On my original instructions to the writers, I specified the amount of words required; knowing writers as I do, I thought it best to err on the side of too short, in order to get something about the right length ~ like when you tell your husband you have to be somewhere at 7, so that you've got a chance of getting there for 8; if you say to a writer 'give me 200 words', you get 350-400. Which was about what I wanted. My artful plan worked.... until...
Let's see what Barb has to say for her Virgo self, shall we?
"I was worried. I'd agreed to take part in Terry Tyler's feature on writers and their star signs, but when I got her list of top traits for Virgos, I realized that my mother must have been off by several months in her recollection of my birth date. Since I have four kids and a sincere and ongoing interest in the process that produced them in the first place, it seemed like a stretch that my sign's symbol would be The Virgin.
I decided to talk it over with someone who knows me well—my daughter. (Chosen because she and the dog were the only ones around, and the dog is a Taurus so she had zoned out and was snoring, all four paws waving gently in the air.) (Note: my husband is a Taurus, too, Barb; the similarities are amazing!)
Me: This says that Virgos can be “nit-picking, critical, and calculating”.
Yes, Barb, you're a Virgo, and I hope it has amused all readers as much as it did me! I still think you've got something Sagittarian or Aquarian hidden in there somewhere, though.....
Barb is always worth reading, I love her blog, which is HERE if you would like to read it ~ I suggest this post, If Adam and Eve sent texts, which is one of my favourites and will give you an idea of the laughs to be had within! Barb also writes urban fantasy; I have read her hilarious book Don't Touch, review HERE. You follow her on Twitter at your own risk....
GRR Martin (The Game of Thrones dude, in case anyone doesn't know!)
Leo and Aries: Terry Tyler and Julia Proofreader
Leo: Anne Goodwin
Gemini: Shelley Wilson
Aquarius and Capricorn: Nicky Black
Sagittarius: Katrina Mountfort
Cancer: Mark Barry