Yep. After a month solid at the computer, this is me. Except for the cigarette. Oh, and the fuscia. Plus, her desk is way too neat. But nothing fits me anymore. I can’t zip my jeans. I have several king-sized M&M peanuts wrappers in the trash can next to my desk. And I’m grappling with one thorny plot problem that I thought would go away by now. It’s the kind of problem that, each time you encounter it in the manuscript, you write something like figure out later. Well, later is now. And the only solution I could come up with was M&M’s.
Taking a good look at myself in the above picture led me to check out a couple of blogs online that might inspire me. I went to the blog of a friend, Carole, whom I met through an online arthritis support group. Carole blows my mind! She’s lost 100 pounds, all on her own, with no lame excuses such as “I’ve been working hard so I deserve M&M peanuts.” She has such a positive attitude. I have to hang out on her blog more often. Then, to waste a little more time while I tried to solve my plot problem, I checked out blogs that mentioned Weight Watchers, and came across this one, only to discover she’s one of my readers! What a treat for me. Anne, this particular blogger, is a little more like me in the will power department than Carole, but I still plan to spend some time at her blog, because I like her writing style, as well as her taste in books. 🙂
Okay, enough gabbing for now. Back to Google, which I’m hoping will solve my thorny plot problem if only I dig deep enough.
It’s almost spring, y’all!