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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Sunday, February 18, 2007

So I Was Wrong and So I Was Right!

So I was wrong about George Bryan Polivka, who called the store on Saturday and was friendly and easy going not to mention glad to be doing the signing and not at all ''I am the great writer and you are the lowly shop clerk'' which I feared he would be. Why do I have this inward cringing when it comes to working with people I am impressed by? I don't know, but I'm praying about it, there has to be something deep down inside that triggers this ''Oh no" reaction. I had it with the other writer too, my stomach would knot on itself and I would have to fight to just contact them, and they were, and are, rather warm and approachable and never did anything to make me cringe but I still did.

I don't anymore, or
at least not much anymore, but I don't like that inward ''don't hurt me'' when I haven't been hurt. I'll have to let the Holy Spirit rummage around some and see what He finds way down deep in the gunk I don't want to deal with.

I was right about today being fun though. I had an ''
unbirthday'' party, Halfelvenwriter and Artchick both came, as did Mom and Dad, and we went to a local Shakespeare company play. It was actually not one of Shakespeare's plays, but an American one, called The Front Page . That's the play His Girl Friday was based on, and I loved the movie, though the movie did clean up the language quite a bit.

I really enjoyed the play though, and other than the swearing (which was rather bad) it was a delightful time out. There were three acts with two intermissions and from start to finish the whole thing was roughly two and a half hours. We got popcorn at the first intermission and talked about how the
rapid fire dialogue was something that you really couldn't duplicate in print, then went back in for the second act. The second intermission was really only a chance to stand up and stretch, and then the third act started after which the actors took their bows and stayed around to answer questions. I asked Mom, who was going around and talking to them all, bold as brass, to get them to sign my program and most did, Mom said I should have come with her because they were so delighted to be asked. Ah well, maybe next time.

We all came back home and had dinner which consisted of beef tips, fried potatoes, green beans and apple
sauce. Later we had cake and coffee, and watched several episodes of Hercule Poirot.

Really a lovely, lovely day. I'm so glad that I had to have my birthday postponed, I really needed this.


Josh said...

sounds delight full i can only say i wish my day went a fraction of this good but its didn't so i can have all my fun by reading your blog... yay. It sounds like you have a truly exiting life. ^_^ I guess now would be a good time a Happy belated Birthday, to my dear friend Everlastingscribe.

chrisd said...

Happy Birthday-I'm visiting from Wayne Thomas Batson's blog--I would love to work in a book store or library--

I'm a SAHM w/3 kids.

Have a wonderful week!

everlastingscribe said...

Thanks Josh! I'm so sorry that you didn't have such the good day, I'll tuck you in my prayers tonight.


Yeah, working in a bookstore is ah, what is the word I'm searching for? Ah yes, INTERESTING. Up side is that I get to work with books, lovely lovely books all day long.

The down side is that I can't buy them all. . .

Josh said...

why thank you everlastingscribe and i cant imagine looking at all the books yet not being able to buy them all.^_^ i think we better hurry up and get are entry's in on frustration lol mine is almost finished and i cant wait to read yours

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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