I have a motherly soul. It comes from being the oldest and the only girl. Growing up, I mothered my brothers to within an inch of their lives, and I still do now that they're adults. Poor guys. I tend to want to "fix" things and so people call me for advice and I'm happy to give it. LOL
But I realized this week that sometimes I've taken it too far. I've totally traumatized Diann. She was giving Lonestar Secrets a quick read-through before I sent it to my editors. The next thing I know, Diann is on the phone demanding to know what is wrong with me. I've put Shannon in a BEIGE dress. I don't let anyone wear beige or brown, she says. I then have to explain that Shannon is a SPRING. She can wear creamy tones. She would look terrific in camel. And then here we are talking about Shannon as if she actually exists. Writers are just plain weird and I can't blame this on the Lyrica. LOL
But here's how the traumatizing happened. We were at conference. She'd bought a new pantsuit and it was BROWN. The worst possible color for a Winter. Now mind you, I'd told her before she shouldn't wear brown and she goes out and buys a brown pantsuit because it was on sale and she liked it. Hello? Did you see what it does to your skin, I asked. Then I'm speaking at a conference a bit later in the day, and she walks in the back after I've started. I think I'm talking about my writing critique buddies and I say something like, "Diann Hunt just came in the back. She's the one wearing brown which isn't a good color for a Winter." I have NEVER lived this down. And let me just say that it took me actually draping her and Denise to prove to Di that she shouldn't wear brown. She thought since she had brown hair and eyes that meant she should wear brown.
And speaking of weddings, did you see the news this morning about the millionaire guy who is actually at the altar ready to repeat his vows and says "I'm sorry, I can't do this," And he vamooses. I could have told that girl she'd jinxed her own wedding by wearing the wrong color. She wore a red wedding dress and it was a deep red--not a blond's color. LOL