Tonight, Erin Taylor Young answers a few time travel questions for my website. I’ve known Erin a quite a few years as we’ve attended local writing conferences together and then were original members of the Oklahoma City ACFW chapter. Erin’s first book came out just a few months ago, and you can read about it below.
My comments are in italics.
- If you could travel back in time to be a witness to any event in history, what event would you choose, and why?
I’d have to say the crucifixion. It would horrify me, but that’s the point. It’s so easy to minimize, to forget the cost Jesus paid for us.
Definitely not an easy answer, but choice all Christians should consider. Was THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST movie an experience like this? I believe it was for many people.
- Name one time period in history you would not want to be alive during. Why?
Any time before air conditioning. I’m a hot weather wimp.
And for some reason, when there was no air conditioning, people wore more clothes.
- If you could go back and time and do anything different in your writing career or journey, what would you do and why?
Oh, do-overs on all the times I was nervous, flustered, or tongue-tied and ended up saying something really dumb to an agent or editor. I’ve always wished I had a super power called Stupid-Impervious, where I’d be incapable of saying or doing anything stupid.
4. When you think of time travel, what is your favorite book, movie, or TV show on the subject?
Back to the Future. Such fun movies!
A great series! Which is your favorite. I would go with the third. But Biff building his fortunes with the sports almanac in the second one is really cool, even though he uses his power for evil.
- If you had a chance to relive your life and do something different or many things different, what would you do and why?
I’d make my Sabbath day far more of a priority much longer ago–spent more time in prayer, soaking in God’s word, and hanging out with Him. I’d be more intentional in living with one foot in heaven. I wish I better understood long ago how creating–writing, drawing, or whatever–is an act God wants to do WITH us. And He is infinite, so we can never run out of creativity.
Great answer, Erin. I definitely need to partner with God more in my writing and in my daily life. The great thing is it is never to late to start.
Erin Taylor Young is a humor writer whose debut book, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe, has been repeatedly accused of making people laugh until they cry. Find out for yourself at www.survivinghenry.com. When she isn’t writing or rescuing the dog from mortal danger, she works in a library where she gets to wander among books. Learn more about Erin at www.erintayloryoung.com where she blogs about writing, God, and her aversion to spiders.