Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Brain Salad Surgery

PJ got yesterday's album title... I'm going to have to party with that girl.

I wanted to get back to writing a bit on my blog. I've been so occupied with perfection (you should taste my cream scones!) that I've not blogged as much about what I do for a living. That is, write.

Probably because my writing has sucked. I am still stuck on chapter two in Laguna. Lest any of you think it is some kind of writer's block, I hasten to add that I think I can write, my desire to has just lessoned for the moment. (HA! I used lest and hasten in the same sentence. Do I get any points for that?) It's a very odd and disturbing feeling not having the urge to write, to be immersed in your character's lives. I feel like I'm letting them down. Which is pretty much mental. I have enough people to please without worrying about the feelings of people who do not damn well exist. "Shut up, Jaci, I will get to you in a bit, I promise! What's that? I've been promising to get you out of the car for two weeks? I know, I know, I'm trying!"

Ahem. And yes, Jaci Burton, my MC has your first name. I'm sorry. I tried to tell her that name was already famous (or infamous) in the writing world, but she just rolled her eyes. What can you do with teenagers?

Anyhoo.... back to topic. I have learned to make a restaurant quality soup. Honest, I have become the soup nazi. (NO SOUP FOR YOU!) I have learned to layer in flavors, making the soup far more tasty than just regular soup. There are several secrets to making a good soup just like there are several secrets to writing a good book.

Sigh. Okay, I had this whole analogy planned where I likened good soup to good writing and it's really brilliant, but honestly, I am having a hard time waking up and it would make the blog way too long, so you are just going to have to trust me on this. Oh, wait. maybe I will finish it up tomorrow. That's it. A two part blog! So come back tomorrow. It's really good. I think.

And today's album title was before my time, but I thought it kind of went with the blog. Sort of. Okay. I'm gonna go have another scone.

7 comments:

Jaci Burton said...

Oooh how cool is that? A namesake character! Can't wait to read. :-)

Can you make lobster bisque? It's my favorite soup.

relliott4 said...

I love soup and love to make soup. I even have the recipe to Olive Garden's Toscano Soup with Italian sausage, kale, potatoes... ;)

relliott4 said...

And it was Toscana Soup. I'm emailing it to you. ;)

Barrie said...

I'd like to hear more about this soup!

And, yes, you get extra points for using "lest" and "hasten" in the same sentence. :)

Heather Harper said...

No soup for me? But I love soup! (I even like Miso soup.)

Cherlyn Michaels said...

Looking for part two! :-) And I love that Seinfeld episode! LOL

Ellen Booraem said...

I know that feeling of owing it to your characters to stop flubbing around and get your butt into the chair. The least they could do is behave properly once you get back to them. But nooooooo.....