The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, November 11, 2016

UhOhNaNo, Sioux's Brazilian Butt-Lift, Back-of-the-Book Blurb #34 and More



          Uh oh. My NaNo word count, at this moment, is 9,763, far below the 13 million it's supposed to be at this point. However, I'm going to a writing retreat this weekend, and I hope to get lots of writing done.

        Many of my students have surpassed the 2,000 mark. One student (a friend of Linda' O'Connell's grandson) said, "Dialogue is a way to really increase my word count." I told him it's also a way to make the story come alive. This young man invariably sits next to me when we write, and watches what I do, as I cut and paste bits of articles so I can paraphrase (and then I delete the article snippet)... as I make a note about characters and time frame at the beginning of my piece (so I don't go astray). I'm really proud of the steam they're building up.

       I'm also proud of my country... but not so proud of some of the decisions the voters made. However, perhaps this is what I need to prod me into becoming more active. If I'm worried that some of our rights might disappear, perhaps I need to become fiercer and more involved.

       And if you want a cheap Brazilian butt-lift, tear your meniscus (a muscle in your knee) and be forced to do lots of physical therapy on your leg (and with some of the same exercises, your rear end). I swear I think my rear is becoming firmer (not smaller or less broad, unfortunately) as my leg muscles around my knee are getting stronger.

      But it could be my imagination... runnin' (or hobbling) away with me.

      And now onto back-of-the-book blurb fun... 




The Chicken Man       

Jethro was known as the “Chicken Man.” He had over a hundred chickens that lived in his house. He also had a coop full of fowl… fowl that he rented out.
       The Chicken Man discovered an organization called GAP--Green Acres People--rabid fans of Eddie Albert and whatever-Gabor-sister-that was. They like to reenact the show, and having real live chickens fluttering and pooping and pecking around them is one easy step they can take. Jethro also found that some people love fresh eggs. Renting out a coop from the Chicken Man gets them fresh eggs every day.
        But then the Chicken Man adopts a black puppy. Jethro names him Nujo. Nujo’s fur is dull… until some of the eggs start disappearing, and then Nujo’s fur starts looking lustrous.
        What is happening with the eggs? What is responsible for Nujo’s fur getting glossy-looking? Read this book to solve the mystery... (148 words)


And for those writers who want to work ahead, here is the photo for next week:




18 comments:

  1. Oh maybe it is a naughty dog!
    Congrats on butt...wish I could be in better shape. Keep at the writing...friend had me read essay by Catherine Ryan Hyde (wrote Pay It Forward) on rejection in writing. Excellent and true. Wish I had copy for everyone!

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    1. Claudia--I found the essay. It IS a good one.

      And I know Biscuit never does anything wrong, right? ;)

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  2. Oh my gosh, that tiny weiner dog on the bun--hilarious. I'm doing NaNo too, but I'm behind. Was gung-ho for the first few days, but now I'm slacking. Had computer issues and well, going out of town and have a new house guest and, and, and, and... congrats to you on NaNo!

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    1. Lynn--I am about 11,000 words behind. Do you think I can catch up? ;)

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  3. Oh, no! Was that dog's full name Twees, Twees Nujo?

    The picture for next week took my breath away. I think I need some insulin. That puppy is too sweet for words! Is it wrong to say he looks delicious?

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    1. Val--The name was changed to protect the guilty?

      That sweet, delicious wiener dog on bun (or one like it) happened in real life many years ago. I'll share my story about Hansie on Friday.

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  4. Ha ha...that wiener dog is FUNNY! I kinked my lower back today and getting up and down has been well, misery. Sacorilliac-ack-ack!

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    1. Linda--Getting old... it ain't for cowards, that's for sure.

      I hope your back feels better soon.

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  5. I need those exercises, Sioux! It's taken me forever to get my knee back in working order but the idea that my butt might have some kind of definition again might be worth the workout. I swear that sitting all day, writing, has flattened my derriere!

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    1. Cathy--I think many of us have writer's butt-itis. Part of it that ugly a-word: age.

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  6. This is going to be my reality. The chicken coop has been purchased.

    And in St. Louis, you can rent chickens/coop/supplies from The Easy Chicken.com. The November to March special is $225. God help us all.

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    1. Kim--Chickens? Really?

      And how is NaNo going?

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  7. I don't believe that the cute puppy ate the eggs. I think he is being framed by a ferocious fox to take the fall! I would love to solve the mystery!!

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    1. Pat--You might be right. That Nujo is being framed.

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  8. There's something about knee and back problems that love to keep nagging at a person. Hope your knee is being a little more silent.

    I've seen that dachshund in a bun pic before, and it always makes me laugh!

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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    1. Pat--Our knees and our back are a constant reminder--it ain't fun getting old.

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