I have noticed a strange thing. Since I have begun blogging, I have begun to sound like a “Valley” Girl, but only on my blog. I blog things like, “I so agree with you.” What is it with that?
I have also discovered why you’all, and I am not southern either, even though I live in an area they typecast (for good reason) as Southern Indiana. But, I have discovered why everyone uses those freaky/funny names for their blogs. It is so you can write the truth about your relatives without them getting mad at you.
Since I am ‘branding’ my name. Cool, huh? It’s writer’s speak, although I am not really positive I am using it properly. I know you can ‘brand’ your look/logo. But, whatever, I am using my real name and am only offending the relatives I can do without.
Right now, in my family, I have a great-niece and great-nephew who cannot be in the same room, two nephews who are arguing, and one of my mother’s sister’s and her chidren and grandchildren are never talking to each other; at least, not all at the same time. Makes for a fun Thanksgiving.
My mother writes me, this morning, and says, “Why can’t families get along?” Obviously, she has not yet realized that relatives are given to you, you do not pick them. If you picked them, you would still fight, just over different things. Heck, if you picked them, you would have picked Bill Gates or, better yet, Viggo Mortensen. Opps! No, take Viggo off that, I may live in Southern Indiana, but I do not marry my relatives. Hey, a woman’s gotta have her fantasies.
So, have a great Thanksgiving. Let the arguments roll off your back. Ignore the ‘Valley’ girl and tell everyone: you know this blogger who is writing the most awesome YA Fantasy novel and, when she finishes editing it and finding an agent, who will find a publisher, they just gotta buy it. But, in the meantime, tell them to buy books for Christmas. We would all appreciate it.
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