How it works:
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
Here it goes (my answers for Bugorama):
1. if you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be and why?
A People’s History of the United States. It’s huge, but everybody should know this stuff.
2. tell me about the book you’re writing (in your head or otherwise).
Actually, on the plane ride home from Missouri, yesterday, I hatched a scheme for a story about a big Missouran family that right now resembles Mitch’s family in a dangerous way–I will tweak it, little by little, into its own family. I’m hoping to have tons of notes and outlines and characters by November 1, so that I can write something coherent for this year’s NaNoWriMo.
3. what’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t. what’s holding you back?
Hmmm. I suppose live someplace else, and as for what holds me back, it changes all the time. Used to be school, then it was my job. Now it’s just the fact that I love it here–there is so much happening, and I’m thoroughly enjoying playing music in such a musical place.
4. if you and mitch were to move away from b’ham, where would you want to go? why? what would you want to do there?
Idaho. I’ve sort of fallen in love with northern Idaho since we drove through it last summer–but I’d miss the ocean. Colorado is also nice, so long as you’re in the mountains. But I’ve liked almost every place I’ve ever been…almost. For a while I was quite enamoured with Snoqualmie. I think I still am.
5. what’s your favorite memory?
I have many. But for a most significant favorite memory I’ll choose: sitting in a side storage room at the church just before my wedding. It’s raining outside and there are windows on three sides of the small room, so I can see the water hit the glass. I’m in my wedding dress, and I’m holding the box with our wedding rings in it in my hands. I keep taking both rings off and fitting them onto my fingers. Mitch’s fits on my right thumb. The box is bright red. We still have it.
6. where do you picture yourself being in 10 years (career, personal life, geographic location, etc.)? this doesn’t need to be a prophecy or anything, just a sense of your current goals.
With kids, writing. Somehow it’ll work. Mitch would have a job that he loves, and that would allow me to work very little. Maybe one day a week, maybe two. I don’t know where we’ll live–where he can find a job, I suppose. Someplace with a good used bookstore, or at least a big library. Our house will be tiny, but with a guest bedroom, so that people can always stay over. Maybe with a small shed/studio in the backyard, and a garden. Probably we’ll live in town, since we tried the county and couldn’t bear all the driving.