This is a random post because it’s late and I need to get to sleep, but as I like to do, here is an inspiring quote to help you get through the week:
Happy Monday, y’all! I hope you have a wonderful week!
The picture to the left is what every story requires. Along with choosing to read a book, whether it be by your favorite author, or you like the storyline, readers shuffle through, eagerly awaiting for the climax (feel free to think of it as a sexual innuendo). It’s what we wait for, page by page, (though, these days it’s, swipe by swipe). that’s mostly the reason why we read the book.
It’s almost been a year since Prince William and Duchess Kate got married. (You can read my blog post on their wedding HERE). Anyway, I came across THIS article (isn’t that cute?!), and wanted to somehow relate it to writing. This lead me to think about romantic relationships in fiction, and in real life.
FICTION RELATIONSHIPS: I’ve read so many books where it goes something like this – boy meets girl, they start dating, they fight, they fix the issue, then they live happily ever after. We might get a touch here and there about them on a good day with no action, but that’s not fun to read because readers “want drama.” I, however, don’t. I ‘d like to see my characters living the day-to-day life together without the drama. I think this might be why I write like I do, because I want normalcy for my characters. I want to see my characters working on their relationship, and making it stronger.
REAL RELATIONSHIPS: Like fiction relationships, couples meet, they fight, they make-up, and they life (happily) ever after. The thing is that we’re not perfect, and neither is any relationship. We both must work on it %100 every single day, (I might be watching too much Dr. Phil – ha, ha!). Yes, we’re going to have fights with the one we love, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be filled with drama. Like William and Kate, it can be as simple cuddling next to one another and watching TV. Cooking together can also be very sexy! Climaxes in real life relationships might happen more often than in fiction relationships, but that’s okay – that’s life.
In closing, I’d like to share two of my favorite relation quotes:
“Little kindness and courtesies are so important. In relationships, the little things are the big things.” Stephen R. Covey
“The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust.” Brian Tracy
Many of you know that the number “12” is a very lucky number for me! This brings me to Monday, March 12th, 2012, which is tomorrow! As I sit here drinking my white wine, I’m finding it difficult to contain myself. THIS might help explain why! Yes, it’s only a book tour, but it’s my first time to be a part of something like this – GO ME! I have a feeling that this is only a the beginning of what will be a great Monday for me!
How do you plan on spending your Monday?
To end, I’m leaving you with a quote that inspires me — especially on Monday’s!
It’s Monday! Why most people treat this day as the worst day of the week, I decided to make it a good one, and hopefully inspire you.
This past Friday, Dr. Seuss would have been 108. When I was younger, I was never a huge fan of the beloved author (my preferred reads were Danielle Steel), but as I’ve aged, I’ve come to admire the Dr., who used the pseudonyms of Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, and Theophrastus Seuss. (Even Dr. Seuss was a pseudonym; His real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel). For more information on Dr. Seuss, click HERE and HERE.
On Friday night, my husband and I went to dinner and were talking about my work and somehow we got on the topic of Dr. Seuss. We both had a lot of books by Dr. S, and have kept them because they are classics. My DH (dear husband) then pulled out his phone and sent me the picture on the left that he had seen earlier that day.
After reading the “30 Dr. Seuss Quotes that Can Change Your Life,” I was inspired not only to use these quotes of my way of life, but as a work motto too. If I’m having a bad day and/or old Mr. Writer’s Block decides to come for a visit, or I get some bad news from publisher, maybe reading these quotes will inspire me to continue and not give up on anything I’m working on.
Of all of these quotes, what is/are your favorite/favorites?
Happy Monday, y’all!
Betty White turned 90 on Tuesday, so in honor of this iconic woman, I thought I’d pay a tribute to her.
I started going through pictures of her to show you how she’s aged, but the thing is with her, she hasn’t by looks, only by years. She’s looks like the same woman I know and I love when I “met” her from watching “The Golden Girls” many years ago when she played he lovable (yet sometimes cuckoo) Rose Nylund. She was my favorite character on that show because she was funny (everyone around me laughed), and somewhat a ditz, which is how I felt growing up — and sometimes still do. (Note: A few months ago my husband and I were flipping through the channels and we saw an episode being played — well, I finally saw how dirty this show was, and why everyone was laughing and blushing).
Betty was an only child, and from a very young age, she was a pet lover. During the course of her long life, she never had any children with any of her three husbands. I remember her one time saying on a talk show that she considers her pets as her children. Animals have been such a huge part of Betty’s life that she’s played a huge part in charities and supports animal rights.
Funny lady Betty was the oldest host of the highly populated show, Saturday Night Live, in May of 2010. It was the first time I’ve watched SNL in years, and I thought she did an amazing job! She played the parts perfectly, and was so funny! If I were in the audience, I would’ve definitely given her a standing ovation! Speaking of funny, don’t you all love that Snickers commercial of her? She was definitely a team player! I believe that this was a Super Bowl commercial — and I’d have to say it was one of the best!
We could talk about other highly acclaimed female comedians, but Betty tops them all. She is a classic woman, and I’m proud that I can say that I have lived to see this lovely, brilliant, and talented woman in my lifetime. She’s also the grandmother that we all wish we had, am I right?
Now, in no particular order, I’d like to share with you my top five Betty White quotes:
“You don’t luck into integrity. You work at it.”
“I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t many left! I’ve enjoyed the opposite sex a lot. Always have. Always will.”
“The secret to our marriage was enthusiasm. When I knew Allen was coming home, I would freshen my makeup and put on a new blouse. I don’t have a fella, but if Allen — or Robert Redford — were around, we’d have a very active sex life.”
“Friendship takes time and energy if it’s going to work. You can luck into something great, but it doesn’t last if you don’t give it proper appreciation. Friendship can be so comfortable, but nurture it-don’t take it for granted.”
“In your 20’s you dress to impress men. In your 40’s your dress for business. In your 80’s your dress for the bathroom.”
I love you, Betty!