Anne Dayton on the Good Girl Lit site tagged me last night with these instructions:
(1) Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
(2) Open the book to page 123
(3) Find the fifth sentence
(4) Post the next three sentences
(5) Tag five people
Well. I hit the book roulette jackpot. This book sits by my desk waiting to be returned to Mom after I borrowed it and devoured it not long after I gave it to her for her birthday. Anyway. Sentence 4 tells us that Madeleine L’Engle says you know you are a writer if you can’t help but write, if you feel like you must. Sentence 5 reads (because I don’t really get by the instructions whether or not it is to be posted, but I feel you need it for the context):
I feel like I must.
(Now the next three)
I want to obey that calling. I’m not a genius. I would be content simply to do some good work.
Isn’t it lovely? And just exactly how I feel.