Sunday, November 09, 2008

Follow The Bouncing Ball..

... Inside my head.

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? ~Winnie the Pooh

This morning, when I woke at 4:14 a.m., I gave myself permission to go back to sleep. Sundays are the one day I don't have to upload pages to LASR, so are really the only day I CAN sleep in. Ever. That's why I'm running late today.

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For some reason, I recalled how my friend's mom used to get her stubborn dog to take pills. I think I was thinking about Amy's dog, Indy, being on anti-anxiety meds (and I have no idea why THAT popped into my brain -- my brain is a scary place). My friend's mom, Joan, couldn't stuff a pill into the dog's mouth. It would NOT take them no matter what. But, it did tend to gobble anything she dropped on the floor. So, while she was chopping something for a meal, she'd "accidentally" push the pill (and a bit of whatever food) onto the floor. "WHOOPS!" and the dog scarfed them all down before Joan could pick them up. Ha.

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My niece is engaged to marry a boy who is very unlovely on the outside (IMHO). But he showed her the only unconditional love she's ever known. The entire family is against their marriage, and I'm not certain it's the best relationship in the world (he's quite irresponsible), but maybe he'll grow up. In the meantime, the adore each other. He would lay down in front of a moving train to save her. There's something to be said for that. Still, it got me to thinking about the beautiful people we populate our romance novels with. Hmmm...

And that thought impelled me to click through on an article at the top of my gmail page entitled: Who Are The 50 Most Gorgeous Singers Of Our Time?. I have to say that I disagree with 90% of their choices, and am horrified that more country artists weren't chosen. They did select Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift ... But what about Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Faith Hill??

Clearly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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One more day until my DH goes back to work. Praise God and all that's holy, even if it is only for three days.

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Yesterday, I was so overwhelmed with everything, I almost decided to quit it all. Judy will be relieved that Chris talked me down off the edge... and probably didn't even realize she did so.

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I miss my mom. There ought to be a law that moms can only live a certain number of minutes away from their kids. Though, considering my mom's kids live all over the country, that could be tricky.

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My NaNo book feels like a glorious waste of time. It's kind of fun to write, but I can't imagine anyone, anywhere publishing ever.

::shrugs::

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I'm still steamed that "One Love for Liv" comes out in print four days after Christmas. Y'all could wrap up an I.O.U. for your friends, and then get the book after! That's what I'm doing. **sigh**

It's like they thought, "How can we make marketing this novel even harder?"

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My DH went to the Tractor Supply Store and bought me pink and gray snow boots yesterday! They're so cute and soft and nice... my Sorels that I've been using I got my first year in Colorado (1994), so they're a little worn out. Sometimes, he's very sweet. That doesn't mean I don't want him to go back to work, though.

*G*

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Only got about 400 words on my NaNo book yesterday. Still haven't broken 10,000. Maybe today. Of course, the bathroom still needs cleaning.

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The Castle Personality Test



You are scared of new experiences. It's hard for you to break outside of your comfort zone.

You like to think that people are impressed by you. You know that you have a lot to offer.

You are a very realistic person. You see the world as it is, flaws and all.

Right now, you feel very trapped in your life. You often feel like there is no way out of your rut.

Overall, your life is very peaceful - if not a little solitary. Much of what goes on goes on in your head.

You feel like the fate of the future partially rests in your hands. You believe you need to help make the world a better place.



So...are y'all impressed with me? Apparently, I like to think so. The rest, though? Mostly true...

9 comments:

Judy said...

Especially this part, no?: Right now, you feel very trapped in your life. You often feel like there is no way out of your rut.

Ceri said...

Wow, I've never even HEARD of half those singers. I don't know where they're getting their list, but to put Madonna up in the top 5 while Carrie Underwood is way down the list is crazy. And yeah, where is Faith Hill? I don't think the person likes country too much.

Keep going on the writing! YOU KEN DOO EEET!!

MomJane said...

Strangely, this sounds a lot like me, with a few exceptions.


You are a bit tentative when it comes to new experiences. You have to push yourself to try new things, but once you do, you love the adventure.

You like to think that people are impressed by you. You know that you have a lot to offer.

You are a very romantic person. You can't help but see the world as it should be.

Right now, stress occasionally makes you feel trapped in your life. You usually have a clear perspective on things though!

Overall, your life is very peaceful - if not a little solitary. Much of what goes on goes on in your head.

You aren't optimistic about the future. You worry about what will happen to the world and if we'll be able to clean up the messes we've made

Dru said...

It sounds like you just had one of those days. Don't feel discourage. We'll cheer you on.

{{{Marianne}}}

You can do the writing, I know you can.

WTG on the word count. You'll break that 10,000 words today, I can feel it. Go for it!

You have no problem diving into new experiences. You're so brave that you don't even notice how courageous you are.

You like to think that people are impressed by you. You know that you have a lot to offer.

You are a very romantic person. You can't help but see the world as it should be.

Right now, you feel very trapped in your life. You often feel like there is no way out of your rut.

Overall, your life is very peaceful - if not a little solitary. Much of what goes on goes on in your head.

You are extremely optimistic about the future. You feel like things are always getting better.


yeah, like I'm going to try sky diving. The rest is so-so.

Tori Lennox said...

I can't believe Shania Twain didn't make a "Most Gorgeous Singers" list! What a stupid list!

You are scared of new experiences. It's hard for you to break outside of your comfort zone.

You like to think that people are impressed by you. You know that you have a lot to offer.

You are a very romantic person. You can't help but see the world as it should be.

Right now, stress occasionally makes you feel trapped in your life. You usually have a clear perspective on things though!

Overall, your life is well managed and fulfilling. You enjoy every day, even if nothing out of the ordinary happens.

You feel like the fate of the future partially rests in your hands. You believe you need to help make the world a better place.


You mean the fate of the world doesn't rest in my hands?!

writebrained said...

Hmmm, a willingness (nay, eagerness, even) to clean toilets instead of write usually means one of three things:

1) you're about to write a synopsis, or
2) the book is about to go someplace personally scary for you, or
3) the book has hit a wall and there's something in there you need to cut but don't want to.

Try a writing sprint. They've gotten me over the worst of writing walls because you just have to push through. If your fingers aren't allowed to stop moving for fifteen minutes, SOMETHING's gonna wind up on the page that's usable.

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We just drop Indy's pill into her food bowl. She inhales her night time food so fast, the pill is gone before she realizes what's happened. I love the idea of dropping it on the floor. If we did that, though, one of the cats would eat it. And that wouldn't help us AT ALL.

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On OLFL coming out Dec. 29? Market it as a "treat yourself after the crazy holidays" New Year's read.

Brandy said...

When you actually look forward to cleaning a bathroom somethings not right. I hope you find what is bothering you so much in your NaNo Manuscript.

"You are scared of new experiences. It's hard for you to break outside of your comfort zone.
You don't spend a lot of time thinking about how people see you. You're kind of scared to know what they think.
You are a very romantic person. You can't help but see the world as it should be.
Right now, you feel like the whole world is open to you. You see lots of possibilities.
Overall, your life is well managed and fulfilling. You enjoy every day, even if nothing out of the ordinary happens.
You feel like the fate of the future partially rests in your hands. You believe you need to help make the world a better place."
The last one gets me. *g* We do the best we can to recycle and make our kids see that the earth needs our help. *G* Kind of fits.

I hope your writing pleases you and that your day goes well!

anno said...

Pink and gray snow boots sound very cool.. your DH is definitely taking care of you! And you know what? We're getting snow today! Might be headed your way, soon. Just thought you might want to know.

As I recall from my college days, bathrooms can wait... maybe a month or more. Certainly until the end of NaNo. Maybe you didn't want to know that. Or maybe I could just send some blinders along to you? Yanno, out of sight, out of mind....?

When you're in the pressure cooker of NaNo, it's hard to judge the potential interest of what you're writing. If it's fun to write, seems like there's a good chance it will be fun to read. Just keep it up -- it's only for a few more weeks -- and then you can decide what you want to do. Good luck! Many hugs!

groovyoldlady said...

Oooo. Be careful with that mother-living-distance law. I love my mom, but since she's moved to Maine she drives me C.R.A.Z.Y.