I'd love for you to meet a delightful young woman I found in the Goody Room at RWA National last month. No, I didn't take her home but I make her agree to blog for us before I let her leave the room. Please help me welcome D. D. Scott, author of BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS.

D. D. Scott’s romantic comedies are all about sexy, sassy, smart, career-driven women and the men who complete them. They're a bit chick lit with a gone-country twist.


She's a member of RWA as well as RWA's Chick Lit Writers of the World, Kiss of Death, ScriptScene, ESPAN, and IRWA Chapters plus serves on RWA’s History Committee for the National RWA Board. She blogs with group blog Savvy Authors the second Friday of every month and has an active blog of her own on her website at www.DDScott.com. In addition, her first RWR article was published by RWA in the July 2010 issue.


A Writer’s Go-to-Gal for Muse Therapy, D. D. debuted her Muse Therapy Live Workshops this past March and April for GCCRWA’s Silken Sands Conference in Florida and RT BookLovers’ Conventions in Ohio. She’s busy now preparing for the launch of MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL (the book version of her Muse Therapy Online Classes & Live Workshops) on Kindle and Smashwords this Fall.


Bootscootin’ My Way Into E-Book Country

Yesterday may have been Friday the 13th, but in my D. D. Scott Bootscootin’ World, we’re kickin’ superstition – and Doubt Demons too – to the curb!


How?


Well...in D. D. Scott style of course...by bootscootin’ right on over or around anything in your way. Whether in cowboy boots, stilettos or pink fuzzy slippers (had me some of those too with tons of big bling glued on), it’s all about not giving-up your writing-for-publication dreams while on your Yellow Brick Road to Publishing Oz...despite the Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys and big-ass Apple Hurling Trees swooping in on you for the kill.


And speaking of pink fuzzy slippers, I’m thrilled to be guest blogging here at Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers for the first time and for the second stop on my BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS Blog Tour.


How did I get here?


I met your way beyond fabulous Mary Marvella at RWA10 in Orlando and just knew I wanted to be a part of her world too! If I’m not in my favorite boots or heels, I’m comfy cozy in my fuzzy slippers. Although, no denial here, the fuzzy beasts that pamper my feet are purple this year. Last year’s were pink. And next year’s, I combined both my worlds – I found pink fuzzy cowboy boot slippers! Here they are:



How cool are those babies?!

Anyhoo...I’m with you today as the second official stop on my BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS Blog Tour, celebrating the release of my debut book BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS. A romantic comedy, BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS is chick lit, gone-country. Think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy! And I chose Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers as a tour stop because I read on Mary Marvella’s RWA10 post that she loves “slightly crazy middle-aged kick ass women” and damn if I don’t too!!! And my books sure fit that twisted but super fun and fabulous mold!


I’m sooo not one for molds. To the complete contrary. I always dance – bootscootin’ style for me – to my own beat. And so do my characters. We’re sexy, sassy, smart, career-driven women finding the men who complete us. I’m lucky I finally found my real-life hero. And boy do I have some fun and hotter-than-hot ones to introduce to my gutsy-gal heroines. (Did you recognize international cover model Jimmy Thomas on my debut cover?! Thought I’d start on the top...oh, that didn’t sound quite right, did it?! LOL!) Here’s a sneak peak:




I think I write such gutsy-gal heroines because I live every day of my life as both a writer and as a woman in today’s chaotic Wonder Woman-required World trying to be gutsy. Lucky for me – and my heroine’s too – I discovered Kate White’s beyond fabulous book ‘Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead...But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Working Woman Must Know’. Yes, Kate White as in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. If you haven’t read Kate’s book...do it! It will change your life. (Sidenote: I met Kate at this year’s RT10 in Ohio. I was a gutsy-girl and went up and introduced myself to her. Now...we’re considering partnering for my Muse Therapy Adventures (more on that in a bit)! Gutsy, right?!)


And how’s this for more gutsy-girl antics?! Catering to your Mary Marvella’s and my love of crazy, middle-aged, kick-ass women, my BOOTSCOOTIN’ book series has characters I adoringly refer to as The Moms. Nobody ‘f’s with The Moms! Fun stuff!


Where am I going with all this gutsy-girl talk?


I’ve only made it to my very own debut-release day because I’ve had the audacity to bootscoot onto my pages with my chick lit, gone-country characters even though chick lit is supposedly dead. When everyone else on the dance floor was waltzing along with their fabulous historicals, doing whatever they do in their paranormal-style Star Wars cantinas, slithering up and down poles for an erotica twist, etc. You get the idea. I had the guts to not just bootscoot, but to also do so on the E-Book Country dance floor (BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS is available at Amazon’s Kindle Store plus on www.Smashwords.com). Retail space most of the traditional pub world is still watching from the sidelines – too afraid to dance on with gusto like nobody’s watching.


To go another gutsy-girl step forward, and to give myself a platform on which to build a fan base for my romantic comedy books, I also decided to finally use the psychology degree my parents paid for and developed Muse Therapy for writers.


In my Muse Therapy Online Classes, Live Workshops and Blog-Bits, I give writer’s fun and fabulous tools to analyze their muses’ funks, rein in their creative divas and up their page counts.


Together, we discover what makes your muses tick. What ticks ‘em off. And what makes them dance like nobody's watching.

Here’s the scoop...the secret to upping your page count isn’t done by hurling nasty insults at your muses. Oh no. You’ve got to wine and dine those divas. Whether it’s with coffee, chocolate, fabulous finds in some chic boutique, or with what I call Muse Therapy Trips, it’s all about pampering those chicks and chucks ‘til you get out of them exactly what you want...and then some.


As a writer’s Go-to-Gal for Muse Therapy, I know it ain’t easy being the Queen or King of your Creative Kingdom. It’s tough. Damn tough. There are sooo many Doubt Demons, Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, and Apple-Hurling Trees driving us to lie down in our poppy fields of Rejection Hell and slumber away our dreams.


But dammit! We’re writers! And like the forever gutsy-girl, tell-it-like-it-is Queen Nora (as in Nora Roberts) said at RWA10, “Publication is wild wicked with huge nosedives and near miss rejections. Suck it up...or stay outta the pool!”


I find it wonderfully inspiring that RWA10 was relocated to Disney World, a magical place, a place proof-positive that ‘Dreams really do come true’. A place that became a glorious, fun-filled reality even after countless people stomped on Mr. Disney’s dreams. Did you know that Walt Disney himself was once fired from a newspaper because “He never had any good ideas”?!


So put your own style of slippers – or whatever you, your feet and your muses love to dance in - then bootscoot, waltz, Star Wars Cantina Groove, or what the hell...pole dance your way to your dreams!


In the mean time, I’m looking forward to your comments here at Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers and hope to see you “in therapy” either during my online class sessions or live workshops. Check my website www.DDScott.com for dates and locations.


Ohhh...and how’s this for a bit of added fun? Anyone who comments will be eligible to win a free Muse Therapy Online Class of her or his choice between now & the end of the year. So start commenting...

‘Til then...keep your muses happy. Pamper them silly. They’ll be glad you did and so will you.


Sexy, Sassy, Smart BOOTSCOOTIN’ Wishes --- D. D. Scott


For updates on her books, her sexy, sassy, smart neurotic writer’s life blog, and for a schedule of appearances and muse therapy sessions, visit her website www.DDScott.com. While there, sign-up for her mailing list for chances to win fabulous tchotchkes.

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30 comments

  1. Edie Ramer // August 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

    What a fun post! And your book sounds like a blast too. I'll check that out and check out your muse therapy.

    I read Kate White's Gutsy Girls book, too. And I'm publishing my book Cattitude. It should be on Kindle and Smashwords soon. I don't know if it's guts, but I believe in myself and my book. So I'm going after it.

    Good luck with Bootscootin' Blahniks. I hope to see you on the Kindle bestseller list. :)

  2. Toni V.S. // August 14, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

    Great blog! Wish I could have been at that convention!

  3. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

    Hi, Edie!

    Thanks bunches for your sweet comments!

    Hope you have a blast with BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS!

    Making readers laugh and have a fun and fabulous time are, to me, the best parts about being a writer.

    And as for my Muse Therapy, well...I get a real kick out of helping writers by showing them laughter is the best medicine to get thru all the crazies in the writing-for-publication biz!!!

    Let me know when your CATTITUDE is out as that sounds like my kind of Gutsy Girl book!!! And never stop believing in yourself and your books!

    You go, Girl!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' Wishes --- D. D.

  4. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

    Hello, Toni!

    Sooo thrilled to hear you enjoyed my BOOTSCOOTIN' blog post!

    And I know sometime very soon, we'll all see you at a convention!!! Make sure you grab me and introduce yourself too!!!

    Go for the gusto...in both life and your writing-for-publication career!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  5. Mary Marvella // August 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

    Hey, D.D., looks like you're settlin' in right nice! Love your energy, girl!

  6. jaw // August 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

    Hi D.D., Great blog & a GREAT new book (Bootscootin' Blahniks)!! I'm reading it now! Keep going for the gusto!!!

  7. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM  

    I luuuv your energy, Mary!

    I'm a thinkin' that's why we hit it off sooo well in the RWA10 Goody Room!!!

    Can you imagine if you and I hit the bootscootin' floor together?!!! Talk about one sassy grapevine!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' Wishes --- D. D. Scott

    P.S. And thanks again beyond bunches for hosting me here at Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers! Y'all rock it big-time!!!

  8. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

    Hi, jaw!!!

    Thrilled you stopped to chat here at Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers!!! Are these chicks fabulous and sassy fun or what?!

    And also thrilled you're lovin' BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS!

    Nothing makes a writer feel better than knowing a reader enjoys the story with them (and their muses and characters too!)!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  9. Beth Trissel // August 14, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

    Welcome to the Fuzzies! What a fun post. I so enjoyed reading about you and your delightful books. Figured anyone Mama Mary recruited for the blog had to be stellar!

  10. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

    Hi, Beth, and thanks sooo very much for the fabulous welcome!

    I'm so honored 2B a Fuzzy for the day!

    And so glad you enjoyed hearing about my BOOTSCOOTIN' journey to Publishing Oz!

    Luuuv the Mama Mary reference!!!

    Y'all are just a hoot around here!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  11. Scarlet Pumpernickel // August 14, 2010 at 7:34 PM  

    Welcome to the Pink Fuzzies, D.D., we're please to have you stop by to visit. I plan to put Bootscooting' Blahniks on my Sony ereader asap!

  12. Nightingale // August 14, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

    I need muse therapy. I'm an adopted Texan, so I love the title. Way kewl post. Need to carve out some time to read the book.

  13. Mary Ricksen // August 14, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

    What a great post. Thanks so much for coming to visit us. Yes, we love our Mary M., she is the PFS. Without her it wouldn't be. She is such a character too. That's exactly why you got along with her so well. I've never heard of must therapy, mine needs commitment, (literally), I think. At least Electro shock therapy.
    What a great title for a book. I wish you the best of luck with your book and your muse venture!

  14. Mary Marvella // August 14, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

    Looks like you're a hit, D. D.!

  15. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

    Hello, Scarlet!

    Tickled to hear you're going to get BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS for your Sony E-reader!

    I'm sooo glad I was able to use both Kindle and Smashwords so that BOOTSCOOTIN' can be read on all E-readers!

    Can't wait to hear what you think!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' E-Readin' Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  16. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

    No worries, Nightingale! I need Muse Therapy too...and I'm the therapist!!!

    Looking forward to adding you to my BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS family!

    And mark your calendar for this Fall's (probably October) MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL release. You'll be LOL all the way along your Yellow Brick Road to Publishing Oz!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' and MUSE THERAPY Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  17. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

    Thanks bunches for your kind words, Mary!

    And no worries on your probable commitment and/or shock therapy...writing-for-publication provides plenty of excuses to use either treatment method! No denials there!!! LOL! But I'd suggest you try one of my Muse Therapy Online Classes first...might save you some money and unnecessary suffering...LOL!!!

    Just remember no matter which one (or all three) you end-up with...keep laughing and writing your way thru the pain!!!

    You and your muses are worth every struggle!

    Can't wait to see what you think of both BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS and MUSE THERAPY!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' and MUSE THERAPY Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  18. D.D. Scott // August 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

    Thanks sooo beyond bunches, Mary, for having me here at Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers!!! I've had a blast meeting all of you!!!

    Hope to hear from y'all real soon at either Kindle, Smashwords, my website/blog, and/or in a Muse Therapy Online Class or Live Workshop!!!

    Speaking of Muse Therapy...I'll check back in tomorrow and post the winner of my class registration giveaway!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS and MUSE THERAPY Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  19. Tonya Kappes // August 15, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

    Oh D.D I love those slippers!! You have to let me know where you got them! I love that gusty gal in Bootscootin' Blahniks.
    It does take a lot of guts in this crazy world. Without your muse therapy, my novel Carpe Bead 'Em would still be in the works. BUT thanks to you!~Lucky Lucy got me a book deal for my women's fiction!
    I'd do Muse Therapy again in a heartbeat. Especially with all the revisions I have to do!

  20. D.D. Scott // August 15, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

    Hello, Tonya & Lucky Lucy too!!!

    Wow r u two rockin' it w/ your CARPE BEAD 'EM deal...& I sooo luuuv that title btw!!!

    I'm honored 2 have helped u get there by giving u a couple doses of Muse Therapy along your journey to Publishing Oz! But you & Lucky Lucy did it...'cause u had the gutsy girl guts to stay-on the pothole-filled Yellow Brick Road...witches, flying monkeys & apple-hurling trees be damned!!!

    I sooo hope to see u both "in therapy" soon!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' & MUSE THERAPY Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  21. Mary Marvella // August 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

    Hey, D.D. ! I'm off to tutor! Later!

  22. D.D. Scott // August 15, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

    And the winner of a Muse Therapy Online Class Registration is...drum roll here...

    !!!Mary Ricksen!!!

    No need for commitment or shock therapy, Mary!

    Get with Mama Mary & she'll hook you up with my email info!

    Before you email me, check my website at www.DDScott.com then let me know which month Sept - Dec 2009 you'd like 2B "in therapy".

    Congrats, Mary!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS & MUSE THERAPY Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  23. D.D. Scott // August 15, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

    Okay, all you Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers...

    Here's one last shout-out and a huge, huge Thank You for having me stop by and chat with y'all on my BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS Blog Tour!!!

    I've had such a gr8 time here and will be checking back with you often!

    See you at http://www.DDScott.com ! And please let me know what you think of BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS and be watching for MUSE THERAPY this Fall!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  24. Judy // August 16, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

    Hi, D.D.! Glad you're here with us today. Loved your blog and your gutsy ideas. Your course sounds terrific. Good luck with the Bootscooting stuff! It all is good...no, that's not true...it's great!!

  25. Pamela Vee // August 16, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

    Your energy is infectious. I laughed while I read your post and can't wait to read BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS.

    Your words of wisdom were right on point. It takes a strong belief in yourself to stay focused in the midst of rejection. But I believe in myself and am determined to let nothing stop me.

    Now where can I find a pair of boots like yours?

  26. Joanne // August 16, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

    Fun, fabulous post. Thank you, D.D., for visiting the Pink Fuzzies today.

  27. D.D. Scott // August 17, 2010 at 6:44 AM  

    Hi, Judy!

    Thanks bunches for stopping-by to chat! Sooo tickled you enjoyed my post!

    Hope to see you "in therapy"...Muse Therapy that is.

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS & MUSE THERAPY Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  28. D.D. Scott // August 17, 2010 at 6:49 AM  

    Hi, Pamela!!!

    Sooo happy to hear you laughed while reading my post! Now that means I've done my job with gusto!

    You sound like quite the Gutsy Girl yourself! A big 'ole yippee-ki-yay to you!!!

    Hope you enjoy BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS!!!

    Oh...and let's see I got my slipper boots as a gift from my mom. Does she know me well or what?! Anyhoo...I think she got them at Elder-Beerman.

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS Gutsy Girl Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  29. D.D. Scott // August 17, 2010 at 6:51 AM  

    Thank you, Joanna, and your fabulous Mama Mary too, for hosting me!

    Sooo tickled to have been a Fuzzy For The Day!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' Wishes --- D. D. Scott

  30. D.D. Scott // August 17, 2010 at 6:53 AM  

    Oops...sorry for the typo...I meant to say 'Joanne'...too early here and not yet done with my first mug of coffee...LOL!

    Sexy Sassy Smart BOOTSCOOTIN' and Coffee-Slinging Wishes --- D. D. Scott