Comments: Commitment Has Two Meanings <---DEEP!!!!

No fair keeping the carnivorous snakes all to yourself. I'm sort of hoping for a spectacular death like that, myself, and not even to boost book sales.

Posted by Mir at July 19, 2005 11:05 AM

hmmm

Ten day vacation - sounds wonderful

Another Joshilyn Jackson book in the works - sounds heavenly

Good kissing sanity - wow, way sexy

Carniverous Snakes - my unreasonable fear

a big bad dirty word - 4x = $1.00 - college fund

Posted by Cele at July 19, 2005 11:19 AM

I am so glad that I am not the only one that worries about ending up in a mental hospital! I guess that is why I keep peeping out the blinds, to KNOW the men in white coats are actually not in the yard......yet. I think it may be a Southern Woman thing though, and from what I remember of previous family members and friends being in one, it does give you some sort of fame. So what if you are in one, say like 3 years from now, when they release you, you will need your website. You will be even more famous!!!!

P.S. I actually keep peeking out the windows this morning because: A: It is to hot to go outside, B: I keep seeing what the dog is barking at and C: The father of the woman that moved in next door, keeps making weird noises. He is doing some sort of yard work and keeps hauling stuff around. Which means: D: I am jealous, because if I was single, my Dad would just loan me his lawn mower and make me clean my own yard!

Posted by Robbie at July 19, 2005 12:05 PM

You know, I would love to have a conversation with you when you are in one of those freaked out manic modes. I imagine you would be quite entertaining. Not that I would be seeking enjoyment from your crazy. Oh, who are we kidding? I totally would be! Just like I was reading this.

Posted by Jenn at July 19, 2005 12:13 PM

What is Scott's hourly rate for Sanity Consults? See, my DH says only this when confronted with insane questions: "Um, dear, I'm sure you'll work it out." DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW INFURIATING, HOW MADDENING, HOW HOW-WOULD-YOU-LIKE-A-PUNCH-IN-THE-NOSE THAT IS? Better yet, could Scott just write down some of his humorous and reassuring phrases on index cards? I'll pay the big bucks.

Posted by Jilly at July 19, 2005 12:25 PM

Splittin' a side here. Did Scott really say that "Oh, honey" line? You guys are just too much. So, *looks furtively right and left* what's the new book about, hmmm?

Posted by David at July 19, 2005 1:18 PM

Well, whew on the 5 year renewal. This blog alone is well worth it ;)

And no it's not weird, my sanity is sitting on the couch behind me.

Posted by Angel at July 19, 2005 3:15 PM

Joss - Could maybe your Sanity look around and see if he sees my Sanity anywhere? Cuz....I ain't seen it in, like, 20 years.

Mental Hospital - Move to Alabama, shug. You KNOW the entire state is like one big Psych ward. Besides, we want to be able to brag that you live here, instead of in the state next door.

New book - New reason to get excited. YAY!!!!

Posted by Angela at July 19, 2005 4:14 PM

Thank you for renewing your website for 5 more years (and telling us we have yet another mind-blowing novel to look forward to)! If something happens to confuse the publishing schedule before 2010, I'll organize a bake sale or some other sort of fundraiser so you can keep your priceless blogs going.

Posted by Elizabeth at July 19, 2005 4:14 PM

LOL. In my head, I use bad BRITISH words. They must have a special hell for that.

You will be here in 5 years. I will be reading you if no one else is. ;)

Posted by Heather at July 19, 2005 7:04 PM

ONLY 5 years???? It's a no brainer from this end but I'd like to borrow your sanity sometime!
Maybe my hyterics are also a "southern woman" thing although I can't REALLY lay claim to being a southerner (though I try)!
I'm originally from Florida which--- though south of all the rest of y'all--- is really just a land of transplanted Yankees.

Posted by Lory at July 19, 2005 11:17 PM

New Book!!!!!!!!
Yeah...something else to read!!!!!!
See how little it takes to make me happy???

By the way...If you are still looking for dark M&M's...check out the dollar stores....I know one of the local ones here HAD many in stock...but er...i don't know what happened to them ( as she hides the chocolate stained napkin...)

Posted by kim at July 20, 2005 12:28 AM

Joshilyn, we are far more alike than you know...

Posted by Jane F. at July 20, 2005 7:42 AM

Alright--new book!! Go for it, girl! In the zone is the best and happiest time ever--it's the editing zone that's hell, at least for me--particularly when I realize half the sentences that I thought were great when I wrote them are actually huge clunkers and I've left random question marks throughout my manuscript and then forgotten why.

Posted by Edgy Mama at July 20, 2005 8:31 AM

P.S. Great article about all of us crazies who are writing books: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050716/LEAH16/TPEntertainment/?query=literary

Posted by Edgy Mama at July 20, 2005 8:33 AM

You prolly feel guilty about saying "novelist Joshilyn Jackson" when you should NOT because you very much ARE.

And even if you only ever write on paper napkins we will still stalk you and dig through your garbage for them.

Posted by Heather McCutcheon at July 20, 2005 12:15 PM

Oh Joshilyn something wonderful in Alabama awaits you if you'll just read (and answer) the email I sent you today! And I'm still trying to figure out those little quirky back slashes and things to make your "gods in Alabama" book magically appear in my blog so you'll worship me and adore me and perhaps introduce me to your publisher. If you don't, I'll be forced to tell Burr everything.

Posted by Diana at July 20, 2005 2:29 PM

And oh yeah, I almost forgot, I found a pack of those dark side M&M's under a kudzu vine day before yesterday. I would have saved them for you if I'd know how much you liked them.

Posted by Diana at July 21, 2005 12:38 AM