After two warm weekends in a row I have realized that it is going to be impossible to continue putting up stickies on Sundays, and so I’m going to try to put them up in the middle of the week instead. I’m also going to start posting more non-sticky posts, in an effort to keep this blog active during the awesome summer beach months when I usually let it sit and shrivel in the sun like a raisin. And next month, in support of Script Frenzy (although I will not be participating) I will be posting once a day with a writing meme that a friend of mine passed on. You’ll get to learn a little bit more about my stories and characters, and before that meme starts I plan on putting up a summary of each book (because I have not yet updated the website to show the three new books I have written). So keep your eyes out for those coming soon!
As for this week’s sticky – it’s rather exciting, isn’t it? It sounds kind of like falling in love. Unfortunately, Holly Thompson is no longer “in love” although she’s getting married. This is how she feels in the face of confrontation. When I first started writing Phooka Tales I was a lot like Holly in this matter. I didn’t like confrontation (I still don’t), I would get nervous at the thought of having to confront someone, and I usually let people walk all over me. Part of writing Phooka Tales was Holly and I learning together how to say “No”. And it worked. By the end of the book Holly’s firing people, and I have gotten much better at not letting people walk all over me too. But now that my attitude has changed, it’s hard to write Holly as a timid yes-girl, so I wrote this little sticky the other day to remind me how it feels to be so nervous of confrontation that you set yourself up for failure, and I’ll keep it around for all of Holly’s confrontational scenes.