Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sunday Salon: Infrequently Asked Questions
Q: Didn't there used to be a blog around here somewhere?"
A: Why yes! Here it is, welcome to Worducopia.
Q: What happened? Are you okay?
A: Yup. Doing fine!
A: Well, I'm trying to finish revisions on my novel, and it's slow going. I'm spending time with my kids, and I just started selling Mary Kay cosmetics (if you've met me in real life, I'm okay with the fact that you just cracked up). Also, I'm hooked on computer solitaire, so you know: that takes up a big chunk of my time.
Q: Read any good books lately?
A: Actually, yes! Thank you for asking. Right now I'm reading Siobhan Dowd's Bog Child. I love Irish fiction, especially with a focus on Northern Ireland, so this is right up my alley. I probably have about ten pages to go and I haven't picked it up all weekend. Not sure if I'm too busy, ambivalent about where the story is going, or just don't want it to end.
I also recently read The Magician's Assistant, by Ann Patchett, which I really enjoyed until the end. I kind of hated the end. This was a duplicate of my experience with Patchett's Bel Canto, so I think she and I just come from different perspectives when it comes to endings.
Q: So why didn't you review it?
A: I guess I just didn't feel like it?
Q: How do you expect to make it as a book blogger if you don't actually review any books?
A: *snort!* Ha ha ha! Thanks for the laugh.
Q: Okay, but if a blog sits in the blogosphere and nobody posts on it, is it still a blog?
A: Um... good point. I'm not really sure.
I'm not quite ready to throw in the towel yet, though. Still holding out hope that I'll figure out a way to stay immersed in real life, keep up my other writing, and keep Worducopia active. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by. Delighted to have you here!