Monday, November 1, 2010

Alive and Back!

I'm still alive and I cannot tell you how happy I am about that. The weekend was spent with a swollen teenager and a blender. Worry not people. I was making broccoli and fettuccine smoothies for the wee one. I wasn't mixing drinks or anything. Although, it could have made all the whining easily tolerable. Not being insensitive, but surprisingly enough, the wee one wasn't in all that much pain after having four wisdom teeth cut out. She was bored out of her mind and whining for a double cheeseburger. There are some things that I refuse to put into a blender. It's just not right. On a good note though, my husband and I carried out several acts of vengeance in return for all things stupid and vile she has done or has yet to do as a teenager. We ate Reese's peanut butter cups in front of her while listening to her mumble incoherent profanities. We'd ground her but we can't prove she actually cursed. Good times!
On another note, I was able to tear away from said blender long enough to work on my manuscript, which then made me want to add things to said blender and mumble incoherently along side of swollen teenager. This brings me to the days question. What do you do when a story seems to be getting bigger than your main characters? Do you know of a published book where the story was the main character? If so, did you enjoy it?


  1. I know I shouldn't laugh at her misfortune, but... no, that's hilarious, I'm not even going to pretend I'm not laughing!

    That's a really interesting question about a book where the story's the main character. I'm absolutely sure there must be plenty of examples. I'm giong to think about what I've read lately that might fit the bill.

  2. Having just commented on another blog about the Hunger Games, I'm going to have to say that story was the main character. Whenever I talk about it to someone who hasn't read it, I don't think I ever mention the characters, only the plot. Interesting question!

    And I hope the teenager is on to bigger and more solid things soon!

  3. I haven't read the Hunger Games but I have it listed on my to read list. That's very interesting. I'll have to get to it sooner than I was expecting. Thanks for the comments guys.

  4. Glad to hear all went well and teenager is recovering well.

    I would say the Looking Glass Wars series by Frank Beddor is one where the story is bigger than the characters. It's a twist on Alice in Wonderland, but it's the story line that is complex more than the characters (in my opinion anyway)

  5. LOL! You are so funny. Your comment on my blog made me chuckle so I popped on over... with all the NaNo mess I've been neglecting the blogoshpere. But I prefer 3am since the rest of the house is silent and I can get so much done.

    That's positively evil eating candy in front of her..... I LOVE it!!!! I'd do the same thing. LOL! I remember being miserable when I had mine out, butshe sounds like a trooper!

  6. Love your question about the story being bigger than the characters. I have no answer, but love the question. HA. sorry.

    I also loved your recounting of the teenager vs wisdom teeth. I was just told this morning that my middle child needs his pulled. Great.


  7. Margo, buy lots of apple sauce, yogurt, and pudding. Oh and candy for you:)


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