I stole this from Jenny Crusie. Only she has way more than eleven questions. And I think I’ll only do a couple at a time – so as to stretch it out and use up more blogs.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
Oh and don’t worry, I’m still working on the other suggestions you gave me. I just have a short attention span.
So here we go:
1. What book do you wish you’d written?
Oh God, I wish I’d written any number of books. The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingslover. Actually anything by Barbara Kingslover. Anything by Angela Thirkell or Jane Austin or Agatha Christie. The Moon Spinners by Mary Stewart.
What I really wish I’d written is a better version of Moonlighting in Vermont. I was very proud of Moonlighting until I started doing readings. Reading out loud to people made it very clear to me that I could have done it better. Actually, reading my own work out loud is very painful. I’m editing in my head the entire time.
2. What are you most likely to be doing when you Really Should Be Writing?
Reading blogs. Trying to be present on the internet so people will buy my books. I’m failing miserably at that, by-the-way.
Lately my kids resurrected solitaire so I’ve been playing a lot of Spider. Reading email. Surfing the web. Sleeping. I sleep through my five am write and exercise alarm regularly.
Then there is work. I work when I should be writing almost everyday. Dang employers. Why is it that bosses expect you to do what they want you to be doing at work? Isn’t it enough that I show up there?
So there you go. Question one and two answered. aren’t you glad you came here today?