After 500 words and a lot of increasing sullenness, I told Ted I really needed to get out of the house and do ANYTHING, even go to a movie neither of us much wanted to see. However, before we actually got that far, I realized the real problem was that the house was disgusting and filthy and that I didn’t want out of the house, I wanted a CLEAN HOUSE.
The downstairs is now sparkly. The upstairs wasn’t so bad to begin with, so all is well. After all that cleaning, we went down into Cobh and had a Nummy Treat at the Lazy Bean Cafe, which, to my delight, has very good hot chocolate. ‘course, we had our Nummy Treat at like 4pm, so dinner’s gonna be late tonight. ;)
While in town, we also picked up a couple of cat toys, which sent the kitties into spasms of delight. One of them is a little toy mouse, which Lucy tried to eat. :)
: See, now, isn’t that just incredibly annoying? I always feel a little exasperated when I go forth and exercise and it perks! me! up! And it works every time. You’d think that I’d learn this and that I’d want to exercise *always*, but noooo, exercise is hard and sweaty and etc etc etc.
I can’t work out if it’s that it works every time that’s annoying, or if it’s that I don’t do it all the time that’s annoying. :)
: Exactly–in addition to being hard, sweaty, et cetera, it’s right. And it’s smug about it. Arrggh!
See, now I’m feeling guilty for not going on a walk today. :)
BEST. QUESTIONABLE CONTENT. EVAR! (Worksafe. Mostly.)
…you know, I’ve been thinking about this for a couple days, and I actually can’t think of anything I’ve really, really put myself behind that I loved that hasn’t worked out. You’re right: Chance doesn’t count, ’cause it’s still in early stages. I have at least one YA book that I love beyond reason that hasn’t yet sold, but I know its problems and I know it’ll sell when I fix them.
Apparently I don’t much believe in “this is not a viable idea” as an answer to being stymied. Instead, I tend to anticipate a right time and situation in which to pursue things. I tend to be…or I think of myself as, anyway, fairly methodical in my approach to business. Take “Chance”, for example: I needed certain things to make that work, most of which involved skills I don’t have: fantastic sequential art, gorgeous coloring ability, lettering talent. So I went forth and found people who had those things, and put together the product I wanted. My heart and soul and passion are behind that project, and I’ve come to believe that when you’re ready to move on something, you will. I was ready to do Chance. I’m not yet ready to try pitching a TV series or a screenplay: I’m not prepared to put together the product I want. I honestly have every confidence that when I /am/ ready to move on it, I’ll do so successfully.
At *some* point I’m sure I’ll run up against the hard ugly wall of failure to achieve what I want to, but honestly, so far, I don’t think I have.
…I may go read a book. It’d be morally superior to go for a walk, or work on /my/ book, but
Oh, hey, today’s kitsnaps is cool. :)
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