I’m a real person.
No, not the Imaginary Friend kind of friend, the real-life kind. The kind that goes out in public together, chats in my kitchen, drinks champagne out of juice glasses in fancy hotels. Which proves I’m a real person.
I recently began joining in on the writing challenges over at Trifecta Writing Challenge, and they’ve asked for those of us new to (their) town to take a moment and introduce ourselves. Show that we’re real. What makes us tick. And write.
Since I have a looooong drive back home today with the kids, I figured I’d take a moment this morning to do the Trifecta Writing Challenge MeMe, as requested. Hopefully tonight once I am unpacked, laundry started, kids in bed, house recovered from being left in the hands of my husband, I plan to zip on over there to read about the rest of the Trifecta Groupies.
You are welcome to join in, too. Or at least go give them a visit & read about the other crazy cats over there, spewing out fabulous writing week after week.
1. What is your name (real or otherwise)?
Kim. I’m quasi-anonymous over here, but I do use my real first name.
2. Describe your writing style in three words.
Erratic. Descriptive. Longing.
3. How long have you been writing online?
I began back when planning my wedding in 2003, getting involved in wedding planning journals, message boards and the like. I really jumped in when I had my son in 2005, and kept it up for years. I moved over to my current blog in 2010, because I wanted to shift from journalistic writing to what I do now, plus my husband requested I do so more anonymously. So here I am.
5. Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.
I need to work on my dialogue. Ugh.
6. What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t spell it out, show it. If I need to explain everything, I’m insulting my readers’ intelligence and I’m not drawing the picture in me head well enough.
7. Who is your favorite author?
Impossible to answer. I am awed by J.K. Rowling’s ability to create a new world, Jane Austen’s insights into society, David Sedaris’ ability to make me laugh until I cry, Homer’s lyrics…there are books I read where a sentence or phrase stops me because it is so, so perfect I just need to let it dance in my head before moving on. I have different loves for so many writers.
8. How do you make time to write?
Right now I’m in my PJs at my Mom’s house with a kid on either side of me, sneaking in 20 minutes before it’s time to start packing up for a long drive back home. I get up to 2 hours in the morning when both kids are at school, before picking up my Preschooler. I sneak in ideas, sentences, paragraphs on my Droid, emailing them to myself for when I can sit at the laptop.
It’s about squeezing it in when I can, in snippets.
9. Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt.
10. Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading.
I should probably say the post where I re-told Snow White in 33 Words, since Trifecta awarded me 3rd place for that week’s writing challenge.
However, I’m going to say In a Flash, because it was tough for me to hit ‘Publish’, and it’s the most like me: simple words but more complicated than seems upon first reading.
If you’d like to know even more, check these out:
My About Me page.
The My Book page, or why I even started this blog to begin with.
The page where I link up all my Memoir posts, as well as fiction.
My Favorite Posts page: The Lists, The Funny & The Sweet or Introspective.
Do you have any questions for me today…?
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