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Quote du Jour:
Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.
–Thomas Berger

Holy cow! I’ve been long winded lately. I’ll try to keep this entry short(er).

Check out my entry in the 13 Traveling Journals project here!

I think I finally figured out what’s wrong with my WIP. My main character was in her early 20s and I just couldn’t relate to her, so it just wasn’t working for me. I upped her age to nearly 30, made some edits, and TADA I finally got back to writing again.


Finished edits on Talk Dirty To Me yesterday and then started looking at/thinking about Nice Girls Do. It was after finishing the edits I had my little epiphany and realized what was wrong with the story. Whew. I was really quite worried about the no writing thing. It was starting to bother me so much that I was putting pressure on myself. Anyway, I realized after revisiting TDTM that I could totally relate to Claudia and that’s why the story worked so well for me. I really REALLY like this book. Here’s hoping LSB does too.

So… for Nice Girls Do, I edited the first chapter and wrote a whole paragraph on the third. But then I got stumped trying to name my club/bar. I wanted to call it 0.8 (legally drunk limit here in Texas) but then there’s really an 8.0 in downtown and I didn’t want people to get confused. So then I thought I’d name it “Legally Drunk” or “Legal Limit” or something but they all sound retarded to me.

So, here’s your challenge for the day: Help me name my bar. Just give me a name of what sounds like a “cool” and “happening” place in a downtown area. I have nothing to offer the winning namer at this time, though, except my undying gratitude.
However, if I get the book published, I’ll mention you IN the book. How about that?

Anyhoo, so as I was trying to figure out the name of my bar, I ended up making character sketches for my three main characters. And finding pictures of them for the sketches. OF COURSE, my hero looks like yummy Gerard and my heroine is a cute lil redhead named Alyson Hannigan. Here’s my couple:

Awww…Aren’t they CUTE? 😆

Okay, first … Why I gotta wait THREE WEEKS for a new episode?? Second … what an episode! It was so emotional. There were times I really got choked up. I really like Jin and Sun. Characters with a LOT of depth and I’m so glad they showed how they met. I was going to be ticked if they hadn’t. And…now we know Kate has a thing for Sawyer. Smart girl. Can’t blame her. He’s YUMMY. Oh and if they kill off Sawyer… Yeah, I’m gonna be MAD.

Okay, I’m shutting up now. Really.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.