As usual, right? I’ll just use my FB statuses and augment as needed.
On meeting sekritboyfriend 2 (Dean Strang from “Making a Murderer” Saturday)
You know, here’s the thing: the first time I met #sekritboyfriend? 1 back in 2008, I did have a wee meltdown. Now, it’s just happy times but not melty times.
So, at least I know now that when meeting future #sekritboyfriends, first times are melty times. All the rest are cake. (I love that I can laugh at my 12 year old fangirl self. Otherwise, I’d be so so so embarrassed.)
It was an interesting and engaging discussion, they were candid and forthcoming about the case, answered a lot of questions and we had some good laughs. Funny to know that Dean had to sometimes restrain Jerry when the latter got into heavy “discussions” with Kratz. LOL #nerdfun #lawyerswithintegrityaremyjam
Augmentation: oh you guys, I totes embarrassed myself by blurting out “I just love you” to Dean. Like, my adult self was all “What are you saying?????” and my 12 year-old wanted to kiss his head like 47 times. Jeepers. Like I said, good thing I have a walloping sense of humor about myself; otherwise, I just wouldn’t bother going out of the house. (It was nice meeting him and Jerry. Admittedly, Jerry is the funner one, goofing with us on Twitter and all but there’s something about Dean I adore. He’s more my type, looks wise, so perhaps that’s part of it. Who knows?)
Oh! And how I got said backstage passes? Like I said, friends on the Twitters with Jerry and he messaged me and asked if I’d like backstage passes. Uh, yes??? He’s a sweetheart.
Oh! (part 2) one of the members of my entourage was the dude from Reddit who gave me a hard time about my woo abilities back a few months. Turns out, he’s really nice, apologized for said hard time and was actually pretty curious about things. A good time was had by all.
On becoming an author at some point in the nearish future
Book idea just showed up as Duty and I were talking. The Psychic Profiler series! (It’s a cozy mystery, fyi). It involves me (of course), and a wiener mobile, a portal in a neighbor’s garage, said neighbor (you all know who) and solving crimes no one else can. heheheh
Might have to add in special appearances by #sekritboyfriends 1&2!
I am so tickled by this! Even just planning it out makes me happy.
Augmentation: This showed up because every time I mentioned my profiling studies to Duty, I’d add “She’s a psychic profiler! Dun Dun Dun!” and then the proverbial light bulb went on over my head and a book appeared! This is the perfect genre for me: fiction, funny, not mired in forensic details but more about character development.
“The crime-solver in a cozy mystery is usually a woman who is an amateur sleuth. Almost always, she has a college degree, whether she is using it or not. Her education and life’s experiences have provided her with certain skills that she will utilize in order to solve all the crimes that are “thrown her way.” The cozy mystery heroine is usually a very intuitive, bright woman. The occupations of the amateur sleuths are very diverse: caterer, bed and breakfast owner, quilter, cat fancier/owner, nun, gardener, librarian, book store owner, herbalist, florist, dog trainer, homemaker, teacher, needlepoint store owner, etc. These are just a few examples of what the amateur sleuth does…. When she’s not solving crimes, that is!”
Me, right? LOL (well, a me that lives in my head!) I’ve got chapter one written and have to learn to take constructive criticism because Duty, who has never once read a cozy mystery, said it’s too short. Feh. Anyway, I’ll keep on going and, of course, circle back to edit. Perhaps Gal and Kwiz, who are very knowledgeable in said genre will give me honest feedback at some point?
That’s some of the big haps – still going to the gym and seeing my mother’s upper arms in the pictures with #sekritboyfriend2 gave me so much pause and reinforced my desire (which has shown up big time) to do something about this weight NOW because this is not where I want to be and how I wish to show up.
(Also, Duty’s doc suggested a heart-healthy low-carb, higher protein diet and he’s gonna hard core it and see how it changes his triglycerides so I’m all in not only to support him but for me. My body is happier when I am eating fewer carbs (my inner child is the one throwing tantrums) so I’m right beside him on this.)
More about coherence and other stuff soon. And it’s big big stuff so I’ll be back to share.
(Coherence as defined by the program I’m in is this: All of you pointed in the same direction. Meaning, no compartments, aligned and showing up as who you are in every space you’re in. This has been work I’ve been doing for years and it’s just coming together now. Life-changing. And scary.)
I’d love to read your mystery series! Thank you.