Answers served on National Encourage a Young Writer Day
Kate Kearney searched: What is an efficient and organized way to store crazy writing papers?
Once upon a time, I had one of those hit-with-a-brick ideas, and wrote the entire thing down on freshly sawn-off two-by-four. And I got a splinter. Then I walked around with a Very Important Piece of a Two-by-Four in my purse for a week, because I was on vacation, and there was no better place to keep it.
When I got home, I put it in a pretty little leather box along with about a hundred torn notebook pages, fifty other strange-shaped scraps, forty napkins, a french fry sleeve, and half of a pizza box lid.
I gave up on efficiency and organization a long time ago. I’m just happy that the box still closes.
And yes, that box smells like bacon and salt and sawdust. What does your writing smell like?
OhMyGiddyAunt searched: What’s your current music obsession?
I’m not admitting to my current obsession, because on the surface, the song is a mess. Explaining why I love it so much would take an hour, and half your sanity.
So, here’s my obsession from two weeks ago, which is much more respectable:
Also, this one, which I once listened to for about twelve hours straight while studying for finals in college:
Kate Kearney searched: How many pillows?
Three: the one I stole from my father when I was little, the one that actually still has fluff in it, and the really long one that protects me from my sleepy attempts to become one with my bedroom wall.
I used to sleep with a quarter of a quagillion, but then my chiropractor taught me that Too Many Pillows is the leading cause of Gwen’s Head Wants to Explode.
Kate Kearney searched: Do you want to build a snowman?
No. But I would be happy to build a:
- snow fort bigger than your dad’s car
- snow mountain that will last until June
- snow angel army
- snow bear
SmrtrThnthAvrgBr searched: Tell me something I don’t know?
I’m wearing green socks and tomorrow is National Cheese-Fondue Day.
Kate Kearney searched: Should I be concerned about my sister’s army of Stitch?
Yes, for two reasons:
- Your sister has an army and, historically, sisters with armies do some serious damage. Ask the Tudors.
- Our society places high value on wearing two shoes, and Stitch does not.
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