I’ve been meaning to (mention that is). I went in early March with a local friend who’s also a member of Romance Divas. We got a little lost because we needed coffee 😉 but we found our way eventually. The ladies at the meeting were super nice, and neither my friend nor I were the most-questions-asked attendees.
Afterward, I was so jazzed by lunch with other writers, by listening to the speaker (whose words “write to learn” in reference to the question, where do I go in my book??? and how do I know what to write about??? and other generic authorial wonderings were very inspirational). The speaker was inspirational in general. I really enjoyed the meeting. Afterward, I joined RWA so I can join the chapter.
Now I’m working on getting my act together so I’ll have a book to pitch at conference (yay) in July.
If you’re a member of RWA do you remember your first chapter meeting?
So, I just got back from vacation. I was in San Antonio. They have grass there. It was interesting. I went outside. I don’t really do that. When I lived in Colorado I was a very outdoorsy person. But in New Mexico I just can’t bring myself to tromp around amid the rocks and cacti. Not so much back to nature the way I’ve always pictured it.
What does this have to do with writing? Freaking nothing. But since no one will read this anyway I can write whatever I want. So there. I didn’t write while I was on vacation. But then I thought, “Well, I’m on vacation. I don’t really need to write while I’m on vacation.” Then I finished the vacation. And I still can’t write. So there goes that theory.
My brain feels completely fried. But I remain hopeful that all will be well within a day or two. Because if I don’t write then how can I ever hope to complete my plan to take over the world? Oh wait, did I say that out loud…
Recently, I confessed a childhood crush I had on Dirk Benedict. I fell for him when he played Lt. Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica and grew more enamored with him as he played Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck on The A-Team. I also had a thing for Larry Wilcox, who played Officer John Baker on CHiPs.
My admission got me thinking about how my taste in heroes has changed since my infatuation with Dirk and Larry. Now as a reader/viewer, I’m drawn to dark haired heroes (the one exception being AJ’s Chandler, who I think has reddish blonde). And heroes who are a little broken, who have vulnerabilities and who aren’t always in control. Heroes who are 100% Alpha have never appealed to me.
So how has your taste in heroes changed over the years? How has it remained consistent? Also, feel free to share some of your celebrity crushes from back in the day.
Yeah, I am buried under deadlines, I just got back from the dentist, feel like my jaw is a foot wide and the school called to inform me Spawnetta broke her glasses.
I will be a better blogger nexr week. For now, I am off to the eye doctor.
Sorry I missed you last week Tale Tellers. My infant grandson had cranial surgery on the 16th and I was involved in hospital visits and sibling care. Thankfully, all went amazingly well. A week later and you’d hardly know the little man had endured such trauma.
Just look at this perfect little round baby head…and after only one week!
As if a perfect surgery and stellar recovery wasn’t enough, the universe saw fit to give me yet more good news. What was that, you ask? On the day of the surgery, I received “The Email”…an agent interested in representing my work! Who says the universe doesn’t have a sense of humor? At any other time, that email would’ve sent me into a whirl of nerves. As it was, I responded that she’d caught me at a bad time, explained my situation, and asked for leave to get back to her in a few days.
Well…a few days have passed and I spoke to her on the phone yesterday. I think we’re going to make a very good team. Faery Unexpected will need some changes, but her requests are reasonable and I understand her thinking. All to the good. I have the draft contract in my little grubby fingers, and the real deal is in the mail.
Wow! It’s been an amazing (and emotionally exhausting) week!
Interestingly, I actually have something to say today, but I can’t. I’m out of town. But I thought I would drop by and say hello from San Antonio, TX. Hello!
How would your hero reply to the following questions about your heroine?
1. What three words/phrases would you use to describe her.
2. What do you think is her strongest/best quality?
3. What behavior/quality of hers do you like the least?
I’ll post my answers in the comment section.