Nervous, because this weekend I'm taking my daughter's troop on a big campout and I'm not what you'd call the woodsy type. The upside? A weekend with dirt, bugs and marginal food. Probably mixed together. Whoa, my brightside-enator wasn't set right. Ummm, okay here goes: it'll be a weekend spending quality time with my daughter in the glorious bosom of Mother Earth.
Tired, because I'm always tired. My children wake at around five every morning but today they wanted to test the capacity of my unconditional love, so they woke up at four-thirty. What a difference half an hour makes! On the upside, more time to run around on the internet. (Does there have to be an upside to everything, Diana? Really??)
Aggravated, because the one-year-old keeps banging on the answering machine even though I'm telling him not to, and due to furniture and complicated child-safety devices it's not something easily unpluggable, which means I can't stick it on top of the bookcase like I do with other noisy items he bangs. I'm ready to yank it out of the wall though. Then he'll scream. Dilemma, dilemma. Is it worth the work of unplugging it, and will the screams bother me more than the banging? (Still working out the upside. Maybe some things just suck).
Happy, because if I tell myself I'm happy I usually start to believe me. Plus, it's another day and, as cheeseball as it sounds, life is good :)
Lastly, because it's my whatever day, here's something I found that's really great and I wanted to share with you all. It's from Brandon Sanderson's keynote address at the Book Academy conference last week (Brandon Sanderson, fantasy author chosen to complete Rigney's Wheel of Time series in case you're name-challenged like me), and it's called "Ten Things I Had to learn Before I Could Sell a Book." I did not attend the conference, but Angie at Notes From the Writing Chair did and she was kind enough to post about it HERE at her blog. My favorite is number six:
"To begin is human. To finish is divine. To revise is hell. But you have to do it. Great writers are even better revisers."
I also liked numbers 1, 4, 5, and 8... okay, they're all really good. If you get the chance to check out these Ten Things, let us know which points resonate with you the most!