Monday, June 16, 2008

Dense and Densibility

Words: 1000
Caffeine: morning cup so far
Evil Calories: these little dark chocolate buttons from Whole Foods...they're $7 a pound but they rock!
Reality TV: Project Runway reruns

So, I just finished reading Nice to Come Home To by Rebecca Flowers. It was really good and she is the kind of writer that immediately makes me want to throw my computer away and open a beef jerky stand. The book kept pissing me off, in a "dammit, why can't I think of stuff like that" sort of way. So I was rather relieved when I went to her website and read that she thinks her work sucks the moose most of the time. In some ways I think it's better to not know that your disgustingly clever.

But the funniest part is, in reading her website, I realized the book was a modernized version of Sense and Sensibility. I must note that Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Jane Austin book. Here's basically what I sounded like after reading that. "It...what??? Wait...no. That's...really? But...oh, wait...yeah...okay...there's the thing with the sister and the.....OHHHHHHH, DUH!!!!!"

It's a good thing I'm cute, cuz not so much with the brain sometimes.

Anyway, I'm still working on my newest creation, which is totally strange and twisted, but it's keeping me thoroughly entertained. And I seem to be entertaining my trusted source too (you know who you are)...okay, okay, it's Amy Ellis! You'll see her snarky comments here in the blog. She's a writer too, which is the only reason I let her read my stuff in the "first draft/bag of poo" stage. She understands.

4 comments:

Amy Ellis said...

Hey, you do not write bag o'poo! Bag o'poo is what one throws at the person in line at Starbucks who orders a venti six shot banana meringue mocha 3/4 full with half-whip. half-yak foam.

Oh, and anyone wearing Crocs. They deserve bag o'poo.

But you do not write such poo things.

Elizabeth said...

I like twisted.

I posted today how my WIP is crap.
Sigh.
My yoga instructor says, "Everyday is different, don't judge yourself."
I'm going with what she said.

PS. I learned I can watch Top Model UK and Australia versions on YouTube. More options for reality watchers.

Jess Riley said...

A beef jerky stand. Hee! I'm going to definitely check Ms. Flowers out.


That first draft / bag of poo stage ... yeah. I'm there right now. Also, I love strange and twisted.

Eileen said...

I think the sucking moose is a required part of the writing process.

Stick with writing. With the economy going the way it is the jerky stand is too risky.