Thursday, August 13, 2009

*theme music to flight of the bubble bee*







I am so late posting today - little Maggie Lou was sick last night - I ended up sleeping on the couch so I could rub her tummy - yeah, some people may think "What? rubbing a dog's tummy-sheesh!" but it made her, and me, feel better. Can't stand to see anyone sick and my maternal instinct goes in overdrive.

Another trip to the vets. Some medicine. She's eating and drinking normally and playing and took a long walk....so, Yayy~! More on this later....I had a hmmm moment......


What I planned to write about today is words we use in our manuscripts/stories that are "filler" words or "tic" words - those words you aren't even aware you are writing -- especially in those first drafts. But, when you do a "find/search" through word doc, you see just how much you over-use these "tic" words -or whatever you want to call them. more on that later . . .



So, later I'll write what I intended....

Before I go - in posts below we talked about how the "media" have been talking about "this new trend" of mothers giving up their children to pursue their dreams or whatever they're doing - and we talked about "do men get a pass...." (and for those of us who were given up by our mothers long ago, it doesn't feel like a "new trend" to us!).....now I'm hearing on the news the "new trend" of more and more women driving drunk. Do you think either of these are "new trends" or just getting more press because of a particular incident or incidents that made national news? Do you think women have always had alcohol problems, but either hide it better, or some how "got away with it" in some way, or ??? Do you feel women have "gotten a pass" in the alcohol department, in the way maybe men have "gotten a pass" for abandoning their kids to start a new life? Are there double standards?
Gee, I feel as if the "themes" in VK are coming to life lately -- mothers giving up children, drunk mothers....
(PS - I am really enjoying your responses below to "where is your sanctuary" or "where would you go if it were your last day on earth...thank you!)

Later gators - I'll soon return!

8 comments:

Strange Fiction said...

Hugs for Maggie Lou! Looking forward to your 'filler word' post.

Lazy Writer said...

I can't wait for your post on filler words. Hope Maggie gets to feeling better. About the "new trends," I think the problems have always existed, but somehow they get more publicity now.

Analisa said...

Hope Maggie is all well!

On drinking my Dad was an alcholic, my mom thank God was only a sip of wine now and again. I don't drink at all but I used to socially. But never really liked it. I think is is it is horrible to see a woman drunk in public. When I was in my twenties I was out dancing with friends and this woman was a wasted drunk mess. The men circled her like sharks around blood and my mother's voice in my head said "There is nothing worse than a woman drunk in public" I must admit I am prejudice when it comes to women being drunk, but I don't like to see anyone drunk. I was almost killed by a drunk driver so I have no tolerance for drinking and driving by anyone. Oh and by the drunk man that hit us was an off duty cop. I guess you could say I am pretty sour on drinking period. I know most folks handle it well, but I guess I have seen too much of the ugly side of it.

Analisa said...

I am laughing because my post above reads like I was drinking. Like this line below:

I think is is it is horrible to see a woman drunk in public.

LOL ok too much time on the net. Maybe my tic word is is. LOL

B.J. Anderson said...

Poor Maggie Lou! I hope she feels better soon. And can't wait for the post.

colbymarshall said...

I try to look important...it usually doesnt go over well, lol

Terri Tiffany said...

I want to hear too about the tic words cause I am sure I use them!
Sorry your new dog was sick! You are a much better owner than I would be. Hope she gets normal soon!
When is your deadline for your book?

Deb Shucka said...

Glad to hear Maggie is better.

I don't think we're seeing trends except for a trend in media focus.