Friday, April 04, 2008

Random Friday Thoughts

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Child was sneaking reading this morning instead of getting ready. When I checked on her, she was still in her PJs, sitting cross-legged on her rug engrossed in a Pooh book. This meant that breakfast was rushed, she missed half her show, and she didn't have time to dress all the bears for "school" like she usually does.

I was thrilled. She's a reader!! Wahoo!

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I haven't written for 3 days, letting Ghost Girl "sit" until I can have enough perspective on it to do revisions. I'm supposed to be relaxing, enjoying myself, filling the well. I'll admit that I don't like it a bit. Instead of feeling free to relax I feel hollow, aimless, and unproductive. Without a story in my head I am without a secret life, my own place to escape to. I am stuck in the harsh glare of reality.

I really must start something. You see it's getting bad. :)

I was going to hold off on starting Melody until I did revisions of Ghost Girl. I'm supposed to be working on my thesis. Hmmm. I'll think of something.

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I have at least been doing some reading. As I mentioned, I finished Repossessed. I also finished Shannon Hale's The Princess Academy, which I enjoyed very much. Next up is Blueboarder Elizabeth Bunce's A Curse Dark as Gold. We've also been watching The Tudors (season 2 just started!) and DVDs of Dead Like Me, which I always wanted to watch when it was on but never managed.

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I was very surprised by the results of my poll as to what y'all would like as a contest prize. I expected the free books to win hands down. Once you take out the vote I had to make to test the thing, though {cough}, 60% wanted the crit/edit. Wow! I guess maybe I will do that one of these days.

I reserve the right to give away books or signed books too, though. :)

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As you can see, my brain is fairly scattered today. What are y'all up to?

4 comments:

Amy Dupire said...

Dead Like Me rocks! My mom let me borrow her set of DVDs. We don't get cable, so I didn't see it when it aired. Apparently there were problems with the second season, though. I have to admit, I was sort of shocked by the language. Not that language, in general, shocks me, but that a lot of it really didn't seem necessary. We had to make sure the kids were asleep before we turned it on.

I think the same will be the same when we buy The Wire. [g]

Amy

Linda said...

Sure, you're thrilled now. But just wait until you're competing with her for bookshelf space. {g}

Linda, still waiting for her married daughter to clear the rest of her books out of the basement.

M. G. Tarquini said...

I'm doing edits. My days of 'sit around, Mindy, relax!' are over. I'm with you. Not so sure sitting around was a good idea. I got really into it and am having a helluva time getting out of it. I sat around so long that I started my next mss. Then the edits arrived for the old mss and all I can think about is the new mss.

Gosh. Listen to me complain. Send over the violinists.

Susan Adrian said...

Amy: I LOVE Dead Like Me. What's funny is hubby loves it too--even though he didn't even want to rent it. It sucked him in. I have to admit I...er...wouldn't notice the language, though. Once my adult hat is on, it's on. :)

Linda: BookSHELVES? Not to worry, my dear. We have piles.

M.G.: This is one of my primary worries. If I don't keep at something, I'll get lazy, and it'll be hell to get myself in the routine again. I'm thinking I'm gonna have to do something this week! Have fun with the edits...