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the real me?

I’m getting ready for Halloween already. That my son is in love with The Addams Family helps set the mood.

Recently I read The Ladies of Grace Adieu, which also adds to the haunted atmosphere. So, I’m working on something for Halloween. And I’m working on the fairy tales. Well, I say working on… I’m getting very little done. I want to get everything done and then something more.

What are you working on? What mood are you in?

10 thoughts on “the real me?

  1. I don’t know. I’m kicking something around in my head but doggone, I don’t have the ending worked out and for some reason I can’t budge on it. And then I was remembering how people enjoyed reading my first “novel” as an online serial and I got nostalgic and sort of misty to fix it up and let it fly again. *Sigh*

    I’m going to publish some short stories and things I know aren’t likely to be picked up by agents or editors and publish them to the Kindle store and maybe Smashwords too. Dunno.

    Back to the old theme, huh? Any reason why? Just felt like it? 🙂

    • Good luck on that ending, Darc.

      As for the theme, I can say only that it just feel more right than the others, even though I liked the others quite a bit.

  2. I am working on being angry that I never seem to be able to get any writing done.

    Sadly I am not joking.

    I’m also working on all sorts of art projects. I have a half dozen in progress. I’ve got a circus girl series working. Some art dolls/housegoddesses working. some smaller drawings. I’m decorating my kids room and trying to organize my life.

    But I really want to finish my third draft of my werewolf book.

    • Oh, rowena, I’m so angry at myself these days, I can barely get anything done… which is why I’m angry… sigh.

      You’ll get it done. Maybe not in the timeframe you’d wish for, but the story is there. You get it.

      If you find the magic for reorganizing your life, let me know asap. The art thing… I have people pay me for my art and ignore my writing. I don’t know how you feel about balancing the art and the writing, but I find this fact frustrating. I am happy about the art. it is validating. Good. All those things. But it is like, why am I writing when clearly the art is what works. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

      If I can’t organize my thinking, organizing my desk is probably doomed.

      Keep working on the werewolf book. Please. I’m here rooting for you and waiting!

  3. I didn’t know the Addams family started as a series of single-panels. Pretty cool! I loved the TV series as a kid.

    I see you went back to the blue, so you’ve been busy playing. 🙂

    My mood? Right now, joy. It was a good weekend. 🙂

    • Hurray for joy! That’s great news.

      I’ve just decided this theme works for my mood even though I liked the other themes fine.

      It is weird how much I’m enjoying the Addams Family now. I think I like it more now than I did as a kid! Watching my son laugh out loud with the show is awesome.

  4. ” I have people pay me for my art and ignore my writing. I don’t know how you feel about balancing the art and the writing, but I find this fact frustrating. I am happy about the art. it is validating. Good. All those things. But it is like, why am I writing when clearly the art is what works. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.” Other artists have felt this way. Anais Nin made more money writing erotica than fiction, and her diaries live on while her fiction is mostly out of print. Dorothy Sayers is more famous for her murder mysteries than her Dante translation. While they were still being recognized for their writing, the disappointment was, I suspect, similar. Maybe you can write a short story abut an artist who feels recognized for the wrong, or at least not as important to her, things 🙂

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