Some of you may visit Reviews by JesseWave and have seen she's started an "advice to new authors" series. This week m/m romance author Ally Blue was first up and talked about being sure you know your characters. Somehow she got on a villain with a chia pet collection tangent and challenged someone to write about one. Then, Miss Smartypants Chris said one of the chia pets should be a shifter. Sigh. I never can resist a challenge. So, here you have .... Chia Pet Hell.
In case someone can't visualize Donovan, I found him on Tumblr today. Just imagine lighter eyes. Perfect.
It was a fun (and VERY UNIQUE) story! Way to rise to the challenge, Tam!
So, where DID you find that picture??
Google baby. It was perfect. LOL
Did you click on the link? I'm wondering if other people can see the text on pages 4-12 and only I can't. Technology is not my friend some days.
It looks weird onscreen, but fine when I downloaded the pdf.
I think I pissed my pants. Can't stop giggling.
I'll take that as a compliment KB. :-)
Oh well Chris, hopefully people will figure it out. I'll try it on Foxfire when I get home.
What. A. Hoot. So clever Tam!
I didn't have any problem with the link, and I didn't have to download the pdf, so maybe it depends on the browser or it's mac-related?
Thanks Wren. It's probably our network here.
OMG OMG OMG... *can't breathe* That was awesome! (Killing Michael Jackson was the kicker for me... sent the whole works spiraling into greatness!) a. maz. ing.
Killing Michael Jackson, O_O
Crap, I can't remember my scribd login password! Have to read it online. Is the first sentence "Xavier woke up to a pounding headache" or is that one on page 3?
Another jewel in your crown, Tam. OMFG. I swear, you are your own genre.
LOL! Awesome, Tam. :)
Lol, Tam. I had to Google chai pet as I'd never heard of the things before. Must be a N American thing :).
Fab story and I especially liked that he couldn't off Princess Di :).
Loved it, Tam - thankyou! (& I had to Google chai pet, too!)
You are a crazy woman Tam. You would win the writing contest hands down. :)
Tam, I am so jealous of your imagination! That was fabulous. It was the one spot of humor in my day from hell. Thanks for sharing it.
Tam, this is awesome! I started seriously snickering at this part:
Oh crap. BDSM? That was so not his thing. What had he done? What if he was in some guy’s dungeon? Oh god oh god oh god. Maybe he was a slave; he’d have to do weird shit like kneel at some guy’s feet all day naked."
and it just kept on getting better! Thanks for rising to the challenge!
Finally I get back on-line.
Thanks so much for the kind words Amy. I'm flattered.
That is the first sentence Janna. If for some reason you can't access it I can always send you the Word file.
The burning question though KZ is how to describe that genre. Weird shit? :-) Thanks hon.
Thanks Jen. Of course Princess Di is un-breakable. Could it be any other way?
Well Juniper, it seems that I not only entertained the masses but educated them too. I can't believe they don't have chia pets worldwide. Someone should get on that. :-)
Thanks Wave. The only way I can win is if the inspiration picture is something like a one legged midget riding a unicorn wearing a corset and stalkings. The weirder the better seems to be my genre. :-)
Glad I could brighten your day a bit Eyre. Testing sucking? Ugh.
Thanks Val. It was fun and it just started flowing once I got going, although working in a shifter was not as easy as Chris made it seem it would be. *squinty eyed glare her way* ;-)
Fabulous story. You'd definitely win Wave's contest. What an imagination you have. Are you sure you're not a world famous published author and this is just your fun online persona? I'm beginning to wonder about you. :D
Quite certain hon. Otherwise I'd be rolling in greenbacks. ;-) Or so I imagine. Thanks.
Fantastic story Tam! More, more, more!
Thanks so much Michelle. :-)
lolol Omg that was great! I didn't have any issue with the link - it worked fine for me. :)
I love how he lined Jackson up with Hitler - too funny!
Thanks Tracy. It seems to be working for me today. They said it's likely the firewall at work which made it look funny. Poor MJ. *shakes head*
I finally read it, Tam! Hilarious! Never princess Diana, lol! Xavier is really something! :)
Thanks Janna. Glad it worked for you.
Very funny and well written. Screaming like an 8 year old at a Justin Beiber concert killed me.
Thanks John. I couldn't resist a Bieber reference. :-)
LOL! I loved it.
Great story Tam! Does this stuff just magically form in your head, or do you have to work at it? LOL Thanks for the laugh :D
Thanks Miranda. Once I get an idea it just flows, I don't start with it all set in my brain, I just go until I reach the end.
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