Friday, February 25, 2011

You're Lying!

~~And now to come clean about my First Crusade Challenge. Amanda M. gets the award for reading between the lines successfully and figuring out the lie. I think she read all the comments and used elimination to figure it out.

~~The Truth:
-I love words and dictionary sites. I go to them nearly every day. Thanks to all of you who suggested new ones for me to explore.
-Zan is my daddy's fifth-grade girlfriend's name and it's not short for Alexandra, Suzanne, or Zandra.
-Momma didn't like Marie, but used it because the two names sounded good together. She had a classmate by that name who she just didn't like.
-I do use both names, but answer to just Zan, too.
-Among my many nicknames are Jamboree, Zana Banana, and Zanimo-Mechanimo. For more details about my name go to this old post HERE.
-I do hunt every little good thing about others while holding myself to an unobtainable level of perfection. As my hubby says, "Why don't you cut yourself the same breaks you give everyone else?"
-My worst villain--the evil incarnated, child sex abuser and murderer--has no redeeming value, but he's more of a boogyman until the climax. I may have to rethink that, but I can say the lesser antagonists do have redeeming traits.

~~The Lie:
-I absolutely hate Zanimo-Mechanimo! It doesn't help that King Jerk of my high school saddled me with it to make fun of my ability to organize. Yep, even as a teen, I was obsessive. ; )

~~I have a story published on WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty. Go HERE to find out what's surprising about my puppies. ; )


  1. Urk, I can see why you don't like that nickname [g]
    Congratulations on the story!

  2. Thanks, Deniz. WOOF is the brainchild of two of my local crit group--Mary Cunningham and Diana Black. Both of them are great writers. ; )

  3. Loved reading about your truths :)

  4. Hi, Golden and Jess
    Glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for the congrats. ; )

  5. I love the list and great getting to know you better! :)

  6. i don't even know what Zanimo-Mechanimo is... maybe that's a good thing? ;)
    congrats on getting your story published :)

  7. Lynda,
    Believe me, Zanimo-Mechanimo is not a good name. ; ) Thanks for the congrats. I'm thrilled to add another bit to my list of published work.

  8. You know I love your name story. [g]

    Remember the old Sara Lee commercials - Nobody doesn't like...Sara Lee? Well, my middle name is Lee. I'm sure you can figure the rest out. Meh.

  9. Names are hard on us sometimes. Now if I has a dollar for every time I've told the story... ; )

  10. Hi, Zane Marie,

    Congratulations are have made it into the top five in the Crusader challenge in my group.

    Tomorrow I will contact the top two...

    This is close so I need to re-read all you entries again.

    Good luck.


  11. WOW! Michael, you're kidding me! This is fun. I can't wait to see what happens. ; )

  12. Well, Zane Marie, Congrats!

    You are one of my top two winners... YAY!

    The next step Rach reads the top two from the six judges and makes her final decision on who keeps going...



  13. OMG! I read your comment and just have to grin! This is wonderful. I can't wait. : D

  14. I feel for you on the name thing... I'm like @Tara and have a song that goes with mine... Meh for sure.

  15. Oh, I know that song! ; ) Names are fun. I find myself introducing myself to checkout clerks with interesting names on their tags just to get their stories. I'm the strange, middle-aged woman who says, "I love your name! Where did you get it?" Most look up at me and blink then smile, thinking, How can I get her through the line faster? LOL!


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