Monday, November 10, 2008

Sup-ah fly! And the winner of the Skinny Bones Book drawing

Congratulations to Adrienne! She is the Winner of the book drawing for Skinny Bones by Barbara Park. Adrienne, contact me at so we can work out the details.

My (jealous) wonderful critique group has brought to my attention that I have (a dreadfully boring life) a SUPER POWER. I guess it's due to (having nothing better to do at home than clean. 3 kids 2 dogs 1 cat, there's always something to clean! Yuck! But I love my kids so I'm not complaining) being whole heartedly devoted to my craft that I have been able to type with great agility and speed. It wasn't until NaNo WriMo that I realized (I had such a boring life and a need to take breaks from the bottomless pit of messes in the house) this Super-ability.

Well, no one with such powers should go without a name or a super costume! But what to call myself? What to wear? a leotard is out of the question. I'm far too mature to wear such a demeaning outfit. (i don't have the body for it.)

So what do you think? What is the perfect super hero name and what shall I wear?


kai said...


Very funny post! I found you over at NaNo and made you a buddy.

My brain is mush from writing. And my ideas are just as mushy. I'm thinking in keeping with your book title, Princess Literati might work. You can throw your tierra to smash fragmented sentences, your frog is your trusty sidekick, and the skirt of your dress not only hides body flaws but doubles as a parachute for when you must leap over tall battlements. Go get em Princess Literati!


C.R. Evers said...

LOL! That's good and very clever, It seems that your brain is nowhere close to mush. That's great! :0) And goes with my story theme too. Even better!

What's your NaNo user name so I can add you as a buddy too?

PJ Hoover said...

I think you should wear chain mail. Of course I just went to the Renaissance Festival today so maybe I'm partial!

C.R. Evers said...

OHhh! Chain mail! That is a nice touch. Maybe a Tiara with Chain mail. I think we're on to something here people! ;0)

Bish Denham said...

Your name is Typathia. You ride a magical chair which takes you wherever you want to go. You wear flowing robes to hide body bumps. Hidden up your sleeve is your trusty companion, Mousetta, the tailess mouse, who, at your command, instantly makes corrections to flawed manuscripts.

Mary Rand Hess said...

Dear WriterUltra,

I'm envious, too! I've never had the guts to do NaNo WriMo. Keep up the excellent work!!!


adrienne said...

Yay for me! And way to go you and your lightening swift typing fingers! You need gloves of snow to cool down those digits.

Thanks for the fun drawing :)

C.R. Evers said...

Bish, LOL, you're good at this! The chair, flowing robe and Mousetta are all a MUST have! :0)

thanks Mary! Love the Writer Ultra!

Congrats Adrienne! I'm adding the gloves to my costume straight away! :0)

Carrie Harris said...

Yes, but the chain mail needs to be made of discarded keyboard keys.

kai said...


You will end up a very unique super indeed! I love the chain mail made of discarded keys.

I'm just KaiStrand over at NaNo. This is my first year. I'll do anything once. I don't know if I'll do it again ;)


Rena said...

20,367 words? I feel like such a slug! Seriously woman, you've got happy fingers. Go Christy go! :)

Kelly said...

Ah, I have three children and two elderly dogs so I call myself the CEO of Piss, sh$#t, and puke in my house! You are flying with your Nano writing! Awesome! I am tired today due to the five beings mentioned above, so cannot add any cleverness to the Supahthang! :0)

sruble said...

OOooh, a writing superhero? COOL!

Fire Hands

Super Story Girl

The Amazing Christy

I hope someone has cooler names than I do. A superhero writer should have a great name.

As for the costume, how about PJs and tennis shoes?