Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I Asked for it!!

Honestly when I saw all the questions like Temite said, I was like gosh I have gone and put myself in hot water. I then thought, come on, you can do this, so here is my attempt at answering all of your questions. Hope you enjoy a glimpse into Writefreak’s world.

Adaeze said which city DO you live

I live in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Beulah said WriteFreak, I love your writing style. Have u ever published any book (i mean novel)?

No i haven't published any book yet but i have written my first book and i'm looking for a publisher at present. Thanks for the compliment dearie

chayoma said what got you blogging?

My friend aloted inspired me to start blogging in 2006. I used to work in customer care in telecoms and i think i did my first post i think while i was on a night shift. lol. Yeah so Aoted got me blogging and some boredom..lol..

OPTIMISTIC_alyzzz said I really want to know what type of person u are outside blogsville, are u quiet loud, do u smile often do u make friends fast, are u happy?

I won't call myself quiet, neither will Isay I'm loud. I can be sanguine but I also have a chilled out side to me. Yes I do smile often and I make friends fast. You don't wanna know how many friends I've made on blogville! lol. I would like to say though that the people i call friends are really few. Oh I am very happy! Well I would want to use the word joyful because joy is of the heart and I think happiness is fickle. Happiness comes from a particular thing, joy is a state of mind. I would therefore say I'm joyful, this translates to me being happy...lol..did I confuse you yet?

goodnaijagirl said

You want a question eh?

What do you see as the best parts of your character, and what do you see as your flaws?

Girl, what's your own now? Mscheew..Ok here we go sa

Best parts: i'm friendly, i forgive easily, Some people have described me with the word kind, i am open, infact sometimes i say i'm like a book, you can read me easily, is this even a good part? For instance, the mr can tell i'm upset once i start singing some songs..lol. I'm motherly, i tend to want to take people under my wings and look after them and i think i'm homely. Someone also recently described me as having a good heart. I have tenacity, i know how to stay with something and make it work...Errr..i'm still thinking, when i come up with more, i'll let you know.

Flaws: I tend to please people even at my own detriment (i'm working on that with pple like you on my case(sticking my tonge out at you)), I am quite sensitive and little stuff can get me upset. I can be lazy when i want to be. I could sit down all day doing everything else aside my work, oh yes and i procrastinate, i tend to move from one project to the other without completing the first, i'm working on this. You should see me when i'm doing chores, i'm doing dishes, then i remember something and leave it and go do something else in the bathroom. I might be too trusting, i just believe everyone is speaking the truth, sometimes my husband is amazed at my naivety. Oh and my sense of timing seems sometimes lost, I always push things till the last minute. I've been known to get to interviews at the nick of time...lol..with a lot of stunts inbetween. And lastly, I can be impatient. I really hate waiting....

Then she had a brain wave and said : One more question: If you weren't a writer, what do you think your career would be?

Hmm what would my career be? I honestly don't know. I'm one of those kids who was never really sure what they wanted to be growing up and hoped to find themselves as they went along. I'm glad i did. Oh yes, I think I know, I would probably teach nursery...yes i love kids like that! Someday I am going to have my own preschool and maybe full school alongside being a writer.

Original Mgbeke said

1. What have been the greatest challenges that you faced since becoming a Born Again Christian?

2. When and why did you decide to give your life to God? Have you had any serious slip-ups since then?

3. List 3 things that you consider to be your best character traits, and 3 of your worst?

My greatest challenge i think was being at loggerheads with my dad after i got born again. He's a Catholic and i stopped going to the Catholic church. In retrospect, I'm wiser now and I might not do some of the things I did back them but a lot of times I got sent out of the house several times after getting back home from church. I would do things differently now though.

I think i already answered this question but i would say it was 1996 that i had a total change and since then, no i haven't had any slips! I thank God for that.

I answered the third question already :-)

a.k.a BaGucci said: What one or two or three thing(s) can you say made the difference for you in your walk of faith?

Interesting question. First, the friends i had. I thank God for godly friends. I became a Christian when i was in JS1 in 89/90 for the first time but i promptly forgot about it lol and over the next 6 years i kept giving my life and taking it back. Then in 1996, i met a set of wonderful friends my age, we were leaving secondary school and their waslk of faith challenged me. When people spent their spare time waiting for uni partying or lazing around, we spent most of ours praying and sharing the word. It made a whole lot of difference. I can never forget those friends. Over the years, I've been blessed with godly friends.

The second thing i would say is attending a bible based church.

babajidesalu said

1) How do you deal with Sadness?

2) Do you have a mood you have to be in before you post to your blog?

3) What areas in your life do you think we ought not to be aware of?

4) Would you ever reveal your identity as a blogger?

5) How would you defend Nigeria as a nation in spite of its reputation as a corrupt nation?

6)At what point did you realise people appreciate what and how you write?

7) Has there ever been a 'eureka' moment in your life?

8)Name a good writer in your humble opinion and why?

9)What was your background like at home, if you care to share?



Haha! So many questions! But i think i'm up to the task, catch me if you can.

How do i deal with sadness? Well i would say that sometimes i enjoy a pity party, i know i shouldn't but tears are sometimes therapeutic. Then like David, i encourage myself in the lord, i read the word concerning my situation, speak it to myself and then i play some good praise and worship songs...that's it!

Blogging, yes sometimes, i have to be in the mood, if i'm having a rough time personally, then i might not be able to blog around that time.

I don't have skeletons in my cupboard. But there are some things about my personal life that i wouldn't share openly, i think we all have those stuff.

As a blogger on my blog, maybe I won't reveal my identity but i'm aware i'm not totally anonymous. I'm friends with a number of bloggers, some i met while blogging and some before. And even some people who know me personally visit my blog.

Well i would say this, Nigeria might have a lot of corrupt people but other nations have them too. Also the fact that a portion of the populace is corrupt does not make everyone so, there are people like me in Nigeria lol...that;s what i would say. Don't generalise, not every Nigerian is corrupt.

I think i've known since i was a child that my writing is appreciated. My sister and i used to write silly stories as kids.

Yes i have had a number of eureka moments, one that stands out right now was the day i walked hand in hand down the aisle with my prince charming!

I think Abidemi Sanusi is a good writer, i like the way she spins words and her humour

My background? Well, my mum is a teacher and my dad is a retired civi/public servant (he's been both). I am the first of 5 kids. I think that's all i want to share.

Well, a good title for a novel? I'm not sure, still trying to come up with one for mine! lol

downtheaisle said:

Do u have kids???, if yes, u never blog about dem y?, and if No, why (I'm just curious)

No i don't have kids yet and I believe we will have them at the right time, in God's own time.

Tigeress said:

Anyway my questions:

1. do u ever face temptations and how do you deal with it

2. what are the most important things to look out for when looking for a partner

3. How important is God in a relationship

4. Is IVF not having faith in God

5. When Paul spoke about the thorn in his flesh in 2Corinthians 12:7-9. Pls pls pls tell me you know what it means. I think i know what it means but i'm hoping i'm wrong.

I don't know the sort of temptation you mean but yes like every human being i face temptation, e.g temptation to tell a half truth. I usually remember what God's word says and i try to apply it to that situation, sometimes i speak it to myself or roll it over in my mind and that helps me get through it. Sometimes though, i fall but i rise again!

When looking for a partner, i think godliness comes first, does he believe in God? is he a believer? Next, character. Check how he relates to his family, his siblings and people around him. Can you deal with him treating you like that? Purpose. Does he have something he's doing and something he's aiming for? Does he know where he's going or at least have an idea? For me, someone's present isn't as important as their future. There are more but i think those are the most important.

I would answer the third question with Amos 3:3. 'Can two walk together if they don't agree'? If God is no 1 in your life, then he should be in your partner's life. A christian marriage is a relationship between two people under the umbrella of God.

I don't think IVF is not having faith in God. God gave doctors the wisdom they use. You're not going against His will by seeking medical help to have a child so I really don't think it's not having faith. God can use different channels to bless us.

Thorn in the flesh? Hmm Tigeress me i don't know o! lol...i think it might be a cross one has to bear, honestly i will need to find out on this.

aloted said: do you think life is clear cut black and white...or are there any grey areas? Please explain

No I don't think life is just black and white. I believe there are grey areas, even , the greys could be in different shades. Some things in life are not just clear cut. For instance i personally believe abortion is murder but i'm aware there are cases where it might have to be done. There are some cases where it's the mother's or the baby's life. I'm aware one can never say never until you're in a particular situation.

Enkay said: one question - Will you ever post on this blog excerpts of any of your written works?

Yes I will and i have done that before, i have posted two short stories on here before. If you want to read them, i can try to get the links for you.

justdoyin said

question? what do u consider ur strenghts and weaknesses?...

Why do you all want to know these? lol...anyway i answered this question already! lol

Phew...i think i've answered all the questions already! I'm giving myself a standing ovation. lol.

Thank you all for letting me share of myself with you!

Ps: Please swing by soulsistas, did a post there last week.

QMoney: Thanks for the support my sister. You didn't ask any question but you gave me moral support, thanks dearie


Anonymous said...

You have impressed me sweetie with the thought and work you put into these replies. Bravo, I say!

(And yup, I read your answer to each question!)

Funms-the rebirth said...

wow, Big sis! u answered all these? no wonder u didnt respond to me on gchat yday...... all the questions i had in mind were answered here.... now i know u much better

Gee said...

firt to say first...
lol..i'll go read..
ps: this post is long o!

Anonymous said...

long na understatement!!!na wa oh....so all u peeps compiled question for her...hmmm..if i had asked what ur real name is would u have answered...thats the only thing i really wanted to know so i didnt ask!lol

a.k.a BaGucci said...

Nice.. Thanks for sharing...

Tigeress said...

Good job Writefreak! thanks for answering my questions.

Writefreak said...

GNG: Awww thanks dear...you know i'm tenacious like that! lol

Funms: oh no my dear, i didn't see your chat on gtalk o! I only wrote this stuff this evening! lol...so do you like me better? hehehe

Gee: yes it's long, thank the likes of jidesalu that asked 10 questions! lol

leggy: for the sake of anonymity, i wouldn't tell my name on my blog but maybe if i knew you personally...maybe

Danny: You're welcome :-)

Tigeress: You're welcome, hope the answers were satisfactory!

Kémi Penélopê said...

Now I remember what I forgot to do...I forgot to send my own questions.
Anyways, It is really a pleasure knowing you better...

BSNC said...

i guess the question asking has expired.. well its nice to know more about you :)

Anonymous said...

waoh! weldone on answering all those questions...good to know more about u as well...

Enkay said...

Seems not too many people took you up on your offer of asking questions. I thought there'd be more! hehehe!

Okay pleaase give me the link to your short stories, I'd love to read them!

LG said...

okay naa, beta late than never

my question: swerri, wat can make u stop blogging???????????????????

downtheaisle said...

babe, ise lo se,(you have done a good work) by answering all this questions. Its good to know you better.
Some of my guesses abt ur personality is confirmed by ur answers, I could bet you are a very motherly person with the style of ur writing and ur posts. ... well, you said it urself.

I like ur responses to the IVF question, life not just being black and white etc.

takia of u, and keep blogging!!!

Adaeze said...

Wow - U did a great job!
Ah; I was so mad at myself when I realised you had already answered. I was planning to add more questions, but my week went out of hand and I've had no time at all!
I'd love to read those short stories as well, so please do find the links :-)
I loved your answer on strengths and weaknesses - you know yourself well and a weakness isn't that much a weakness when you are aware of it.

QMoney said...

I am so mighty proud of you!!!!
The question & answer i liked the most was "...shades of grey....."lol
Dont mind me,i panicked on ur behalf wen i saw all ur questions,u did very well,i am giving my own standing ovation as well
Oya,give us another interactive topic.
have a good day

jhazmyn said...

Wow...you must've cleared your table and done all that needed to be done before you started on this...thanks for sharing of yourself...one of your answers did bring a question to mind, so i'm hoping there'd be another opportunity coming sometime soon :)

As for the copyrighting process, you'd need to speak with a copyright lawyer, they can handle it for ya

I so hope you get a publisher soon

isha said...

Interesting stuff. You sound like a motivational speaker sometimes. That's a good thing...

First time here actually.

LusciousRon said...

O boy see questions! Well done Whitey I didn't know you live in Abuja.

Thanks for sharing more of you.

Writefreak said...

Kemi Penelope: well better late than never, you can still ask a question here...lol

BSNC: For you i would extend it, lol. how're you doing?

justdoyin, thanks a lot.

Enkay: Haba you no even pity this sister? Here are the links for the short stories.
You can find the first part of the short story titled Escape here:
The conclusion: http://writefreak.blogspot.com/2008/08/escape-continued_12.html

The second one called The Randy landlord:

LG: I don't know yet o, i've thought of it...maybe if i had quadruplets and got too busy with them...lol

downtheaisle: hmmm, do tell about my personality...what have you been thinking? lol..i actually tried to reply your comment but found no email.

Adaeze: thank you, thank you...i'm good like that lol..hehehe
you can still ask your questions...
btw, i sent you an email

QMoney: Thanks darl, i know i can count on you for support. Interactive topic ko, interactive topic ni...o fe pa ketekete abi?

jhazmyn: I actually didnt need to do that...i just spent about an hour or a little more when i was free...pls ask away jhazmyn, the floor is open, i'd like to know what you want to ask. I tied sending you an email but found no email addy...
thanks for the info girl

isha: thanks so much for stopping by...off to your blog!

LusciousRon: Na so we see am o! But me sef i no slack, i'm up to the task!

aloted said...

ore, well done. na real work u do with answering all these questions.

Anonymous said...

bravo bravo. To think you took out time to answer all the questions. I would probably have sidetracked some of them. There were some answers that were consistent though and that is in relation to your character. niiice

Homie GFunk said...

For the person that asked if having IVF shows lack of faith in God... I will say this: It's God that breathes life into us, and it is amazing that even the babies that were concieved through IVF He still breathes life into them.

Uzezi said...

nice one. and sincere answers. u try no be small

jhazmyn said...

Tnxs dear, ur a doll

ok, here goes,

Have you been married for a while and if yes, do pple make comments about you not having kids yet and if yes, how do you react to that?

...i'd fix the e-mail situation right now, wonder why i haven't done it yet..

OPTIMISTIC_alyzzz said...

men u really tried answering all those questions, shows the level of commitment u have towards things u are passionate about, i envy ur friends....
and pls drop d links for the short stories u pasted earlier

Writefreak said...

aloted: thank you jare ore mi...na serious work o!

naijagirl: thanks a bunch, that mean i'm a consistent person now! lol

HomieGFunk: That was a good answer, thanks a lot!

Uzezi: than chu my sistah!

jhazmyn: I've been married two and half years..it isn't that long right? Yes the questions come but i try to handle them with wisdom...know what? i'll drop you an email

Optimistic: Awww thank you...i'm actually a very passionate person..the links are up there in my response to Enkay, please scroll up to see them!

Tigeress said...

hello me dear. fyi- i just posted on http://thecounselorandherthots.blogspot.com/

Afrobabe said...

Wow, babes you too much….really took your time...


Parakeet said...

Where and how did everyone ask you these questions and I didnt get a chance to? Am so vexed.

But kai, i see why u're a writer now. You really tried with answering all those questions o. I particularly like Tigress' question about IVF and your answer. You truly are blessed!

When I grow up I wanna be like you, lol!


I don't know if I could be as brave as you are to accept all these questions and then answer each and every one so thoroughly. I hail you babe!

Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised that you answered all those questions? Because you are a gem.
What an insight into your life and how lucky your hubby is to have you.

taKia and God Bless you

rethots said...

Applause, applause, ehen writefreak (didn't say whitefreak) you caught me unawares. You did this when i wasn't looking, not to worry, will have my own (retroactive) session now.

What question do you think i would have asked, if i knew when this was going on? No, you don't need to aswer the question.