Sunday, December 03, 2006

Closing a chapter

Figurative speaking of course. I had my last official meeting as president of the Northwest Houston chapter of RWA yesterday. I guess you could say it was bittersweet, though no tears were shed...hmm....should I be insulted? Actually it was very nice, considering I don't do "goodbyes" well. But, even though I said goodbye to all those I consider dear friends, I'll still continue to be a long distance member of the NW Houston chapter, because they are the first physical writing group I'd ever been a part of and have been one of the most supportive and inspiring groups to be around. I've been in online forums since I started writing but interacting with people online isn't as personal as meeting one on one because it's so hard to gauge a person's real personality online. Although, I have to say, of the hundreds of people I've met online and had the opportunity to meet in person, have pretty much been like their online persona.

Okay, I'm babbling, but it's how I procrastinate. Now that I don't have my presidential duties to worry about anymore I have a couple extra hours or so a day to write. Okay, that count per day is on average how much time I spent doing chapter business...some days I didn't do anything. haha Anyway....I'm supposed to be finishing up a novella (I'm halfway through) but the neurotic side of me refuses to let go of my muse until she hears if I made the sale. But, I'm really not too worried about finishing the story because technically it's done, I just have to put it down on to speak...I'm just worried I won't have the sale...even though I have a great story...really....I do....Buy Me.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

When it rains it pours

You know, writers and most everyone in the publishing industry will tell you the end of year holidays are the toughest time to submit because agents and editors are trying to clear their desks and will reject just about everything without really reading. However, my dear friend Christie Craig has just proved this wrong. Here it is, the week of Thanksgiving and she just got a call that not one but FOUR of her completed novels have just sold!

Now this really comes as no surprise to me. I've read Christie's work and we used to critique together. Still do on occasion. From the first sentence I knew the books would sell. She has a tremendous talent and a wonderful sense of humor. (personally, I think she's the secret love child of Nora Roberts and Jenny Cruisie)

So, congratulations Christie! I can't wait to see these on the shelf and say "I know her!"

Monday, November 20, 2006

Is Ugly the new Black?

Whatever that means. Never got the New Black metaphor.

Anyway....I was watching Entertainment Tonight last week and one of the correspondents did a feature on how people are treated based on their looks. Now of course the woman Maria somebody is drop-dead gorgeous, so she had them fix her up to look "ugly"....or unattractive as I prefer....ugly is just so...ugly.
So, anyway, she put on a "face" and fat suit, wore a wild-haired wig and frumpy clothing. Uh.....HELLO?....of course you're going to be treated like last week's're not showing any respect for yourself!! Did this woman or her producers really believe that over-weight women will not go out of their way to look more attractive??? I really took offense to this piece (can't ya tell?) I mean, I've gone my whole life feeling unattractive (no matter how hard I tried to "look'' attractive)....hell my theme song growing up was Janice Ian's Seventeen. So to see this woman, or other celebrities like Tyra Banks or Carmen Electra (yeah I know, probably spelled that wrong...don't care) dress themselves down to prove that beautiful people get all the breaks! Yeah....we get it!
Just a few weeks ago I got a ticket for speeding (don't EVEN get me started!) and the SOB gave me FOUR violations and I know it's because I wasn't attractive enough....he and his cop buddy proved it by continuing to flirt and talk with the young woman they'd stopped ten minutes before me...and were still talking to after I left.
Okay...I'm calm.
Anyway...another thing that pisses me off is the TV show Ugly Betty. And it's not the show that pisses me off because I refuse to watch it. It's the title!
The super models can dress down and scream all they want about how unattractive people get screwed....but deep down they're just as bad as the rest of society.

Yo, ladies, don't do us any favors!

Okay....rant over.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hey....I have a blogger account. Who knew??

I actually opened this a long time ago, but then changed computers and lost my cookies and didn't remember I had this blog. Thanks to Jenny Crusie's recent blog and my need to comment, I found my blog. Thanks Jenny....I think. Hmmm.....I'm not real good about blogging....I have one at my MySpace page....if you're bored...or curious, you can go there. You can also learn more about me...if you're bored or my website.Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to stop by as well.

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