Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bustin' a Gut Laughing with friends & writing writing writing because I can

Lawd; how behind I am in visiting everyone. While at the beach, I only checked my email a few times here and there, and I may have "tweeted" once, and "Facebooked" once. The only real work I did was to read the printed out copy of the novella due to Bellebooks this month and mark areas that needed work.

Yeah, I'm nuts! *laughing* - Yes, I have the Sweetie novel due to the publishers this month, too. So why did I agree to write a novella, too? *shrug* because I was asked? because I can? because this is what I always dreamed of--writing writing writing? Because this is what I do? Because emptying my head leaves room for more? What is your passion? how do you manifest it; make dreams come true; do what you always wanted to do?

My two readers have finished reading SWEETIE and I have a good thumbs up. One of them cried at the ending, but it was happy poignant tears, she said, so that's good. Yayy! make em cry is always a good thing *laughing* Thing is, this novel may could cross between YA and Adult - so I don't know how Bellebooks will go at that. I wrote it for adults, but seems it can maybe go YA.

I snapped some evening photos at the beach. One day I'm going to buy a camera that takes really good night photos and distance photos -- one day!

Saturday I'll be at the Blue Ridge Book & Author Showcase with about fifty other authors. It's in Flat Rock, NC; so if you are going to be in the area, I'd love to meet you!

Friends at Beach stuff: I actually laughed so hard I thought I'd pee myself. Now, that's laughing hard. That's a rare thing--to laugh that hard! And if I were to tell you what we laughed so hard about, you'd give that polite laugh, that "Oh, that's funny!" and you'd mean it, but, you'd also be trying to laugh harder, because that's what I'd be doing as I retold it - I'd be trying to get out the situation, laughing in between, doubled over, haw haw haw and then this happ--haw--ened and then we --haww hawww---and that ha--haw---pp--haw--ened! Because, truly, sometimes you really do need to be there! *laughing*

When's the last time you laughed so hard you doubled over -- thought you'd "bust a gut" or "pee yourself" (yes, that's crude, but how else can I say it *laughing*)? Want to tell about it? Who were you with? What were you doing?

More later -- must get the Petey story novella and the Sweetie novel DONE. Time's a-wastin!

*muwah* -- thank you all for your support, your comments, your emails, your FB messages - everything!


Marisa Birns said...

Love when I laugh that way!

Never had accidents when I do, but have to lie down and hold my stomach because it hurts so good :D

It's great that you're writing, writing, writing.

And laughing! x

Kelly Bryson said...

Whenever I get the chance to hang out with my sisters, we all end up on the floor laughing. Or my sisters are fighting. One or the other!

Yesterday I had a good laugh reading a critique from a beta reader. Something about how my characters were just camping and it didn't make sense for him to be so engaged. It just struck me as hysterical.

ficwriter said...

I call the uncontrollable laughter the had-to-be-there moment. I had so many with my sisters growing up. So glad you are enjoying yourself. You've been working hard, my friend.

Terri Tiffany said...

You HAVE been working hard! to tell the truth, I can't remember when I've laughed that hard--and that is sad!! I love it when it happens and glad you all could enjoy each other's company so much!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey, you've been redecorating! Looks great with those film strips down the side.

Last time I laughed so hard I wet my drawers? Hmm...seems it was just a few days ago. :D

May the words, laughter, freedom and "more than enough" be yours every day. You deserve it! Love ya

PS Can I borrow a few brain cells? I'm thinking up a contest to post today.

K.M. Weiland said...

You know, more and more lately, my dream vacations are starting to look like hibernations in some beautiful setting with *gasp* no Internet. o.O Glad you had such a great time. Now back to work!

Karen said...

lol? With good friends, grandkids and family. Usually over some antics... You go girl! All your stuff. Whoo Hoo.

Titus said...

Great to have you back!
Last night for me. Discussing embarassing Dads for some reason, and recalled the glorious short break in Blackpool with the 2 big kids when they were smaller. Competition in The Tower Ballroom (world famous!) to enter an "It's a Knockout" type contest, and the eliminator was for parents to dance with their children. God knows how we got him up, but Craig went on the floor with Mike and Lauren and 200 others. The record they played was "YMCA". I knew Craig was a godawful dancer, but he really surpassed himself. And yes, they got chosen to take part. Best bit? After 2 hours of dressing-up in ludicrous costumes (egg-laying chicken, dragon, gorilla etc.) for all 3 of them, they returned to me in the audience and I asked about his utterly bizarre dancing. Turns out he was the only person in the world who didn't know you use your arms to make the letters Y, M, C, and A during the chorus, so he was well, free-forming it. With a kind of five second delay whilst attempting to copy other poeple.
I can conjure the entire scene in my mind, and it reduces to me to tears everytime.
Good luck with the work!

Marguerite said...

Nothing like an old friend to bring the laughter on and an old Cajun friend, at that! lol But really, I laugh like that everyday! So good for the soul! Good luck at the Book and Author Showcase, cher!

Elisabeth said...

It's good to laugh and better, much better, from my perspective at least, to write and write and write.

It's good to meet you here. I'm new to your blog from Australia, via Titus the dog.