My eyes are bored


This weekend, when my child was bugging me to play on the computer or the Wii, I made it very clear to him that he needed to find something else to do for a change. He said he really really wanted to play on the computer.

So I told him, “You’ve been on the Wii a lot and you really need to rest your eyes.”

“But, Mom,” he replies. “My eyes are bored.”

Okay I totally laughed out loud at that. And of course I caved. I needed to get the dirty house cleaned, so I gave him time on the computer while I cleaned the cat box, the toilets, vacuumed, and all that other junk I hate doing.

But I find I don’t hate it so much because it’s all my house and all my dirt. 😀

Anyway. Had a great brainstorming session on Take Me I’m Yours. I really feel like I can dig deeper and make this a really good book. I got some good ideas from writer pals for some serious motivation for my three major characters. This is good. This is very, very good. And I find that I really, truly enjoy spending time with Marion and Graeme.

Now if I can just get the darn blurb written…

But I find that it’s eluding me only because I haven’t figured out the ending yet. And this is a much longer story than the other two Coffee House books. You’d think after all this time I’d learn to PLOT first and write later. But – oh no! The muse will have none of that. She wants to explore the plot and the characters a little bit before the actual story emerges. Bitch. 😉

Just kidding. I love my muse. I find that she’s very cranky when she doesn’t get some edit time in on the new material and she refuses to show up for work. So I give her what she wants. I give her that edit time before I jump into the writing time. And the loud, jamming rock music TOTALLY helps too.

I’m looking forward to Tuesday night, really. It’s my night to get home, have a quick dinner, and then sit at the computer all evening. It’s my night to turn on the XM Radio station the Boneyard and jam and write.

(Don’t tell the muse, but I’ve managed to sneak in a synopsis or two on a couple of new stories. She’ll be highly agitated at me if she finds out…hehe)

Of course, I’m still like a ferret on crack. I can only sit for a short period of time before I have to get up and get a drink, pet the cat, or whatever. I have a short attention span sometimes on the computer.

How come I can sit at one all day long at work but when I get home, I can’t? Must because I do sit at one all damn day at work. Eh?

I’m also happy to report I got my words in for Monday. I’m trying to get on track to my 1000 words a day goal. I’ve been slacking off these last few days, only because I’ve been a little stuck. But now that I have these great notes in front of me, I think I can get going again.

Read a colleague’s revised novel yesterday and loved it. I mean, it totally seriously rocks. It will be a crying shame if this book doesn’t get published. Seriously.

Anyway, I need to get off of here and get to work. I’ve been staring at the computer awhile and my eyes are bored, so I have to go. 😉

Have a good day!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.