Help me in welcoming our guest today, Miss Tess of Let’s Cut the Crap/How the Cookie Crumbles.
We’re so pleased to be able to sit down with you, our “Spaghetti” winner, and get to know you a little better. Now that we’re comfortable, we’d love to know,
1) As a rockin’ (to the music) grandma, what is your favorite thing to share with your grandkids?
I’m all about books and reading. As soon as each one could grasp and hold on to anything, I bought them square, rectangular or animal shaped hardcover kid books. Sure some began as chew toys until both learned to open, change pages and drool over the colorful pictures.
Now we tell stories, though it’s harder because they have an iPod and a tablet. I still bring home books and encourage the almost eight-year-old to read more often than the 11-year-old. Each has written, illustrated and ‘made’ story books. I helped the older one edit a composition she wrote for school and entered it in an anthology when she was in Grade three. She was published!
Oh, my dear Tess! I’m in love with your answer. We love books at our house; any way, shape or form will do. 🙂 Congrats to your granddaughter on her publication! How cool! And in honor of your spectacular “favorite thing to share,” I give you a cute little YouTube Video:
If you like this one, there are a couple other renditions with different themes you should also check out! Now, on to the rest of our questions for you, dear Tess! 🙂
2) Other than blogging, what is your most time-consuming writing project?
My problem is I have several. I have started a condensed memoir about my mother which I hope to surprise my siblings with this Christmas (missed the last one. My bad). There is no-one left to of whom I can ask questions or verification.
As well I have a semi-completed first draft MS collecting dust, for which I don’t know if the time will ever be right genre-wise.
That’s a huge project to undertake! My own grandma has been writing a memoir of sorts. It’s a conglomeration of memories in no particular order, but she’s enjoyed the project so much. It amazes me, everything she remembers from years gone by. I’m sure you’re doing a great job despite having no one from which to gain verification. But I’m sure there are holes and gaps you wish to fill! Good luck with the journey! We’d love to hear more about your MS (WIP) some time, too. I’m curious what genre we’re talking!
3) If one of our alien friends were to arrive, say Susie from Saturn, and offered you a magic coat that could whisk you to any location you imagined across the planet in the span of a few seconds in exchange for all your past memories would you take it?
Call me conservative. Though the offer sounds spectacular, the exchange would not be equal to the value of my past life. I like who I am and wouldn’t change anything for the world. I believe I grew into who I’m supposed to be, and without past memories I’d be a vacant shell lost in a hollow universe: aimless and without purpose. Magic is nice, but I prefer spice.
Okay. You are conservative, but in the most genuine and intelligent sense of the word! 🙂 I’m a little attached to my memories as well, good and bad. I don’t think I’d be me without them. I love your description of how you’d feel without yours! It’s quite clever.
Well, Tess, I know you’re taking a blogging break for the summer, so I’m pleased you won this battle! It gave us one more way to celebrate with you and we look forward to your return in the fall! Have a fantastic summer, my friend!
Thank you all for joining us today. It’s always a pleasure, a real pleasure. 🙂