Category Archives: musing
Well I managed to get to B & N for the first time in several weeks. I decided to try something a little different this time and got a cream puff with my cappuccino and it’s delicious of course. I swear I am never going to lose weight but what the hell, life’s too short not to have a cream puff now and again.
Despite those awful Amazon Kindle commercials, I don’t believe the paper and ink book is going anywhere anytime soon. Some of us can’t afford Kindles and Nooks (yet), anyway. This purchase of the full version of MS Office 2010 that I bought has set me back so far that I’ll probably be eating nothing but TJ’s chicken potstickers for a while.
Times are changing and no one can stop progress despite how many times people have tried. And it hasn’t destroyed us yet, has it?
And I made sure to get my lady-beer tonight.
And apparently liquor stores don’t take empties anymore. The EPA now requires the stores to pay them .04 cents a bottle. You can recycle them but you don’t get anything for them. So I had to lug them back home.
Next door to the liquor store is a fire house. As I was driving past, I noticed a cordoned off area where there was a car, flipped over on its roof, its windows smashed. There’s no logical explanation for how that happened. I could only think, WTF?
Then again I wouldn’t mind playing some video games. I was going to buy a Wii but now the Wii 2 is in the works. Maybe next week I’ll finally upgrade to the DSi. No, I am not paying $249.99 for a 3DS.
Enjoy your weekend everyone. Peace.
Have you ever wondered why you bother to write?
Or worse yet, if you’re even good at it?
Is it presumptuous to think you are? That you must be doing something right? I mean, you are published after all that says something doesn’t it?
Yes, I’m in Border’s looking at all the published books. I’m not feeling well suddenly so I may have to rush out very quick. I’m going to purchase another book, The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett. I’m reading Giest by Phillipa Ballantine and I’m wondering if I will ever join them on these shelves.
Yesterday I spoke with a gentleman who is also a published author and we got into a conversation about books. He didn’t know I was an author but he went about saying how frustrated he became when publication eluded him. He made it finally but he did tell me the myriad of times he told himself not to give up but then he would put his work away saying something like he needed time away from it. Then he said he realized that every time he did put the book away he was in a sense giving up. He vowed never to do it again.
I’ve given up about fifteen times in the past several years and I’ve set books aside. Drawbacks like my big PC crash made it difficult to start over. It still isn’t easy. I’m still reeling from that writing defeat of mine. I tried to get over it but I can’t. Maybe the trick is learning to work with it or around it. Not sure which is better?
I see all these books and wonder, when will that be me? When will the trade magazines announce my fifth in a series of books?
Of course this won’t happen if I don’t write as words don’t magically appear, well not as far as I know. Wish it were as easy as it sounds.
Ah well…back to work. I’ve got the whole Sunday to write. I mean seriously, you’ve seen those gas prices.