Friday, October 30, 2009

Footloose and Fancy-free Friday

Since it was the clear winner, you get to experience the utterly random musings of my brain every Friday from now on!  *cue evil laughter*

So, watching The Mentalist last night was interesting.  I don't normally do well with anything that's creepy.  I have a very vivid imagination (go figure) and I'm prone to nightmares.  I scare really quite easily.  Get out of that corner, though, because you won't scare me that way.  I saw you get in that corner.  Get out, seriously.

Sorry.  We're back.

On one hand, I really hoped that they'd drag out the Rigsby/Van Pelt romance a little bit longer.  Not the romance itself, just the will they/won't they tension.  Really.  I mean, it was cute in a way how it happened, but I was really getting a kick out of Rigsby going to Cho for advice over every little detail.  And Cho's deadpan face is always a classic.  Love it.

Yeah, I just rambled about a television show.  But, really, what else is new?  TV is apparently my life.  Sigh.

I love the random places that little notes about my stories will show up.  Take Wednesday night.  I was looking through all my poetry related stuff, just getting prepared in case y'all decided you wanted me to talk about poetry, and I find these two gems on a copy of Robert Wrigley's poem titled Exxon:

"I have to show a 4th day of Sundance.  Back to Bluefly for an outfit."

"Also must check blue nile for necklaces for Archer to buy her."

These two littlle nuggets are random things that flitted through my brain during a poetry workshop.  At the time I was writing what originated as a short story but turned into a novel.  This was a story about a girl who publishes under a pseudonym and through some contrivances of character manages to keep her everyday identity completely separate from her author identity.  Much drama ensues.  For about 100 or so pages.  These blips on the radar are from when she's dating guy #1, as all good romances have some sort of obstacle in the way of the real couple getting their HEA.  Guy #1 is an actor and invites her to Sundance with him when a film of his gets accepted.  Yeah, I had fun with this story.  The research was the best just because I kind of got to live vicariously through my character.  She got uber-fabulous clothes all the time because she had a stellar job in real life and was that rare overnight sensation that seems to be the exception to the rule.

Yeah, I still managed to make a random musing post be about writing.  Weird.

Halloween is tomorrow.  I've got a special weekend post planned for it so be on the lookout.  Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. So random! It sounds like a fun story. I would have enjoyed the research on that one too. I look forward to your weekend post.

  2. That sounds fun - I've never seen the show but I will have to check it out on Hulu or something sometime. Have a happy Halloween!! :)

  3. That WIP sounds exactly like something I'd read. :)

    Yay for random Fridays!

  4. Super fun! I'll be around for the post too=)

  5. Thanks, Susan!

    Julie, The Mentalist is entertaining. But I think what I find most entertaining is the ribbing it gets on the USA show Psych.

    L.T., thanks! The story was fun. I doubt it'll ever get published or anything because it would need a lot of work. Most in the industry would scoff at it, but oh well.

    Anne, thanks!

  6. Loved the randomness! I find little notes all over the place too. Generally my reaction is "Huh? I wonder what I was thinking there?" Every once in a while I come across a gem though :)

  7. Thanks, Deb! I find myself asking that question a lot, too!

  8. Randomness is fun!

    I jot down lots of little ideas that flit through my brain, usually right as I'm about to fall asleep at night. Some of them end up incoherent or just goofy, but some are little gems.

  9. Loved the first Footloose Friday!

    I'm looking for forward to a fab weekend, I'll check out what you have in store.

  10. Stephanie, isn't that how it always works? Seriously. Why can't these things come to us when we're actually writing so they can make it into the WiP in a coherent manner?

    Tamika, thanks! Tomorrow's post should be fun.


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