Thursday, January 21, 2010

Can this man teach me to be a top selling novelist?

This gentleman is leading a fiction writing seminar that I am going to this weekend. I'm scared of his black cat and I'm a little scared that he posed like that with his cat. Yet, I am mustering up all of my courage and heading over to a tiny library in Oconee County to have him bestow his wisdom upon me, whoever he is.

I'm doing this because I need some direction. My novel is half way finished and although I have the rest outlined, I am blocked. It's not flowing. I have 167 pages down and I'm so ready to get it finished.

Plus, my Mom offered to watch the kids and Roger has some work that he needs to do around the house and if I go to this thing then I get an afternoon to myself and I get out of a boring trip to Home Depot and the tedious task of home improvement.

Yeah, but I really do want to finish this novel.
So, Brian Jay Corrigan,

YOU BETTER BRING IT!!!

This is the part where I imagine that he raises his pen over his head and yells "Oh...I already done brought it!" and scares his black cat who then proceeds to jump, hiss, and attach himself to Mr. Corrigan's face. In a fit of panic, Mr. Corrigan stabs his cat in the eye with his pen mere moments before he slips in a pool of his own blood.

See, I'm already feeling more creative.

13 comments:

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Good luck! I hope it goes well! I hope in real life he uses a pen which actually holds ink, and doesn't require dipping every few minutes!

singedwingangel said...

Ooh have fun hun although your scenario is rather humorous but if that happened how would he teach you??

BigSis said...

Good luck!

I am reading a pretty funny book right now that you might like. It's "How I Became a Famous Novelist."

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Sounds great!! You will have a great time and learn so much!!

Moooooog35 said...

What's REALLY scary is that cat is actually where he refills his fountain pen.

I have the picture that he took 2 minutes after this one.

Freak.

Andrea said...

Have fun and let us know all the wonderful things he shares and the black cat, too!
andrea

VandyJ said...

They say writers need a muse, what he didn't tell you was the cat does all his writing. Let us know how it goes.

suzicate said...

WOW...the mere thought of the workshop is getting the creativity flowing!

VandyJ said...

P.S. I have a award for you over at my blog.

Existential Waitress said...

That sounds pretty cool - I hope you enjoy the seminar!

Erin said...

Have fun and let us know how it goes---and most of all, enjoy your afternoon off/alone!

p.s. saw your comment on SFTC about MTV's Real World---I couldn't agree more. We are addicted even after all these years. So glad I've figured out I'm not alone!!
;-)

June said...

I hope the weekend brings you a whole lot of great ideas!!

Tracie said...

No matter what happens you'll still be child free. Enjoy!