Thursday, January 11, 2007

Running Around in a Tank Top Without Shaving

Yes, I did that today. I thought I was okay but after my workout, I realized I'd been flashing armpit hair!

But you know what? I'm cool with it. Anyone who has read my books has looked into my heart and soul. Yes, I may disguise certain people, events and even myself, but publishing my fiction is a bit like running around in a tank top without having shaved. If I didn't bare it all, if I try to be dishonest, than the stories wouldn't be compelling and you'd get bored and never remember a word I had written after you finished the book.

However, rest assured that when I came home from the gym and showered, I made sure to take care of business.


Bethany Hiitola said...

Poor Mary! Poor Julia!

But who can blame either of you... you are a parent of one, she has twins!

We all forget from time to time. Honestly.

Louise said...

LOL. We've all done it.

Weez :)

Pam Skochinski said...

Yep. . . as a mom to a teen and two preschoolers, there are days when I'm lucky to fit in a quick shower, let along "take care of business".

Whoever said that writing is like opening a vein is right. . . you gotta write from the heart or it just doesn't sound right.

Michele said...

LOL! Okay, gotta admit that the Julia photo surprised me, but...yep, we've all done it.

And I love your analogy of comparing the hairy situation to writing, Mary--perfect. :-)


Dana Diamond said...

I love it! You know me and my tank tops...

And I love this notion of letting it all hang out. Like that quote you introduced me to from Trump: "Go big or go home."

:) d