Friday, March 12, 2010
I've kept no secrets around here about my love for music, but what I may not have told you about is my active involvement in the industry. Which of the following statements do you think is true? Answer correctly and your name will be entered into the drawing for the i-tunes gift card. #1: I was the lead singer and songwriter for a band my friends and I put together in high school. We called ourselves The Flying Penguins. (Lame, I know.) Our first paid gig was at an 18 and under club during our senior year. Everything that could go wrong that night did. I would give you all the details, but it would take you a week to read this post. Suffice it to say, no one ever hired us again, and we all went our separate ways. #2: I sang a little ditty for a local radio station commercial when I was in my early twenties. For two weeks straight, people asked me to sing it for them everywhere I went. After that, it was completely forgotten. My moment of fame was over, and I never sang professionally again. Okay, about yesterday's wedding ring scenarios... Apparently, my lying skills are regressing because most of you guessed correctly. My wedding ring wasn't stolen. I lost it. I wish the first scenario was true because then I'd have a wedding ring and a much happier ending. This brings me to an important point, though. As I near the end of my rewrites, I'm torn between two endings. The original one is the heart-warming, feel-good, happily-ever-after ending that teenage readers adore. The other is not so happy but more believable. My daughter is begging me for the happy ending, and she is a part of my target audience, but I'm more drawn to the other. Do I dare risk disappointing my readers? How important do you think a happy ending is compared to plausibility, especially in regards to teenage readers? I'll be back Monday to reveal the truth about today's statements and to announce the winner of the drawing. Be sure to leave a comment before noon on Sunday. Until then, have a great weekend with a very happy ending!