I'd like to welcome my latest blog follower – my ex-husband, Doug.
Not sure what I should do – stop writing about him or write about him more?
While I ponder that I'd like to point out that I am making like Andy Warhol and enjoying my 15 minutes of fame this week over at Mari Juniper's site, Mari's Randomites. I, um, kinda bought my way there. Poor Mari; her computer blew up so she sent a plea out to the blogosphere asking for a little help, so I sent her a bit of cash and pleaded her case because, well, how can anyone last a day without a computer? Plus I wanted to be famous in Italy and that's where Mari lives. (Mari, do you live close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Does it make you nervous? It would make me nervous – I would so walk around it and not under it. Be careful, Mari. I don't want to hear you've been squished by a pisa, although I do prefer a thin crust.)
So she's saying thanks by writing about the folks who lent her a hand and today happens to be my day. I'm a little tiddly about the whole thing – everybody is saying such NICE things.
Lou Freshwater said I have the best hair on the planet (Planet of the Apes, maybe) but she has never seen me in person and has no idea how talented I am in Photoshop.
Laura Eno said something about drafts... I never realized she was such a beer drinker. How does she drink so much beer and publish so many books? And I just finished one of her books, Prophecy Moon, and it wasn't slurred or anything.
John Wiswell called me a total sweetheart. Total, didja hear that? Not half a sweetheart. Not Canada's Sweetheart. TOTAL sweetheart. I didn't even know he had a thing for cereal. Did you?
Oh, and my mom commented, too. Said something about people dying for hair like mine. Maybe she meant dying. Not sure. Does anyone else have their mom AND their ex reading their blog? Does this limit you saying bad words and writing #fridayflash sex scenes? Btw, my mom is a very talented writer and the nicest person I know. Check out her blog, Me & Molly, if you have a moment, and say hi.
By the way, have you been over to GP Ching's big launch party for her new book? I purchased The Soulkeepers for my two boys, one a teenaged newbie and one a tween. (Sam sez to me, "I'm not a kid anymore, Mom, I'm a tween.") So far this YA-geared novel has gotten rave reviews from both of them. Sam actually spent a couple of quiet hours glued to my Kindle reading it – amazing, huh? Anything that keeps one of my kids reading for that long is a thing of beauty.
If you'd like to enter her launch contest and win lots of Soulkeepers' swag, drop by GP's blog, So Write.
And again, may I point out the truly excellent time I had reading Laura Eno's book, Prophecy Moon. Really fine writing, really exciting, really good.
OH! If you haven't entered my April Fool's Door Contest, what the heck are you waiting for? Just send me a photo of your damned door. That's it! For info, click on that ridiculously pink door at the top right of this page. I've been out buying some really cool and tacky prizes, including Canada mittens. (You know you want them - send me your damned door!)
I've got a lot of people to thank for some other cool stuff but I think I'll leave that until tomorrow. My fingers are getting tired of typing and if they're tired, I can only imagine how tired your poor brain must be reading.