If you missed my previous post, I had to write six lies and one truth about myself to accept an award. This is the post where I expose my lies for wishful thinking, instead of real creativity.
1. I finished my third draft. LOVE IT! Actually, I hit a rough patch, and a new character showed up. I didn't realize I was adding a new character. How was I to know the dead body would come back as a ghost and want to replace my old (possibly cliche) ghost? In my defense, I think the younger ghost will make the story better, but new characters are the bane of my revising experience. Now, I have to deal with how this ghost will affect the rest of the story.
2. November 20, 2004, I placed third in my division in the Valley of Fire Marathon. It's the only marathon I've ever run. I've never run a marathon, though I'd like to. It was a 10K.
3. Remember the poem you wished me luck with at the bottom of this post? I found a contract from Highlights in my mailbox today. I love the way they word their contracts. Having someone tell you they're "delighted" to buy your poem never gets old. I haven't heard back on this one. Typically, it takes a couple of months for them to get back to me with a contract, while a rejection sometimes only takes two weeks. I do love the way they word their contracts.
4. It's taken me three days to go through all of the piles, but right now, my house looks fantastic. Yep. This one was a blatant lie.
5. My dad had me behind the controls of an airplane, teaching me how to fly before he taught me how to drive. My family's a bit odd that way. My dad flew his first cross country solo when he was ten-years-old. Ryan and Jackee guessed the truth. My dad is 73, and they didn't regulate flying when he was a kid the way they do now. Everyone in his family could and did fly. They used to take the plane to get the mail. I never did get my license, but one of my older sisters has hers.
6. I scored an ARC (advance reader copy) of PARANORMALCY, by Kiersten White. I'll hold a contest to pass it on when Ben and I are done reading it. I'm so excited to read this book! I wish! I bid on one in an auction earlier this week, but the bidding went much higher than I could afford. If I do end up with my own copy of PARANORMALCY, I will write a review and pass it on. Deal?
7. My two-year-old has a pet snake. She did ask for one, but she's going to have to settle for the ones in the yard.
Thanks for guessing. I hope you had as much fun as I did. :o)