Hey cyber-friends! Lola here, and I’m blogging today because Barbie Jo is in a pre-end of summer-ready for some football-throw me a frickin’ bone and shut the front door meltdown! ( have you tried those new oreo creams, BTW? They are to die for!!)
I’ve put her through writing hell the past week or so, pushing her to finish her fabulous romantic comedy titled BET ON LOVE. Trust me when I say Barbie and I have worked well together and she’s just about done. Between me, the story, the family and her day job, Barbie Jo has been burning the candle at both ends leaving nothing but a puddle of melted keyboard (dirty dishes, over cooked meals aside) I’ve been very proud of her, even though at this moment she’s more fried than her hair after weeks in unseasonably high humidity! As the debut for BET ON LOVE gets closer we’ll be talking more about the characters and story. If you like romantic comedy, and who doesn’t enjoy that sweet twist of romance and laughter, then you’ll win big with this one! “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…until you bring her home to meet the family.” – and that’s all I’m sayin’.
Now back to the Barbie-licious meltdown. What happens when the whole cosmic universe seems to be working against you???? When no matter what you do, the pages just don’t come. I’m not talking writer’s block. I’m talking forces much stronger than that of our minds. I’m talking reality people!! And reality sucks. But raging storms, excessive heat and freezing cold will not stop a writer from doing what they love. Cranky spouses, hungry animals and no central air conditioning will not detour us from our ultimate goal of publication. Day jobs, sinusitis, tired achy bodies from a day spent at the local water park will not staunch the flow of creativity (at least that’s what my CP tells me when she escapes to my house with no A/C – but it’s working now…’somebody’ flipped the switch! grrr). Although, the sounds of our children crank calling Radio Disney might tend to put a damper on the evening. Seriously, WHO cranks Radio Disney??? (yes, I speak the truth. Those angelic little faces have been up to no good whilst we brainstorm, critique and formulate future endeavors). Oh no! is that a squad car out front??? whew! it's just Goofy. has it ever been confirmed what exactly Goofy is? dog, man, Mog, Dogma?
Alas, This is what Lola likes to call “The Writer’s Play-Cation” (not to be confused with placating) *LOL* pour me another one!! This is when, no matter what, you make the best of the situations around you, enjoying each and every crazy moment over your beverage of choice, and freaking run with it! Because you know what??? There’s a story in there somewhere. Or at least some damn good writing material if nothing else!!
I heard on the news the other morning that some no good, goody-goodies are on the lookout for hardworking parents and their “adult sippy cups” which they tote sporting events and children’s playdates. Well who died and left them in charge??? These people have NO idea what It’s like to try to keep your own sanity while you nurture, love and break up fights between your children! These people obviously don’t know the importance of adult interaction and what it means for the creativity of the adult writing mind when engaged in stimulating conversation over “beverages”, or to support their children’s activities and enjoy a choice beverage at the same time. These types of people will never “get it”, because they are not like us – the writer who wants to do it all and can!
So stand proud fellow writers! We WILL persevere through the crazy, the meltdowns (with or without A/C), the joys of sippy cups and water parks and various sporting events (child and adult variety). We will continue to produce the stories our fans-present and future will love for years to come. We ARE writers. It’s what we do.
**My name is Lola, and I approve this message.*