This is the latest Facebook status bar meme
Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence AS YOUR STATUS. AND POST these instructions in a comment to this status.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST book.
One of the many blogger/writers I follow there wrote something to the effect that someday she hoped that her book would be flipped open to page 56 and quoted to great effect in someone’s status bar.
It got me thinking. How would the fifth sentence on page 56 of my novel read? Or my memoir?
As it stands, page 56 of the memoir talks about my first brushes with dating after Will died and I haven’t written page 56 of Sundogged yet so there is nothing profound to share. I think we all want profound but unless we are members of the profoundly dead authors club, we fall disappointingly short.