Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Good Day for a Writer

I've been feeling overwhelmed recently--overwhelmed by my messy house. (Why clean it? It'll just get messed up again in five minutes.) Overwhelmed by the list of stories I want to write but can't seem to find the time to work on. Overwhelmed by life, ya know?

But now and then nice things happen that bring a smile to your face. A few days ago I posted a review here and on Amazon of Sage Vivant's Your Erotic Personality. I really enjoyed reading it and once I got past the selfish mode of trying to identify my own erotic leanings, I realized I was holding a great reference for my writing as well! So, two books for the price of one--and I always like a bargain. Anyway, Sage was cool enough to acknowledge me on her blog, and although I'm blushing, I'll give you a link to her entry right here. It's August 13, 2007, in case you're reading this some time in the future.

She has the cover of Amorous Woman there and damn if I don't have to learn how to download photos on this blog. I'm such a techno-feeb, it's frankly a miracle I can blog at all and do email, but this is getting ridiculous. It's like I really AM 98 years old like my MySpace profile says! So, I'll have to bribe my engineer hubbie into a tutorial this weekend. I mean we live in such a visual culture. I just KNOW all of those guys who click here from Violet Blue's podcast are expecting...visuals. Ah, well, they'll just have to settle for words.

In the meantime today I'm going to designate a room--maybe the front hall, it's small--and clean it today so I get some sense of accomplishment.

3 comments:

Jolie said...

Hi Donna,

I feel you about the house. I have two choices - spend all my time cleaning my house and never get to my writing OR I can write and not worry about it. I pay my daughter to clean for me, so that helps. I just do what I can and I try not to worry about it too much.

Jolie

Donna said...

You know, Jolie, this could be a life-changing suggestion for me. My older kid is ready to learn to vacuum, I think and if an allowance bonus was added, I bet he'd even do it with a smile! THANKS!

Maryanne Stahl said...

my kids are out of the house and my dog LIKES messes!

but I know exactly what you mean. sigh. overhwelmed. yes.