Monthly Archives: February 2012
Today is the official launch day of Bookended by Beauty Queens! I’m so excited to have a book to hold in my hands (every writers dream right?). This story was a long time coming and it will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but no book can be all things to all people.
Thank you to everyone who supported me though this entire process. All my Queens and Honorary Queens. You know who you are and you are the best!
Don’t miss you chance to win a copy of Bookended By Beauty Queens! Click the Link blow to enter!
(I still can’t believe this is real people!)
I’ve reached the point where I can no longer keep my book to myself. Next week it will be unleashed into the world for everyone to see. I’m not sure why that make me sick. Probably because I’m afraid that it will be the most hated book since [name your own hated book here].
There’s not getting around it and I just have to let it go to be loved or hated. Let the chips fall.
So I am putting out a call for reviewers to read my book. If you are a book blogger and would like to review Bookended By Beauty Queens, please let me know and we can make arrangements.
You can either post a comment on this post (please include your blog name and how to contact you) or you can email me victoriamarshalwriter (at) gmail dot com.
Thanks all for reading!
So one of my missions is to make people smile therefore I am prone to cracking jokes to lighten the moment. Unfortunately, some people find this very annoying. To them I say, “Sorry won’t be stopped.”
Recently I did my usual cracking of joke when a woman who was unrelated to the conversation blurted out, “Sarcasm is the sign of a weak intellect.”
Of course not to be outdone I shot back, “And bitchiness is the sign of a bankrupt soul.”
Did I do wrong? I think maybe I did. I’m snarky when under attack but this goes against my spread a smile mantra. She definitely wasn’t smiling.
She increased my stress level and I increased hers – where’s the win there?
I was reading in The Dragonfly Effect that watching a funny YouTube video can dramatically lower your stress level, so bankrupt-soul-lady if you’re out there the video below is for you. Watch it. Smile. Lower your blood pressure. I think the books said you have to watch for 5 minutes so watch it a few times.
Just Sayin’ – Sorry,
Kurt Vonnegut once said that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split. I believe this to be true and I think it applies to hating other types of art and artists for instance, Justin Bieber.
Yesterday at the store I passed a Justin Bieber display for some product he shills for and I heard a grown woman growl, “I hate him.”
I laughed and asked, “Why?”
“Because.” Was the only answer before she stalked off.
I don’t understand that passionate hate. If you don’t like the music - don’t listen. If you don’t like his hair cut - look away. If you don’t like a novel you’re reading – stop reading it. If a politician says something stupid on the news – switch them off! Just move on.
Actively hating anything is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Let me know how that works out for you.
This post could have been about many different subjects Glee, Lady Gaga, The Twilight Saga, so don’t get hung up on the Bieb. The point is that spending energy on the things you don’t like is a waste of your time and only hurts you.
Oh! And before you ask – yes, there is a Bieber song on my iPod and it’s not even close to the most embarrassing song on there. No, that honor is reserved for Maureen McGovern’s Morning After – Sorry Bieb!