May 7, 2008
Treat Fell Out. Who was Left? (Hint: Not Pink Socks)
Treat Fell Out. Who was Left? (Hint: Not Pink Socks) is actually Part 2 of yesterdayâ€™s entry, titled, â€œTreat and Retreat (were sitting in a boat?)â€
But it is not here. Hee.
Late last night I suddenly REALIZED it was my day to blog at A Good Blog is Hard to Find so you can find the WHOLE entry, both parts molded together into a single story over THERE.
If you missed yesterdayâ€™s entry, just hit the link above for the whole thing, OR, if you were here yesterday, go there and just scroll about halfway down to pick up where I left off. Itâ€™s awkward, I AM sorry, but some folks who regularly read THAT blog have not have been here FIRST to read the beginning.
Posted by joshilyn at May 7, 2008 6:33 AM
I miss having time to poke around the woods (I like to call it "hiking"), maybe I should tell hubs it's a RETREAT. But I am fortunate enough to see deer right in my own yard sometimes. Even though they're as common as squirrels around here, it's still something special to watch them.
Okay, okay. No pink socks! How could I have thought such a thing?
The end of the story was SO worth waiting for.
Mop-tailed deer! Oh my, I covet randomly seeing mop-tailed deer! What a wonderful retreat gift!
Just finished "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" I have been reading your work since gods in Alabama, that book was amazing. I read hundreds of novels and it was the second best book I have ever read (only to Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea- Fish, I love you and respect you but I will kill you dead by the end of this day) Anyway, "The Girl who Stopped Swimming" was very good as well, and you have an amazing ability to get the readers to visualize whats going on. I can see everything that goes on so clearly. My only question is why did you make Thalia's husband gay? That doesnt make sense to me. She is a likeable character and a free spirit, it seems like she would be a romantic at heart and untamable, why put her character in that relationship? Having her married to a gay person is creepy. Its like you decided at the last minute, wait, there are no gay people in this book. Everything has gay people now, movies, tv shows, now books, I get tired of it. It feels so contrived and obligatory, like a bunch of authors and producers sit around and say, Oh my God, we forgot to have a gay person, put one in there somewhere. I don't care if its not funny and it doesn't make sense to the plot, get a gay person in that script now! Does your publisher make you do that? That part doesn't make sense. The book was very good though, I really like your writing. Looking forward to the next book.