Saturday, July 31, 2010

One For The Money!

I just found out they're making a movie of Janet Evanovich's "One For The Money" Yay! Katherine Heigle will play Stephanie Plum and Sherri Shepherd will play Lula. I saw the pictures on-line and the "movie" Stephanie looks exactly as I imagined she would. The picture I saw of Sherri as Lula is hysterically funny. Can you even imagine writing a series so terrific that the thought of bringing all those familiar characters to life on the big screen actually makes people happy?

Another book I'd like to see optioned is, "The Help" I loved the story and all the women in it, especially Minnie. I'm a sucker for a good "...woman overcomes adversity story." When I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it. So many books, so little time. Sigh

I'm about to enter "Listen and You Shall Hear" into the 2010 Marguerite McGlinn NATIONAL PRIZE FOR FICTION AWARD contest. I have to start somewhere and the Philadelphia Stories site is a very friendly place so, I might as well go there first. More info on that later.

Have to go write my 50 words for today.

Latah ~ Dianne

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The First Time I Stalked Someone

I pulled into the parking lot of the local Stop & Shop and began to make a list of the things I needed. Let's see; fat-free potato chips, Lite Chocolate Graham Crackers...My head jerked up as a fa
miliar figure passed in front of my car. It was a woman who looked exactly as I've wanted to look my whole life. I'd never actually seen her before, only a hundred times in my mind's eye.

Her legs were long and trim. Slim, but strong. Her arms were toned with the definition that comes only from a four-day-a-week gym habit. Her gorgeous, wispy, blond hair was swept up and caught in the back with a bone clip, leaving a few tendrils to frame her delicate face. She was wearing a summery, sleeveless dress of wash & wear linen in a shade of yellow resembling that of whipped butter and a pair of espadrilles with jute ties. A designer bag was casually slung over her shoulder and I couldn't stop looking at her.

I tossed my list onto the passenger seat, scrambled out of my car and into the store. I just wanted to get one more look. I couldn't seem to find her, anywhere. I must have looked like frantic mother searching for her child, and then it dawned on me - I was stalking this woman. I had to get a grip. What was going on here? Was I chopped liver, for crying out loud?

I turned the corner in the Whole Foods aisle and there she was. Hmm... there was Soy Milk in her cart, maybe I should try that. Oh, and tofu. Tofu? Maybe not. I don't want to look too good and chance being stalked. I'm much more comfortable being the stalker.

Latah' ~ Dianne