Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wow! What a lovely surprise! Dianna at Night Owl Romance reviewed Magnolia and gave it 5/5 and a Reviewer Top Pick. If you'd like to read the review check it out by clicking on the NOR icon above. It was very nice to read pretty things about my book! Thank you Dianna and Night Owl Romance.
Anne Boling at Review Your Book also reviewed Magnolia and gave it a 5 stars! Thank you Anne and Review Your Book. If you'd like to read the complete review, click on the link!
As many of you who read blogs regularly know, a lot of the blogs are set with a word verification facility so that you must type these weird letter combinations before your comment is accepted.
Now most of my friends know that I'm a strange bird, maybe you could even say I'm a crack pot, but since I'm basically harmless, they put up with me. So it seems to me that all these "one-use" words are being wasted. After all, it's a lot harder to make up a word than you might think. I know, as my Mystic Valley glossary has four pages of made up words.
So I started collecting the ones that looked interesting. I have several pages of them now. And I've come up with a use for them. One of my characters uses them for swear words because she's trying not to swear. After all, when you smash your thumb with a hammer, you need a nice satisfying word to say instead of "Oh, darn!" So that's what I'm using my list for.
Some of the best ones almost sound like real words... unnessu, evervit, skegalio, iressnit... Can't you just hear it now? "Skegalio! Aminedeb! Badsalk!" Satisfying without messing with the little ones' ears.
The catch for my character is that she can't use the word more than once so she carries around a list and crosses off the word when she uses it. I'm running out of suitable words. So if you come across a particularly appropriate one, send it along. I'll keep track. Who knows? Maybe you'll end up in the book? Aescomic!