I Had An Epiphany…And It Involved Chili And Triple X

I had an epiphany today.

Over chili.

It was lunchtime and Hubby was out with the boys.  He called for our order and as usual, came home with way more than I’d asked for, including a cup of chili.

I wrinkled my nose.  “Chili?  Why?”

He looked surprised.  “You love chili, so I wanted to get something that would make you happy.”

I groaned.  “Yeah, but I ate so much yesterday and I feel so bloated and…”  You know, blah, blah, blah.

That’s when he got annoyed.

“You know, I always try to do nice things for you even when you bitch and complain.  Would you even think about getting me a new flavor of Vitamin Water if you saw it, just because you know how much I love it?”

Hmmm, maybe, maybe not.  He’s very committed to XXX.  By the way, that’s a FLAVOR, not a really perverted type of porn.

And then it dawned on me.  I’m like the annoying and self-absorbed heroines in romance novels.  The ones who never recognize the sweetness and sincerity in their hero’s actions and get caught up in their own hang-ups that they can’t see beyond their noses.

Ugh.

I can’t stand those girls.  They grate on my nerves.  I always wonder why the guys fall all over themselves to change the girls’ views of them.  WHY???  Because that’s our fantasy!  To have men who enable us to be bitchy and illogical and unreasonable and overly emotional…BUT LOVE US AND ACCEPT US ANYWAY!

Well, okay, I’m generalizing here.  But it sure works for me!

 

The $25 Thumbnail…Pretty Cheap For Soft-Core

I’m OBSESSED with creating images for Unlikely Venture.  Gotta love the digital age!  One of my fabulous author friends (who is on the best-seller list for New Adult Contemporary on Amazon UK!!) sent me something she put together for one of her books and I decided I needed to create one for mine.  So the search began.  Here’s what I found out.  Images are ridiculously PRICEY!!!  I bought what is basically a THUMBNAIL for $25!  

So many sites have cheesy images that I wouldn’t doctor and post if someone paid ME.  Then there are others that are borderline porn…need to steer clear of THAT as it’s not exactly my genre.

I think I struck a happy balance with this one, although Hubby doesn’t understand why I’m so impressed with my efforts.  “You put some text on a PICTURE for crying out loud!”

Yeah, but I did it MYSELF…and it’s for MY BOOK.  =)

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