Faith is an avid novelist, and Rachael is becoming one. This month is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. It’s a contest sponsored by Amazon, where these two gals pledge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Yep, just about all of it is dreck, except Water for Elephants was a NaNoWriMo book, and that author is on a Caribbean Island somewhere basking in his movie right money.
Anyway, during this merry month, Faith introduced me to the phrase “Wounded Soldier”, meaning a column, project or other written thing that just doesn’t quite cut it. I have moved “The Great Pretenders, part one and Deux,” to the list. They both got some laughs, and made a point, and that’s great.
But I reread the balloon analogy, and ok, it’s just plain goofy. Also, the general tone of the piece was more than a little bitter, and bitterness is an easy trap for someone like me to fall into. No, thank you very much. I have to keep the poster though. I just love that penguin, and can picture her expression before she gets eaten by the polar bear.
Hee hee, and much love.