Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday: Love Is In The Air... for the most part

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.

(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 23:

Love vs. Not Love

I'm currently reading the Whitney Award finalists in the Romance category! Did I ever mention that I love reading a good romance?

Not Love:
There's been a nasty cold/flu/annoying illness going around and I have had it twice. Dumb.

Courting Miss Lancaster's release date is less than 3 weeks away!!

Not Love:
I had a run-in at the grocery store with quite possibly the rudest person who ever lived. I made the apparently unforgiveable error of placing a 3-ring binder on the conveyor belt before she had placed her Valentine's card on the conveyor belt and as a result had the dubious pleasure of being informed I needed to "pay attention" and that I was an "idiot" (among other things). Thank you, Rudest Lady in the World, for inspiring my next villain!

My mother sent me this valentine:

It opens up into a poster. I laughed hysterically. Hey, did you know that I know those guys? Check out their INFF interviews: Edward and Jacob

There are more than 45 entries in February's drawing. Oh yea. I'm feeling the love!

So, Love beats out Not Love on this the Wednesday before the Sunday of Love!

Be sure to stop by on Friday for a very special Valentine's Day themed INFF. (And don't forget to enter February's giveaway--the winner walks away with a free autographed copy of "Courting Miss Lancaster"!!!)

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Amie said...

The chocolates arrived and we LOVED them. We are going to stop by next time we are in Arizona!

I am nervous about going to the grocery store now. I will make sure I pay attention. Thanks for the fun post.

Sarah M Eden said...

Cerretas is definitely one thing I miss about Arizona. You should definitely stop by.

And, yea, apparently grocery shopping is now a very dangerous thing to do!

Rebecca Irvine said...

Love: This post, especially your mom's card to you.

Not Love: getting out of bed while it is still dark outside so I can get my exercising in for the day.

Tanja said...

Not love-exercising before the sun is up.

Love-a new book with that wonderful new book smell and the hope that it will surprise me.

Not Love- my kids dumping their breakfast on my books.

Love- that I am going to arizona soon.

Not Love- the cold weather that refuses to let the ground dry and the mud to go away.

Love-angry grocery store people. They only make me laugh and provide a wonderful opportunity for me to blame them for my bad mood.

Not Love- being an angry grocery store person. I much prefer being happy.

Amie said...

If I am going to be in any line, I want Tanja to be with me. I still laugh when I think about being in line for New Moon movie. Do you think there will be line when we go Monday morning to pick up SME book?

Valerie Ipson said...

Thanks for the laugh!

Krista said...

I've said this before, but you crack me up! I hope you find this a good thing, but I had never heard of you before I started following your blog, and because of who you are with this blog, there is no way I am not reading your book!
Sorry about the angry grocery store person. Yuck. Do put her in a novel.

Sarah M Eden said...

The irony, Krista, is that I could recreate our "conversation" word for word--authors have a thing for remembering details (at least this author does)--and I have a feeling if I put it in a book critics would slam me for being "over the top" or "unrealistic" in making the person seem rude. Yes, it was that unbelievably nuts!! I'm convinced the lady had escaped some kind of institution.

mormonhermitmom said...

Love - the chocolate my husband gave me yesterday

Not love - I caved and ate the whole box. Sigh.

Tanja said...

Don't worry Amie- if there is a line for Courting Miss Lancaster we will be in the front. Oh how I love being first. Sarah I wish you had said to the lady (in your best Nacho Libre voice) "Eeaassy lady." Just thinking about that makes me laugh. Can you imagine what her face would have looked like if you said that to her?

Sarah M Eden said...

Oh, Tanja, SOOOOOOOOO many comments came to mind while I was standing there being verbally assaulted. I literally was biting my lips closed to keep from saying anything. She was irate and, let's face it, unbalanced enough that I didn't dare risk getting slugged or shot or something by further antagonizing her.
But I am still laughing at the irony of her being in line to purchase a valentine's card--she wasn't precisely the loving sort of person.
Perhaps when she makes a guest appearance in a future novel, I'll allow her "victim" to use a few of the responses I felt forced to keep to myself!!!

Tanja said...

It must be nice to be able to create a "villian" in a book in order to give your tongue lashings a voice.
In all honesty, I probably would not have said anything, but I would have laughed at her. I have this terrible habit (maybe a defense mechanism) of laughing at inappropriate times. This tends to make others more mad than if I had yelled back at them. So pretty much I have a high chance of getting punched some day.

Melanie J said...

Okay, this is why I'm dangerous in public. You blogged about the mean grocery store lady and it was a fairly matter of fact description of how it all went down. My blog post after such an event would also include incidents of hair pulling and verbal evisceration because I have anger management issues when people are rude. I'm sure my response totally helps them see the light. Not.

Sarah M Eden said...

Well, Melanie, my silence-while-being-assaulted was more the result of my deep desire to not get the snot kicked out of me by crazy people than a reflection of my peaceable-mindedness. I assure you I wanted to kick the lady's chicken, I forced myself not to.

Jewel said...

I love that the angry grocery lady has gotten more comments than the rest of the post put together. I hope she's proud of herself (you know, if she ever finds her way to your blog).
I have a few suggestions for villians, as well...go ahead and ask me any time you need inspiration. :)
(by the way, the tag I have to write today says "undie." I think that's funny, hence the fact that I told you about it.)


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