Sunday, January 27, 2008

I am so over titles...

It's the one way we're elitist in our family. So you're broke, so you're a drunk. We don't care. You had just better not be stupid! -- My mother

Isn't that the best line? I'm kind of jealous I didn't crystallize that first. I guess she did teach me everything I know and those who are older ought to prefer the original manufacturer. Anyways...

I guess it must be cold because I've been operating under the illusion that settling down is what I suddenly must be doing with myself. Poor deluded woman who just wishes that there were someone else around to keep my feet warm at night and help me with all of the stuff that needs done during the day.

The reality is that I'm not too sure that settling down is in my nature. I'm not too sure I believe in it overmuch. This puts me in a pickle since I'm supposed to be starting a romance novel and from what I've read, it's sort of mandatory that the heroine ends up getting married.

But I don't think I'm capable of writing a book that concludes this way, even if the hero is broke, drunk and smart.

hmmmmmmm......

7 comments:

Pavel Chekov said...

There shouldn't be anything "mandatory" in writing. Blaze your own trail.

changapeluda said...

wanna hear one of the most fucked up but true things i ever did read and take in as truth???

the world does not revolve around romantic love

La Sirena said...

PC -- Well said! Thank you.

Changa -- I am 100% in agreement with that statement.

Meander said...

I think a good romance novel would be if the heroine rode off into the sunset with a bag full of money and a trail of satisfied lovers in her wake. Feel free to use that.

La Sirena said...

Good idea. Thanks!

Zoro said...

Jen - i swear by civil partnership whatever way it cuts, my wife is my companion and best friend (i can hear the intellectual sabres rattling already) - sorry to patronise, but all i can think to say is, follow your heart, not your head or anything that uses words like "should" and "ought".

Z.

swine said...

bukowski rocks.