Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thirteen Questions to Ponder

What I'm reading: Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer.
What I'm working on: A character grid for The Slayer's Circle and some conflict and plot points.

Thirteen Questions to Ponder
(I found this list of questions as I searched for a Thursday Thirteen topic. At least it gets me away from my normal book and writing whining.)

1) If you could time-travel, and go back to any particular time/place in history, what would it be?
This is tough. I like now. I like indoor toilets and grocery stores. I like feminism – being able to vote and get paid the same as a man and do whatever job I want. I don’t have any inclination to return to a time when a woman’s greatest aspirations were a good husband and a regular bath. However, since I have to choose, I’d say sometime during the second or third century in Rome.

2) If you could go back and relive any time in your life, what would it be?
Probably the two years I spent in grad school. There wasn’t any freer time. It was amazing.

3) If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?
I’d probably have more slender legs. Those skinny jeans are just out of the question.

4) If you could do anything in the world for a living, what would it be?
I’d write. Fiction. Best-sellers.

5) If you could only read one book over and over again in your life, what one book would that be?
This is an impossible and unfair question, but since I picked this damn set of questions, I guess I have to answer. It certainly depends on my mood. I guess right this moment it would be the Chronicles of Narnia – not just one of them, but the whole big bound set. Later, I might pick Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And tomorrow, it's just as likely to be Twilight or Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer.

6) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In one of the mountainous areas of the Pacific Northwest.

7) If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your days, what outfit would that be?
My comfy curvy jeans and a warm fleece pullover with rugged, yet comfortable low-top hiking boots.

8) If you could have dinner with any one person (dead or alive) -- anyone -- who would it be?
My great, great grandfather, Admiral Birdy Cator of the British Royal Navy.

9) If you could ask for any talent or skill and instantly receive it, what talent would that be?
To effortlessly write riveting fiction without the need to edit – in other words the ability to write perfect first drafts.

10) If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
I’d like to not have to depend on a regular day job.

11) If you could name your biggest regret, what would that be?
Taking so long to learn to listen to myself over listening to everyone else.

12) If you could have exactly one million dollars right now in your hands, what would you do with it?
Pay off my debts. Donate to the prevention and cure of AIDS in Africa.

13) If you could fix one major world problem on this Earth, what would you fix?

What about you?


mimi said...

Love these. Am stealing them as we speak!