So a few of my fellow mermaids and I swam out to a local watering hole for drinks an dinner. We each had steak. What you didn’t think mermaids were carnivores?
The conversation centered around our works in progress, books we were reading. RWA nationals and even the regular non-book related gossip. That’s when Mermaid Kerri (yes, I’m totally outing you here) starting telling stories about her mom, Cathi. This is the same Mermom who rearranged the Nora Roberts section at a local bookstore so all the books were in chronological order. She doesn’t understand why in the world anyone would ever read anything besides romance. She goes down to Walmart nearly every day and buys a romance novel. Quiet frankly, I feel like my life won’t be complete until I finally get to meet her in person.
And best of all, Mermom Cathi is one of Mermaid Kerri’s biggest supporters. I love that.
Writing is hard. It’s lonely. It’s frustrating as hell. But when it works … well, then it’s glorious. We all need our supporters to help us get past the crappy times. We all need a Mermom Cathi. If you have one, go give them a hug. Hell, give them two. Listening to a writer bitch and moan can be a real pain in the neck. 🙂
Because you may not have a Mermom Cathi at your disposal, here are a few writing quotes to give you a giggle, shake your head in agreement with and motivate you to write on.
Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure. – Oliver Herford
The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. – Mark Twain
I write to escape … to escape poverty. – Edgar Rice Burroughs
If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing. – Kingsley Amis quotes
It’s a damn good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check. – Erle Stanley Gardner
Writing is a lonely job, unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. – Emilio Estevez
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
And my favorite writing quote of all time:
Nothing is ever finished, you just run out of time. – Anonymous
#amwriting Word Metrics
Project: A Dry Creek Bed (sequel to Up a Dry Creek)
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2011
New Words Written: None – going through revision/edits. Ugh.
Present Total Word Count: Just shy of 60,000
18 thoughts on “Calling Mermom Cathi!”
Those are some nice quotes. I have a mermom and her name is Anna. She is, as Mermaid Kerri would say, “Awesomesauce!”
It’s with great honor that I accept the title of mermom. Thanks sweetie.
Gotta love those Mermoms!
OMG – my mom is gonna be sooooo excited to read this! I’m very excited because I’m going up to PA at the end of the week to see her. We have big plans to go shopping, watch movies and hop over to Walmart for more books! 😉
And this is why I love your mom. That sounds like the perfect weekend!
How sweet that you included me in your blog…of course, now I have to print it so I can show my friends!! (Much like I do with all of Kerri’s fabulous writings) Now I have to get Kerri’s room ready and go to the store and get all her favorite foods (and check out the new books!).
Here’s my mermom quote, “Don’t forget why you’re writing mermaids…it brings you joy and makes you happy!”
Happy day everyone!
PS Can’t wait to meet you too!
Hooray for Mermom Cathi!
Watch out when you do come to DC next, us mermaids are likely to kidnap you so we can keep you forever. Love the quote. Thanks Mermom Cathi!
You rock! 🙂
As someone who considers Mermom Cathi a part of her second family, I love this shout out. Keep up the writing because us readers are always looking for something glorious to get lost in.
So funny, D! D is another huge mermaid-supporter and my BFF. Smoochies!
Oh D, you already know I have a girl crush on you! 🙂
I love this post, Avery. It made me smile again and again — what a great way to start the week. And Mermom Cathi, I am so impressed and touched by your love for your daughter. Imagine what could get accomplished in this world, if we all had a supporter like you.
P.H. Dunn, you made my day! I love being Kerri’s mom. She makes life so interesting.
Well, I may try to get adopted after all of these years – Mermaid Cathi’s mom sounds like one I’d love to have in my corner. Unfortunately – Mermaid Daisy Mae (my mom) may be better suited as a shark. She won’t read anything I write because she’s fears I will be damned and she’s too busy praying for my soul. All because of my love for vampires…jeez…how silly is that?:)
I’ve met Merrmom Cathi and she is everything you think she is!!! Love you Mrs C!
I don’t have a mermom! Oh, wait – can Peter be a mermom? Hubby is a fabulous fan of everything I write.
Great post! I have but one question…where the hell was I? You guys got together and I missed it!?!
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