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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Good news anyone?

As a romance writer I think I might have a slightly skewed version of the world. In Ari-land everyone has a special someone, all bad guys are caught by the end of the book, and everyone has a happy ending. In general, I think I try to look at the world that way too. Sort of. I always expect a happy ending, and I really do think there is justice in the world.

Which is why I don't read the newspaper any more. Well, I do read the sports section still, but I go right by the front page without looking. It drives my husband insane that I refuse to keep up with world events, but they just depress me.

I know the popular theory is "If it bleeds it leads" but good Lord, how can you start the day hearing about political misdeeds, murders, terrorist activities etc.? I like to start my day with happy news. While hubby is upstairs watching some political talking heads, I'm downstairs with the girls watching Clifford. I may not know what's going on in the world, but I'm happier, hahaha.

I think that's why sales of romance novels are on the rise. Every day we're battered with death and deceit from all angles. You can't walk through the grocery store check out line without hearing about this superstar cheating on his wife, and that one going on a drug binge, etc. If you turn on the TV you get blasted with the latest world strife and mass murder. Is it any wonder that people want to read books about falling in love where everyone lives happily ever after?

I think I'll stick to watching PBS and reading my romance novels and leave "Current Events" to my husband.

Anyone want a ticket to Ari-land?


  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger Cheyenne McCray said…

    I'm there with you, Ari. I stopped watching or listening to the news because I couldn't handle it. Especially if something happens to a child. That will stay with me for days and day. So I'm in Chey land. :-) I don't even watch TV period. Just read romances instead! Then I get my happy ending. *g*

  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger Cheyenne McCray said…

    P.S. Come take a look at my Cowboy of the Week to fantaize about in Ari and Chey land. :-)

  • At 8:11 PM, Blogger Kate R said…

    I can't stop watching. I want to stop. I can't....
    I mememed you. tag I mean.

  • At 9:17 PM, Blogger Kris Starr said…

    I'm *so* with you, too, Ari. I rarely watch the news, myself. If Ari-land has Margaritas and that kick-ass nacho dip (and I'm willing to bet it does), I'm movin' in. Make room. ;)

  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger Beth Ciotta said…

    I'm with you! One ticket, please. :)

  • At 10:06 PM, Blogger Mary Stella said…

    I get to the point where I have to tune out the news. It's just too much ugliness and pain.

  • At 7:29 PM, Blogger Marjorie Jones said…

    Ari, I am SO there. Ari-Land sounds amazingly like Marjorie-land LOL!

    Can't wait to catch up with you at RT!


  • At 11:15 PM, Blogger Tina Gerow said…

    I think we're all on the same wavelength. Unless it's reported on the 30 minute news segment while I'm listening to Dave Pratt in the morning on KMLE on my way into the day job, I don't know about it. And I really like it that way :)


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