It feels like it has been forever since I've even been on the computer. I know this is not true, but we've had a crazy busy week and a half.
I have had time to read a few posts and here is one of my favorites. I'm terribly bitter and jealous (Call me Insecure Girl, lately) about all the Mommy bloggers who got wicked swag and the chance to meet and greet all the other Mommy Bloggers. But I will not bore you with my mired in self doubtedness. IN other good news, not only did Famed "Chick" lit author Jennifer Weiner ink a SEVEN figure deal with ABC, she was Also on CBS Morning news, this am, If you have time or the inclination, Check it OUT. She's awesome and she earned it, but I still get all ill and just plain mad that I can't make this kind of thing happen for me (can you say delusional? And possibly too neurotic to live?) I mean, I've only been committed to my writing for a year or so, and I don't know what I expected to happen. OK, I expected Stephen King himself to read something of Mine and swoon at the brilliance (MySpace blog perhaps?) and just have to find someone to represent me.
Have I mentioned that I daydream a bit too much for a grown up?
I will be posting some of my writing soon, thanks for all the great messages and emails asking how my progress is coming and all that.
I do have a COMPLETED first draft of The ditz gets it DONE, which is about a former beauty queen who is asked to judge the same pageant she won five years earlier. At the same time that her life is falling apart (fiance' running off to sing with band, mother going BSC). In addition to the free trip to Vegas she gets to land smack dab in the middle of a Beauty Queen Murder Mystery. And, oh yeah? did I mention, of course there's this guy. (tentatively and affectionately named for my hometown, Marshall.) I will post an excerpt tonight or in the morning. I'd love to hear feedback.
List for the day:
Inappropriate Ring tones for Mothers of PreSchoolers.
1. Don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
2. Da club (Applebottom jeans, boots with the fur, da whole club was looking at her)
3. Honky-tonk Badonkadonk (sp?)
4. Touch my body (the new Mariah Carey song, I mean really!)
5. Let's get it on.
I can think of a lot more, and a few I've even had that were, ummm, questionable.
But I think you get the picture.
Who else loves this song and video?
Also, Most of you probably know by now, but I have a lovely new namesake, Elliana Rhiannon Horldt. Eesn't SHEE beeeyouteeful?
I think so.
I must be way cooler than I think I am to have such a wonderful honor.
She's lovely and healthy and settling in with her family and her big brother Carson, but they could still use thoughts and prayers.
Whew, I think that's all for now, hopefully later today I'll have an excerpt.