This week our Blogging Mentor is Erin Summerill. Erin is the queen of random blogging. Her posts are unpredictable and entertaining. For instance, she shares secrets about herself, which are sometimes funny, sometimes serious, but always honest. Here's an example. See how original and fun she is? I couldn't resist asking her to Mentor us. Meet Erin.
This is what I think I look like. Obviously I don’t walk around permanently photoshopped, so…
This is probably what most people see me as.
Isn't she adorable? Okay, Erin. When and why did you start your blog?
I started blogging in 2006…I think. My hubby and I packed up and moved to
, so I started a
blog to journal our life of poverty on a tropical island. When I decided to
come out of the writer’s closet, it kind of morphed into a half-writing,
half-cracked, but always random blog. Hawaii
What is your most memorable blogging experience?
I didn’t realize people actually read my blog. Not until I posted this story:
The story is so old, that the writing horrifies me. But, it was the first time I realized that “crappy” things happen to everyone, so why not share. Har har.
Crap does happen. Why not blog about it? So, tell us a secret you haven’t already shared on your blog.
Well, it is Monday, so why not? Secret 23 of 100 is:
I’m a picker--I bite my nails and I’m obsessed with plucking stray neck hairs off of friends. Sometimes strangers.
I’ve actually gotten pretty good at not chewing my nails down to the nub all the time. But when I get stressed or stuck in a scene, off they come.
As with the neck hair thing, well, come on. How can you not see a neck hair and not want to pull it? In fact, I recently went to a writing conference, and had to restrain myself from snagging a lengthy strand off of a fellow blogger (insert evil laugh). When next we meet, your neck hairs I will greet!
Bloggers be warned! : ) Erin, what is the top reason you blog today?
I like connecting with other people. Mostly I’m interested in their opinions because I’m a huge people watcher and I have endless curiosity about how the other half lives. (Me being one half…you being the other half.)
Finding people like you makes blogging worthwhile. Finally, I have a random question: What genre do you write and why?
I write YA anything. I’ve tried fantasy, steam punk, urban fantasy, and now I’m writing a contemporary. I inhale books. They are my crack. So I think that’s why I keep trying different YA genre’s. I want to try my hand at all these amazing genre’s I read day after day.
Good answer. I say write whatever your heart desires!
Thanks for Mentoring us, Erin. Your quirky sense of humor is a refreshing find in the blogosphere!