Saturday, October 06, 2007

Confessions and Home Remedies

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. -- Caroline Gordon

I tried, I really did, to work on editing my novel "Playing House" yesterday. I opened it two or three times, even got as far as rereading the first chapter (which has already been edited) and opening the second (which I sent off to THREE people almost two weeks ago and never heard back from them -- and now all my writing friends are wondering if it's them... it probably is, and don't you feel bad??), but I just couldn't quite motivate myself.

I've gotten out of the writing habit. Shame on me.

So tomorrow, I promise I will write. I will either edit that blasted chapter or write at least 500 new words on my short story "Kitchen Matches". I will. I will. Because I'm in a slight lull right now, and should be taking advantage of it.

Instead -- I spent time today... are you ready?... READING. **gasp**

Even worse, it wasn't something I had to do for LASR , it was simply because it was something I really wanted to read.

So. There.

Of course, it IS a romance of sorts so I will most likely review it, but still... I felt a little selfish and ... decadent. It was nice.

But today? No. More. It's back to work, nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wheel, various other body parts against other round moving objects.

What are you up to today?


Have you entered my BAFABW contest yet? Today is the LAST day! Good luck to the entrants and I'll announce the winner tomorrow. Speaking of contests, I added another great one from Catherine Kean to the author free giveaway contests on LASR. Check it out.


And now, I give you something that might make you smile (I hope) -- it worked for me!


1. If you are choking on an ice cube simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! The blockage will instantly remove itself.

2. Avoid cutting yourself slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.

3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.

5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough.

7. You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

8. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.


Your Scent is Lemon

Vivacious, tangy, and lively
You are one gigantic ball of energy!

First lemon meringue pie, now this... do you suppose the universe is trying to tell me something?


Alice Teh said...

My scent is pumpkin pie...

Ceri said...

I'm lemon too. I don't think I'm a gigantic ball of energy. I think I'm more of a qumquat. I guess that wasn't a choice.

And I'm bowing my head in shame... I haven't read the chapter. I'm sorry. It's been one of those months. And it'll continue to be one of those months until things get settled at my Mom's. Everything is being tossed on the back burner.

But I did take a few days to read too.

Melissa said...

Your Scent is Mango
Sultry, sweet, and mellow
You enjoy every moment of life!

Cool! I like that one!

anno said...

Mine is pumpkin pie. Reading? Writing? What's that? ;)

Glad you got to indulge!

Dru said...

my scent is lemon.

I love those home remedies.

Good luck with your editing.

Every once in a while it's good to be selfish and decadent.

I hope you have a good Saturday.

Tori Lennox said...

LOL! Love the Home Remedies! But #7 seems only logical. *g*

My scent is lemon, too, twin! :)

Jen said...

I'm glad you got some pleasurable reading time in! I've had a good week writing - nothing like feeling productive, but I think you're productive pretty much all the time!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Those are some very helpful hints! And now I'm wondering what sort of fruit I am . . .

Brandy said...

My scent is pumpkin pie and I concur! *g* "Warm, comforting, and a bit old fashioned
You've got what men want - believe it or not!" well, at least my hubs agrees. *g*

I like these home remedies, the duct tape one is hilarious!

Have a great weekend!