Friday, May 06, 2011

Friday Fun Facts: A Random Assortment of Thoughts

In no particular order, some interesting tidbits from my week:

A beta reader returned my novella "Tequila Sunrise" telling me she liked the story but thought there were too many coincidences and that the hero had too mnuch baggage. I always love another reader's perspective! Funny that I gave the hero quite a few qualities of a friend I know, baggage included. So maybe he's realistic but that's not someone we want to read about in a romance, huh?

One of my College English students remarked that he liked reading poetry for the first time in his school career because we weren't analyzing it to death, weren't swinging a giant fireman's hose at it to beat it to death and make it turn up its every suggested meaning. Made me laugh.

I want to write 2-3 other novellas around the same idea as "Tequila Sunrise", featuring minor characters that reappear as major ones. And so I need some good drink names for titles. I think "Sex on the Beach" might work. But I don't really want to go raunchy as much as intriguing/suggestive. Any ideas?

Happy early Mother's Day to all the moms out there who work so hard for their families and provide so much love and support - including my own :)

And finally, TGIF!


Marianne Arkins said...

My favorite drinks when I used to go out drinking were The Purple Hooter and the Hot Shot. LOL...

I know WAY too many "dirty" ones, though, from when I used to bartend (folks LOVE to order a Blow Job or a Slippery Nipple).

You should go to a drinks website and see if you get inspired.

Mom said...

Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes. Look forward to spending it with you.

JL Walters said...

Interesting thought. How about Planter's Punch? Good luck with the idea and the novellas.

Cynthia said...


You're my go-to girl when I need a stiff drink call. I didn't know you had been a bartender. One learns new info every day.