Hey â€“ Iâ€™m blogging over at Chicas today, so stop on by if you can.
Iâ€™ve decided I need to get back to reading to help with the writing. THATâ€™S whatâ€™s been missing all this time. I havenâ€™t picked up a book in MONTHS. Months, I tell you. Itâ€™s a very sad state of affairs.
So I need to get me a dirty little book to motivate me to write again. Now. Where am I going to find the time to do that?
I used to read before falling asleep but mostly that was because I didnâ€™t want to be bothered by the husband. Now that I donâ€™t have the husband, I donâ€™t read any more. I guess I used it as a barrier to keep him away from me because then I could â€œfall asleepâ€ while reading and he wouldnâ€™t pester me to have sex. Isnâ€™t that an awful confession? Awful, but true.
I havenâ€™t been very gung-ho on writing anything lately. In fact, it takes all I can just to write my blog entries these days. And I have absolutely nothing to blog about lately over at ShoeIQ.
My life feels rather chaotic right now and I think that might be part of the problem. I write best when things are calm and there is no turmoil. Writing while depressed does NOT work for me either. I know some folks do their best writing when depressed. But not me. And itâ€™s not that I have to be totally 100 percent happy either. I just need balance. I donâ€™t feel like I have that balance right now.
Valentineâ€™s Day was no different than any other day, though I have to say something kinda cool DID happen. I listen to the morning guys at KZPS every day. In fact, Iâ€™ve been listening to Bo & Jim when they were on Q102 WAAAAAY back when. I was a youngun then â€“ in high school at the time. Anyway, they were having an over-the-top Valentineâ€™s Day show yesterday morning, so I emailed them with this:
I think [Valentineâ€™s Day] is a bullshit holiday and I write romance! And yes, you guys are making me sick! haha
Much to my surprise, I got a reply!
Happy Valentineâ€™s Day, Michelle.
Wow, you really are an author of romance novels. Congratulations. I checked out your publisherâ€™s site and took a quick look at your books.
I hope they sell a million.
HA! So. I reply with:
Hey you’re the first to wish me a happy v-day! I would love you forever if you plug me ;)Â
Well guess what? HE PLUGGED ME! And TALK DIRTY TO ME. Man it was SO awesome to hear them talk about me and my little books on the radio. HA! I totally had my 15 seconds of fame. It was greatness.
I feel SO special. 😉
Okay thatâ€™s it for me. I gotta get to work.