26 July 2007

Writing Meme

D'Ann tagged me. I haven't done one of these in a while.

1. What's the one book or writing project you haven't yet written but still hope to?

A novel about a couple who meet in Africa on missions projects and impulsively get married. Meanwhile (back at the ranch), an African woman (who becomes close to the new bride) struggling to survive. Okay, so I confess, I don't know the actual story, but someday I want to write about these characters. Story to follow...

2. If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?

So hard to pick because how can I communicate who I am based on this one question? I'd start with the latest Harry Potter since that is the book I'm in the middle of right now. Then I'd read Jodi Piccoult's Nineteen Minutes, because that is the book I interrupted to read HP. Then I'd get back to From Homer to Harry Potter, my nonfiction read, which often gets put down for a fiction. Then I'd pick up (because it's a really long day, of course), Anna Karenina from my shelves because it's been gathering dust for too long eyeing me, sometimes winking and fluttering her lashes.

3. What was your first writing "instrument" (besides pen and paper)?

If journals don't count, then a computer, first a hand-me-down desktop, then my laptop.

4. What's your best guess as to how many books you read in a month?

Some people keep lists. Not me. I don't know how many I read. 4? 5? Maybe 6? Depends on the month and the life around the month.

5. What's your favorite writing "machine" you've ever owned?

I guess my laptop right now OR really, my Nancy Drew notepad that goes everywhere with me. It houses some fun observations (and hugs walls as it creeps up steps).

6. Think historical fiction: what's your favorite time period in which to read? (And if you don't read historical fiction--shame on you.)

Does Jane Austen count since when she wrote she was contemporary? Or Dickens. Pirates. Okay, so I haven't read anything pirate-y yet - oh, that's not true! I read Treasure Island, and we'll count Robinson Crusoe because I want to though it has nothing to do with pirates. I love pirates and the mafia, so I need to read more pirate-y and mafia-y (the 1920s for the mafia would be the most romantic, methinks).

7. What's the one book you remember most clearly from your youth (childhood or teens)?

50 Jeanne pts to the first person who guesses this. Seriously, folks, if you can't guess this, you've never actually been to my blog.

I tag all the Misfits: Ang, Chris, Jen, Jenny, Mich, and Mike


Jennifer Tiszai said...

Ha! Anne of Green Gables. One of my faves too!

And I should have my response up Friday.

Heather said...

Give the pretty lady in the front row 50 pts! And maybe some OPI too.

Jenny said...

Jen, you were too fast for me.
Okay, H, I'll do this but it will take at least until Friday.

Jenn said...

See, the problem with this contest is that I had to get to work by 5am this morning and clearly missed the first couple of hours of this post. But I would have guessed right. (I mean, how hard is it, really? ;)

Heather said...

ya gotta be quick, folks! ;)

Pamela said...

I know a couple who met in Africa on missions project and got married.

I haven't read nearly enough since I've been blogging. I real alot of blogs of course, but not many books.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Yes, I knew Anne of Green Gables, too!!

This was fun to read.

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Okay, mine's up.