A. I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all lives. What makes me perfectly happy (spending most of my waking hours in the same house as my husband, squirreled away writing books, surrounded by animals) might drive someone else absolutely nuts.
So I think we all have to figure out what would make us happy and work towards that. Meaning, don’t reach for other people’s definitions of happiness.
This can take a really long time. It did for me. I was pretty clueless what I wanted to do with my life until I started writing in my mid-twenties. Even then, I went back to grad school because I wanted a backup plan. But eventually I knew that only writing would make me happy.
A. Awesome. Seriously. I also use parentheses way too much (or maybe just enough).
A. Bugs Bunny. I love trickster heroes (Ciara Griffin of my WVMP Radio series is a good example of my own). Bugs was always two or three (or more) steps ahead of his opponent and never had to resort to force to win the day. He was just cool.
A. Does anyone not answer "pizza"?