Interview Questions for Silas (before the story begins)
Can you tell me your full name please?
Hey, my name is Silas Hidelman.
How old are you?
I am 51.
What race are you?
I’m mostly white, but have some Spanish roots on my moms side. And I’m a flier.
I’m a guy.
What is your favorite animal? And why?
I love dogs. They’re so loyal and protective. I grew up with bernese mountain dogs who are these beautiful long hair beasts and they were so great. Man, I miss those guys…
What’s your favorite color? And why?
Black. It literally goes with anything. And it’s slimming.
What’s your favorite season, and why?
I don’t really have one to honest.
What did you want to be when you grew up and why?
I wanted to be a cop. Put bad people in jail and praise those who treated others well.
What would you dress up for halloween?
I haven’t celebrated Halloween in a long time, but I was less of a kid that dressed up and more of a kid who egged houses and T.Ped random places. It’s way more exciting and fun doing that.
Do you have a favorite movie? Why?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s just all around great.
Favorite kind of music? Why?
Rock/Alternative. I play the guitar a little myself and do mostly alternative.
Where did you grow up and did you like it?
I grew up with an abusive father. So, no, didn’t like it too much.
What was your first job?
Bag boy at a grocery store when I turned 12. It was a’ight. Had to make money somehow.
How do you feel about kids?
I love kids. I would like to have one someday. Show him what a great dad I can be.
Someday, yes. Just has to be with the right person.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Why were you proud?
When I got this sweet tattoo on my arm that is like a ying/yang dragon. I designed it myself and it took me months. I call it “the beast of inner peace.” Being one with others and yourself, but also being fierce and brave when you need to be.
Anything you’ve done that you are ashamed of? Why?
Leaving Raymond behind… he was my little brother.
Any talents or skills that you can boast about?
I can do sign language. But I don’t really boast about it, I had to learn it to talk to my brother. I’m fluent in it though. Other than that, I can juggle like no ones business.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where you go? Why?
I don’t know. Haven’t put much thought into traveling. Kinda just go where life takes me. Like now, living like a hobo in the woods. Can’t complain though; it was my choice.
How do you want to die, if you could choose.
With a loved one.
What’s your stance on abortion?
Uh… Do I really need to answer this? Fine. I think that a woman should be able to do what she wants, but also, needs to take the child’s life into consideration. If you are doing it for selfish reasons, then no. But say you are having complications or were sexually assaulted, that’s something forced on the woman, and shouldn’t have to be the only one dealing with the consequences.
What are some bad habits that you have?
That went from a really heavy topic to me saying I hate getting haircuts. Don’t ask me why, but I just can’t stand it.
What is your ideal life partner traits? And what orientation do you prefer?
Well, it would be great if the woman I am dating it straight like me. But if she’s lesbian, that would just dandy too. And I don’t ask for much, just be smart, beautiful, like all the same things I do and that’s it. Easy peasy.
On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your self confidence level?
Oh. Ummmm, 8? I guess with my unsureness it should be lower, huh? Let’s go down to 6.
What’s your favorite food? Why?
I love Mexican. Dunno if it has anything to do with my genes, but I’m always down for tacos or enchiladas.
Have you ever done anything illegal? What was it?
I’ve had a DUI before. Had a couple rough patches in my past and whiskey was my best friend. Luckily, I never hurt anyone, but did get pretty messed up and spent the night in jail. It was not a good time…
If you could have 3 wishes granted right now, what would they be?
Interesting. If I had 3 wishes, I would wish that I could see my brother again. Uh, have the money to get my own place that isn’t my ex-girlfriends. And be healthy for the rest of my life. No doctors or dentists or anything like that. I hate the doctors..
I was hoping to have all of my editing done by today (maybe tomorrow) but it looks like I’ve hit a snag in the program I use. I have been using Google Docs for several years now. I used to just write on Microsoft word, but after saving an umpteen amount of copies, and them never being the “updated” one, I wanted a change. Seriously, it was a nightmare. A program I definitely do not recommend for writing a novel on. It’s fine for papers and such, but with the amount and changes I did on a daily basis, it is not ideal.
Aaaaanywho, so I have been using Google Docs as I said, and last night it did a very weird thing. I have been letting my editor make comments and suggestions on the document itself because I think it’s way easier (she agrees). But last night, as I was approving her comments, it would pop up with this “Access Denied” and make me reload the page. This was after one 1 minute of editing anything. I would reload like it suggested, and it was still doing the same thing. The pop-up said, “If this is an error, please contact the original user of the document to gain access to edit.
It is MY document. I have been working on it since like 2010!
Luckily, I was able to back it up still before it tried to boot me out again. (within 1 minute) I have never had this much trouble with the site before and it made me really nervous that it was hacked. O.O
The point of my story is, I will have my editing done very soon, which means I will have my paperback copies in production soon after!! Woohoo! I know most of you are not thrilled it’s only in eBook form right now, but DON’T WORRY! You will have the chance to get your physical hands on it! I am thinking of doing a giveaway as well. Just need to look up on how to even do that. ^.^ Bye! ##
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