LOL - I always procrastinate on re-writes. I have....
Posted by Bethany in PA on 6/15/2018, 10:02 am, in reply to "Re: You're welcome and thank you for...."
my next novel sitting in the rewrite folder and it's been there since last week. If I hope to have a prayer of getting this thing out at the end of August, I need to get moving. |
I had no idea you were a writer as well. Very cool and always great to meet another writer.
I spent seventeen years in TV, first as an associate producer, then director, and finally as executive producer before I burned out, as the business typically does to most people. Those who last more than 20 years are rare and usually either have given up a lot or have an addiction. I didn't want to be one of those.
I worked for a local PBS station, but on the national level (PBS is really screwy that way) producing their children's news show at first (it was also international), then a few documentaries, and finally, when things began to shift, a game show for 100+ local high schools across the state of PA. At the end of the show's seventh (and next to last) season? I was done. I had my awards, in particular my Emmy, which, selfish and ego-driven as this sounds, was what I set out to achieve right out of college and I had proven my point that a girl from small-town, middle of central PA who didn't necessarily want to be the homecomming queen, could do just fine in the real world.
After I left TV and the 70+ hour weeks behind, I took some time to learn new things, including how to make jewelry, which I do in my spare time, and then I decided to take another chance and pursue my real dream which was becoming a romance author.
So that's part of the reason why, when someone says they "know everything" about Barbie, I laugh. People can know a lot about something. When I was in TV, I was considered one of the top experts in my niche market and I knew a great deal about that market. But I didn't know everything. I wasn't even close.
Barbie is approaching a 60 year history that we only know a small bit of. Even the Mattel designers like Bill Greening, who know a lot, don't know everything. So I take what I learned in TV and apply it to Barbie in my research because convention items, including things like table centerpieces, have barely been documented. I like to do what I can. Just because they didn't come direct from the Mattel factory, they're still important, at least imo.
Dear Bethany, I don't know if it leaches out though, another of my personae's is I write big monster, Historical Fiction, (not romance). Though not published, I still have rewrites to do on the first one, but have sequels 2-3 fleshed out by at least half. And, you are right---if we don't 'testify' to the minutiae, as well as important things, they will be lost.
Since I started looking for certain outfits, I'm overwhelmed by the amount of Barbie, clones, and special issues by specific stores that is out there. How can anyone know it all. I sit with pieces with labels, and can't find them, lol.
And TV....omg, what did you do---with/in TV? LOL
I read your posts and often clip a bit and throw them in my research file, for reference. So, yes I do read them---lol, since I'm procrastinating on that final rewrite, LOL.