Yes, I know, it's been a while. Y'all get tired of looking at that word of the week?
I have an excuse or two. I was in Florida last week. Blue skies, warm temps, ocean waves... yes, sigh, it's a dirty job but someone has to do it.
And I do have to write occasionally. There are such things as D-E-A-D-L-I-N-E-S. Shudder...
Anyway, enough with the past. Let's move on. Today I was at the doctor's for a routine appointment and shallow person that I am, I used the time in the waiting room to flip through a copy of Elle magazine. There was one of those celebrity interviews--celebrity fashion designer, that is--and the questions inspired me to do the same. So, here goes:If you could morph into a heroine of one of your books, who would it be?
Well, who wouldn't want to be kick-ass Margo from Blackout
--even without her memory? On the other hand, Rachel from Like a Knife
really does good in the world. Alex from Tell Me No Lies
is rich and beautiful, who wouldn't want that? Hmm...If you could morph into a heroine of someone else's book, who would it be?
Probably Clare from Outlander
. She's smart, confident, resourceful. AND (big plus here) she has Jamie.What's your favorite color?
What's that got to do with anything? Okay, okay. Um...green. Pink. No, green.If you could have someone else's body whose would it be?
Hugh Jackman. No contest.
Oh, you mean---yeah, yeah. I get it. Scarlett Johanssen. But only if she dyed her hair brown.Who are your fantasy dinner party guests?
Flo Nightingale, George Elliott, Jane Austen, and Charlotte Bronte. We'd have tea.Okay, now let's have dinner with some people who aren't dead.
Stephen Nichols, Ben Browder, Hugh Jackman, Joss Wheden and J. J. Abrams.
Hmm...dead are all women. Alive, all men. Some kind of hidden message there?Whose wallet would you most like to steal?
Nora Roberts or John Grisham.Whose diary would you most like to read?
My mother's. It might explain a few things...What current trend would you like to see disappear?
Skinny jeans. Yes, I'm jealous.If you weren't a writer, what would you be?
A slug. Or a cop. But probably a slug.Favorite trend of all-time?
Going bra-less in the 60s.Worst trend?
Sorry, guys, but I gotta say erotica. Not enough plot or characterization for me.Always
Use the phrase "we have to talk" in dialog. If someone is saying this, they ARE talking.