And when I say might need some work, what I mean is really needs a complete overhaul.
Maybe not so much my “About Me” page. I put legitimate effort into that. Not that I don’t put legitimate effort into everything (Okay. Most things. 95% or so of the time). But I sat and thought long and hard about my About Me page because, as much as I apparently like taking pictures of myself, I don’t actually like writing about myself. What I think needs work is the little subtitle under The Rambling Jour. The hot momma writing a novel thing. Which, catchy as it is, isn’t exactly accurate anymore.
I’m still hot, obviously.
But, said novel? Done! Edited countless times! Ready to be edited again! Why? Just because I’m an overachiever and a perfectionist. Yes. I’ve submitted the first fifty pages and a query to the agent from last Friday (squeal!). But as the 1960s philosophers Sonny and Cher sang, “The Beat Goes On.” La de da dee dee.
In a previous post, where I heavily debated log lines, I came up with this winner in a moment of sarcasm. It is, in all actuality, the TV Guide description of me:
Sassy southern gal changes her clothes a lot, flirts with any man in uniform who stands still long enough, and generally gets caught up in the war and Jeb Stuart.
That’s actually too many characters to fit in the subtitle space. I think.
So I Googled myself. Because really, when you need to know something, where do you turn? Google. And Wikipedia, but although I’m a huge fan of myself, I haven’t hit Wikipedia heights yet.
Anyway, so I turned to Google for some input. When I did a google image search of myself–Heather Hambel Curley–the following results popped up:
- Jeb Stuart
- John Bell Hood
- A surprised turtle
- Artillery pieces at Antietam
- The chocolate flan cake I made for Mother’s Day
- One actual picture of my face
When it comes down to it, I can honestly say that yes. I can find satisfaction in photographic association with Jeb Stuart, cupcakes, and surprised turtles.
This doesn’t in anyway help me write a new…whatever it is. Subtitle about myself? Caption? I mean, sure, I guess I could be all dull and boring. Something simple like, “historical fiction author.” But what part of this blog is even remotely dull and boring (the answer you’re looking for is the About My Photos page, but it’s dull and boring. And I don’t think people actually look at it)?
I’m at such a loss. Not even diet Mountain Dew is helping.
You know what’s going to happen. I’ve been sitting here staring at the computer for forty-five minutes and then I’m going to get up and go brush my teeth and BOOM. Caption.
Or, maybe I’ll just leave it as it is. I mean, after all, technically I am writing another novel. And guys, get this, I actually started an outline for it. I have no idea who I am, with this whole plotting-before-writing thing. I don’t do that. But I did! And I feel like it’s totally out of control!