November 16, 2006

Survey: What Should I Do With My Life?

A. Concentrate on my children's book.
B. Prepare for the inevitable divorce proceedings, once my husband sees just how badly the murder mystery sucks.
C. Throw myself into my nonprofit work.
D. Try to get some short stories published.
E. Work on that memoir thingy.
F. Drink red wine, and eat salad made with butter lettuce.
G. Get a real job.

UPDATE: Alphabet now alphabetized.

Posted by Attila Girl at November 16, 2006 01:58 PM | TrackBack

Do everything you'd like to do; nothing you don't.

And don't forget love neutralizes a heck of a lot of 'suck'...Not that it does!!!
There isn't an author alive that doesn't hate what they have written--after reading/re-reading, writing/re-writing it a thousand times. It even worse when you have to edit the piece o' crap. Any wonder why 'they' drink?

Btw, 'C' is for AFTER you make it big....

Posted by: Darrell at November 16, 2006 09:13 PM

How can you go wrong with Red wine and salad.

Posted by: Chuck at November 16, 2006 10:26 PM

You forgot an option that requires lots of baby oil.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at November 17, 2006 03:37 AM

Ah, yes:

H. Take off my eye makeup.

I. Get an old-fashioned, 1970-style, carcinagenic tan, using no sunscreen whatsoever--only Johnson & Johnson.

(comment corrected to avoid confusion that occurred when it repeated some of the same letters in the post, leading to confusion)

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 17, 2006 12:26 PM

Arent' you supposed to be pillaging Europe?

Posted by: Colin MacDougall at November 17, 2006 05:14 PM

F. Definitely F.

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 17, 2006 07:55 PM

If you haven't already mastered it, you
could spend some time learning to
willfully direct your imagination. In a fun way.
Imagination doesn't like drudge work.

I gather, from reading your posts, that you have been
imagining that you were writing a dreadful book.
And you have been telling us, your imaginary friends, that
you were doing just that.
Now you have produced something and have pronounced it
dreadful. So, I conclude that you have produced what you

Why don't you practice imagining yourself producing
a good, entertaining book? Or having already produced it?
Did it change your life? Did it gather good reviews?
Did it make money?

I suggest you spend some time with it before you start writing again.


Posted by: Bob at November 17, 2006 08:20 PM

Huh. So you're not an eye makeup fan, DC?

Posted by: k at November 17, 2006 10:25 PM


Miss Attila!!! I think you need a break from writing. Girl, you didn't even get your ABC's right!!!

Posted by: k at November 17, 2006 10:26 PM

No, F from the list in the post:
F. Drink red wine, and eat salad made with butter lettuce.

Can't go wrong there.

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 17, 2006 10:52 PM

Do your Freudian slips dream in anagrams? A,B,C,D,E,F,E ? FEED Attila Bacon(Belgian) Croissants? Are you crying out for carbohydrates? Does your body need the taste of bacon? I never felt so helpless in all my life!!!

Posted by: Darrell at November 18, 2006 10:40 AM

Wow. Two sloppy posts in a row. You can tell I was in a hurry yesterday.

I am a good proofreader. Really. When I bother to do it.

Bob: I'm just trying to get people to buy my fake humility. The raw truth is just so unattractive: I secretly believe I'm God's gift to the English language. The reincarnation of Dorothy L. Sayers, but with a much better bod.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 18, 2006 09:24 PM

You know I love you for your fake humility, don't you?

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 18, 2006 10:10 PM


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