Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wax On, Wax Off

Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. ~David Frost

DH and DD will be off boating today, so I'll be alone with the dogs and the pillars. I fully intend on getting some writing done in the relative peace and quiet. I'm just not sure WHAT I want to tackle...

Here's a question for romance writers: Do you fall in love with your heroes? I mean, I suppose we should... yes? If we want to make both our heroines and readers do the same.

What traits make you get all mushy? I've discovered lately that it's tenderness from a tough guy. **sigh**


Vole hole alert! Vole hole alert! Whoop, whoop, whoop!! We have another vole...

Yes, folks, there is a new vole hole. I have the trap set, and I have plans for a drive with this one. After I dab him with red food coloring (great idea, Brandy, thanks!!).

Someday, I may be able to replant that garden...


I watched "Karate Kid" last night... mostly out of the corner of my eye, but still. Dear heavens... could it have been any more cheesy? I remember LOVING that movie back in the day. LOL... I wonder what Ralph Macchio looks like now. I had to go look, and oddly, he looks about the same. But that girl beside him?? HIS DAUGHTER!!


What I'm reading: So, I started "Exit Strategy" by Kelley Armstrong. I struggled with getting into it, and then wondered if it would end well. I admit to skimming and then peeking at the end. But I just didn't love it. I started "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. I was going to read "SOS, Marry Me" by Melissa McClone, but just couldn't do it without reading the first two books in the series. I thought I could, but... nope. So, I'm off to the UBS to get them since they aren't in the regular stores anymore, and I want instant gratification.

What I'm writing: Nothing yesterday. DH was home and puttering. DD was needy. Dd was psycho as always. Today? I have HIGH HOPES!!

Have a great Saturday!


Allie Boniface said...

Ah, Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid...don't tell me it was cheesy. Let me remember that I loved it as a kid ;)

anno said...

Enjoy your day all to yourself -- don't spend it all combating the voles!

Dru said...

His daughter? Wow, he still looks good though. I loved Karate Kid, but I didn't care too much for the sequels.

I'm glad you caught another vole. Let's hope they don't come back or another doesn't show up.

Enjoy your day and good luck on your writing tasks.

Have a good Saturday.

Diane Craver said...

Wow - I can't believe that's his daugher!

You always impress me with all your writing projects - happy writing to you today!

I like my heroes to show sensitivity in the little special things they do for the heroines. And they must have a sense of humor!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The hero thing? I DID fall in love with my YA guy because he was based (heavily) on my first IRL love.

My first slipstream hero? Er... he'd be good for a fling, but we'd probably be at each other's throats.

Current hero? Nope. My protag isn't like me and her love is for HER. He's great for her, and he'd irritate me, although there are aspects of both that I love.

Tori Lennox said...

Ralph Macchio must be drinking from the Dick Clark Fountain of Youth! *g*

He looks good!!!

Brandy said...

Sorry to hear about another vole. I hope the food coloring helps.
I had the same trouble with Exit Strategy. I wanted to like it. But, I ended up reading to the middle, skimming the end and putting it in the box to donate to the library. Sorry.

I hope you have a good time today, no matter what you do FOR YOURSELF! *G*

Ceri said...

Wow, Ralph Macchio looks younger than his daughter. KK was one of my father's favorite movies. Weird.

I try to pick hero models who leave me weak in the knees, like Gerard Butler and Jensen Ackles. When I write them I try to write heroes I could fall for. Most of the time I hit the mark. :)

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Oh my gosh, that's the karate kid's daughter? Has that much time really passed? :-0

As for heroes, yes, I guess I do tend to fall in love with them as I write. I figure if I don't love them, my readers won't either. ;-) Tough guys with a tender streak are especially loveable.

Amy Addison said...

Another vole?