Round Characters? Good. Round Authors? Not So Good.
Writers are supposed to create round characters but sometimes, in the process, other things get round too. (Butts, thighs… etc.)
What to do?
Back in 2002, I quit teaching to become a full-time writer and the pounds packed on. I’ve upped my running from two miles a day to four, and I’m counting every calorie. Recently I’ve been standing up at the kitchen counter writing because I’ve heard standing burns 33 more calories an hour than sitting. Also sitting is supposed to be terrible for your health, even if you exercise, and especially if you’re female.
Supposedly Ayelet Waldman uses a tread desk, but its pricey and since I can’t chew gum and walk at the same time, I'm not sure if could pull this off. What about you? Does writing make you gain weight? What did you do? How do you keep bloat at bay?
I’m loving the new blog I found Tribal Writer written Justine Lee Musk. Especially liked her post on the importance of being interesting.
Jane Porter. What can I say about this author? She’s cute and talented. She’s had one of her books made into a Lifetime movie (Flirting at Forty with Heather Locklear) And she’s also a sweetheart. Her latest novel is “She’s Gone Country” about a former Vogue model who trades Times Square for Texas.
According to the book there are five ways to go country:
Swap designer jeans for Wranglers
High heels for cowboy boots
A four-door for a pick-up
Dine on ribs and brisket
Spend the night two-stepping at a honky-tonk bar.
I’ll add my own: Shoot and cook possum. Soak in buttermilk. Kills the gamey taste.
(I’m from Georgia. When we go country, we really go country.)
I have an advanced reader copy of “She’s Gone Country: to give away. Here’s what you have to do to win. Tell me your favorite country song in the comments and I’ll pick one at random. I'll let you know the winner Sunday nite at six p.m eastern time. Mine is “Small Town Southern Man” by Alan Jackson.