Sunday, February 10, 2008

123, 6 Things About Me

As promised, I'm catching up on meme posts this weekend.

Janna, at Something She Wrote, has asked me to participate in the 123 Meme.

Here are the rules:

1) Pick up the book nearest you
2) Open to page 123
3) Find the 5th sentence
4) Post the following 3 sentences
5) Tag five others

The book nearest to me is Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirits of Writers. It's a great book that I'm enjoying very much. It's nice to draw strength, encouragement, and inspiration from writers who have persisted and made it.

Page 123 is actually a cover page for the fourth chapter. There's only a quote:

Find a subject you care about and which in your heart you feel others should care about. It is the genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.

- Kurt Vonnegut

I like this quote. I think it's simple, yet powerful all at once.

Onto the other Meme...

Mary, at Mary's Writing Nook, would like me to share 6
unimportant habits or quirks about myself...

Here are the rules:

1 Link to the person that tagged you.

2 Post the rules on your blog.

3 Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.

4 Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

5 Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Since this is a writing-related blog, I'll share six things about my writing life.

1. If someone is talking, I'll sometimes write down part of what they said and part of what I was thinking.

2. Writing with a pink pen or in a pink notebook makes me happy.

3. I'd rather write than eat, or write while eating.

4. I'm addicted to making lists.

5. I like to write poems for family members as gifts.

6. I drink herbal tea when I write.

Now, I'm supposed to tag others. This time I'm going to break the rules and open the comments to anyone who'd like to participate. Either share with us in the comments, or write your own post and come back and leave a link. I do hope at least a few of you jump in and share!

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