Hmm…Jan. 2nd to Jan. 20th. Not quite three weeks. This is a blogging improvement!
First of all, some news. The girls at RWKF have decided to take a blogging break. J’s going back to work full time, Lin’s tackling grad school on top of working full time AND writing for Sahmain, and me? Well, I go with the flow. My RWA chapter duties as the new pres. have taken up way more time than I’d like, and I’m still not back to 100% after being sick over the holidays (still fighting this ear infection. Gah! Talk about irritating). I’m also knee-deep in revisions my agent wanted on my last book and all that coupled with my almost-three-year-old who doesn’t like me to spend too much time on the computer lately has limited my online time. We’re not finished blogging at RWKF, just taking a break, so don’t count us out totally. I’ll let you know when we’re back up and running. In the meantime, I’ll try to check in here more often, and you can also find me at my chapter blog every other Friday.
My girlfriend got me a great Christmas gift which I keep meaning to share with you. It’s a desk calendar called “An Insult A Day”. I know, I know…what? But I guess you’d have to hear my humor in person to get that. I’m fairly snarky and my characters tend to be snarky as well. My g’friend thought the daily reminder would be a good way to “get in the snark mood” for writing. So far it’s just darn entertaining. A few snippets from the last few days:
She’s so stupid she returns bowling balls because they’ve got holes in them.– Comedian Joan Rivers.
I’ve been asked to say a few words about my husband. How about “short” and “Cheep”. – Comedian Phylis Diller
Don’t be fooled by the dumb blonde routine. This woman [Pamela Anderson] is as smart a rock.– talk show host Jimmy Kimmel
You have the charisma of a wax dummy. – American Idol judge Simon Cowell
See the allure? LOL
And finally, I’m taking an informal poll. What do you think about reunion stories? Love ’em, hate ’em, ambivalent toward them? Any you’ve read that have been done really well? How did the author tackle the whole past relationship thing? As you can see, I’m dealing with this issue in my revisions.