"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

9/13/11

Q is for...

Ordinary Lives. From a 2 z 4 u & me
Welcome to week SEVENTEEN of my dear, dear friend Patty Wysong's From  A 2 Z 4 U and me. We're working through the alphabet - one letter each Tuesday. No rules, other than your post has to relate to the letter of the week. Link up at Ordinary Lives and check out everyone else's post. Click on the graphic above for more details, and stop by Patty's blog on Tuesday or later to link up.
You know, I thought Q was going to be a HARD letter for me. But I actually had several ideas come to mind, all of which seemed to fit me to a "t" (but of course, T doesn't come around for another three weeks :::r::: ). So, I'll talk a bit about each of them.

Q is for QUICK: Anyone who saw me at the FaithWriters Conference (or just about anywhere else, for that matter), knows I don't have a "slow" speed. I do most everything fast. I move fast. I talk fast. I think fast. I probably even sleep fast (Peej? Marc?). I jump from one thing to another. I am, in a word, QUICK.

Q is also for QUIET: No - I am not a quiet person in general (though my hubby often tells me he can't hear me when I turn my face from him and talk. How dare he, eh?? LOL). But lately, I have been absolutely, positively craving it. Could it be because I just came out of a summer full of kids home and, um, noisy most of the time? Because the television is on more than off here during waking hours? Because I'm more productive when I don't have noise around me? Maybe...


And finally (I think) Q is for QUESTION: Partly because I asked a bunch of them in the last paragraph. Partly because I've found it's a GREAT way to encourage folks to comment on your blog. And partly because my 7- and 10-year-olds are both FULL of them. And that's good - cuz that's the only way we're gonna get answers.

Thanks for reading! Be sure to stop by Ordinary Lives for more thoughts on the letter Q.

Which of these Qs appeals most to YOU?


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9 comments:

  1. What is it about husbands who say they can't hear if they can't see your face? Interesting. We should take a poll and see how many are like that. I will state my husband does not have a hearing problem. :)
    Diana
    www.dianabrandmeyer.com

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  2. I used to work in a place that was noisy all day long and when I'd pick up my niece from school, she could not understand why I needed a bit of quiet time. Now that she's a mother of three little girls, she understands!

    Silence IS golden-at times.

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  3. Love your choice of "Q" words. Me, too, I find myself enjoying my quiet time more and more. And this summer has been SO busy. I need some quiet time!

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  4. I love quiet. But I also love quick. Both in balance is probably best of all!

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  5. I taught the kids I work with the quiet game at school but they just aren't buying it. Rats:( lol

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  6. I work at a radio station. I talk ALOT on air, so when I'm not working, I appreciate silence. It's precious and so rare in our household.

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  7. I'm a people person like you are, but especially now that I'm sick I need my quiet time, too! I can't write if there's much going on around me, either.

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  8. I'm getting quieter and quieter as I get older. Maybe I'm running out of words. : )
    Glad you added Quick... great minds think alike.
    And questions??? ACK! If my 13-year-old asks me "why" one more time I may scream!

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  9. I like the 'quiet.' My morning quiet time is precious to me. It saves my sanity, gives me strength, and helps my kids live longer. :)

    Coffee just goes with that quiet time. It's a mood lifter all the way around.

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