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What You Don't Know

Today, I'm part of a blogger link up, and I'm really excited about sharing some things that you might not know about me. I like to think I'm an open book, but everyone has their secrets, or just things people don't notice about them.

Here goes:

  • The older I get, the more in tune I get with animals. I think for most people, it starts out that way, as children, but leaves them as they age. I'm pretty sure I'm the exact opposite. I feel like if I don't like an animal, that animal doesn't have a good side (Going off my opinions here).
  • I'm a hardcore iced coffee drinker. I had two mediocre iced coffees this week from Scooter's and Dunkin' Donuts, so I decided to use Ree Drummond's Iced Coffee Concentrate method. It's delicious!
  • I've seen Titanic over 200 times. Not recently, but it came out in 1997, when I'd just gotten my new TV. Plus, like every 12-13 year old girl, I was obsessed. Not with Leonardo DiCaprio, but just with the whole spectacle of it. I immersed myself in Titanic trivia. It was the first movie I'd ever pre-ordered, and my dad made sure I got the widescreen VHS tapes. All my friends were wondering why my copy was gold, and theirs were blue. Because mine was hella awesome, that's why. 
  • I recently finished the outline for my next book. I've tried to be a pantser and I've tried being a planner. Being a planning writer seems to work for me, because I can see where I want to go. I haven't been this excited about a new story in AGES. It's been great. I got inspiration here.
  • I don't like KFC. It doesn't matter what state I'm in, or what franchise, it's always dirty, the service is lousy, and the food is always cold. Even the one time I was craving it in college, it was a total letdown. 
  • I honestly don't know what I'd be if I weren't a writer. I thought I'd be an actress or singer, but the more I learn about the business, the more I realize that life isn't for me. Being a writer has been my calling since I was nine. I've been honing my craft for over twenty years. 
So, that's me. Some little factoids about yours truly. What are some factoids about you? Tell me in the comments!

Helene in Between


  1. Yay for Iced Coffee, I drink it year round. Even when we have 15 inches of snow on the ground and it's like negative 2 out. Nothing like a good Iced Coffee.

    1. Seriously. It's so comforting. I wanted some last night, so I might need to keep some decaf in the fridge for the future. :-)

  2. I think a big part of me would like to say I'm a writer but I'm so scared that it comes with great responsibility to be really good at what I do but if I was to admit to being a writer I wouldn't be a planner.. lol

    1. I honestly think I'm crappy writer. The first draft of anything is always going to be terrible. The secret to good writing is in the editing. I'm working on a post about that in the next few weeks. :-)

  3. I'm with you on iced coffee!! it really is the best. and the same goes for animals :)

    1. I can't imagine my life without iced coffee or my pets. It would be very sad, indeed. :-)

  4. I have seen Star Wars at least 200 times. I have no earthly idea how many times it's actually been, but my brother and I used to watch it instead of Saturday morning cartoons.

    1. Good choice! Star Wars holds up over time, Saturday morning cartoons tend not to, which is sad. Can't wait for the new one!

  5. I always wanted to be a writer but had moments where I went the acting route for a bit. At the moment I am neither although I hope some day to be able to claim writer. I'm okay with KFC-and it's always been good to me. It's one of the few fast food places I will eat out at because of the grilled chicken and healthy side options.

    1. I think with writing, it's just important to write, even when you don't feel like it. You can always edit later. Sometimes you need to give yourself permission to write badly. It sucks, but when you get through it, it's great. I hope you keep at it. :-D

  6. awesome! thanks for sharing :) I hate KFC too. their food is horrible. My bf and I constantly argue about it. and I don't know anyone who didn't love Titanic when it came out haha.

    stop by and chat if you like :) ♥

    1. Yay! KFC Solidarity! Any time my parents want to go there after church, I'm like, Nah! I'm good. I avoid it like the plague.

      Sadly, I do know people who don't love Titanic. They live in my house. *shrugs* To each their own. :-)

  7. I never ate KFC in the US. I moved to Australia 6+ years ago, and they love KFC here. I gotta say, it's better quality. That's pretty sad that in its home country it's so nasty, but here it's better.

    1. Interesting. If I ever get down there, I'll be sure to check it out. I'd LOVE to visit Australia! Especially the Sydney Opera House. I'm a massive opera nerd. :-)


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