Friday, July 11, 2014

Random Thoughts

  1. My youngest brother turned 20, and I'm not sure how I feel about that yet. I'm not in the "he'll always be a baby to me" camp, but it does seem odd that my entire set of seven siblings are all grown-up and moved away from home. 
  2. Writing a query is hard. Rejection is harder. Close rejections--"you have talent," "your story was compelling," "I just didn't fall in love with it,"--are hardest.
  3. There is no reason why the Hero cannot be a girl. But I'm not going to go all radical and say that the Hero must be a girl or I'll stop playing video games. If the story is good, who cares what gender the character is? 
  4. Along those lines, however, if you're toting your characters as hugely customizable, don't ignore half the human race, mkay?
  5. A sex positive environment is important. And it's sadly lacking, especially here in Utah. 
  6. Sushi is the greatest food in the world. I could eat it every day. I like savory more than sweet.
  7. It's okay to be a little self-sacrificing for others' happiness, so long as it's not at the complete destruction of your own.
  8. People who walk into the library expect shelvers to be well-read librarians. I can tell you that Shakespeare is in 822.33 and that Jane Yolen has some cute books about Dinosaurs, but I cannot tell you what grade level that book you're holding is and if it would be good for your smart six-year-old. I'm not that educated.
  9. Along those lines, I'm a picky reader and I spend more time on video games, writing, and painting than reading, so I can't tell you if Janet Evanovich or Nora Roberts or Nicholas Sparks are good or not, just that they're popular.
  10. Diabetes is not the worst thing for a cat. I've heard a lot of people say it might be time to let Luna go, but if I had to choose between getting pricked twice a day to have lots of energy, and death, I'm pretty darn sure I'd take the insulin.
  11. People don't read. If you say, "The expansions aren't finished yet," they say, "Expansions! How come my copy isn't here yet?" 

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