What’s a Tired Contemporary Romance Writer to Do: My Kind of Mad Lib Fun (& a prize!)

So yesterday was all about this:

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And in between replying to a steady stream of comments on this blog — thank you one and all for celebrating my book cover with me! — I also edited a magazine and racked up almost 4300 words in my work-in-progress.

So, yes, I’m tired — but in an oh-yesterday-was-a-wonderful-day kind of way.

Which leads to this blog post.

I decided to have some fun today … which will continue over to Thursday’s post. But for the fun to happen, I’ll need your participation. There are three easy steps:

1. Read the list below.

2. Leave your answers to the list (please number your answers) as a comment.

3. Come back on Thursday for the “My Kind of Mad Lib” fun!

The list:

  1. woman’s name
  2. genre
  3. occupation
  4. woman’s name
  5. occupation
  6. man’s name
  7. verb
  8. nickname
  9. verb
  10. number
  11. noun
  12. noun
  13. verb
  14. number
  15. verb
  16. verb
  17. noun
  18. noun
  19. TV show
  20. noun
  21. Plural noun

Easy, right? 21 quick answers in the comment section. Just remember, this is “My Kind of Mad Lib” fun!

For an added incentive, everyone who plays the game will have a chance at winning a $10 Starbucks card. I mean, what’s a contest without a prize, right?

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38 Comments

  1. January 31, 2012, 6:15 am   /  Reply

    1. Lovey
    2. Steam Punk
    3.Inventor
    4. Anastasia
    5. Scientist
    6. Thor
    7. relapsed
    8. Honey
    9, murdered
    10. eleven
    11. recidivist
    12. horse
    13. tired
    14. 2
    15. tickle
    16. rocketing
    17. ship
    18. clock
    19, Gilligan’s Island
    20. Duck
    21. Microscopes

    Too fun – I can hardly wait till tomorrow!

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 8:06 am   /  Reply

      Thor?!

  2. January 31, 2012, 6:24 am   /  Reply

    1-Olivia, 2-historical, 3-teacher, 4-Francis, 5-nurse, 6-Edgar, 7-run, 8-Sunny, 9-sink, 10-nine, 11-beans, 12-birds, 13-harvest, 14-twelve, 15-swat, 16-bellow, 17-pillow, 18-mystery, 19-Touched by an Angel, 20-story, 21-books

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 8:06 am   /  Reply

      Edgar … as in “Allen Poe?”
      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • January 31, 2012, 9:30 am   /  Reply

        You never know. Basically a good old-fashioned historical name that sprang to my mind.

  3. January 31, 2012, 7:22 am   /  Reply

    Too fun!!

    1. Petunia
    2. Romantic comedy
    3. Sky-diving instructor
    4. Amelia
    5. Psychiatrist
    6. Lucius
    7. diagnose
    8. Sweetums
    9. kickbox
    10. 17
    11. elf
    12. unicorn
    13. twirl
    14. 46
    15. medicate
    16. procrastinate
    17. cello
    18. girdle
    19. Downton Abbey
    20. weeping willow tree
    21. spoons

    Pretty sure this story will win a Pulitzer.

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 8:06 am   /  Reply

      I will try to at least get your entry before the nominating committee, Melissa.

  4. Jeanne T
    January 31, 2012, 7:24 am   /  Reply

    1. Charis
    2. Romantic suspense
    3.molecular biologist
    4.Kelsey
    5.manicurist
    6.Chad
    7.scatter
    8.Pookey
    9.adore
    10.thirteen
    11.dress
    12.purse
    13.climb
    14.seven
    15.scramble
    16.juggle
    17.picture frame
    18.drum
    19. Grey’s Anatomy
    20.English Muffin
    21.children

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 8:04 am   /  Reply

      OK, the nickname “Pookey” makes me giggle.
      Extra credit there, Jeanne.

      • Jeanne T
        January 31, 2012, 1:49 pm   /  Reply

        He-he!

  5. January 31, 2012, 7:41 am   /  Reply

    1. Stella 2. romance 3. lobbyist 4. Alexis 5. fashion magazine editor 6. Creid 7. clash 8. lil bit 9. race 10. 7 11. hall 12. book 13. slither 14. 2 15. jump 16. kiss 17. hair 18. lipstick 19. Pickers 20. heart 21. lips

    This should be lots of fun, Beth! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 8:04 am   /  Reply

      Believe me, from this side of the computer, it is, it is!
      ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beth Vogt
    January 31, 2012, 7:45 am   /  Reply

    All I’m saying is if I’m not careful I’m going to miss my word count today …
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    ROTFL!!!!

  7. January 31, 2012, 7:57 am   /  Reply

    1. Nicole 2. romantic suspense (of course) 3. horse trainer 4. Denise 5. speech therapist
    6. Chance 7.conjure 8. Pip Squeak 9. strangle 10. 12 11. rat 12. baseball bat 13. squeal 14. 6
    15. chase 16. flee 17. sunrise 18. sunset 19. Castle 20. writer 21. sweethearts

    Whew.

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 8:03 am   /  Reply

      Brava, Pat, you did it. 21 words. Add it to your word count!

  8. January 31, 2012, 8:01 am   /  Reply

    Silly Beth! Tee he he.

    1.Daisy
    2.paranormal romance
    3.sanitation engineer
    4.Amidala
    5.epidemiologist
    6.Ricardo
    7.chase
    8.Babykins
    9.toss
    10.123.4
    11.highlighter
    12.lotion
    13.stoop
    14.18,000
    15.pray
    16.yell
    17.apartment
    18.hair
    19.Once Upon a Time
    20.sausage
    21.hearts

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 8:03 am   /  Reply

      Yes, Lindsay. I get silly when I’m tired. Ask my kiddos.
      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. January 31, 2012, 10:34 am   /  Reply

    1. Helga
    2. Zombie Apocalypse
    3. brain surgeon
    4. Minerva
    5. toilet scrubber
    6. Hans
    7. gyrate
    8. Chief Little Butt
    9. flail
    10. seventeen
    11. bunny
    12. mold
    13. trip
    14. eleven
    15. pucker
    16. chug
    17. pineapple
    18. thong
    19. Big Bang Theory
    20. octopus
    21. margaritas

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 10:36 am   /  Reply

      Um, yeah.
      Why am I not surprised the word “zombie” is in your comments, E?
      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. January 31, 2012, 11:15 am   /  Reply

    1. Elinor
    2. gothic
    3. gymnast
    4. Zelda
    5. waitress
    6. Waldo
    7. jump
    8. Ziggy
    9. sleep
    10. 12
    11. car
    12. horse
    13. cry
    14. 300
    15. pout
    16. serve
    17. house
    18. computer
    19. Threeโ€™s Company
    20. mouse (animal)
    21. balloons

    I hope I win!!!!

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 11:44 am   /  Reply

      And thank you for specifying that the “mouse” in #20 is the animal-type, not the computer-type.
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    • January 31, 2012, 1:10 pm   /  Reply

      Katie Beth, I’ll have to meet you at a neighborhood Starbucks sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Jeanne T
    January 31, 2012, 1:51 pm   /  Reply

    Um, I haven’t seen “alien” come up anywhere yet…..Will that make it into your mad lib? Your hubby might like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 5:11 pm   /  Reply

      Maybe I should have Rob give it a go too!
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  12. January 31, 2012, 1:57 pm   /  Reply

    1. Billie
    2. Romantic Comedy
    3. sky-diving instructor
    4. Adelaide
    5. Chef
    6. Dirk
    7. saunter
    8. Muffin
    9. discombobulate
    10. nineteen
    11. vomit
    12. smooch
    13. slap
    14. two
    15. snuggle
    16. wiggle
    17. pork chop
    18. lipstick
    19. White Collar
    20. parachute
    21. toes

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    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 5:11 pm   /  Reply

      Amy,
      You get extra credit for “discombobulate!”
      ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Patti Mallett
    January 31, 2012, 2:17 pm   /  Reply

    1) Hazel
    2) Mystery
    3) Mail Carrier
    4) Natalie
    5) Scuba instructor
    6) Arthur
    7) sing
    8) Skipper
    9) ski
    10) five
    11) hat
    12) slipper
    13) hiccup
    14) four
    15) jump
    16) slap
    17) tree
    18) head
    19) Modern Family
    20) horse
    21) fingernails

  14. Patti Mallett
    January 31, 2012, 2:21 pm   /  Reply

    Beth – I have no idea why Skipper is smiling! (Seriously, what’s up with that???)

    Sorry to have missed your exciting “Book Cover” Day!!!!

    **CONGRATULATIONS, ** BIG TIME!!! I’m so happy for you, Beth!!

    Yea!!! Hurraaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!! Woopeeeeeeeee!!!

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 5:12 pm   /  Reply

      I like “Skipper with the sunglasses!”
      8)

  15. January 31, 2012, 5:21 pm   /  Reply

    1. Anastasia
    2. Rom com
    3. Commercial diver
    4. Eve
    5. Hand model
    6. Ian
    7. surf
    8. Pumpkin
    9. Hiccup
    10. one million
    11. wax
    12. chia pet
    13. eat
    14. zero
    15. frolic
    16. sweat
    17. confetti
    18. spider monkey
    19. Today show
    20. blueberry
    21. eyelashes
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 5:37 pm   /  Reply

      Hiccup … now I’ve got the giggles. How do you get rid of those?

  16. January 31, 2012, 6:21 pm   /  Reply

    1. Andrea
    2. Steampunk
    3. mail carrier
    4. Mona
    5. Hostess
    6. Robert
    7. run
    8. Bob
    9. cry
    10. 2
    11. desk
    12. book
    13. scream
    14. 7
    15. tug
    16. fall
    17. floor
    18. car
    19. Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    20. shirt
    21 . purses

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 7:03 pm   /  Reply

      Well, that’s 2 for Steampunk!

  17. January 31, 2012, 8:29 pm   /  Reply

    Elizabeth
    female
    writer
    Suzanne
    hooker
    Bill
    slinks
    Fuzzy
    oozes
    eight
    armadillo
    cactus
    sizzles
    3
    hesitates
    leaps
    wolf
    mushroom
    Matlock
    lion
    banshees

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 10:13 pm   /  Reply

      Going for the animals, are we, Elizabeth?
      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. January 31, 2012, 8:29 pm   /  Reply

    Promise me you won’t send out the guys in the white suits to get me…Are you going to call this exercise What Would Freud Do? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Beth Vogt
      January 31, 2012, 10:14 pm   /  Reply

      The answers are rather revealing … but I’m not analyzing.

  19. February 2, 2012, 12:04 am   /  Reply

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