Last weekend I went to a book signing for a local author, Bethany Griffin. She spoke to a large crowd at a lovely local bookstore, and I couldn’t wait to dive into her book, Masque of the Red Death. I’ve always been a huge Poe fan. Now that I’ve finished it I can’t wait for the sequel! My friend Lisa and I were talking and we both think it would translate beautifully into a movie – very dark, very Tim Burton. I’d like to say she inspired me to go home and write furiously, but instead I’ve been reading furiously – I need to turn that around. Someday I’d like to be the one doing the speaking and the signing. . . someday.
My writers’ group meeting was as fabulous as always. If you want to write, a supportive writing group is essential. I read the first page of my WIP to the group and they loved my first line. I can’t tell you how good that made me feel, especially since I was pretty sure I was going to throw up when my turn came to read. I also got some great constructive criticism, and realized I probably need to find a critique group to join. Any Louisville-area Women’s Fiction writers out there looking to form a group or have a group I could join?
It’s Derby Week, I live in Louisville, I’m not working, and what Derby-related activities have I done? Nothing. I really haven’t felt up to it. Crowds, lots of walking, lots of standing, or lots of sitting just aren’t possible at this point.
Anyone else completely disappointed in Mad Men this season? What happened? No one is acting in character, the plot lines aren’t strong – it just isn’t what I was expecting at all.
Although I am watching Real Housewives of Orange County (it’s the original – I can’t give it up) I am swearing off Real Housewives of New Jersey. They just made me too sad and frustrated last year.
My Blue Suede Shoes, the only iris I have ever actually paid money for, is blooming by my mailbox. I love it. It’s supposed to be a re-bloomer, but I’ve had it several years and it’s never re-bloomed for me. Is there something special I should be doing to it?
Happy Oaks Day to everyone and have a wonderful Derby Day tomorrow!
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