Friday, January 19, 2007

Be My Guest, Be My Guest...

"... put your writing to the test! Fill in for Mama P on weekends so that I can have a rest..."

Did ya'll sing along with the Beauty and the Beast song for that?

I have this grand idea to put some of you to work as a "guest author" once/week to get not only your writing exposed but give my readers a break from the Mama P litany of cooking, writing and toilet training quests... as exciting as that is.

The theme is going to be "People we love." You get to post a photo of someone past or present, deceased or alive, and give us a short bio of how they touched your lives. It could make for some interesting insight, don't you think?

San Fran KD, you're up. If you're interested in posting something about Catherine, this might be a good chance for you. If not, and you want to post about someone else, great. If you don't want to do that, well... I will put a post in your place about how we climb the path to success with ladders of rejection - rung by rung. But I know you'll say yes.

On another note, I just heard back from a third magazine today. Nothing earth shattering, but they're going to consider a quiz pitch I had and get back to me. I am thrilled to hear that many of you are following through on your hobbies, too. (Cecelia, I expect a cake shaped like a computer sent to me pronto.)

I am off to check on my kids who are watching "The Muppet Show". Not sure if they like it or not. Man, it's good, but so much slower than today's shows. Half the guests I've never heard of. (But it's better than watching Paris Hilton do a strip tease with Miss Piggy.)

Happy weekend, people.


Liza's Eyeview said...

Great idea! I'm looking forward to reading "People We Love" posts.

Pam said...

Yup, I sang along.
Will be watching for "People we love". Great idea.
Good luck with the magazine.

Mama P said...

Hi Liza - Glad you like the idea. You might get chosen for commenting. So there!

Pam - Maybe I'll pitch an idea one day to Health on ALS. Have you noticed a lot of articles about it out there? In print that is (I know there's quite a bit on the internet)

Liza's Eyeview said...

I'd be glad to, just tell me when :)

And good luck on the magazine gig (I meant to write this earlier but had to log our quickly). The editor would be foolish not to hire you. You're article would be a clever addition to their mag, I'm sure. Keep us posted.