“Q” is for Quiet

I'll be honest, I can't write with noise.  I need peace and quiet.  Is that too much to ask for? Sometimes, yes. "HEY! Look at me!"We have two cats who demand attention (loudly) if they don't get it (see this comic from the genius mind of Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal for a visual), and if I'm in the middle of an awesome scene, I don't particularly want to rub cute little cat tummies.  Any other time, yes, the tummies are irresistible.  But not when I'm writing. Having a husband is also an automatic +10 noise factor.  Just by existing, he's noisy.  Just to clarify, because I'm aware I have a lot of male readers, I'm assuming this would be the same with having any human roommate, and, to be fair, I can tune most of what he gets into out like he's a giant white noise machine.  But not his Xbox 360.  No.  Not that thing.  For whatever reason, some weird part...
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“G” is for Gaga

My "G" for the A-Z Blogging Challenge is for Lady Gaga.  I could have done "grammar" or something else that starts with a G that's writing related, but since I'm going to see her in concert tonight with my dad, she's the only thing on my mind right now. Whether you're a fan or not, you have to give Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) credit.  She says what she wants, dresses the way she wants to, and stands up for what she believes in.  Whether she's wearing a hair bow, a meat dress, horns on her head, a lethal-looking outfit, or arriving somewhere in a giant egg, she marches to the beat of her own drummer and is proud of it.  She's unashamed to be herself.  She's also quite the songstress, writing (or, at the very least, co-writing) her music and singing live in her concerts and other performances.  She pours her heart into her craft, and it shows.  Part...
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