A blog by suburban Chicago romance writer Nicki Elson. She shares her perspective on novel writing, marketing, and other random bits of a writer's life. Every post ends with a happily ever after.
A Chat with Lady Gallagher
The talented and wonderful Anne Gallagher has invited me over for an "Inside the Writer's Studio" sort of thing at her Piedmont Writer blog, so please stop over at Anne's if you have the time and join the discussion.
thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 Click image to watch thirtysomething opening theme If it was "A" day, I guess I'd call this one Angsty Adults. As barely twentysomething during the tenure of this late 80s TV show, I didn't really get what they were all whining about. Now that I'm a fortysomething...please God, let me be past all that. Quote: "I mean, Michael's cute and all, but how much fun can it be sitting at home watching him sulk night after night?" Trivia: This series was influenced by a 1983 movie that also featured an ensemble cast of baby boomer yuppies. What move was it? More info on thirtysomething and other 80s TV Shows
Just when I was in dire need of something to break me out of my funk and get revved up for the new year, along come Suze and M.Pax with an invitation to co-host a most excellent bloghop adventure! Enough looking back upon the past that was 2012, we're jumping forward to 2023. Your adventure instructions are here: You're up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven't brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking t he half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you ... from you. You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox -- sent from ten years in the future -- and it's filled with items you have sent yourself. What's in it? Totally fun, right? Sign up below and the
We lit exactly Sixteen Candles at my house on Friday, count 'em. SIXTEEN! So that got me thinking about the year I turned sixteen (cue the wavy lines) ~ ~ 1983 ~ ~ turns out we had some pretty good ideas that year, ideas with staying power: Motorola introduced the first commercially available cell phone (for the low, low price of $3,995) and Microsoft had a pivotal year, including the introduction of Microsoft Word and the mouse. Sixteen Candles wasn't released until 1984, but we had plenty of other future classics in theaters to keep us busy while we waited for it: 1983 Releases Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi War Games The Outsiders Vacation Trading Places Risky Business Terms of Endearment The Big Chill Cujo Mr. Mom Valley Girl Scarface A Christmas Story The Right Stuff My baby girl turning 16 has me thinking about driving too *gulp* so I leave you with this quote from one of my all time favorite deep thinkers: As