Monday, October 14, 2013

Don't Tell Grandma

I was AFK this weekend, as we all drove down to my grandparents' house to meet up with my sister who was visiting from Seattle.  Let me tell you, a great time was had by all.  I haven't seen my sister since Christmas, so this was a happy homecoming.

But while we were at my grandparents', sitting around chit-chatting, my grandma came up to me and said, "I know about your books."

And for about a minute I was thinking, "Oh boy.  Is Grandma hitting that age where I have to worry about her memory?  She did send me that 'cute kitty' video link in an email twice."
I mean, of course she knows about my books.  She gets to read the freaking rough draft before anyone else does.

Then she smiled at me and winked and suddenly, I knew that she meant those books.  You know the ones that I'm talking about, right?
Oh yeah...

So it turns out that some BIGMOUTH in my family spilled the beans about my extracurricular writing activities.  That's right.  Someone told my grandma about the sexytime stories I made sure to write about under a whole different name so she would never ever find out.  And she found it highly amusing.

Ah well.  I guess we're never as sneaky as we think we are.  Either that or my family has the busiest grapevine on the planet.  (Probably true.)

So anyway, I didn't get my update in, so this will count as my ROW for Wed.

Thursday was a good day, but it was the only one.  I got about 3 hours of work done and a little more on Friday before I left.  So yay!  Been writing Zyander, because, well, his voice is the strongest in my head right now.  I've been listening to the audiobook (which BTW sounds AWESOME!) and it brought me back to all the emotional hardships that he's been through and how strong a leader it's made him.  Fun stuff.

So let's hope I get more done this week.
Happy Reading!


Unknown said...

Awwwwk-ward...Oh well, at least you don't have to hide it anymore. When I was reading this post I literally laughed out loud more than once. I could just see your sweet little grandma looking up at you through her glasses and giving you the knowing eyes with an added smirk that says, "I know all about your little secret, missy." What I can't imagine is why anyone would tell her. I mean, how do you even bring it up to a grandparent, "Oh, by the way Katie writes romance novels too." o.O

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

I would be embarrassed if one of my grandmothers found out about any erotica I wrote, but the other? I KNOW a lot of the stuff she used to read was just as racy (if not racier).

Thing is.. Seems most people know about sex, know family members have done it, yet don't want to know that part. What makes people only want to accept something when a stranger does it? :-D

Kate Copeseeley said...

@Young Crunchy: That's true, I don't have to hide it. But let me just say, I was mortified. Eesh.
@Eden: It's not full on erotica, just a romance with some sexy times, but still, when you're faced with the fact that your GRANDMA has read sex scenes that you've written, well, let's just say it's a mood killer. LOL