I’ve had several people ask me about geoducks and how to pronounce this strange word when I tell them the title of my upcoming novel, Geoducks Are for Lovers. In upcoming posts, I’ll share more clues about why I chose this title and how these bi-valves relate to the story.
Here’s some basic info:
Geoduck (pron.: gü-ē-ˌdək “gooey duck”)
The geoduck, scientific name Panopea generosa, is a species of very large, edible, saltwater clam in the family Hiatellidae. The common name is derived from a Native American word meaning “dig deep”. Native to Washington and British Columbia, the geoduck is the world’s largest burrowing clam. (from the ever useful but much maligned Wikipedia)
For more fun facts and some interesting/disturbing visuals, check out the geoducks’ wiki page.
More clues about the book coming soon!
If you have a question or want to leave a comment, I love hearing from any one stops by the blog. You can also find me loitering around Twitter and Facebook. Actually, I shouldn’t be loitering on either because I’m supposed to be editing & revising (round 3!). So if you see me, give me the stink eye.
Hope everyone is having a good week!
I have this song stuck in my head now:
I promised myself I’d update the blog at least once a week to keep everyone who is kind enough to stop by (waves at all of you) up to date on the progress of the book.
Well, all I can say is that I’ve failed at weekly updates. I’m going to blame editing. It’s neither glamorous or exciting, and only interesting to those who flail over Oxford commas. (Who does’t flail over Oxford commas?)
I don’t smoke, but the rest of this brilliance from Reality Bites is spot on for my life right now. It’s also snowing today. Good excuse to stay in pajamas and edit all day. And watch Reality Bites. Again.
P.S. RB is also a little hint about Geoducks… for anyone who is still reading this far.
Sometimes I feel like this when I’m editing and revising. The cookie is the book.