Thursday, September 3, 2009

Odds and Ends

In writing news... well, there isn't much right now. I think I'm done with my author bio. Thanks to all of you who gave me great feedback!

I'm still waiting on editor notes, but I've been writing on my new book some after a long summer break. I haven't updated the progress bar, but it's coming along pretty well and I'm excited about it. I do love writing. This past year I've done a lot of writing-related work: queries, agenting, researching, marketing... a lot other than writing. And it's good to get back to that, even if it's only a little.

As for the rest of my life - I've been fighting a migraine that just won't go away the last 24 hours, so I'm going to do the blog-lite version today and post one of my favorite youtube videos.

Last week I spent eight glorious days in Puerto Rico, where I discovered my high school Spanish was not what I thought it would be. You know, you can know important phrases like "where is the bathroom?" and "where is the beach" (all first-week Spanish class phrases, along with "can I sharpen my pencil" which, it turns out, is not so useful in a foreign country), BUT if you don't really know Spanish, you can't understand the answers!!

In any case, if you know a few phrases in Spanish, or even just a few words, the likelihood is you'll know some of this song. It's very short. It never fails to make me laugh.


  1. That's hilarious. My husband speaks fluent Spanish and tried to teach me when we visited his relatives in Peru. Did't work. Guess I have to really want it. Now there is some Spanish in the book I'm writing, so he gets to act as my translator.

  2. I took seven years and it mostly just got us rudimentary road sign translations and the ability to order combo meals by number in fast food restaurants!

    I'm not wired for languages, I don't think!

    How nice to have a translator, though! At least your book will be accurate!

  3. That reminds of the Flight of the Conchords song where they speak random french words in a very sexy voice.

  4. Did you actually post your bio? I wanted to see it. Maybe you can share it with us when you'd done, so we can see it before your book is unleashed upon the publishing world.

    That would be neat.

  5. Patti - so fun! thanks for the link!

    Christy - I didn't post it. Maybe I will next week. Once it's past my editor and she approves it, I'll definitely put it up somewhere. Thanks for being interested!