Monday, June 28, 2010

Okay, Mom, You've Convinced Me!


For years, my mother has been after me to write a novel, and she's finally won me over. Well, actually, this photo won me over:


The name of my soon-to-be masterpiece? Waterlogged: The Story of Two Feckless Fun-Seekers and One Trembling, Tooth-Chattered Tot. I will not, of course, succumb to adding the popular affectation, "A Novel." (Way too cliche for a writer of my caliber.) This tale will be fresh as......well......as a dip in the pool.

Fiction? Yes, but make no mistake. l intend to delve deeply into the disturbing trend of aquatic hedonists whose desperate drive for pool-related pleasure inures them to the paralyzing pain of others. The piece promises to be marked by genius and alliteration. (Some would argue that the two are incompatible.) Obviously, I am not one of them.

I wish I could give you a projected date of publication, but it could take years to complete a fictionalized expose of lasting import. Research is the backbone of this genre, and attention to detail is my calling card.

;)

Disclaimer: Yes, I am kidding.
(This disclaimer generated due to past confusion in regard to my occasionally unrecognizable attempts at humor.)

PS. This just in...I won Freakshow Friday (for the funniest caption) over at Leigh vs. Laundry! How cool is that? =D

16 comments:

Jill said...

Well Sue, you know what they say about mothers...they are always right! You go girl!

Lisalulu said...

You ARE funny!!! and I guess the sarcastic font on your computer is broken.

Cherie said...

That is great Sue! I personally think it would be a best seller (wink!). You are too cute!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sue I was getting so excited until I read the end.
I think mothers always know best so if I promise to start mine again will you finish yours with me.
Thanks for always checking on me
Love
Maggie

Sue said...

How about this, Maggie? I'll just read YOUR novel!

I have no desire at all to write fiction. (All I've ever published is self-help and poetry.) Though I may compile a book of my Christmas short stories...

=)

Joy For Your Journey said...

It has been so much fun to finally catch up on your blog!! I have been a terrible blogger and blog friend lately. Too many late nights and long days. But what fun to read everything now.

Thanks especially for the list of book ideas. Last summer I read so many books (before seminary started and I went back to only reading the scriptures) but this summer I haven't read anything yet, so I was looking for some good ideas.

Karen Mortensen said...

Good luck. I hope you do write a novel someday.
Congratulations on winning that award. That is my dream to win that someday.

Darlene said...

Well, the title is pretty long, but it sounds like it would be a best seller! I, for one, look forward to reading it. Do I get a complimentary copy when it comes out?

Myrna Foster said...

LOL! Thanks for the disclaimer. ;o)

KC Mom said...

oh man...you got my hopes up. I was thinking....finally she's listening to her Mom. :)

jen said...

A true award-winner in our midst.
I also think that rainbow sucks!

Em said...

oh come on, i want to name drop you as a novelist too!!

My name is PJ. said...

You had me laughing from the start - and the alliteration was glorious!!! Parts of your post were particularly tongue-twisty!

Wonderful photo!!

Heather Anderson said...

congrats on your blog award

Michelle said...

WELL DRAT.

Well we can still hope your mom will prevail on you, no?

Carolyn said...

Let me tell you I wrote my novel and now it just sits her on my hard drive untouched. I can't seem to get it ready to send out. Poetry and prose and blogging is much much easier...and more fun...less guilt...I could go on. But you already said it best.

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