Writer Chick Talks

My buddy Karen is handing out questions for her fellow bloggers to answer. I held up my hand and asked for a few. Although, she went easy on me and didn’t include any sexually explicit, politically polarizing or downright embarrassing questions, I did my best to sound racy and edgy. And now…the interview….

1. Which season best describes you? Why?

Summer, because I’m hot and steamy, I always have sand in my pants and frequently walk sideways. And if you held me up to your ear (which would take enormous strength on your part) you would hear the ocean.

2. Are you a Seinfeld person or a Friends person? Why?

While Seinfeld was a funny show, as evidenced by its long run and great ratings – and admittedly, I love the Soup Nazi episode – I’d have to go with Friends. It may be a matter of relatable humor. Seinfeld humor was about nothing – in fact, I think they did an episode about that very thing – or perhaps I’m confusing it with the yada yada yada episode – it’s hard for me to relate to nothing, as funny as it may be. On the other hand, Friends was about a bunch of lamebrain friends who hung out, drank coffee, talked for hours on end, shopped, occasionally worked and whose biggest problems were who was sleeping with which friend on the show. Now you can call the show Friends if you want, but in my mind, they were a bunch of writers – the above described behavior is most definitely writer behavior and someone should have mentioned it to the writers of the show, who should have known anyway. Perhaps they were really writing a show about themselves and thought no one would notice? And since I too, am a writer, there was instant relatability.

3. You live in southern California, surrounded by celebrities! What was your last celebrity sighting?

I have lived in SoCal for many years and through those years I have had many celebrity sightings and even some contact, most notably, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Jaws, Hixie & Trixie of Sea World fame, as well as some human celebrities, who are not nearly as friendly or interesting – Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, Jay Leno, Kathy Baker, Miguel Ferrar, blah, blah, blah – my most recent siting was former American Idol, Taylor Hicks – although I was at a concert he was giving so one would expect to see him there, right? The funny thing about celebrities is that they are, in real life, very tiny people. They look so much taller and prettier on television, whereas in real life, they mostly look like skinny little folks who need some sleep. Contrary to rumors, I have not met Barney the purple dragon.

4. Which animal were you in a pervious life? Dog? Or Cat?

I don’t believe I was ever a cat or a dog – if I had to choose it would be dog – because you can run around, make noise, smell your butt and drool and still have humans who will love you, feed you and provide a nice comfy bed for you to sleep in. I do think that I was once a dolphin, which is kind of strange since I don’t swim, never go in the ocean and hate sushi.

5. Inquiring minds want to know! How is the search for a publisher going?

The search has been long and arduous, with no real results to report. Actually I’m looking for an agent, publishers come next. Providing of course, I get an agent who has contacts to publishers and they can talk them into publishing my book. Back to the search…where was I? Oh yeah, long and arduous. My fingers have callouses from the many query letters I typed, my tongue tastes permanently of glue and nutrasweet, my eyes are crossed and my tees have shrunk. I have now changed to a proactive strategy, wherein I go to several Starbuck’s a day and ask of anyone who has the bad karma of walking in if they are an agent and if they would like to read my book. So far, I have found no agents, but I have gotten a couple of free latte’s, a lot of sympathy and I think a stalker of indeterminate gender.

Well, there you have it folks, my answers. Was it good for you? Anything you wanted to ask that didn’t get answered? Feel free, ask away. If you want a slew of questions from Karen, just drop by here.

I’m sure she’d be happy to lay some on you.


15 thoughts on “Writer Chick Talks

  1. Sand in the pants is no good. Makes for an itchy butt. I no like itchy butt.

    LOL – well doesn’t hubby like the sand scrub? πŸ˜†


  2. I’m not sure I could answer most of those questions except maybe the first one. I’m fall and have always been fall. Changing from fairly warm breezes to misty fog.

    I hope you’re having a beautiful day and taking good care of yourselves everyone. Enjoy it while you can.

    Peace and warm breezes.

    Hey Roobs,
    I can see you as Fall – bright colors, warm rays of sun – works for me.



  3. ((( WC ))) πŸ™‚ Born and raised in SoCal, too! Can I ever relate to you comments on celebrities. Seeing them in person is the ultimate in reality checks – it really DOES all happen with smoke and mirrors!

    And I so agree with Mark – you are one funny broad. My cheeks cramp up every time I come here πŸ˜‰

    LOL – dare I ask which cheeks you’re talking about? πŸ˜†

    BTW, I figured out the pomeranates. πŸ˜‰ ((((Gracie))))


  4. Very very very funny. You can get an agent.


    Hey Marianne,
    I can? Really? Where can I get one? Do you think I can afford it? I have a pretty tight budget. πŸ˜‰ Do you happen to know which Starbuck’s they hang out at?


  5. Oooh, sushi, yuck! I thought your answer to the dog/cat question was great – a dolphin!

    We have no celebrities here in the Midwest, so it seems surreal to think of them being actual people in real life. Good to know they’re not suprerhuman or anything.

    Should we just call you SandyPants from now on?

    Oh, and hey AndyFox1979- try coming up with that stuff when YOU’RE old and feeble like me, sonny boy. Kids…

    Sure, call me sandypants if you want – I can gaurantee I’ll answer but you can call me. πŸ˜‰

    Yeah, don’t know what’s up with ol’ Andy – I offered to let him take a shot at the questions but it seems he isn’t interested. Perhaps he was trying to be controversial. πŸ˜‰


  6. Well Sandypants, (hee hee)

    How very interesting! I definitely know more about you now than I did, but do I really want to know quite that much? I think you may have to rethink your agent hunt strategy, but then again free latte’s are good too! I hope you find an agent there soon because I am dying to read your book.


    Hey Jennifer!
    How the heck are you?

    Yes, I’m afraid it was too much information. πŸ˜‰ Latte’s have been good but you may be right about finding an agent there. We just keep on trucking.


  7. Great answers! The only celebrities I see up close are those that are signing autographs after a show and they have on SO MUCH MAKEUP, they’re scary.

    Hey Lolly,
    Your’re right about the makeup – makes you wonder how one little face can hold that much paint. πŸ˜‰


  8. Annie,

    “and I think a stalker of indeterminate gender”

    BAHAHAHAH! Was it Pat from SNL?

    I’m a Seinfeld girl for sure! Autumn would best describe me (as if you were asking- right?) because I’m always changing and I’m a breath of fresh air! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Great answers! Great!

    Hey Bella!
    You know, I think it may have been that Pat person. Polyester pants, weird toupee’? πŸ˜†


  9. Sorry ive been gone awhile old friend. im back for a bit, maybe longer who knows? here is near now is forever past present future reaper is back and slightly cracked!

    Hey DC,
    Welcome back, hope you’re doing okay.


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