You don’t have to convince me. You might, however, have to yell at that weird goth-old-Cure-T-shirt-wearing check out guy to stop selling it out so fast so I can get my own copy at my local Borders. And he has the nerve to look ME up and down when I ask for my novels...like I’M the one who sits at home in my left-over teen angst from the freakin’ eighties.
I can’t believe you do fractions AND write unbelievably well. I thought a fraction-doing-brain could not coexist with a writing one.
Yes, I noticed number five… I had a weird mental image of Lisa Kleypas holding up her book and singing “Neener neener, mine was first!”. And throwing shredded coconut (cackle!) I’m teasing, of course. The cover looks great, and you’re one of my autobuys so I’ll grab it soon. Besides, your number three reason has morphed into something even more compelling. Now the song from the musical is stuck in my head, with the words replaced by “Neener neener neeeeeener!”
Try it, I dare you!
I’m jealous of your little red cover lady, Christina. *g* A lot more interesting than an empty gazebo. I should have had your little red lady with a little hero getting it on in my little gazebo. Hey . . . now I know what to write in my next chapter . . .
Okay, okay. You convinced me
I’ll do ANYTHING to get You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead or Alive out of my head.
I also think all of you should share that cover. I adore it. Its so sweet.
Actually there are a lot of math-brained people who write. Judith Ivory has two degrees in math. Susan Wiggs is a Harvard math grad. My theory is that math gives the creative brain the tools needed to structure a plot. For me, there’s also the comfort (if I can call it that) when I get into the middle of a book and think it’s never going to end, to remember I’ve designed a saw mill.
I suppose, too, that there is the same brain waves at work in math as there are in the study of poetry (its structure, etc.), and though I can’t profess to having any math ability whatsoever, I CAN teach a whole variety of poems.
But what always bothered me about math was the concrete outcome--that (and I must use pre-school math here cuz that’s all I know, for sure) 1+1 had to be 2 with no ifs, ands, or buts. It’s so black and white, but I suppose THAT’s what people like about it. And they do say that artistic people, i.e. musicians, tend to be mathematically inclined. I just assumed that lit people weren’t and now I’m mad. Judith Ivory too? God help me. I am anal however...will that help with plot?
Jesus, a saw mill? Talk about dimension (and I don’t refer to anything mathematical here...I mean yourself)!
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Well, I can teach poetry though apparently, I can’t teach grammar. Subject-verb agreement anyone? Shit!
I think I suffer from post-fright...it’s like stage fright.
Can there be a reason - I don’t know - 4a. You get to read an excerpt from Christina’s next novel, My Fair Temptress. Which will get rid of Rosanno Bracci singing Some Enchanted Evening but will put images of Audrey Hepburn yelling, “Move your bloomin’ arse!” at Ascot! *g*
Those of us who are mathematically challenged can relate any life situation to any musical. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get my rose colored glasses adjusted!
Santa, because I still don’t know how to register!
Oh, !@#$%. Now *I* have “You Spin Me ‘Round” stuck in my head.
Ya know, Christina, that math/plotting theory goes a long way toward explaining why I’m so plot challenged. And, now that Santa mentions it, why I’m so drawn to musicals.
I was just at the Drug Fair and passed by the books. I saw the book!!! Would have bought it if I had the extra cash...sadly...alevert comes first Christina but you’re on my wish list.
Some Enchanted Evening was wonderful. I even bought the trade size version (which I rarely do!) It was a charming book with a sexy hero and a lovable heroine. And some great love scenes. I was very sad to see it end. Looking forward to the next two in the series.