Eight Random Facts About Myself:
1. After an eighteen-year-absence, I’ve returned to school to pursue my degree in early childhood education.
2. My favorite color is blue, but I was in denial for years because blue is associated as a boy’s color. Talk about gender stereotyping. LOL.
3. I started my first job as a Perkins waitress the day after high school graduation.
4. I met my husband at Perkins. He was in the USMC and home on leave. He worked at Perkins prior to his enlistment and came back to visit. We became pen pals for two months because I was dating someone else at the time, but our friendship grew into love and we’ve been together since.
5. Hubby and I eloped.
6. I have a large extended family with almost 30 first cousins. over 30 second cousins, and I’ve lost count on third cousins.
7. I’m an avid scrapbooker and was a Creative Memories consultant for three years. If it isn’t in the scrapbook, it didn’t happen! 🙂
8. I was at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World when the twin towers were hit.
Last week, Tiffany Colter tagged me to post Seven Writing-related Facts.
1. What’s the one book or writing project you haven’t yet written but still hope to?
My head and computer files are full of writing-related projects I hope to complete someday. I like writing about struggles today’s women face. One of those projects is a three-book series about wives and their marital issues.
2. If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?
Well, if I had answered this question last Friday, I would’ve said Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but I started it Saturday afternoon and finished it by 3 am. 🙂 If I had the luxury of reading all day, I’d reach for Colleen Coble’s first hardcover release, Abomination, Kristin BIllerbeck’s Split Ends, or Diann Hunt’s Be Sweet.
3. What was your first writing “instrument” (besides pen and paper)?
A Sharp PA-3100 electric typewriter I bought with high school graduation money. I was so thrilled. I can still hear the clackity-clack of the keys. I think I may have the typewriter in my attic.
4. What’s your best guess as to how many books you read in a month?
Depending on my schedule, I try to read at least one writing craft and two fiction books a week. Currently, the writing craft books I’m reading are Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell and Hooked by Les Edgerton. Fictionwise, I’m reading Promise Me Always by Christine Lynxwiler and Crime and Clutter by Cyndy Salzmann. I’m also reading a textbook for my Creativity in the Classroom class.
5. What’s your favorite writing “machine” you’ve ever owned?
My Dell laptop! Portable and lightweight. When my first novel sells, I’m treating myself to a MacBook.
6. Think historical fiction: what’s your favorite time period in which to read?
7. What’s the one book you remember most clearly from your youth (childhood or teens)?
When I was sixteen, I read The Promise by Danielle Steele and KNEW I wanted to be a writer.
That’s it for my tagging! I’m tagging the following writers for their responses to seven writing questions. Visit their blogs to read their responses to the questions.