew, Autumn Eternal by Kyle Bagsby, The Bible, and sporadically reading See Me by Nicholas Sparks.
Writing: Focusing on my most stubborn WIP to date, The Crush. I had written 200+ pages of it starting way back in 2011, realized I didn’t like the direction it was going and have been replotting and rewriting it ever since. The most current rewrite is 10k words, and I’m expecting it to be around 60-75k when finished (Lord willing).
Listening to: The usual stuffs:
Jesse McCartney’s live Beautiful Soul album (not sure if that’s the proper title 😂) on the daily
Jonas Brothers also on the daily
Christian music: lately mostly MercyMe and Francesca Battistelli
One of my childhood country favorites: Diamond Rio
Want to be published? Hopefully Speak Your Mind will be available in November! 😉
Indie or Traditional? I really like the perks of being an indie author (though it’s still a struggle some days) so as long as I’m able to write, I hope to stay indie.
Wildest goal? Outsell J.K. Rowling 😂 My wildest goal = also my least attainable goal. 😂😂😂
Now for the tagging of the peeps:
- Kate Willis from Once Upon an Ordinary
- Jes Drew from Pause for Tales
- Rayleigh Gray from Literature Approved
- Maddy from Maddy’s Digital Diary
- Anna and Pearl from their adorable new blog, Life Without a Latte
- KL + Pierce from klpiercebooks.com
- Sarah Addison-Fox from Disjointed Babblings
- Kellyn Roth from Reveries
- Tricia Mingerink from triciamingerink.com
- Amanda Tero from With a Joyful Noise
- Laura A. Grace from Unicorn Quester
That’s it for today, Arrowheads! I usually don’t do (or forget to do) these tag things, so this was a fun experience! 🙂