- hindsight... Perhaps if I knew then what I know now, I would have started writing--seriously--at an earlier age. If I knew that I'd need to find a good group of writers to surround myself with, if I knew that blogging and critiquing and slogging through pieces was so much fun... I'd be a little more successful than I am now...
- better posture... If I always stood straight and tall, perhaps I would not have offended the gods and would have been granted another couple of feet in height when I was in the genetic oven, which means my weight
wouldmight be perfect for my height. (They could have also turned less under for feet--I'm a size 11--which would have made me taller as well.)
- knowledge... that eating mashed potatoes while binge-watching Better Call Saul * does not help one develop a healthy lifestyle. Now my left knee is paying for it.
And now, onto book blurb business--
Here is the book cover and my blurb:
There’s Weird in That There Woman
Pauline had always been obsessed with Hitchcock. When she’d spy a flock of birds, she’d try to entice them into her house. On a vacation, she dreamed of scampering around on the faces of Mount Rushmore. She’d sing Que Sera Sera at the top of her lungs and imagine that just the sound of her voice would lead to a kidnapper being nabbed. And when she took a shower? Well, it was unbelievable what Pauline did in the privacy of her bathtub…
One evening while having her nightly glass of port in a local bar, Pauline met a portly man. A man with a huge second chin and an unusual voice. He was older. He was balding. But Pauline had a feeling he would be a perfect mate.
Will Pauline and Alvin find true love? Or will he decide Pauline’s psycho? (141 words)
(The title comes from a story about when Hitchcock met Mae West. She was wearing a gold lame' evening gown. Hitchcock--apparently quite a pig--was drooling over her curves and said, "There's hills in that there gold.")
And for Val and Pat and anyone else who cares to play along, here's the photo for next week.
* And if you loved the show Breaking Bad but have avoided Better Call Saul, watch it. Yes, it's far different than Breaking Bad but if you stick with it and your mouth doesn't gape open in amazement and make you say "OMG" when you see what happens in the last moment of the last episode, I will buy you a book of your choice (within reason). Or maybe I'll simply publicly admit that perhaps my taste is sometimes not as impeccable as I boast it is (since I might be unemployed next year).