A bluebird just landed on his shoulder!

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. :)

has begun excercising lately, and to her dismay, rather enjoying how it makes her feel, prompting the following conversation:

: 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. :)


Question from , from the ask-me-a-question comments: Ever had a project that you really loved but, for whatever reason, couldn’t make it work? [No, Chance doesn’t count. It’s not making you money (yet), but you’re making it work.] If so, please discuss. If not, well, I honestly can’t say I’m surprised. :)

…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. and I have a book we’ve tried to sell, and a tv series we want to do someday, and we’ve run them up the flagpole more than once without success, but I believe those are a matter of time and place, too. I have some of my own screenplay and tv ideas that I haven’t pursued, but they’re not failures, they’re just not up to bat yet.

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 says THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA is good…. :)

Oh, hey, today’s kitsnaps is cool. :)

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  1. logrusboy

    I may go read a book. It’d be morally superior to go for a walk

    I like to read while walking. It’s exercising my body and my brain! And I almost never wander into traffic….

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