- I’m a procrastinator, but a productive one. My house is never so clean as when I have a deadline.
- I tend to break my bones in pairs: pelvis and elbow; kneecap and big toe. Writers note: It is easier to write a novel with a broken knee than with a broken elbow.
- Yes, I correct my toddler’s grammar. It’s a compulsion common among copy editors that has resulted in an exceptionally articulate child.
- I am blessed to have a husband who answers truthfully when I walk into his workshop and ask, “How could I injure someone in a workshop so that he is temporarily unconscious and will require hospitalization, but only for one night?” It was for a plotline. Really.
- I have wanted to bend the space/time continuum into a tesseract ever since reading A Wrinkle in Time when I was eleven years old. It hasn’t worked in real life, but I’m learning to play with the impossible in my own manuscripts. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing.
For a look at the kind of nonfiction work I do, you can check out my freelancing website: www.redmountainwriting.com