Welcome! I’m Amy Callahan, and today is the 1st anniversary of Molly’s Musings! Yes, it’s hard to believe that one short year ago, everyone in Bloggerland was introduced (rather scandalously, I might add) to myself, Gretchen McLaren, and Elicia Keller. Since Keri Patterson and Caitlyn McCarty weren’t present last year, I thought a few of us would get together, reminisce about the year, and introduce Keri and Cait to everyone. So sit back, drink some wine with us, and enjoy the party!
Amy: Wow…Molly sure wandered all over the place this past year, didn’t she? Music, rants, publishing info…
Gretchen (smiling): I noticed you got most of the attention, though.
Amy: I did, didn’t I? Just wait until it’s your turn.
Keri: My favorite post was when she talked about her Indy 500 memories.
Cait: You would! At least you got mentioned; my only mention has been a ‘where is she’ moment!
Amy: Give her time, give her time!
Keri: Did you know she cut out the first six chapters of my relationship with Kyle?
Gretchen: Yeah…I think she’s about to do some major surgery on my story as well. Did you hear we’re not classified as Romance, but Women’s Fiction?
Keri: Yeah; what’s up with that? Mine is all about romance!
Amy: Umm…hate to break this to you, Keri…you realize your book doesn’t end quite yet?
Keri: Yeah, so…that’s life!
Amy: If it’s not a HEA, then the romance readers don’t want to read it.
Keri: But I get my HEA later…
Amy: Doesn’t count. And don’t give away anything! You’re still being considered, remember?
Keri: Didn’t you hear I got rejected? (grumbling) Story of my life right now.
Gretchen: Aim…she was rejected in May! Where the hell have you been?
Amy (ducking): Sorry; I’d forgotten that. I’ve been doing signings with Molly all summer.
Keri: She’s suffering from heat exhaustion.
Cait: No, the attention has swelled her ego!
Amy: Actually, the last one was quite cold! (changes subject) My favorite posts were when she discussed her writing.
Gretchen: Did you see the ones where she talked about new characters? Did you know we’re not the only ones she writes about?
Keri: Yeah; some people named Angie, Brad, Emma, and Steve.
Cait: Don’t forget Tammy and Kevin! (fanning herself) I read part of that book and wow! Sex in every chapter!
Amy: Molly’s mom isn’t gonna be happy with her!
Gretchen: That’s why she invented another pen name. I don’t think Arbordale could take the heat!
Cait: I don’t know; it got rather steamy at times here! She just didn’t describe everything in ours.
Keri: You obviously haven’t read the shower scene in mine, or the Valentine’s Day date I had with Kyle.
Cait (rolling her eyes): I’m not even finished with the first chapter of Amy’s! You know I have better things to do with my time except read!
Amy: Okay; moving on. Caty, what was your favorite post?
Cait (impatiently): I haven’t checked my email for months and you ask if I read her blog? I liked the Christmas memories from last year, and when she talked about her devotions.
Gretchen: You haven’t read it since last year?
Cait: I told you; I have better things to do than to stay online all day.
Amy: Yet you knew about Tammy and Kevin…and your ‘where is she’ post.
Cait: That happened in the first week, and Tammy and Kevin were her NaNo project in November. I was reading it back then! I just decided to stop reading when she went into the boring, ‘I-am-a-mom’ stuff. I didn’t even enter her contest in February. Oh wait…I did…but it was another Caitlyn!
Gretchen: I enjoy her ‘Currently Reading’ sections. I’m loving some of those books myself!
Amy: Where does she find the time? She writes, she blogs, she does the Mommy thing, keeps up with the housework…whew! I’m worn out just thinking about it!
Gretchen: Same way you do. Scheduling. Letting things slide when you get ‘in the zone’. Oh, and I love her promotional ditties for her friends’ books!
Keri: Yeah; I enjoyed those too! Think anyone will ever make up one for us?
Gretchen (choking): Let’s hope they don’t base it on these discussions!