Thursday, July 18, 2013

Curse You Stephen Colbert!

So I do LOVES me some Colbert Report and he just highlighted an article from NPR that basically says people who multitask suck.

Lovely. I've kind of built my world around multi-tasking (even as I find my husband so much more peaceful than me, doing one...thing...at...a...time.)

Here's the link...http://www.npr.org/2013/05/10/182861382/the-myth-of-multitasking

Sorry - but those glasses sound kind of cool...

Seeing as I NEED to concentrate and be creative, I will have to seriously work on this! Ack!

Here's the Colbert Report's take on it...funny!



Saturday, July 6, 2013

Make me Swoon with Words

I was reading an article in RWR magazine by Betsy Prioleau about how men use different forms of language to make women swoon...

She talks men wooing with words. Men can be:

1. Sweet talkers
2. Comedians
3. Smart talkers
4. Lyric talkers

I was thinking about my current WIP, and how because he is a Shakespearean actor, he can be a lyric talker, speaking to his heroine in perfected Shakespearean prose.

What kind of pick up line would makes you swoon?

The sweet talker? "Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I walk by again?"

or The Comedian? "Hey gorgeous, are you a tamale? Because you are hot!"

or The Smart Talker? "Are you the square root of 2? Because I feel irrational around you!"

or the Lyric Talker? "I do beseech you - chiefly that I may set it in my prayers - what is your name?”- The Tempest

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Work in Progress

I guess it is safe to say I am a work in progress. Aren't we all? My books that are a WIP can always be made better, tightened, the story strengthened, the characters deepened.

My life is constantly in flux (as is the way of the universe) - kids, cleaning, be the absolute best wife, job stress, and ORGANIZATION. I once knew a woman where I babysat her kids as a favor. She had all the kids snacks pre-cut and marked. She had timelines and organization schedules for everything. Her basement was IMMACULATE - everything filed perfectly, all things tiny and in their designated containers. She was a ball of stress and now I knew why. How do you maintain that...how do you say...I am done?

My Austrian grandmother used to say, "My house will be clean when I'm dead." I laugh at that now and am blogging and drinking coffee right now instead of emptying the dishwater. Life's chores can sometimes wait, but life won't. Stan Lee was recently talking about how to write great kids books. He talked about never losing your inner child.

So although most days, I can say "I need to do better," I think we all need to go outside and play and laugh and enjoy this beautiful life we've all been given first.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Take my two greatest loves and combine them why don't ya?? Genius spoofing! What two great loves of yours 
would you like to see combined??