Thursday, June 08, 2006

Four Days Past

I can't believe it's been four days since I blogged! Yikes. I tried yesterday but Blogger was doing maintenence.

I'm writing as fast as I can on Diva Nashvegas. Getting a late start today, but I had a meeting and took a brief nap. It's awful to write when I'm sleepy, but I might be babying myself too much.

Here's a funny one for you. My publisher sent out an email inviting us to join in a conference call chat during the month of August to discuss Stephen King's book on writing. Great idea, I thought, so I signed up and ran out to buy the book.

Meanwhile, I'm listening to Dolly Parton's autobiography on tape, in my car, driving around. Dolly has this great voice with little Dolly Parton inflections and after a tape and a half, her voice resonnates in my head.

Well, I sit down to read some of the Stephen King book, written in first person, starting out autobiographically and don't you know, he sounds EXACTLY like Dolly Parton.

Stephen King and Dolly Parton - what a combo! I fell asleep reading and had a nightmare. Just kidding on the nightmare part.

Well, I'm half way through Diva and have more words to write than day left to perfect them, so I'm off to work.

Peace out.


Tracey Bateman said...

I absolutely LOVE that book Stephen King On writing. Or whatever it's called. he's so weird, though. And I don't like his other books like our beloved Colleen does. I tried them, but hate them.
So just wanted to let you know I'm supporting you, cheering you on as you write Diva. Can't wait to read it.

Heather Diane Tipton said...

lol Dolly and Stephen, what a combo. I bought Stephen's book on writing... haven't got around to reading it yet.

You totally have enough time to polish Diva... you can do it. Do I need to become a cheerleader? (I look terrible in a cheerleading outfit... just so you know.)

Can't wait to read it!