Saturday, June 23, 2018

Call for Questions!

Adventure Awaits turned three on March 31st, 2018! Yes, that was f o r e v e r ago. But it seems like something worth celebrating, and, well . . . better late than never.

Except I'm never late--I arrive precisely when I intend to. We shall just pretend I intended to arrive now. Shhh . . .
So to celebrate, why not follow in the footsteps of the great bloggers who have gone before me and--

Film a vlog!

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Yes, yes, I can hear the crickets chirping! This is admittedly not the most original blogoversary idea in the history of the universe. But hear me out. Clichés are clichés for a reason. And I just finished reading Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, so hey, let's start our classy thievery of ideas right now. Here's why a vlog is a good idea:

#1. I've only ever filmed one vlog.

It was years ago. I dare you to find it in the archives. Actually, don't. I haven't watched it in a long time, but I suspect it's a leeeeettle cringey. Anyway! The point is, another one would be fun!

#2. Written communication is 2D, and video is 3D.

In writing, you can't hear my tone of voice or see my dorky face or any of that real-life goodness. I'd love to gather all of you around for a massive bonfire (as long as someone else starts the fire, because I'm terrible at camping skills in general) and roast marshmallows and talk about adventure and books and silly stuff and deep stuff and strange stuff! But the reality is we can't. A vlog is half of a real conversation, though, so that's one step closer.

#3. You want a chance to see the dragon living in my basement, right?

What, you thought I was joking in my bio?

So this is your chance to ask me questionssss, precious!

Now when I'm the one being asked for questions, this is usually my brain's cue to go blank, so here's a warm-up list to get you started. Feel free to ask me about:

  • books
  • writing
  • The Brightest Thread (or any of my stories)
  • books
  • favorite movies
  • why the flipping pancakes a writer would go to business school
  • what it was like to be homeschooled
  • Canada
  • favorite beverage
  • what my dragon's name is
  • favorite authors
  • life as an INFJ
  • books
  • more books
  • the time I almost died (okay, I'm exaggerating)
  • why I'm so much funnier in writing than in person (I'M SORRY, OKAY)
  • how to balance creativity and the billion things Life seems to think are important
  • um . . .
  • books?
  • seriously, just ask me anything. I'm up for the crazy, the deep and thoughtful, the surface-level, the ridiculous, whatever. (just probably not the super private stuff . . . like personal address or blood type. I can see you vampires lurking in the corner. Back, foul beasts.)

Go ahead and steal any of the above questions and/or make up a bunch of your own! The more the merrier, though I will try to keep things under control and not subject you to three million hours of my voice.

Leave all your questions in the comments! My plan is to get the vlog put together before Realm Makers in mid-July! (I'M SORRY, FRIEND, YOU'LL HAVE TO TALK LOUDER--THAT'S JUST THE SOUND OF LIFE LAUGHING AT MY AMBITIONS.) I'll be away from the internet for a bit first, but rest assured I'll be back to chortle at your amazing questions. So ask away!

Housekeeping Note: Next week's Subplots & Storylines post will be a couple of days late. See ya soon!


  1. Yay, a vlog from Tracey!!!!

    >Do you put stickers on your laptop?
    >What would your ideal day look like?
    >If you could travel anywhere in the world, money no object, where would you go?

    Happiest blogoversary! <3

  2. Yey! This sounds awesome!

    1. What is one way you've seen your writing draw you closer to God?
    2. Why did you start blogging?
    3. What is one of the biggest things you've learned from blogging?
    4. What's one (fiction) book that can always make you happy?

    Happy Blogversery!! I can't wait to see what come on your blog in the future! I love you blog, and always leave encuraged.

    1. Oh, good ones! Thank you, Mikayla! That's so encouraging to hear. <3

  3. 1. how many countries have you traveled to?
    2. Aside from writing and God, what's is one topic that you are passionate about and would rile you up at any given moment?
    3. What is the perfect color combination?

    Excited for you ;D

  4. Brave is the soul who does a vlog. 'Nuff said.

    - Do you like to travel? What is your favorite part of traveling? Where would you love to visit someday?

    -What are some musts in another's blog that would make you follow them?

    1. Also...

      - Do you like/read poetry? If so, what are some of your favorite poets? Or poems?

    2. And second-guessing is the mind who decides to do one. XD (I have had moments of regretting I decided to do this, but here goes...)

      Thanks for the questions!

  5. A TRACEY VLOG. YES YES YESSSS!!!! I'm loving this trend of Q&A vlogs. They're so FUN!

    OKAY. Let me see...

    1. What is the name of your dragon? (OKAY BUT I was literally thinking this question WHILE reading your post, and then I saw you list it and just... TWINS. So of course I had to actually ask. XD)
    2. If you could be any one of your story characters for a day, who would you choose? (Because we were talking about this on my vlog and how fun a question it was, so I shall ask you as well! :D)
    3. If you had to be the protagonist from ANY story and go on their same journey, who would you choose? (I asked Josiah this also. Ehehehe.)
    4. What is the prettiest book you have on your shelves?
    5. What is a personality trait you have that you love about yourself?

    Do feel free to pick and choose from those of course! Can't wait for the vlog! *dances*

    1. It is definitely a trend, and I am shamelessly joining in, because they ARE fun! XD

      Oooh, thanks for all the great questions! Can't wait to answer them!

  6. OOooo how cool!
    1) Let's hear about that time you almost died (because way not?)
    2)What is your favorite movie and why?

  7. Ooh :O I can't wait till you do it :O

    1. How was it transferring to homeschool to college? (I'm homeschooled as well, so I'm curious to know!)

    2. Pros and cons for homescholing?

    3. When did you almost die?..(XDD)

    4. Whats your favorite band?

    5. Whats a song you have kept listening over and over again?

    6.Whats your favorite thing about blogging?

    7. If you could switch to youtubing, and automatically gain five thousand subscribers and still talk about the same stuff as you do on here, would you do it?

    8. Whats one of the most difficult thing you come across when writing? (Aside from writers block,)

    Can't wait ^.^

    1. Awesome! Thanks for all the questions, Sarah!

  8. I remember that first vlog, way back when. I remember admiring your bookshelf.

    1) What are you looking forward to the most for this upcoming Realm Makers?
    2)Pick a favourite author. If you could ask them only one question, what would that question be?
    3) do you have a favourite idiom?
    4) what are the three top things you have learned this year?
    5) If you could pull one character out of a book into this world, which character would that be?

    1. Awww, really? :D

      Thanks for the great questions, Blue!

  9. TELL ME ABOUT CANADA. (Um. I realize that's super vague. XD)

    Also, you might not have time for it in a vlog but I WANT A BOOKSHELF TOUR OF YOUR BOOKS.

    Sorry, I will stop shouting in all-caps. I just get very excited. (What do you mean, they were just to distract you from the fact that I don't have any actual questions because I'm terrible at coming up with such things? I have no idea where you got that idea from. *cough*)

    Happiest of blogoversaries to youuuuu! <3

    1. HAHA. I feel like I'll end up giving you the most random, trivial facts. XD

      Ooooh, that's a fun idea! I might not have time to squeeze in a real one, but I'll see! If nothing else, I'll save the idea for another time. <3

      (I am terrible at asking questions on the spot too, so no worries, my dear. <3)

      Thank you!!!

  10. THREE YEARS?? Whoop whoop!!

    Mwahahaha a vlog. Those are fun to watch. :)

    What's your favorite word? Not a word you think is cool, but a word you find yourself saying all the time?
    Does your dragon like cookies? Or how else do you keep him happy and fed?

    1. Hahaha, thank you, Julian! :D Hopefully that vlog will arrive sooner rather than later. ;)

  11. Love vlogs!

    Favorite beverage?

    Favorite tv show?

    Favorite musician?

  12. Oooh!

    Okay, I want to know more about Canada. Totally. I've spent a bit of time there, but only just across the border a bit. It was awesome. I'd like to come visit again.

    Favorite character you've ever written?

    Favorite character you've ever read/seen?

    1. THESE ARE HARD QUESTIONS, JENELLE! But I shall do my utmost to answer them! ;)

      You should definitely come visit Canada again (and *cough* visit ME in Canada). <3

  13. I'm a bit late to the party...Sorry... :P

    Okay, hold up, you almost died??? O_O Explain, Tracey.

    This might be a spoilery question...But what did you think of Infinity War? *sly smile*

    I didn't even know you HAD a dragon. Awesome. XD What IS it's name?

    1. No problem! Getting myself organized enough to even start filming is going more slowly than expected, so you're just in time. ;)

      WELL, I'M BEING DRAMATIC, BUT YES. KINDA. I shall explain--in the vlog. XD

      Oh goodness, how am I going to answer THAT without spoiling things??

      This XD face... I get the sense you don't think I have a dragon. *mock glare* ;)

  14. Happy Blogoversary! What part of Canada have you always wanted to visit but have never gotten the chance? What is your favorite animal? If you could have any kind of real world pet what would it be?

    1. Thanks, Tori! Excellent questions. I hope to get the vlog ready for next week!