Do You Feel Accomplished? Well, do you?

"No one can be really esteemed accomplished, who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with. A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved." Pride and Prejudice


Let's see how I measure up.


Music - My ability to play the piano was never very good and has only diminished with time.

Singing - You don't want to hear me sing.

Drawing- I can't draw. My sister and mother are artist but the talent missed me.

Dance - I took tap dance as a child. Does that count?

Modern Languages - I took French in high school. It still gives me nightmares.

Something in my air - I prefer Happy by Clinique :-)

I think I'll stop while I'm ahead. No, I would not deserve the title "accomplished" if I suddenly found myself
in Regency England. However, by modern standard I can hold my own with the best of them. What about you? Would you rather be accomplished in the Regency sense or are you happy with your more modern accomplishments?

Speaking of accomplishments, don't forget to check out Engagement of Convenience, my upcoming Harlequin Historical. It's the story of a young woman who isn't considered accomplished by Regency standards and who isn't about to give up on creating a life for herself.

15 comments:

Tamara Woods said...

You've written a Harlequin Historical Romance?! That's wonderful! Congrats!

I feel like making more than the equivalent to a large Starbucks coffee daily is an accomplishment. Aiming low since 1978.

Michie Scott said...

you're a writer,that's wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
hope you can visit my Inspire me Monday

Christy Garrett said...

Sounds like a great book, thank you for sharing.

Camille said...

Sounds like a good book. I'm not very accomplished in the Regency sense myself so I'm sure I could relate to the main character. :) My only real accomplishment in real life is being a mom, but hopefully I will be adding college graduate to that soon!

Lani said...

Great idea for a book! That's certainly an accomplishment. I love P&P but I probably would be a social failure with very few accomplishments. Also, there's no way I could sit around all day perfecting my needlework...

mail4rosey said...

Thank you for sharing it. Congrats!!

TaMara Sloan said...

Congrats on your upcoming book! Thanks for linking up at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

Karren Haller said...

Writing sounds like it is your forte!! Good for you!!

Janine Huldie said...

I can so relate on singing and you sure don't want to hear me sing either!! But huge congrats on the book and thank you for linking up with us over Mommy Blog Hoppers today!! :)

Lizzy Allan said...

Congratulations on all your writing accomplishments! I really like this post - made me smile :) I would not measure up as an accomplished woman either in Jane Austen's day!

Yaumara Lindo said...
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Yaumara Lindo said...

Hello! Your books looks like wonderful reads! I just found your blog on the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. I am now following you via GFC and G+. Please stop by my blog when you get a chance. My link is: http://ylindo01.blogspot.com/
THANK YOU and Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Karren Haller said...

That is awesome to know another writer, I must email you, I love to feature new authors and their books. Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl to link up this weekend. Karren

Timothy Hecht said...

I was an accomplished Ice Hockey player.
When I used to skate into people they would fall down and when they would skate into me they would fall down. It was a lot of fun”

I think when I became a United States Marine that was an accomplishment.

Tina said...

It's actually a good exercise to think about what really makes one an accomplished individual! It's so interesting how different the lists are by time period and culture. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!
Tina from mommynificent.com