Carole Nelson Douglas
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying, to paraphrase Bob Dylan
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I talk with my hands.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not grabbing the chance I'd won at 21 to go to New York and get the job Anne Hathaway's character had in "The Devil Wears Prada." As the only child of a widowed Midwestern mother I heeded her fears, not my heart. After seeing the movie . . . maybe she was right.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Dancing class.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I'm always editing out "evens."