Friday, January 14, 2011

WTF: What the Friday?

I had a really clever idea to blog about this morning, but it was one of those ideas I had while I was driving, and it's gone now. Oh well!

I've been hanging in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit the past three days with my dad, who had open heart surgery on Weds.  He's doing much better, although in a lot of pain.  It's been hard to step into the role of caretaker with my parents.  It's probably much harder for them to let me be a caretaker, though.  My dad is doing much better today than yesterday.  He has a lot of pain, so I spend a lot of time pressing on his giant stuffed heart pillow to help him cough.  He had a really cute guy nurse yesterday, Mark.  I think Mark might moonlight as an Abercrombie model, but he didn't take his shirt off, so I can't be sure.

ANYWAY.  This morning C.J. Ellisson posted an edit of my NaNo excerpt on her blog, which is just totally cool of her.  I was very nervous about this, since it's like taking off my clothes in Time Square.  But she was very kind and gentle with me, and I am not ready to toss my laptop into the Ohio River just yet.  So please, go check out what she said, and let me know what you think!

C.J. wrote Vampire Vacation, which I have been reading with interest.  V. V. is an erotic UF, with a different type of voice than I am used to--but I like it!  She writes in first person present, something I am used to with Urban Fantasy, but not erotic stuff.  It works for me.  But I probably need to not be reading this while I'm at the hospital with Abercrombie Mark wandering around. 


  1. ha ha Mark could also moonlight as the next hero in your book.
    Tell your daddy dearest to hang in there and get well soon

  2. Hmm. Perhaps you could get Mark to take off his shirt, just for verification purposes? And maybe take a pic or two? ;)

    That big stuffed-heart pillow was a lifesaver for my father-in-law when he was recovering. Tell your dad it will get better. :)

  3. Glad to hear your dad is doing well! I'm sorry for the caretaker issues, my folks are the same age and I'm sure its on the agenda in the coming years for me as well.

    Love the side bits about Mark. And I agree with Linda, we need a pic. Even one with his nursing scrubs on will do ;-)

    Glad the edits helped and the site has had great traffic today, even if we didn't get many comments. Wishing you the best in the coming months - both in your writing and with your dad.


  4. Read your PiFF and I liked your story. I am a visionary reader, and well, I could easily imagine that whole scene. I hope you continue writing it and wish you the best of luck.

    I'm up next for C.J.'s PiFF, so I have read the last two with anticipation. She is so helpful and gentle in her edit ideas, and comments.

    Hope your dad is better real soon. And hope to see you on the published isle!

  5. Sorry to hear about your Dad.
    I'm on my way to CJ's blog!