Not a Poster Child

Writing

I’m not a poster child. I don’t post often enough here to qualify for the title, though my intentions are always good. Sometimes life gets in the way.

And when it”s a choice between posting or writing my book, the book wins, hands down. Because, along with good intentions, I do have priorities. Besides, I like to at least make the attempt to be clever and entertaining, even if I’m not always successful. Lately life hasn’t been that entertaining.

I considered writing about how high school homecoming dresses have become alarmingly minuscule, but was afraid I’d wander into the land of snark and never return. So, I skipped it.

But, if you have a girl child about the age of twelve, you might want to start shopping now. Unless you want her to look like a hooker. Whoops. Snark. (I warned you).

A week or so ago, I coined what I thought was a witty phrase, and thought about sharing it and others, but then decided to save them for the book. I’m selfish like that.

However, just to be fair, I’ll share that particular phrase. It was,  “Seduction as the better part of valor.” You understand now why I didn’t pursue the idea. At least in a book, I’ll hopefully have an editor to tell me when I’m not funny.

Oh, and my hero and heroine are staying in a really cool place in the middle of Pennsylvania. Do you remember when one could find accommodations  in a “Motor Court”? Probably not, huh? Let me explain.  Motor courts were like motels, except instead of rooms, you stayed in little cabins. Well, they were so small, they should be called cabin-ettes really, but that might sound confusing.

Anyway, for some reason, when I was writing this part, I remembered this kind of lodging and wondered if there were any still around. Turns out there are a few and I found one that was similar to the one I pictured in my head. Here’s a link to it, the Lincoln Motor Court, also in Pennsylvania.  http://www.bedfordcounty.net/lincoln/ Check it out, especially if you’re ever in Manns Choice, Pennsylvania. Someday, maybe I’ll get there too.

Oh, and one last thing, although if you’re male, you should probably skip this one.  For those who like Regency romances, and enjoy audio books, get your hands on the three Georgette Heyer ones read by Richard Armitage. Now, I won’t go into my middle-aged crush on Richard here except to say that, yes, I know I’m way too old for him and he’d never be interested in me. That’s the point of having a crush!

But, he does a fabulous job reading Heyer although, sadly, Naxos saw fit to make the recordings abridged.  And, if you want to understand my vastly inappropriate crush, check out this link to Richard’s IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0035514/ .

That’s it. Cheers. Next time, I’ll try to do better. And thanks to Clare, my darling sister-in-law for the key chain so I can always have Richard with me. Sigh.

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About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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2 Responses to Not a Poster Child

  1. dogsbylori says:

    All I can say is you gotta see “North & South” the BBC mini-series. You can get on Netflix. Never heard of Richard Armitage before that, big fan now.

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    • kymlucas says:

      That’s where it all started! A friend told me to watch it. Since then, I’ve seen all the Robin Hood seasons and every season of Spooks (MI-5, over here) and am awaiting the release of the next season on dvd. I gave in and bought a copy of N&S so I can have Richard on demand. lol! Thanks for commenting!

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