Good morning. Thanks to all of you who did my unofficial poll yesterday about whether I should make Tony cry in my current work in progress. The stats are (as of 7:16 pm last night)
Out of 20 women and 3 men --
Two men said yes, make him cry.
One man said no, don't do it in front of her, make him cry later after he thinks about it.
Two and a half women said make him cry.
Ten women said don't make him cry at all.
One half a woman said make him cry later.
Four women said make his eyes water and lip quiver.
Three women said to do what I think is best as the writer.
So...I will have to take another gander at the scene and see what I can do. Some of the women think he should 'rage at the machine' however, they are stuck in a 1966 Ford Shelby in the rain, so I can't really have him beating up anything. Hmmm....
But thank you for all your opinions.
On to other news, I have some new followers I'd like to give a warm Piedmont Writer welcome to: Creepy Query Girl, Jayne, Al, Courtney Barr, Courtney Reese, Amy Jo, Paul C. Meghan and Stina. The buffet is in the dining room, help yourself to breakfast, coffee, there should be some chocolate somewhere. The pool is open but bathing suits are required.
I'd also like to say, I'm coming up to 100 'friends' and I am deliriously tickled pink. I never in a bazillion years ever thought I'd reach this milestone and as it's coming on the heels of my birthday, it is the best birthday month of my life thus far. I would like to say I'm going to have a wild, wacky and fantastically fun contest, but I can't. I have no extra money for fun books or prizes, believe me I really wish I did. I have the best contest ever in my head. But maybe, just maybe, I'll hold onto the contest idea and do it again when I have the moolah.
I'd also like to say thank you to each and every one of you for hanging out with me in the blogsphere, it's a delight and a blessing that I can call each and every one of you my friend. And even though we've never met, I feel a bond with you for we are all on this glorious quest together. Other people in the real world may think we're crazy for having this dream but that's what makes you all so special. We're there for each other through the good, the bad and the ugly.
I so wish I could have you all over for dinner, a nice cook-out with steaks and chicken, salads of all kinds, lemonade and iced tea, a fire in the fire-pit and the twinkle lights on in the trees. If I were only a millionaire...