Thursday, June 07, 2007

Another month, another entry...

I really don't mean to be this quiet, but the current projects are eating me whole, I'm off to the Long Island Romance Writer's Luncheon this coming Friday (not tomorrow, the next week) and if anyone out there knows how to use playlists on an RCA Pearl mp3 player, I will lurve you forever and ever and think of you fondly in my dotage, which should be arriving any minute now.

I'm a little on the stompy side lately. DH finally got his week's vacation, and got smacked with exhaustion, gout and a cold. Yep, all at once. He's edging on feeling human, and it's near the end of the week. Hopefully he'll be up to the daytrip we've planned for Saturday.

Also stompy is the fact that I had to take a couple of days to refill the creative well. Those of you who know me well know that I want to work all the time, and taking time out to read, play Sims2, fiddle with playlists (see above) or watch TV, which do fill the creative well and are good and needed, annoy me because I want to be doing something. Doing something meaning output.

The past year was hectic and beyond with real life stuff and the last month or so, I finally, finally got back on track with production, ideas sprouting left and right, and it felt good. I mean goooood. Really good. So when I gave an extra big creativity push, feuled by stress of basically being the only family member not on vacation this week, of course things are going to hit a wall. It's temporary, and I'll be raring to go again in a day or so, grumbling about having to step away from the computer for things like food, hygiene, worship, family, the house being on fire, etc.

That said, five random things I haven't said in response to message board threads:

  1. What on earth is wrong with romances having a happy ending? Isn't that like having cops in police procedurals?
  2. Do I get stoned if I say I like my romance heroines young and beautiful?
  3. Age differences in romance don't bother me. Really. Maybe it's because I have friends with successful marriages who have age differences, sometimes big ones, or maybe it's because it's historically plausible, or maybe it's because I don't, all right? ::passes out free Godivas::
  4. Xnay with the egencyray for a while, please. I like it better when it isn't the only choice out there.
  5. I want Marsha Canham back, too, but if she's busy, I'll step in. Really. Publishers, I have manuscripts.

3 comments:

Kat said...

*What on earth is wrong with romances having a happy ending?*

Nothing! That is the main thing that defines romance to me. Anyone who sees differently must be living on their own little planet somewhere far, far away!

*Do I get stoned if I say I like my romance heroines young and beautiful?*

If you do, then I'm right there with you. I will say that I don't mind the occasional plainer, heavier heroine. I like it even better if the hero is still a hottie. It gives plain ole me some hope!

*Age differences in romance don't bother me.*

Me neither. In fact, I tend to be attracted to men 5-20 years younger than me. Why can't romance heroines?

*Xnay with the egencyray for a while, please. I like it better when it isn't the only choice out there.*

SISTER!!!!! Enough with the (can I even say the word?) Regencies *gak* already. How about more Tudor/Elizabethans or Ottoman/harem settings? Works for me!

*Really. Publishers, I have manuscripts.*

Yes you do! And I'm here, waiting to do your graphics work on your publicity. I have ideas!

E. Catherine Tobler said...

Kat, who says "heavier" can't also mean "beautiful"? Your statement seems to indicate they are separate things entirely.

Kat said...

You're right, Elise. Thanks for the comment. I just didn't word it right. The two descriptives can and do go well together. Forgive my gaffe.