Good Morning, Folks.
If you hear any gnashing of teeth, don’t worry, that’s just me.
You see, it’s time for my Biannual What-To-Wear Challenge.
When you have kids approximately 2 years apart, 8th grade graduations, high school graduations, and college graduations come along at fairly regular intervals. And along with graduations comes the whole what-to-wear headache.
One of the many perks of being a writer is that there is no dress code.
I can wear blue jeans (my outfit of choice) every single day and no one cares because no one sees me. For that matter, I could wear this
and no one would even know!
(And I think I would look quite fetching.)
But on occasion it is necessary to go out in public, and that is where I run into trouble. Unfortunately blue jeans are not considered appropriate attire for graduations (why not? I ask!), and I have a graduation to attend… tomorrow! As I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to fashion and have the figure of a dumpling, I am faced with quite the challenge.
What to do?
Being resourceful, (but not in the sense of having financial resources or I would hire a personal shopper… or possibly a model to go in my place… :)) I decided to consult Google: “How to dress for your shape.”
Right away, I ran into problems. Hourglass, rectangle, diamond, apple…. Hmm…. no dumpling. What’s with that? My second shape choice, garden gnome, doesn’t show up either… I don’t look exactly like any of the choices they offer.
(Ah-ha-ha, my punster is showing… :))
Oh, well. Picking one that seemed somewhat close, I looked at the clothing suggestions.
A line? Wedge heels?
Balance? Elongate the torso?
Wrap tops? Belted jackets? Are they serious?
There is absolutely no hope.
So I will be going to the graduation in this:
(Feel free to share your fashion advice. I can use all the help I can get :))
Gosh! All that fashion anxiety is exhausting! I definitely need a little Something Chocolate! Let’s go traditional this morning and have chocolate-chip pancakes, shall we?
Ah! That’s better 🙂 Ready for Would You Read It?
Today’s pitch comes to us from Sian who says, “I live in San Jose California. I come from England and although I love the beaches and the weather over here my heart will always belong in my rainy but beautiful homeland. I’ve 2 kids – 6 and 4 and am a SAHM. In my life BC (before children) I was a primary (elementary) school teacher and I love everything to do with teaching (apart from the tedious paperwork – that I do not miss!). I have no publishing accolades to brag as I’m still at the very start of my writing ‘career’ (can I call it that??). I’m learning stuff every day.”
Working Title: The Word Thief
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Benedict’s an unusual Vampire. He likes nothing more than snacking on a tasty noun because Benedict eats words. He rampages through the city gobbling ‘words, whispers, songs and shouts’ until there are none left. A silent city is a soulless and very eerie place. Who can stop him? There may be something furry lurking in the sewer that has the answer….
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Sian is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the graduation, even though I can’t wear blue jeans 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! 🙂