Monday, August 23, 2010

Taylor Swift, Tag Lines and Talking About New Friends

Lindi here.

I know the title is crazy, but hopefully the post will make some sense. We're going to start off with Taylor Swift. (We're going to end with her, too!) I was watching an awards show one night and she won an award. She said something along the lines of "Thanks for letting me publish my diary." Those are NOT her actual words. But you get the gist. She put her heart, her inner most ideas and thoughts in lyrics to songs. At the time I didn't really think that much about what she said. I hadn't heard very many of her songs. But my daughter recently left the Taylor CD Fearless in my car. I have a long drive to work and decided to listen to it.

And she did--put her heart out there. Her songs are real. They are about real feelings, real hurts, real joys, everything that's happening when you are her age. So I give Taylor kudos--for letting the world "see" her. (And never mind it's worked pretty well for her!)

Which leads me into, well, which comes first the tag line or the friendship? I was at the FHL meeting at RWA. I was talking with some girls I'd never met before. One of them was Rebecca Syme. She said something about humor and happy endings. And I said, hey, that's what I write. That could be my tag line. She said it's yours. So now it's mine. Here it is:

Hope, Humor and Happy Endings

Thanks Rebecca!

Then Rebecca and I found out we had a lot of things in common. And she found out my sons works for Tom Colicchio of Top Chef.
And we found out we love the same kind of books. And she's pretty amazing. All that combined for a new friendship. Rebecca will be our guest on Labor Day. Make sure you come back, visit and check out Rebecca and what she writes.

So, now for the end of the post. Words from a Taylor Swift Song: Love Story

And I said,
"Romeo save me I've been feeling all alone
I keep waiting for you but you never come.
Is this in my head? I don't know what to think."
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said
"Marry me Juliet, you'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all I really know
I talked to your dad go pick out a white dress
It's a love story baby just say yes."

So what's your favorite love story? Romeo and Juliet? Rhett and Scarlett? Jack and Rose? Please tell!!


  1. Oh my gosh, Lindi. I can't believe you didn't offer the option of Edward and Bella!! (Or even Jacob and Bella.) LOL

    I look forward to Rebecca visiting! Also, my daughter loves Taylor Swift. She's so, so talented.

  2. I love Taylor Swift! She's a wonderful musician and artist.

    Rebecca's coming to FAITH! How exciting! She's my great accountability supporter. We're going to get that started again on my blog, btw...

    My fave couple... hmm...

  3. Congrats on the new tagline. I love it when God gives us a gift like that and it is totally unexpected. He took care of you, Lindi. You've recently sold your debut novel, and now he's giving you the means to promote your tagline--not just one book, but many books--your career!

    I don't know my favorite love story. I tend to like the happy endings. There is enough of sad endings in real life. Yet, I don't like all happy either. I like some realism.

  4. Not to rain on your parade, Lindi, but you might want to check out the header of my website before you use that as your tagline:

    It's not identical, but it's close.

  5. Missy,
    Uh, yeah? How could I forget? Of course it would be Bella and EDWARD--not Jacob!!

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  7. Jenn,
    Thanks for the kind words. And I agree with you--there's enough sad endings in the world. Let's just make happy!!!!!!

  8. Christy--Yeah!!! Another accountability blog. I need one of those. I'm excited!!

  9. Taylor Swift and her "diary" is a bit what Donald Maass talks about for writers in Fire in Fiction.

  10. Hi Lindi:

    I think Casablanca is a great love story because of the loyalty and sacrifice on all sides.

    I love your tag line. The alliteration really works. It’s poetic!


  11. Linds,

    I really like the tagline!

    Favorite couple...hard to say, I've had so many!!

  12. Teri--I haven't bought the Maas book Fire in Fiction yet. But that's interesting. Does he talk about how she's true to herself?

    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kaye,

    I think it's amazing that God gives us similar messages but we're all unique so our stories are different. Thanks for sharing your website.

  14. Vince,

    Ah, yes, Casablanca. Love that movie. It's been a while since I've seen it though.

  15. Edwina,

    Maybe by tomorrow night you'll have thought of a favorite couple. I can't wait to see you!

  16. Oooooh, favorite love story. That's a hard one.

    Probably Michael and Angel from "Redeeming Love". Maybe the best love story I've ever read.

    I heart Lindi! :-) And all the other F.A.I.T.H. ladies!!

  17. I have to say, on a side note, that Lindi's son officially has the coolest job ever. I would love to work for Tom Colicchio.

    I hear he's married, but I often repress that I heard that.

  18. Rebecca--thanks for dropping by. I love your new pic. I need a new one!! And yes, Son does have a cool job.

  19. I love Taylor. My daughter wants to be her BFF. That would be fine with me:-)
    Favorite love story? Hmmm. Rhett and Scarlett would definitely rank near the top. Jake and Vienna? Dead last. :-P

  20. Mindy,
    Jake and Vienna are very last!!!

  21. I love going to new places and meeting new friends! When people say that can't go anywhere b/c they don't know anyone there, I'm thinking, but you can meet people!