Friday, June 04, 2010

Yes, I Did. No, I Didn't.



Earlier in the week, I had an idea for a light-hearted personal essay, so I drafted it, reworked it a couple of times, and finally sent it to my friend, Lori Hahnel, who kindly looked it over for me. Then, I submitted the essay to http://www.seniorwomen.com/ and the site's editor tells me it will be published sometime in next week or so. It's titled "Why Not Take The Slow Lane?" I'll add a link to the page here, when I have it, or you can look at my other essays, reviews and articles on the site by clicking on my name under authors. So, yes, I did make some headway this week.

On the other hand, no, I didn't get back to work on a different, and, goddess be with me, better Chapter One for the third draft of my novel. Instead, I've spent most of the latter part of this week working on various things that have an impact on the health of my friend, The Bear. Life has a habit of interfering with my plans and no doubt with yours too. In any event, things are almost sorted, so next week should offer me some more writing time.

Here's an almost pop culture question. Maybe I can think of a prize for the person who provides the most amusing answer, or answers.

What connects Eve Dallas, who is married to Rourke, and Tempe(erance) Brennan, who is not married to Ryan?



11 comments:

Danielle La Paglia said...

Congrats on the essay. Let us know when it's up. As for you question....I have no clue who any of those "people" are. :( Sorry.

Jessica Peter said...

Congrats on the essay! And I've also got no idea about the question.

Jan Markley said...

Congrats on the essay!

Lori Hahnel said...

Yay! Glad SWW sent you such a speedy acceptance. They should all be so quick. And nope, no idea who those people are.

An Again said...

Hmm...I read the first 3 Eve books and watch Tempe on T.V...which just doesn't equip me to answer the question.

mcinnesp said...

Congrats on another job well done, Diane!

As far as the question, you're going to have to fill us in :)

Falcata Times said...

Nope don't know the answer, best of wishes to The Bear though.

D. B. Reynolds said...

Congrats on the essay! And although I've read all of the Dallas books and watched the entire first season of Bones ... I have no idea!

Susan said...

Enjoyed reading your essay, Diane. Life in the slow lane is a good place to be, as those of us in the fast lane will attest. I look forward to some days in the slow lane in the next few weeks...

Angela Addams said...

Great essay!

Ken said...

Is it bad I didn't know who Eve Dallas was?