Thursday, October 27, 2011

Writer's Workshop: 22 Things I Have Done

Thursday is Writer's Workshop Day and I'm linking up with Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop. The prompt I chose was:

22 Things I Have Done

1. Touched a string ray

2. Published three books for children

3. Gone on the Chicago Gangster Tour (see photo!)

4. Seen the Berlin Wall (when it was still up)

5. Been to Jamaica and did NOT get my long hair braided.

6. Kayaked on Lake Superior

7. Performed on stage

8. Been interviewed on TV

9. Was an “Interstellar Ticket Agent” on Newton’s Apple (PBS)

10. Taught Junior High English

11. Directed West Side Story

12. Broken my finger trying to play volleyball

13. Dressed in Medieval garb

14. Talked in a fake accent all day

15. Brought my child to the Emergency Room

16. Met Barbara Kingsolver and she said, “Hi. My name’s Barbara.”

17. Played a fiddle (poorly)

18. Sold a book.

19. Bought a book.

20. Stole a piece of candy (I was 4)

21. Had a baby that was in the NICU for 10 days

22. Driven my daughter to school in my pajamas

What have you done that was fun, awesome, embarrassing, or goofy?

Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. I have loved reading these lists, to get a glimpse of women's interesting lives! So envious of all of your book related experiences. I won Seventeen Magazine's "Design a Prom Dress" contest in 1980, what a claim to fame! I won $100 and thought I was pretty much it.

  2. That is very cool! Do you design clothes now? I'm going over to your blog now.