Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Wit and Wisdom of Tanya Reimer

I've had the pleasure of knowing Tanya Reimer almost since I started blogging. Her posts are in a class of their own. Her blog is called Life's like that, which hints that the unexpected is usually what you get in life. Her blog touches on many subjects, but best of all, it does so with wit and wisdom. I think she should consider writing humor, because she definitely has a gift for it. One of the accomplishments she listed after winning an award was: "I wrote ten novels and I'm still happily married." How many of us can say that.

It's clear that Tanya has a high regard for her family, and her family has a high regard for her. She has given her children the gift of reading, and they wanted her to read to them something she wrote. "And so, I told my tale and this time--my family gave me a gift."

Tanya's the first to admit that she has a problem.

"I wrote my first draft about six months ago. (Gee when I write it like that, it comes off a little like an AA meeting introduction.-- Maybe I should start a blog for Writing Addicts.)"

"Yeah, I have a problem. I'm addicted to writing. It's not so funny, it took me a long time to admit that. I should sleep but it nags at me until I get up and satisfy the craving. The laundry needs to be folded, but honestly, can't we wear it out of the basket? I mean, come on! It's been sitting there so long it's already wrinkled!"

She believes she has special powers:

"In life, we deal with specialists all the time. Professionals. The guys and gals who KNOW their stuff. They come in handy for work, writing, even as a parent. Yet, five minutes with my very informed doctor makes me wonder if she knows I have magical kisses that heal boo boos. Because I really do--they even impress the hell out of me."

She's not only witty, she's also a philosopher.

"It's how we survive that matters in life, not what we know. Now go write about what little you know. It'll be fun to see how brilliant you can be."

Those are just a few of her gems. Please visit her blog (even if she already has hundreds of followers, what's a few hundred more?) Lifes like that. You might meet the unexpected that is also true.


Tanya Reimer said...

I cannot believe you wrote all those nice things about me. I sound so freaking incredibly cool! Like a blitzed up writer living the dream. Yeah!

You forgot to mention, that I do have the most rocking friends. (yeah you) I mean, I do, I really do!!!

Ah. You made my day.

vbtremper said...

Richard, you so completely captured the magic that is Tanya. Good on you, mate.

She is magical, talented, compassionate, funny and totally awesome. And so are you, for recognizing all of that and introducing your readers to her.


Fresh Garden said...

The person above (vbtremper) had said what I wanted to say... I'm speechless now... sometimes I'm a bit slow...

Jan Morrison said...

I like the sound of your friend - and what you say about her gives me lots of good info on you too!
I'm a mindmapping nut - see that is one of your interests - I have mindmapping as part of my first mystery. Yep.

Ann Best said...

This is a wonderful tribute to Tanya, Richard. I've already discovered how special she is. Now I just have to keep more in contact with her, and with everyone else I've met. So much has been going on for me this week that I've fallen now on my blog visiting.

But FINALLY my WordPress blog is DONE. My wonderful helper JUST got the Google Friend Connect on the right side of the blog, and underneath that is the Networked Blogs icon. It's interesting how she did it. They don't move as one scrolls down the screen. This is the only way she could do this unless I paid $200 for a stand alone blog. (And it works with the simple .com URL. My "signature" below takes you there. I hope you'll check it out. I'd like to know what you think!)

I see comments are coming through here to you. Are YOU able to make comments, or are you still having trouble?

Ann Best’s Blog

Ann Best said...

p.s. Tanya, you are every bit as wonderful as Richard says!

Tanya Reimer said...

Ah thanks guys *blusing* and I met so many new interesting writers this week. Wow.

Jan is right Richard, you were very creative in this post!

I do look forward to many more convesations with Ann, and her book is next on my list. So exciting. I'm just on pause in my reading, while I make magic on my next draft!!! AHA! I do have to make time for that!

Pk Hrezo said...

Yes, Tanya is lovely. Thanks for reminding me as I've not been by as often as I should! Boo on me.