I couldn't resist posting a picture of the guy who won Kept. For those people who have more important things to do like reading, having a life, writing, Kept was a show on VH-1, where Jerry Hall, ex-wife of Mick Jagger, got to choose among 12 American men to see who would be her Kept man. The winner receives $100,000, a luxury Penthouse, a great car, and just has to be Jerry's walker I'm guessing for a year. No, not her toy boy or her gigolo, just take her to events, parties, so she doesn't have to show up alone.
Seth, the winner, is a 34 unemployed guy who was living on his parents charity until he ended up being recruited to do this show. During the 10 episodes, he was nothing more than just himself, he made Jerry laugh, he called women broads, admitted that he knew nothing about culture (he'd never seen a play), he drank too much, was adolescent, in short he acted like a rock star. Jerry admitted that she had an attraction to bad boys and that's why she chose Seth.
I have to say after all the bashing that RWA has come in for over the past week, the way the chicklit chapter and other members have come together to support Marianne Mancusi is nothing short of heart-warming and touching. It makes me proud to be a member of RWA, despite all it's flaws.
I have some good news for a change. I came home last night to find a letter from an agent requesting my full manuscript. Granted it was addressed to 'Dear Author' but it was a full request so I'm not knocking it.
After losing my job, I had an interview for another one with the same company which I think in the long run will suit me better, so things are looking up on the home front.
I'm also kind of excited about the innovations that they've added to Harlequin's Blaze. They've shifted the emphasis from the sexual relationship, to emphasize the romantic relationship, and they're looking for more chick-lit voices in the line, as well as experimenting with some paranormal and time travel elements. Apparently they're looking for a great Vampire novel, so if anyone out there who likes the novels of Angela Knight, wants to try a Vampire Blaze, they're looking for it.
Now, I have to get cracking. I have some more revisions to make before I mail in my manuscript.
Have a good weekend and stay cool!