Claire de Lune Trailer
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Leap and the net will appear - Zen saying
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I think there are big kinds of perfect happiness and little kinds. My husband, my kids, seeing the dream of being a published author come to pass - those are the big kind. But I really revel in the littler moments. Like: a rainy, chilly dark fall night. Sweater weather. Cider weather. Fire-in-the-fireplace weather. Got it? Okay. So add to that sleeping kids in a quiet house, five pages of freshly-written stuff saved on the computer and a book I've been dying to read sitting on the arm of my favorite chair, ready to be opened. What ensues in the next hour - reading, sipping the cider, listening to the fire inside and the rain against the windows - that's one of those moments that I live for, when I wouldn't change a thing. When I am perfectly happy just as I am.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Probably lateness. I'm chronically early, though, which isn't really much better.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. In writing? My characters tend to bite their lips and raise their eyebrows far too often. In life? Probably "Let's see. . ." My toddler can mimic the way I say that way too perfectly.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, compassion and a sense of humor are probably my top three.