1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?
The ability to communicate with angels. There are some important ones I'd want to keep up with.
2. Who is your style icon?
My friend Marie, in personal appearance and home decorating. She seems just ahead of the curve most of the time, and she's brilliant with both.
Writing-wise, Elizabeth Berg is the author whose (women's fiction) work I remember first identifying with so strongly (it was her novel THE PULL OF THE MOON).
3. What is your favorite quote?
Oh, this is tough, I've been collecting so many. I think I'll share this now:
When you understand yourself, you open yourself to a better understanding of others.
That's my own observation, and I think it's an important one. It is the crux of self-discovery.
4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
That someone has been thankful or proud I'm their friend. Can I share another thought here?
I went out to find a friend and could not find one there. I went out to be a friend, and friends were everywhere. (MLL)
5. What playlist/CD is in your CD player/iPod right now?
I'm sure I'd find Adam Lambert's debut CD in my car's player. I love the song called Aftermath, which has a strong message about being true to yourself, being strong, even if it means going against the grain; that in the end you'll be alright despite having done so. The line I like most is this:
Tell a stranger they're beautiful, so all you feel is love, love...
6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
I'm awake early for the sake of my kids, but am most productive mid-morning. Like to go to bed by 9 or so of an evening.
7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Dogs. It's always been dogs. Nothing against cats, though.
8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
Back when I first started writing seriously, I wanted to have a name to associate my self-employed freelance work with. My mind kept playing aroung with the phrase murder, she wrote (from the Angela Lansbury show), and I thought, it needs to be something she wrote. But what's the something? Wait, that is it! Something She Wrote. And it carried over to my blog nicely, I thought.
How would you answer these questions?
If you missed the video I posted earlier this week, please check it out. It's so worth watching.