Am I a CosmoChick? I guess I am, because I belong to a group calling itself the CosmoChix, but that suggests someone cool to me and, to tell you the truth, cool is one thing I've never been. Oh, maybe now and then I manage what I call The Cool of the Uncool--you know, the dweebs from high school that none of the popular kids wanted to get too near to . . . until they ended up founding brilliantly snide magazines or becoming software billionaires.
That kind of cool I occasionally feel sweep over me.
The other CosmoChix, by contrast, seem like the real deal to me. Betina Krahn is really cool because she's one of the nicest successful people I know, and also rather gorgeous. Lois Greiman is cool because she can ride horses really fast and also make them do that dressage thing where they dance for you (ditto on the gorgeous business for her, though she probably won't believe me even though she used to be a model!). Michele Hauf is cool because I think she was probably a fairy in another life--the Cool of the Otherworldly, if you like. Definitely one of a kind! I don't know Cynthia Williams or Michelle Buonfiglio very well, but I'm convinced Cynthia is cool because she hangs out with ghosthunters, and Michelle not only writes really witty book reviews, she writes them about my books.
This leaves me, now obliged to confess that I've never consumed a Cosmopolitan, buy most of my clothes at Target, don't spend endless hours discussing sex with my girlfriends, and have never had hordes of men vying for my affection. (Yes, I know: rats!)
On the other hand, I am reasonably comfortable with myself, very fortunate in my friends, and extremely fulfilled in my career. Which is, when you think about it, sort of cool.So maybe I am a CosmoChick, after all.
You're welcome to judge for yourself at our new blog (http://cosmochix.blogspot.com/) where we'll all be chattering about this and that three times a week. Cool or not, you're bound to fit in!
How Cool R U?
Encore! Emma Holly's new novel, "All U Can Eat" hits shelves May 2. She'll guestblog for us again to celebrate!
Encore due! We're All Adults Here Alert: If you choose to explore the content of Emma's site, be prepared for writing, books, and more stuff celebrating women and their expression of sensuality, sexuality, and free speech. Yeah, Baby.