You know how I am OBSESSED with Stephen King? I’ve read all his books, have most of them in hardback, and will forever be indebted to my sister for finding this treasure at her local Goodwill. (They know her by name, by the way.)
I’m always flitting around bloggyland, dropping comments about how I am either Steve King’s wife, lover, or biggest fan, and comments along those lines. Remember? (Kathy Bates did a lovely job portraying me- although I am a bit funnier in real life.)
Here’s an email I received last night. Honestly, I laughed out LOUD after this one.
Vodkamom: I saw a comment you left on Kate's blog and assumed your husband is Stephen King. Forgive me if I have made the wrong assumption but if not I am reading - for the second time - his great book On Writing and wondered if I could quote what he says on page 326/327 on my blog …….
Um, well, I’m not REALLY his wife, and if Tabitha sees that she MIGHT get the wrong idea. However, this email was MUCH more fun to read than that other one, and I thank you, Mr. Jones.
It appears that another “contest” kind of thing occurring in bloggyville. I TRY to avoid situations that might bring out the worst in me, but what the heck. I am honored to be included with amazing writers and people, and am thankful that anyone notices me. (And, as I heard on the radio, I have kids- that means I have no pride.)
First, I want to THANK all of the people that I paid, bribed, and blackmailed into voting for me over at Blogg’er Choice. I am HONORED that out of all those blogs, I ended up an amazing THIRD PLACE. Holy Cow!
And now, for this “contest”, I ask only this. I don’t want you voting JUST because you’re related to me, or because you feel SORRY for me (you know, having to live with Bitchy and Sassy and Tightwad…) or because I might promise you untold riches, alcohol, money or treats.
I only want to encourage you to vote if you have enjoyed my writing.
Because, at the end of the day, THAT is why I am here. It’s all about the writing, and the fact that my brain, my heart and my soul insist that I keep doing it.
The ball’s in your court. You may return the serve, or move on. It’s all good either way.