Thursday, July 19, 2007

Readers Writers meme

Captain's Log, Supplemental

Ane Mulligan tagged me!

Update: Amy Wallace and Robin Caroll tagged me, too!

Update: Crystal Miller tagged me, too!

1. What's the one book or writing project you haven't yet written but still hope to?

My six-part fantasy series (I’m totally not kidding)

2. If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?

I read pretty slowly, so I probably wouldn’t get through more than two books. I’d start with something by Mary Ann Gibbs or Norma Lee Clark, two of my favorite Regency romance/historical romance authors.

3. What was your first writing "instrument" (besides pen and paper)?

My family’s old Apple IIe computer.

4. What's your best guess as to how many books you read in a month?

Here’s my dirty secret—if a book doesn’t interest me by the end of chapter three, I don’t finish it. Why?

Because life is too short to waste on uninteresting books.

So ... I probably start about twenty books a month, but I finish anywhere from zero to ten books a month.

5. What's your favorite writing "machine" you've ever owned?

My Macbook Pro laptop. Hands down.

I used to use Macs in college, but switched to PCs when I started working because most biotech programs use PCs. Then I joined a company with all Macs, except I got stuck with one of the oldest Macs in the entire company, and it totally sucked. It made me quite upset at Macs in general, because of that terrible experience.

However, my husband got a Mac laptop, and after using it a little, he could tell me how it was better than his old PC computers. For my purposes as a writer, it seemed ideal.

The learning curve was very steep for me, because my head just doesn’t naturally wrap around the way things are laid out in a Mac. However, Mac users are extremely helpful and there were tons of online discussion boards for anything I needed help with.

I can now say I am extremely glad I switched over. For me, as a writer, a Mac is wonderful computer, far better than my old PCs.

6. Think historical fiction: what's your favorite time period in which to read?


7. What's the one book you remember most clearly from your youth (childhood or teens)?

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Update: Originally I wasn't going to tag people, but people started tagging me left and right.

Sally Bradley
Tasra Dawson
Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
Donna Fleisher
Rachelle Gardner
Jenny Jones
Ronie Kendig
Dineen Miller


  1. i find it REALLY hard not to finish a book i've started unless it is undisputable trash (eg, morally)! :) i feel like a quitter...does that tell you anything about what personality i am? :)

  2. OH Camy, we TOTALLY had an Apple IIe!!!! In fact, that old computer got hubby and me both through our Master's degrees!!!!!!!

  3. Man, I'm getting closer and closer, in fact I think I've made my decision to get a MacBook when my Vaio dies. Are you bringing yours to Dallas, Camy? If so, you can give me a "tour" of it. :o)

  4. :p on your MacBook

    double :p on Regency!


  5. Man, I got tagged again. LOL I can't wait to read your six-part fantasy? when will you be sending that to me?? LOL

    My hubby works for Dell now, so, comment on the Mac. :-P

  6. Rarely do I accept these tags, but for you my friend, I will oblige. Stay tuned for my post...probably Friday or Saturday.

  7. just got my daily email for the Zondervan Breakfast Club

    and at the very end of the email:

    "Monday we begin the book SUSHI FOR ONE? by Camy Tang."

    next week...hundreds maybe thousands will get to read the first part of your book......:)

  8. Camy, I really wanted to see your answers, so I'm glad you were tagged so much!

    If you write the fantasies, I am there, sistah! I love fantasy and my first book doctor was a fantasy.

    Ok, I will read your book when it comes out. (Since I like that kind of book and am looking forward to it.)

    I have gotten the Breakfast Club since the early beginnings, so I'll be reading your excerpts! Too cool.